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275 tires on 17x8 stock rims

guys , i hope yall doing good.

i wanna put 275 tires (rear) , and 245 (front). the question is what brand should i go with ?
as i hear everyone recommend Nitto which will cost me over $650 , but i got a deal on the new BFG new tires called g-Force Sport and that will cost me almost $600.
the guy at discounttires recommended the new BFG's, but I'd like yall input .

i appreciate it
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275s on an 8" rim might be a little too much tire. You're going to compromise cornering ability by compressing the sidewalls too much.

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well the guy who helped me said that the rear tires might wear out faster than it should. like if the life time is 90k it will only last 50-60k . but i dont really care if it gives the car the fat look am looking for. .
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i wouldnt do it i would go 255 max on a 8 inch wheel just get wheel spacers for a fat look
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go for it ! i havee 275's on my stock 17's !! works just fine !!
looks better and feels better in the straight shot !!!

idk if it wears faster. i have a lead foot and replace tires bout once every 1.5 years n e ways !! LOL

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lets say am going for it , what brand of tires i should go with ? BFG's new ones , or Nitto ?

THark , what u have on ur stang ?
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Nitto 555's are a better tire hands down. I definitely wouldn't go with 275's on the stock wheel. Can it be done, yes. Good idea? No. If you like to corner you don't want that wide a tire on 8" wheels. If you want the wide look, get wider wheels, or ZI think there are even a few places that can widen wheels, but I don't know how good of a job they do, and my guess would be not worth it.

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well THark said its fine , and if they didnt work good I'll get new rims .

but if anyone could help me out with pictures of 275 on 17x8 so i can see them first, i would really appreciate that .
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i think it looks stupid. to much tire for the rim

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hey bro .. i have sumitoma HTR-Z III's ...

some of these are from when i just put them on .. the first ones are from when i lowered my car a week ago !!
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Thark , I really appreciate it mate . and thanx for yall

now I gotta find me a spot to wear the s**t out off my tiers burning out then go change them . videos soon coming , so are pictures
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So do it cause someone on the internet said so. Brilliant. Look at all the people telling you no, and THark is the only one telling you yes. The recommended size for a 8" wheel is 245.

If you want fat tires, get wider wheels. You're compromising safety and cornering ability, along with tire wear, and possibility for blowout. This has been discussed time and time again. Will it fit? Sure. Is it 100% safe? No. Hell you could fit a 315 on a 9" wheel if you wanted to, but its the dumbest god damn thing you can do.

Don't compromise; get a wheel that fits the tire you want.

Go to any tire shop, and ask them to put a 275 low profile street tire on a 8" wheel. Make sure you take in the look they give you.

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So do it cause someone on the internet said so. Brilliant. Look at all the people telling you no, and THark is the only one telling you yes. The recommended size for a 8" wheel is 245.

If you want fat tires, get wider wheels. You're compromising safety and cornering ability, along with tire wear, and possibility for blowout. This has been discussed time and time again. Will it fit? Sure. Is it 100% safe? No. Hell you could fit a 315 on a 9" wheel if you wanted to, but its the dumbest god damn thing you can do.

Don't compromise; get a wheel that fits the tire you want.

Go to any tire shop, and ask them to put a 275 low profile street tire on a 8" wheel. Make sure you take in the look they give you.

BUT at the same time , why NOT do it just cuz ppl are telling you NOT to ?!!? seriosly.. i have eibach pro kit drop on my car.. WITH the 275's and it handles PERFECT on cornering !! so i don't see a problem .. my tires do no wear extensively fast either !! this is the 2nd set of 275's i've had on there and both times i've had a differnt brand ..

BOTH have done just fine .. did i tell him he HAD to do it , no !! just said, if u want to then do it ! nothing wrong with it .. i've been runnin 275's for almost 2 years now and like it BETTER than the 245's that were on it when i bought the car !! and not just for the looks !!

BUT .... ok w/e

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BUT at the same time , why NOT do it just cuz ppl are telling you NOT to ?!!? seriosly.. i have eibach pro kit drop on my car.. WITH the 275's and it handles PERFECT on cornering !! so i don't see a problem .. my tires do no wear extensively fast either !! this is the 2nd set of 275's i've had on there and both times i've had a differnt brand ..

BOTH have done just fine .. did i tell him he HAD to do it , no !! just said, if u want to then do it ! nothing wrong with it .. i've been runnin 275's for almost 2 years now and like it BETTER than the 245's that were on it when i bought the car !! and not just for the looks !!

BUT .... ok w/e
Jesus, that took me nearly 10 minutes to read. Be considerate and use punctuation where its appropriate.

Your assumption that there is nothing wrong with it just because nothing has happened, is an illogical and retarded statement. "I run my wheels with only 3 lug nuts, nothing has happened yet, must be ok."

And you DID tell him to go for it. Companies that make cars, and make tires, make recommendations for a damn reason. If you don't want to follow guidelines for safety, then fine. But don't try and get other people to do it too.

If you want wide tires, get a wide wheel. Don't half ass it, because if the sidewall rolls too much into a turn, and your tire blows, you're gonna have some serious problems.

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WITH the 275's and it handles PERFECT on cornering !! so i don't see a problem .
This demonstrates your knowledge/cornering ability. If you can't feel the difference in corners between the bowing sidewall of a 275 on a 8" wheel, then you aren't cornering hard enough. Cornering performance IS LOST when changing to a taller/bulging sidewall.

I don't care if you don't have any problems with your car, I hope to god one of your tires doesn't blow out. Just don't spread ****** info around, that its "ok" to do it.

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@OP: If the reason does not sway your opinion away from running an unsafe tire width, maybe this will. (hopes)
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