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Which tire width to put on 17"x8.0 ?

im pretty settled on which will im gonna buy this summer but now i need to start looking for tires
im gettins 17"x8.0 rims.. so what would be the best size to get to avoid any rubbing and problem in the eventuality of getting a slightly lower suspension later ?
 

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Re: Which tire width to put on 17"x8.0 ?

id probably go 245/40. should definately be wide enough to fill the rim, and low enough to not rub fenders on a lowered suspension
 

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i am planning to run 245's in the front and maybe 255's in the rear on 17x8 rims.
i'm not sure what i would choose between 35, 40, or 45. probably 40.
 

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Re: Which tire width to put on 17"x8.0 ?

i dont want to go to extreme so is it better 235/40 or 245/40 ?
 

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Re: Which tire width to put on 17"x8.0 ?

i am planning to run 245's in the front and maybe 255's in the rear on 17x8 rims.
i'm not sure what i would choose between 35, 40, or 45. probably 40.
Using (245f,255r)/40 17's will have about an inch difference in circumference between front and rear isn't this a no-no with AWD vehicles? (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=18) Or is this difference so small it doesn't matter?
 

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Re: Which tire width to put on 17"x8.0 ?

Yeah... You have to use the same size all the way around cause of the AWD system
 

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Re: Which tire width to put on 17"x8.0 ?

When I decide on which rims to get I am going to run a 17x8 with 245 40 17 tires. I love the look of a rim tire combo that fills out the wheel wells.
 
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