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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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How wide (footprint) is a 245/45/17 and a 255/45/17 tire. I am looking to put he widest I can on a 17x8 wheel. Or do you have a chart that can tell me the same? I used to have one and can't find it. Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 02:36 PM
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The 245 mm wide tire is a great fit on an 8" wide wheel the 255 mm wide option will also look and fit great. You can mount a 275 mm wide tire on an 8" wide rim as plenty of people do it but for me it is a poor fit and should be on a wider rim.
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go to Tirerack.com and pick your tire size- any brand- scroll down and click on 'specs'. It'll tell you all you want to know and more.. Just don't click on wheels or you'll lose a couple hours of wrench time!! lol
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[QUOTE=cmefly;8947402]The 245 mm wide tire is a great fit on an 8" wide wheel the 255 mm wide option will also look and fit great. You can mount a 275 mm wide tire on an 8" wide rim as plenty of people do it but for me it is a poor fit and should be on a wider rim.[/QUOTE

I need to post up my two 205-70s I have on 8" wheels, its a sight, nice stiff sidewalls with low pressure....what was a funnier sight was watching the dude mounting them. Over and over with the blast cannon as he got more frustrated, not enough lube and hip action. If he would have said it couldnt be done I;d have believed him.
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