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96slowss



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PostSubject: tire size question???????   Mon May 09, 2011 5:54 pm

hey guys, iam running 17x9.5 rims on the back of the impala. right now iam running 275/40's. iam ready for new street tires. was thinking of goin with a 315/35. will that tire be able 2 mount up tp my 9.5' rim?
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PostSubject: Re: tire size question???????   Mon May 09, 2011 5:55 pm

You probably could but I think you'd be better off with a 10" or 10.5" for those...

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PostSubject: Re: tire size question???????   Mon May 09, 2011 6:05 pm

96slowss wrote:
hey guys, iam running 17x9.5 rims on the back of the impala. right now iam running 275/40's. iam ready for new street tires. was thinking of goin with a 315/35. will that tire be able 2 mount up tp my 9.5' rim?

I'll let you know by the end of the week Very Happy I have a pair fo 9.5's & some 315's
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PostSubject: Re: tire size question???????   Mon May 09, 2011 6:13 pm

Interestink. Smile

(Find any 295/35/18's yet???? lol)

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PostSubject: Re: tire size question???????   Mon May 09, 2011 10:06 pm

Checking a couple tire size calculators:
275-40-17 recommended rim width 9-11in, overall diameter 25.66in

315-35-17 recommended rim width 10.5-12.5in, overall diameter 25.68in
Here are couple good tire size calculators to bookmark:

first tire size calc link: http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp?action=submit

another one: http://www.dakota-truck.net/TIRECALC/tirecalc.html

I'd think you'd need the wider rim width. -Joe
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PostSubject: Re: tire size question???????   Tue May 10, 2011 10:14 am

thanks for the info. ive seen a feww people on other forum running this combo and they said its not a big deal. i do my own mounting at work so i can mess with
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PostSubject: 285-40-17   Thu May 12, 2011 3:32 pm

i have a 285-40 -17 on stock impy rims with 35lbs of pressure no problem and the tires rim size recommended is at least 9" rim so i don't see why not.just my.02
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