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Offline homebudy

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285/40R17's all 4 corners?
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:49:43 PM »
Hey guys! Anyone out here run 285/40R17's on all 4 corners? Right now I'm tore between running on all 4 wheels or running the 285/40's on the rears and 255/45's up front. I've always been a fan on keeping the same tire size all around. Given the size we're talking about I have to wonder about drivability and stability. Any input would be great! Thanks

Offline Wallington

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Re: 285/40R17's all 4 corners?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 08:03:12 PM »
It would look.......STUPID. And would rub on everything and give the look of being much wider up front due to the wider track. If you need convincing, take one off the back and swap to opposite corner and stand back.

Offline 72blackbird

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Re: 285/40R17's all 4 corners?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 11:16:32 PM »
Old post, but since I'm  a recent 78 TA owner I will chime in.

I bought a 78TA  project back in May- it's  a factory Martinique blue W72 4-speed TA with Hurst t-tops, but is a stripped, rolling cassis. I'm planning to do a pro touring- style build with this car, but keep the paint and bodywork stock for the most part. I plan to run 17" x 9" snowflakes on thia TA, so tire size is a concern to me as well.

I prefer to keep tire sizes the same front and back as well, for ease of rotation, spare tire replacement, etc. I have no desire to drop my car more than 1" either. 285/40s are 26" tall, but much wider than stock. I'm most likely going to run them all around, see where they rub. I have 275/40R18s on 18x 9s on my 72 Bird- those only rub at full lock, and I rarely need enough turning radius to put the wheels at full lock.