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Old 02-03-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I have 17inch rims on my 97 for the summer.
I was wondering if anyone knew if 225/45/17 tires would fit?
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They are 17 inch tires...

What width and tire size are the rims made for

Those are pretty wide tires...also check what your wheel wells will accomodate
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They are 17 inch tires...

What width and tire size are the rims made for

Those are pretty wide tires...also check what your wheel wells will accomodate
stock width is 225...what are you talking about?
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Isn't the 45 the width as a percentage of the height?
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Isn't the 45 the width as a percentage of the height?
45 is the sidewall height.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=33

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=46


anyway that is off topic.

There are a lot of tires out there that should fit.
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Tire Size Markings
The tire size shown above is 225/50R16. The 225 represents its section width (tire width in mm). "50" is the tires "Aspect Ratio" (the ratio of the sidewall height to the tread width). The "R" represents tire construction, in this case radial, and the last item is the "16" which represents the rim/wheel size.

There is a percentage.. it'* the sidewall height...so I was a little off...
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I thought 45 was the aspect ratio

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=46
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P225/50R16 91S

The 50 indicates that this tire size'* sidewall height (from rim to tread) is 50% of its section width. The measurement is the tire'* section height, and also referred to as the tire'* series, profile or aspect ratio. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall; the lower the number, the lower the sidewall. We know that this tire size'* section width is 225mm and that its section height is 50% of 225mm. By converting the 225mm to inches (225 25.4 = 8.86") and multiplying it by 50% (.50) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of 4.43". If this tire were a P225/70R16 size, our calculation would confirm that the size would result in a section height of 6.20", approximately a 1.8-inch taller sidewall.
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Ok.. let'* get this back on topic for you.

There can be fitment issues if the actual dimensions of the tire are too different than a stock tire.

I'm sure there'* calculators online where you can determine with the different rim size what the correct tire size would be to keep the tire dimensions the same as stock so your speedo isn't off.
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