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Ok, so I'm having to much fun with the Auto-x stuff now. Looking to throw some Anthracite Enkei MM2 (Here)wheels, and am considering throwing some 275/45-17 (I'd try to go 17x9 with these) or 255/45-17 (17x8 with these)tires on it. Would I be ablke to fit 275's up front after rolling the fenders and ordering them with the correct offset?

I spoke to someone about this the other day and he said he can get me the wheels I want in a custom offset if I need it, but I will be paying a little more to get it, but sometimes you need to pay a little more to get what you want. So, will they fit, or am I better off just going with a 255 width tire?
 

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woops....i was looking at a 265/45 16...my mistake....but regardless...I'm more concerned about getting a 275 width tire on all 4 corners if it can be done.
 

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:confused: ummmm.......read dude....the title says 17x9, he's thinking about putting them on a 9 inch wide rim.. :confused:
 

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Did a search...not finding what I'm looking for....anyways...

Ok, so I'm having to much fun with the Auto-x stuff now. Looking to throw some Anthracite Enkei MM2 (Here)wheels, and am considering throwing some 275/45-17 (I'd try to go 17x9 with these) or 255/45-17 (17x8 with these)tires on it. Would I be ablke to fit 275's up front after rolling the fenders and ordering them with the correct offset?

I spoke to someone about this the other day and he said he can get me the wheels I want in a custom offset if I need it, but I will be paying a little more to get it, but sometimes you need to pay a little more to get what you want. So, will they fit, or am I better off just going with a 255 width tire?
I am running 245's up front and 275's in the rear. I think 255's would fit easily and 265's would be close but I doubt 275's would work up front. In the back the 275's are about the limit since a 9" rim is about the limit. You need more than a 9" rim to go greater than a 275 according to most manufacturers in the rear.
 

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Ed Nicholson would be a good one to ask since he runs this exact setup on his own car for AutoX...275-40-17 all the way around for raceday only. Messing with the offset would be alright but not a must...


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:confused: ummmm.......read dude....the title says 17x9, he's thinking about putting them on a 9 inch wide rim.. :confused:

:confused: ummmm.......read dude.... The wheel he is planning on using is only available in a 7" width.
 

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275 width tires (depending on the brand and model) are generally too wide for the front of an MN-12 car. Measure from the fender lip into the spindle ... you will need about 11" overall. On my 95 SC, I do use 275-40-17 Hoosier race radials on 17x9 wheels, for open-track days only. They do stick right out of the fenders about 1/4" on the front. Wheels that I have are only +30 offset, I wanted to make sure I didn't get rubbing on the inside with the "extreme" maneuvers on the track. ;)

The 275 Hoosiers are a bit wider than most street 275-40 tires. So with 17x9 wheels at +35, it may work, or at least be even with the fender lip. If that's the case, you would likely still encounter fender to tire contact over large bumps and dips, especially with the wheels turned.


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:confused: ummmm.......read dude.... The wheel he is planning on using is only available in a 7" width.
Um, that is what the "recomend" for the car....they only do that so people that don't know what they want don't buy the wrong thing. Just because that is what is listed does NOT mean that it is the only thing available...you guys are in an automotive community where there is not a huge aftermarket following and should know this by now.... :rolleyes:

I called around and can get them in up to a 10.5" width if I want...but that is a little overkill, so it's gonna be 8", 8.5" or 9"...just not sure what yet.

Ed's response was more of what I was looking for. I will do a little more looking to see if I can make this work...if not, 255's on 17x8 or 8.5 it is.
 

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i spoke to a local guy that orders most of his wheels through Tire Rack.

I am starting to have the feeling from reading different posts that to keep the car fully driveable without issues on the track I will need a 255 or 265 width tire.
 

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a fener roll would definately allow you to put 275's.......it's pretty damn easy to do.
 

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Well, I do have plans to roll the fender. Maybe that will just be next on the list then.
 

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yea with a 36mm offset and a fender roll you should be able to fit 275's without a problem like I did.
 

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too wide of a tires may also upset the handling response bad you know that right?
 
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