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Old 06-14-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default Rim size specs= 17x7 what does the 7 mean?

Does it indicate the width of the rim? If so what tire width can be used on a 17x7. 245's???
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the 7 is the width
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:15 PM   #3
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width as in tire size...the bigger that number is the wider tires you can fit...
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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I would put 215's on a 7in width.
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Stock 05 rim carries a 205 tire, so what # would that rim be?
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The stock wheels are 16x6.5
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Awesome thanks, So how wide a rim could I go on a stock 05?
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Stock rims(6.5") can handle some 225's, but are much better suited for 215's

17 x 7" rims are better suited for a 225, though you may be able to get some 235's.

The real issue is tire oversizing, going to big can actually hinder performance rather than help. My friend runs 225's on stock rims and the sidewalls have a lot of flex when swinging through turns.
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Safely you could go with a 8" wide wheel. Even an 8.5 would work. 9" would be pushing it and the tires you'd want to run would probably require fender rolling. A lot of people run 17x8 and 18x8 with up to 245 width tires. The biggest concern is offset. You want to keep it higher than +48 if you can.
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