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new tires on stock wheels

i'm buying a new rear tires for my car i'm looking for tires that will not loose traction every time a press the pedal, i'm thinking of buying street radials or drag radials what do you think i should get, i have stock 17" what size of tires can i get i did some search and found that 275 40 17 will fit what do you think i should get


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- see sticky "it's all about the tires" in the 2005-10 GT Tech section

- see web site for tire specs, sizes, reviews, etc.

- You need to know what width wheels you have, I suspect they are 8" or 8.5" wide; if you take one off and look on the back it should be stamped on there somewhere

- the tire specs on TireRack will show recommended wheel width for that particular tire size, and also the overall diameter of the tire

- you want to make sure your wheel width is within the range of recommended wheel widths, and the overall diameter is close to your original tires (this means you need to look up your orignal tires and note the overall diameter, it is probably around 27.2")

- a 275 wide tire is going to be way too wide for your stock wheels, I think the minimum wheel width for 275 is 9 or 9.5"

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if you want to go extreme put a 305 wide tire on a 17x10 inch wheel

seriously though, consider a wider wheel here

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If you want traction then do three things:

-Wider Rim
-Sticky wide 285+ tire

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i have some 275 40 17's Nitto NT05R's on the stock rims, a little bulge but worth the added traction of the tire compound, i just wanted something stickier than the 555R's and thats the smallest they or mickey thompson makes. most of my speed comes going in a straight line, its NOT a corner carver. oh and the stock rim is 8.5" wide and the least they recommend is 9" for future reference.... i like to live dangerously

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