Stretching NS2-R or federal 595rs 235/40/17 Onto a 10J????

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  1. Ross009

    Ross009 New Member

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    Hi All,

    Having bit of trouble deciding on tyre size would a 235/40/17 go onto a 17"10J rim I dont want loads of stretch, or would a 255/40 17 be a better option? Do they road slick type tyres tend to run wide?

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    Ive run 245/40 on a 9.75j wasnt loads of stretch IMO

    I will see if I can find a pic
     
  3. Ross009

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    Thanks theres a look I want to achieve similar to the pic below but its hard to get across what I want to achieve as its a lot of money to spend and get it wrong, I want it to look as close to that tyre fit maybe a tiny amount of stretch

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    sparky_s13 Active Member

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    245 on front, 225/45 on rear
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    All tyres differ slightly though and I have heard the federals are slightly different to what they say the should be so 235 might be a bit much.
     
  5. Ross009

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    ok cheers for your help!
     
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    Normal Federals and Nankangs stretch really well but the tyres you have selected are the more track focused versions wich will have a stiffer sidewall wich is not very good at all.
     
  7. Ross009

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    but a 255/40/17 federal 595-rs wouldnt be too stretched would it?
     
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    chodjinn Active Member

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    Hardly at all on a 10j. I have 265 and 285 rsr for some 10js, no stretch at all.
     
  9. Ross009

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    similar fit to the pic i posted above?
     
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    not far off with the 285s. But then again 10j is a big wheel and 285 is a big ass tyre
     
  11. Starkey

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    Check out Tyrestretch.com

    lots of photos on there with various widths mounted on a 10J rim
     
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    I run 215/40/17 on a 9.5j no issues, RSR's too, went on no bother. there is little to no stretch on the OP choice
     
  13. JasonER34

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    RSR's do have a stuff side wall, be effort to fit over normal road tyres, but once they're on they'll be great and tidy bit of stretch won't be the end of the world (if it is just a tiny bit) but well fitting straight side walls would look better and more like the photo you like as above
     
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    A 265 or 275 on a 10" rim will be closest to the look of the tyre you posted.
     
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    Im running a 225/40/18 RSR on a 9.5j, its less stretch than a normal tyre as they are slighty squarer on the profile.
     
  16. Ross009

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    do you have a picture mate?
     
  17. Ross009

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    Thats what I thought, and I don't mind , I think I'm trying to achieve the impossible fitting a 10j with a road style slick like the pic I posted but getting it on standard arches may have to just fit them then see what it sits like, its on a spec 1 R33 GTST, also I don't have the car yet as its still on the boat.....
     
  18. Stevo309

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    One problem is that i have not found all tyres to be equal in width. I ran 235/40/17 maxxis maz1 on a 10j rim and they only had a small amount of stretch fitted very well and looked good. Now i have Nankang NS2 (not r) in 235/40/17 and they are noticeably narrower than the maxxis, in fact on the 10j rim there is loads of stretch. Going back to the OP, if Nankang are all the same width they may not be wide enough.
     

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