Can I fit a 215/40/17 tire on an 8.25" wide wheel?

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Can I fit a 215/40/17 tire on an 8.25" wide wheel?

Post by supertrick_05 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:07 pm

I'm looking at upgrading my wheels/tires and I found some that I like, but they are 8.25" wide with a 35+ offset and the widest recommended wheel for a 215/40/17 is 8". Would I have clearance issues and how much would I be stretching out the tires? Would there be a better tire choice that would be around the same height and not rub on the struts?
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Post by ejclide » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:49 pm

I've run that tire size with no issue before, but then again it was a 7" tire. I would say you're definitely going to at least have to run a spacer
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:12 pm

It'll be fine but have a decent amount of stretch. http://www.srtforums.com/forums/9545071-post925.html
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Post by supertrick_05 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:40 pm

The tires in those pics with the OB SRT has 215/40's?
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Post by speed127 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:49 pm

i just put a set of 215s on my 8in rims and they are slightly stretched. I would not do it. I would recommend a 225 (slight stretch) and a 235 is actually the correct size for a 8.5 rim. As far as rubbing ??? some have gone that wide but I would be slightly nervous.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:07 pm

supertrick_05 wrote:The tires in those pics with the OB SRT has 215/40's?
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Post by ThatKevin » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:29 pm

tires will fit nice. barely any stretch. 8" wide at +35 I know you wouldn't rub with coilovers :rofl: not sure about stockers.

for reference, a set of 17x8.25 wrapped in 205/40's:

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Post by supertrick_05 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:42 pm

Well you can keep discussing this topic, but I found a different set of wheels...BBS RK2 2-piece 17x7.5's, so they will fit nicely with 215/40/17's :) Thanks for the help guys!
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