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Old 07-01-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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Weld setup help

I just picked up 2 17x12 weld rts that i will be running on the streets, Car is a sunday car so miles are very min. I wanted to get some 17x7 or 17x8s anyone here running them? I would like the 17x5s bud how street friendly are they? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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you got 17x12's to fit? Post pics please.

I assume you are talking about trying to put 17x7's up front? Most people run the 17x5's up front with M&H front runners. I have driven on the streets many times with the skinnies up front, it's not too bad but I really don't know how "safe" it is...
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #3
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you got 17x12's to fit? Post pics please.

I assume you are talking about trying to put 17x7's up front? Most people run the 17x5's up front with M&H front runners. I have driven on the streets many times with the skinnies up front, it's not too bad but I really don't know how "safe" it is...
Yeah, actually they are 17x12.5s lol And yes they fit fine. Yes 17x7 up fronts if possible its somewhat a "highway" car IDK how well a 17x5 will break at high speeds.







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For street driving I'd put a 17x10 up there.
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To get a 17 x 12 to fit they must stick out a few inches?

....interesting tire shop.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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To get a 17 x 12 to fit they must stick out a few inches?

....interesting tire shop.
They actually fit pretty good maybe 1/2" out but I can live with that.
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I bet your ABS hates you right now. What size tire is that? Looks like a 20x12x17

You need much larger rear tires, like 28s.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:01 AM   #9
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I bet your ABS hates you right now. What size tire is that? Looks like a 20x12x17

You need much larger rear tires, like 28s.
Its a 315/35/17, once i finish these up (track only) I wanna go with the 390/40/17s. I really like how a 26" tire runs tho way better than anything else I've ran. But it really looks Goofy.
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Can you send some pictures of the car from the back so we can see how much they hang out the quarter panel? Maybe a couple from different angles. What is the rear spacing?

Did the car settle once it was moved? If not, your right, it does look really goofy. But it seems that a 315 tire is 27" tall, where the factory 305 is 29" tall, which is only 1" difference on the top and bottom. That gap between the tire and fender looks way to big.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:25 AM   #11
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Can you send some pictures of the car from the back so we can see how much they hang out the quarter panel? Maybe a couple from different angles. What is the rear spacing?

Did the car settle once it was moved? If not, your right, it does look really goofy. But it seems that a 315 tire is 27" tall, where the factory 305 is 29" tall, which is only 1" difference on the top and bottom. That gap between the tire and fender looks way to big.
Sure thing I will take a few pics.
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