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Offline Mpollastrini

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Tires on 17x9 Snowflakes
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:38:28 PM »
Just bought new Yearone 17x9 snowflakes to put all around my 1979 TA with 400 Pontiac 4 speed. Any suggestions for tires?
Thanks in advance!

Offline 78w72

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Re: Tires on 17x9 Snowflakes
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 11:35:31 AM »
depends on the ride height of the car.  if its anywhere near stock or even up to 2" lower you want a tire close to the height of a stock tire, 27-27.5", otherwise it wont fill the wheel well & will not look right IMO.  plus on these cars the sidewall of the tire really helps the ride of the car... to thin of a sidewall & it will ride rougher than they already do. 

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81 turbo pace car
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Offline 72blackbird

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Re: Tires on 17x9 Snowflakes
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 04:39:52 PM »
On stock height cars, a 255/50R17 will fill the wheel well gap well. Most users of 17 x 9 snowflakes use 275/40R17s and end up lowering their Birds and TAs 1-2" to close the gap.