[V8] Tire Size on 17-inch Wheels

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 29 19:29:57 EST 2006

 I run Kumho MX 255/40 17's on my OZ superleggeras for
Summer use. You can thank..or I can thank the Conn
//scar mofia for this...specially Paulie K :-)

 Ron...mit 5spd!!!!!!!

Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 18:43:46 -0500
From: Ingo Rautenberg <ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [V8] Tire Size on 17-inch Wheels
To: daves745t at optonline.net
Cc: Audifans V8 <V8 at audifans.com>
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Woah!  Dave, I think you mean 45 series vs 60 series. 
There is NO  
WAY you're running 45 mm sidewalls on 17" rims.  That
would be less  
than 2" !!!  I don't recommend 17s at all for
pot-hole-ridden roads,  
though I haven't put the winters on the V8 yet with
this realtively  
balmy weather.  I wouldn't go more than 235/45 series
tires for 17"  
wheels - even then you'll have a little rubbing on
full turn lock.   
I've heard the Ur S-car guys run up to 255/40 series



On Dec 29, 2006, at 5:54 PM, daves745t at optonline.net

> Quick question - on a 17-inch rim,
> is a 60mm sidewall too high? Does anyone
> know if it will rub?  I've got 45mm sidewalls
> on now and 1) the gap between the top of
> the fender and the tire is large, but more
> importantly 2) I've nailed a couple of potholes
> that rattled my fillings and a higher sidewall
> would definitely improve the ride.
> I measured the space and it would seem to
> clear with room to spare, but I checked out
> the Wheel Database on Jeremy's site and I
> didn't see any example of 60mm sidewalls on
> a 17-inch rim.  Plus the pic of the Boleros (and
> some other 17s) were running tires 40mm sidewalls
> and there didn't seem to be a heck of a lot of space
> to spare, although the pics can certainly be
> deceiving.
> Thanks as always, and Happy New Year everyone!
> May your V8Q shift smoothly, idle quietly and
> never leak fluids.
> -Dave
> 90 Pearl

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