275/40/17 - Wheel and Tire Forum

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Friday, August 03, 2007 5:35 PM
is it possible to run that on the front of a cavalier. i wanna run the slick i got for my camaro on the cavalier

Re: 275/40/17
Friday, August 03, 2007 5:55 PM
Not unless you make them pop-out like a mother...

No, they will not fit.

1983 Camaro Z28
Re: 275/40/17
Saturday, August 04, 2007 5:42 AM
im gonna go with not a chance they will clear. that is a WIDE size for a j-body

1997 RedR - ZedR
Re: 275/40/17
Sunday, August 05, 2007 10:54 AM
its gonna be a tight fit but its worth a try?
Re: 275/40/17
Sunday, August 05, 2007 5:59 PM
First, you will need a 10" or 10.5" rim that is 5x100

next, it probably will need to be RWD offset (+0 to -10)

Add to that, the added rotational mass of that 17x10 + tire

It will more than likely hurt more than help.

Re: 275/40/17
Monday, August 06, 2007 3:32 AM
joshua kessell wrote:

its gonna be a tight fit but its worth a try?

its not worth a try. it wont come close to fitting

Re: 275/40/17
Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:03 PM
even if you can somehow fit in under the wheel arches, there's no way you'll be able to turn... at all.

LD9 F23 FTW!!
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Saturday, August 11, 2007 9:21 PM
IF you buy axis widetrack wheels with the 120mm lip, and also add a 41/2 inch widebody then a 275 will clear with the right suspension set up. Your looking at $4500 to do that though.
Re: 275/40/17
Thursday, August 16, 2007 9:22 PM
If you're just looking for use for dragging, and you're not lowered, and you can get a 9-10" width rim without a high offset and a 5x100mm pattern, then you might be able to get away with it. However, you will not be able to turn much at all. You would probably be doing a 10 point turn after your run just to head back.

The wides tire I know of being used on a J without major modding is a 235. At 40mm, you're talking over an inch and a half wider than that.

Doesn't look like you've done anything to your car to need that kind of traction either, so what's the reason for wanting to do it?

Re: 275/40/17
Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:51 AM
Well I am actually looking at running 275-40-17 on my track rims.
The OEM tires are 195-40-17 which make them have a diameter of 24.7
The 275-40-17 have a diameter of 25.7, which is only 0.50 bigger on each side, which should clear the strut perch
Also I running a 17 X 9 with a 17mm offset, 5 x 100.
Its a Drag DR-31.
This will also be combined with 13mm of spacers that are used for my big brake kit.
Which equals a 17 X 9 with a 4mm offset, or next to zero!

I will keep posted on if this works or not.
Re: 275/40/17
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:01 AM

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