Running a Nitto NT555R 275/40/17. Wheel Opinions also.

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  1. MountainDrre

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    Currently, I’m running Cragar SS 15x8 on the rear (will edit post later with BS), MT ET Street 255/60/15 with a 10.2” section width and no issues.

    I’m wanting to move towards a more pro touring look but still need the car to hook up, running 17x(9-10”) with the Nitto 275/40/17, section width of 10.91” tire diameter of 25.63”

    I don’t mind rolling the fenders a little but I really don’t want to hack up the car, it’s too nice in my opinion. I would appreciate any thoughts on wheel size, backspacing, if spacers will be needed or any other info.

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    Have you checked out Bryant's car that is posted in the Garage section of this site? He is running and racing 17s with your requested tire size. He has posted all the details in the Garage tire and wheel section.
     
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    I’ve browsed through the Garage to no avail, but will check the Garage for Bryant’s car. Thank you.
     
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    Hey I run the 275/40/ 17 on the back of my 74 Comet. No spacers but do have back spacing on wheels of 4 in. The tires do ride well inside rear quarters but did still rub the edges without rolling the quarter some. Done well you can't even tell there done. Of course mine rubbed worse cause I autocrossed it.
     

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    10-4, thanks 2MCgts. What tire brand and model are you running? With that I can figure the section width of your tire and compare with the Nitto.
     
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    Running 245 on front with 4in backspacing an again you will probably want to roll fender as needed. With front & back I only rolled fender say....10 to 2. That got mine plenty
     
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    Good to know. I think I can get my hands on a fender roller.
     
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    With good touch a medium weight hammer will work ....fyi
    We didn't have a roller so just made do. Course I didn't have nice paint.
    Good luck with it
     
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    Tires are on the car! Looks awesome, I will post pictures soon. I will have to roll the inner lip of the fender inwards from 10 to 2 to keep from rubbing around sharp turns at speed. Other than that the only issue, ever so slight, is the inside of both tires are too close to the spiral protective sleeve mounted to the leaf spring that the brake line sits in. Plenty of distance between leaf spring and tire, just the brake line.. driver and passenger side I can slide a business card in between. Looks like I can adjust the line some to solve.
     
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    Alright !! Everything always needs a little tweaking . I forgot to mention the brake line thing.... oops. Also you may give a look at front lines to make sure the inner tire isn't hitting the connector at some point. I did have to put a short 90℅ turn where it came thru frame. Always something needs double checking
     
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    Looking good !!
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I like how the tires don’t stick way out like some cars with wide tires.
     

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