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Old 09-26-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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I want to put something a little wider on my 01 SSEI and was curious would 255 50 17'* work with no issues or should I go with 245 50'*?
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I'm running 245/45 on my 97 and still have a little room left. A 245/50 should fit with no problem and be very close to stock size. I have heard of some people running 255s but I believe they have rubbing problems.
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From what I've read in the past Dan, some have gotten away with it, some say no go, and some say slight rubbing here and there that they ignore. Probably a couple factors involved when you get the tire that close to the body. Whether it'* a stock rim, how much offset if its an aftermarket rim, and even tire manufacturer.
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Very true, also you need to consider the hight of a tire. a 45 is going to have a bit more room to move then a 50. My tire is about 1" less tall then stock giving me a bit more room to move. If I turn my wheel all the way I have a good inch of clearence, so I could have gone with a 255. I'm considering my next set of drag radials to be 255 instead of the set of 245s I have.
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you should be fine. if it rubs just fix it. its cheap n free.
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Stock they have 235'* and fill up the wheel well nicely but I know 245'* work but I do believe a 255 would work but your pushing it.
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I've got 255/50R17'* on my stock 17'*. I haven't had any rubbing. Not a lot of places stock that size though, you'd have to wait if you ever need to replace 1. I hit a nice MN pothole and put a nasty bubble in one of my Kumho ASX'*, took 3 days to get a new one. No one in the Minneapolis area stocked the size.
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i got 265s on my dubz
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I have 255/50/17'* on mine and have had them for about 3 years. I just recommend getting them rotated every 3 to 4 thousand miles. My RE750'* lasted 40k. I'm looking at new tires now also but they have gotten rid of all the nice tread designs. And I can't find the RE750'* anymore because they discontinued them. LIFE HAPPENS!
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I have 255/50/17'* on mine and have had them for about 3 years. I just recommend getting them rotated every 3 to 4 thousand miles. My RE750'* lasted 40k. I'm looking at new tires now also but they have gotten rid of all the nice tread designs. And I can't find the RE750'* anymore because they discontinued them. LIFE HAPPENS!
why rotate every 3-4k?

you sure own alot of vehicles. out of curiosity why keep the bonne around with all the others?

life does happen.
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