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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:01 pm 
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This is a dumb question that I probably should know the answer to but anyway.......
I have 17*7.5 rims on my ute. I currently run 235s. Will I be able to squeeze 265s on these rims or will this create, among other things, handling problems?

Dumb question but I gotta ask!! :?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:04 pm 
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Pretty darn sure that the largest u can go on 7.5's is 245
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:23 pm 
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I had 265's on 14x7's

not sure if the lower profile affects the width you can have.

7.5" probably is a bit small.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:42 pm 
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the lower profile will shorten the sidewall, meaning theres less sidewall to bulge to match the narrow rim width

in addition to that, you may well find that handling will be compromised by the rim walking around on the sidewall bulge when cornering

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:45 pm 
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way too big for these rims, every chance that the beads will rip while the tyres are being fitted. if you really want 265 you should have 8.5-9 inch rims. riped beads mean that there is huge chance the tyres will either leak air from the bead seat or suffer from seperation and possible blowout.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:54 pm 
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Yeah that was what I'd figured. Might just stick with the 235s. Others are probably to damn expensive anyway!! I think I'll just spend my dosh on some more spotties and stickers and............Bundy!!! :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:17 pm 
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xhute0 wrote:
Yeah that was what I'd figured. Might just stick with the 235s. Others are probably to damn expensive anyway!! I think I'll just spend my dosh on some more spotties and stickers and............Bundy!!! :twisted:


exactly what i would spend my money on. who needs wider tyres when you can buy booze? :D

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:03 pm 
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Go the Pig Ute's!


(and bundy) :)

 

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