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Old 01-21-2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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whats the widest...

whats the widest tire you can run on a stock viggen rim without rubbing. i was looking at i nice set of 245's but i realize thats a large tire.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
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Are you lowered? Have you rolled your fenders?

Also, I remember reading a long time ago that if you are lowered and running larger than a 225 on a four door, the tire would rub against the gas filler neck. Not sure of the validity of that.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:31 AM   #3
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not lowered yet but will be come spring time. a 225 would be fine for the power im making i just found this set of 245's that are at a good $ so i wanted to see. thanks for the info.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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My friend on a 2-door has 235 on 17" and he is ok.
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I am pretty sure that 235's are the widest you can run on a stock Viggen rim....
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What would the aspect ratio be?

If you were going to run a 245/45/17 the tires are going to be about a half inch taller than your oem wheels/tires.

To run a 245 section width you would need a 40 aspect ratio to keep gearing close to the same as oem.

If I remember right, if you plus size from the oem 15's the most ideal size is 215/45/17.

You mention that a 225 would be fine for the power you are putting out...

Wider doesn't always mean better. But a lot of people like to think they are bad ass and talk about how wide their tires are.

Personally, I would rather have a 215 or 225 that was super sticky vs a 245 that was of lesser quality.

That being said, I don't know if I have really answered your question.

But my guess is that no, you are not going to be able to fit a 245 on without rubbing, even if you aren't lowered. You may be able to fit a 235 but that's probably pushing it.
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I am pretty sure that 235's are the widest you can run on a stock Viggen rim....
What's the width?

I fit 235s on my 7" wide Linear Launch wheels
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235 might be possible but I would keep to 225.
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I think they are 7.5" but I am not 100% sure. I had 235/40/17 on Viggen rims for one summer.


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What's the width?

I fit 235s on my 7" wide Linear Launch wheels
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