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IA ThunderHawk
02-15-2008, 06:54 PM
checking on tires sizes for 17x7 wheels. One person recommended 235/55-17.

I'm wanting a high side wall look instead of a skinny appearance. Would 235/55-17 accomplish this??

DougD
02-16-2008, 12:45 AM
checking on tires sizes for 17x7 wheels. One person recommended 235/55-17.

I'm wanting a high side wall look instead of a skinny appearance. Would 235/55-17 accomplish this??

By today's standards a 55-series tire is fairly tall....compared to the 35-40 series tires seen nowadays that look like a rubber band stretched over a wagon wheel :)

To give you some reference, my XJR has 255/45x17 tires that show almost 4" of sidewall. The 225/60x16 tires on my SC show almost 5" of sidewall.

Personally I think the 55-series you mentioned would be about right.

Cheers
Doug Dwyer

Duffy Floyd
02-16-2008, 12:56 AM
I am running 225/55/17 snow tires on my SC now. I am using a 7.5" wide wheel. I will probably be using 235/55/17's if I keep these wheels on the car for the summer. It is the size recommended by Tirerack for these wheels as well.

fast Ed
02-17-2008, 10:09 PM
235/55/17 should give the look you're after, and will fit nicely on 7" wheels.


cheers
Ed N.

garsc
02-18-2008, 10:24 AM
I have 245/45/17 on my car but I dont think it has tall enough sidewalls,especially on the rear.I will probably replace the rears with 265/45/17 s.

mywhite89
02-18-2008, 01:20 PM
245/45/17's make my car show 80mph when I'm at just over 76mph. I think the stock speedo is not perfect either, just for fyi.