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Old 10-10-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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tire size for 7 inch rim

i juts bought 17 inch rims for my 1st gen that are 7 inch wide in width...i'm wondering what the largest diameter tire i can fit on the rim....most people seem to use a 225 tire..can i use a 235 tire???or is it too much for a 7 inch wide rim?
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

too wide man
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:35 AM   #3
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

I'd say 235 is really pushing it... I'd much rather see a 225 or 215. I personally run a 215 tire on a 7" rim.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:38 AM   #4
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

I'd run 225's
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

235 might rub. Keep it safe at 225.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:00 PM   #6
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

I'm running 225/45/17's on the 17x7 in rims on my GVR4. I've run 235's in the past, on a 7.5 in wide rim though.
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

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i juts bought 17 inch rims for my 1st gen that are 7 inch wide in width...i'm wondering what the largest diameter tire i can fit on the rim....most people seem to use a 225 tire..can i use a 235 tire???or is it too much for a 7 inch wide rim?
I have 235 for 7 years on 7 inch rims. no problem. you just have to watch out for the offset. I say 235 is the max on 7 inch thought I could play with 245... haha.
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:41 PM   #8
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

go to jegs.com you can buy a rim/tire guage (idon't think thats the official namefor it). It will tell you what size tire, rim, and offset. everything you will need to set up with custom rims and tires. I believe its $60.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:24 PM   #9
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Re: tire size for 7 inch rim

235 is the max to run on a 7.5" rim, stick with 225's.
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