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Old 01-07-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Redwood City, CA
2001 2.5 RS

Default Safe Autocross rim and tire package?

I'm trying to get some passable AutoX rubber on the car... as cheap as possible.

I'm considering the Federal 595RS-RR 235/40/17. I'm looking to put them on some SSR type C 17 x 7.5" rims I have.

Federal says their approved rim width is 8 to 9.5.

Two questions. 1) Am I still in the safe amount of grey area to Autocross this tire on this rim and occasional street use? 2) Is a normal tire guy going to balk at mounting this tire on this rim? How much beer do I need to bring my tire guy when I pick up the mounted rims?
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