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dcr99vig 02-20-2009 06:39 PM

tire ?
 
ok so i have searched the threads and i have found the general opinion is you can fit 245/45/18 with a 35mm offset. what about a 245/45/17 on the stock viggen wheels? im only asking cause i messed up and i ordered these. i really don't want to return them that would be a pain. its only a 20mm diff and thats like 3/8 of an inch on both sides, i'm thinking that they should clear fine? thanks everyone

turbojohnny 02-20-2009 06:48 PM

i don't think that will even fit the rim will it? usually 245's go on an 8" wide rim aren't viggen rims 7.5"? i think a 245 tire is almost like 9" wide

turbojohnny 02-20-2009 06:50 PM

this is a 245/50/16 tire
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9...d/DSC03193.jpg

moose 02-20-2009 06:52 PM

its would fit but the ride quality or steering will probably be effected alot. i would suggest no more then a 235 for a 7.5" wide wheel.

dcr99vig 02-20-2009 06:56 PM

well vulcan tire says it will fit 7.5 to 9 inch rims. i messed up so now i got to deal. i just don't want it to rub

dcr99vig 02-20-2009 06:56 PM

they are so beefy tires! lots of meat

turbojohnny 02-20-2009 06:58 PM

just one word...

TRAMLINING

turbojohnny 02-20-2009 06:58 PM

also, i think you are definitely going to have rubbing problems.

dcr99vig 02-20-2009 06:59 PM

well nothing like a lil trial and error

dcr99vig 02-20-2009 07:00 PM

fender rub? that could be fixed pretty easly

moose 02-20-2009 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcr99vig (Post 590312)
well vulcan tire says it will fit 7.5 to 9 inch rims. i messed up so now i got to deal. i just don't want it to rub

since you have a viggen it will most likely not. the only thing that rubbed when i had the Rk1's is in the rear, but the viggens have a cut out for that, and in the front and the viggens have the screws trimmed down to avoid that to.

dcr99vig 02-20-2009 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moose (Post 590320)
since you have a viggen it will most likely not. the only thing that rubbed when i had the Rk1's is in the rear, but the viggens have a cut out for that, and in the front and the viggens have the screws trimmed down to avoid that to.

ok sweet i am hoping for the best. if i return them its going to wind up being like a extra hundred bucks because of shipping. i am going for it

turbojohnny 02-20-2009 07:06 PM

if they rub you might be better off selling them rather than returning them. or take them to a local dealer that sells that tire and see if you can exchange for the proper size.

Moreboost 02-20-2009 09:24 PM

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Id go with what johnny said, its going to be tough returning them, your better off trying to sell them to a used tire place, and try to get most of your money back, i doubt you will be able to exchange them without losing some money, good luck!

stevbd 02-23-2009 04:55 AM

I'm almost certain they will rub. I have Moose's old RK1's (35 mm offset), and with 225/45/17's, they rub very slightly in the front of my Viggen on compression, on the outside shoulder of the tire against the top of the plastic fender liner. I have Eibachs and Konis. A stock Viggen wheel is 42 mm offset, which will move the shoulder of the tire inward 7 mm compared to mine, but then you are moving it back out 10 mm with the larger tire (1/2 of the extra 20 mm width goes to the outside). Combined with the relatively tall sidewall of a 245/45/17, I will be surprised if it doesn't rub.

And x. 2 on the tramlining. I know it's a hassle, but I would pick another tire.

saabskijc 02-18-2010 03:12 PM

Will 245/50/16 fit on my car I'm looking to get the nt01 nittos on my 16" saab 5 spoke se wheels. For my weekend warrior setup I'm lowered with rolled fenders


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