I swear I answered this already. 255s tend to rub on most cars. The offset of the wheel will effect that a bit. If you offset to much you risk hitting the fender, not enough you risk rubbing when you turn. I'm running 245s on my 97 and I have a good inch when fully turned. But I'm close to the fender. I went a little shorter on the sidewall. I went 245/45/17 instead of 245/50/17 which would be very close to my stock tire. The smaller tire gave me a little more clearance. This also gave me just a little more torque. But did throw my speedo off by 3.8% Or about 1 mph per 25.
Dan SAVING THE WORLD ONE BONNEVILLE AT A TIME
1997,1998,2000,2005 year confused Bonneville SSExi. Stock? ish.
Help me out here Danthurs....I thought we're talking P235- 55- R17'*? I just got this car a month ago so educate me a little if you don't mind.....As I said before, looking for a good, solid 4 season tire for Michigan weather. (2000 SSEI)
Cheap tires doesn't necessarily mean low quality. tirerack.com has incredible deals on certain brands at different times. And an incredible variety. Their pricing usually outweighs the freight charge to your front door. Example, I got BF Goodrich g-Force'* (all weather) for $82 a piece. And they outperform the OEM Goodyear RSa'* hands down. Which are $269 a piece. I'm not going to give you a brand name. There are many good name brand tires out there, just stick to them. I have seen this question asked dozens of times here on the Forum, and each time 20 people will swear 20 different brands are the best. I would look at the Price, Wear and Traction Ratings first, then consider reports and recommendations.