what size tyre fits a 8.5 inch wide wheel without being stretched???

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  1. nikkisixx69

    nikkisixx69 Active Member

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    as above, i have 215/45 on at the the mo but they are stretched, need the proper size tyres for the nct! thanks in advance
     
  2. Robbs

    Robbs FRANTIC

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    235 wont be a strech at all :no:
     
  3. omgyjya_switch7

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    I have 205/50's on an 8J on mine at the moment and they have zero stretch. (gay, but they were free. :p) so I guess a 215/50 in an 8.5J wouldn't either?
     
  4. cptsideways

    cptsideways Active Member

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    235-255 will look normal
     
  5. Vova

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    Have a play with this, it will indicate the rim-range, substrac .5J from the maximum range, that's your optimal rim width for that tire. So find a tire size that is in the range of 8J-9J and use it. :thumbs:

    Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing
     
  6. Old Skool Cars

    Old Skool Cars Active Member

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    i had 185 on a 9j on my old ae86 and she ran threw the NCT no probs. once thread depth is fine i dont think Dolph lundgren and his fellow companions wont even bat an eye lid at it!
     
  7. Rayne

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    See the above post.
     
  8. MJG

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    225 is cheap normally and should look pretty normal too. 225/45/17 for example. 225/40/18 might look a little stretched.
     
  9. no.10

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    I've got 225/40 r18 on my 8.5j and they look just right.235 will look gay:euge:
     
  10. H3dlund

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    I´ve also got 225/40-18 on my 8,5inch rims. But the stretch depends pretty much on the maker to. I run some Diamondback in the front, almost little little stretch on them. The rear wheels (china budget tires) with same dimension is far away from stretch.. But 235 shouldnt be any danger with any tire.
     
  11. Sea Squirrel

    Sea Squirrel Jeff Mills Is Watching!

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    The wheel I found in my boot is a 17" 8.5J. It's sporting a 245x45 tyre. Looks just about perfect to be honest.
     
  12. Bolf

    Bolf Resident Nut Job.

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    I had 225's on my 8.5j's looked fine....
     
  13. mixmasterspike

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    i would say 225 would be best but that smy opinion, all depends on the look your going for, how much money you have, what power you are running, what type of set-up are you aiming for, what you prefer handling wise:wack::wack:
     

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