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Re: 17" tires...
> I don't agree with this at all. 205mm is approx 8". Most racing tire
> companies will tell you to run a wheel as wide or wider than your tire.
> Hoosier recommends a wheel 1 inch wider than the tire (granted, they're
> talking bias ply tires, but still) My experience in autocrossing, is
> that you can easily put a 205 tire on an 8 inch wheel. You probably will
> want to use the widest tire that will fit, for ultimate grip, but a
> skinny tire will work on the wide wheel within reason.
Ditto. I personally have run 225s on 9" rims with no problem and I know of
a couple of people who've run 205s on them as well ... it's a pain to mount
them but that's why you pay someone else to do it. :^)
/ l l o l \ l o AudiDudi@delphi.com
/__l l l / l l l l l l / l l Jeffrey Goggin
/ l l_l \_l l l__/ l_l \_l l Scottsdale, Arizona