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Old 01-27-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Any suggestions on size to fill that rim up - currently got 255/40/17 AS on there but will be using these for summer only see need set of sticky rubber - thinking on Nitto N1 or maybe something from Yokohama but what about going fatter, whats gonna be the best fit?
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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What is a Nitto n1? Do you mean nt-01? You're going to daily drive on r-comps?

What is the offset of those wheels and your suspension? The tire size you can fit depends a lot on those.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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What is a Nitto n1? Do you mean nt-01? You're going to daily drive on r-comps?

What is the offset of those wheels and your suspension? The tire size you can fit depends a lot on those.
nt01 yes - and yes to DD on R comp
44 offset and coil overs (TEIN) no issues at all with my 255's and I will roll fender if needed and off course rear -tive camber - suggestion will be fine thats all Id like, Ill worry about the fitting, hence the looking for title not 'will they fit' I really just want to get a nice grippy tire in a size that will make use of the 9.5 width - thats it
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If only there were threads already on this forum about good summer tires...

And if only the tire manufacturers would post tire fitment specs that would show exactly what tires would fit on what wheel widths...

Man, if only those things were true, you wouldn't even need to start this thread!
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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Why would you want to DD on r-comps? You'll kill them in like a few weeks....
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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he must have a money tree in his backyard
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
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9.5"?

275+ MAYBE 265 but it will stretch a bit.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:57 PM   #8
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^ no it wont
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:49 PM   #9
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9.5"?

275+ MAYBE 265 but it will stretch a bit.


I was thinking 275 but wanted to see if anyone had feedback on specific tires R compund or harder .
Appreciate the informative response.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:54 PM   #10
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If only there were threads already on this forum about good summer tires...

And if only the tire manufacturers would post tire fitment specs that would show exactly what tires would fit on what wheel widths...

Man, if only those things were true, you wouldn't even need to start this thread!
Thank you Sir for the post
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:54 PM   #11
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I wish - but I do Ok - I would track my DD if I didnt
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:41 AM   #12
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Why would you want to DD on r-comps?
Because it's fun.

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You'll kill them in like a few weeks....
Let's not go overboard here. There are different levels of R-compounds. I've daily driven on Victoracers for months and they still had tons of tread left (they may have been heat cycled to death already, but for street driving I wasn't too worried about that). I've read about guys getting 8k miles out of Toyo RA-1s, and I imagine the new R888s would last as long as that, too.

Obviously, Hoosier A6s or Kumho V710s wouldn't last that long, but even they would last longer than "a few weeks".
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Any suggestions on size to fill that rim up - currently got 255/40/17 AS on there but will be using these for summer only see need set of sticky rubber - thinking on Nitto N1 or maybe something from Yokohama but what about going fatter, whats gonna be the best fit?
Thx
I think finding tires with a low enough profile will be impossible. A 275/40-17 would be too tall, and a 275/35-17 doesn't exist. (Or at least it doesn't exist in any of the tires that TR carries.)
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I think finding tires with a low enough profile will be impossible. A 275/40-17 would be too tall, and a 275/35-17 doesn't exist. (Or at least it doesn't exist in any of the tires that TR carries.)
Thanks again - yep really struggling on the fitting etc, also a 265 seems hard to find - 315 would be way to fat.
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as an aside.. what wheels are you using?? they sound dreamy??
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I would run a 265 if you can.... 275 is at home on a 10.5" rim...depending on tire that is.
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I would run a 265 if you can.... 275 is at home on a 10.5" rim...depending on tire that is.
Thanks - 265/35 or 265/40 Im having trouble finding the rubber!
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Yeah. I wouldn't run an NT-01, or any R-Comp on a DD. Yes, you can do it, but it's a waste of money. IMO. You'd be better off with something like an RE-01, RT-615, etc.

And yeah, good luck finding a 265 tire. I think you're only choices will be 255/40-17 or 275/40-17.
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Thanks - 265/35 or 265/40 Im having trouble finding the rubber!
yeah, like I said, "if you can". It does exsist but it is not very common.
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275 is at home on a 10.5" rim...depending on tire that is.
Bah! I think a 275 would look stretched on a 10.5" rim. I have 295/35-18s on 18x10.5s on my Mustang and they're about perfect. I would have preferred 305s, but Kumho doesn't make the MX in a 305.

275s look perfect on a 9.5" wide wheel. Even wide Kumho R-compounds in a 275/40-17 look just fine on a 17x9" wheel - on a 9.5" wheel I think they'd be perfect. Again, though, a 275/40 would be too damn tall on a Subie. (Actually, looking at the PS2 specs, it's not as bad as I thought - only 0.6" taller than a 225/45. Maybe a 275/40 wouldn't be so bad after all...)

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