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      09-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by Hobbs5313 View Post
Could I fit a 265/40/17 in the front with your 17x9 wheel? I'm lowered and have camber plates @-2.7 camber. Thnx.
A 265/40/17 tire is a huge step up from the ideal 255/40/17 size. It is much taller, heavier, and wider and may not even give you a significant advantage over the 255/40/17. If you were to try and fit the 265/40/17 it would require at least -3.5 camber in the front with at least a 12mm spacer depending on tire to strut clearance. A significant fender roll would be required in the rear as well as camber in the -2.1 range. Ride height may also have to be adjusted to compensate for such a large tire. In the end it is not a size tire we recommend over the tried and true 255/40/17. Too many precautions have to be taken into consideration for an unknown increase in speed.

Last edited by ApexRaceParts; 09-10-2012 at 04:19 PM.