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14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Anyone know what is the largest size tyres you can fit on 14 x 8 and 15 x 10 Inch rims?
I currently run 245's on 14 x 8 rims, but im not sure how much more i can go up before changing to a 10 inch wide rim?

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Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Have run 265 Eagers on 8 inch and reckon 275 would be alright too. On 15 x 10, 325 or slightly bigger shouldnt be a problem
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I'll check at work what's the widest legal fit.
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Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

The widest fitment I could find on an 8" rim is 295!! As for 10", I didn't check, but you'd be safe to go as wide as you want. Well, how wide can you go!
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Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Thanks guys, wow 295's i didn't think i would get away with that!!!
The wheels im fitting the tyres to are 14 x 8" Cheviot/CSA Armalites. I will go with the 275's i think, any bigger and i would lose the "spinning the wheels" option . I guess i should have asked the min tyre size for a 15 x 10" rim, not the max tyre size .
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Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

295's would fit but they would look like a fat guy with his belt real tight! The sidewalls start to bulge out too much and it looks weird. I'd only put 295's on a 10" rim.

I had some 295's on some 11" rims!!...........but they won't necessarily give you more traction. My 265 Yokies grip heaps better. All depends on tread pattern/contact area and rubber compound.

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Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Yeah that's what i thought, the 295's might also give a bit of tyre roll around corners aswell. Im eventually going to upgrade to centrelines or welds 15 x 8 & 15 x 10" and do the job properly. I just have to convince my conscience that spending $1000+ dollars on wheels is ok .
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It will make your car look real nice! I went for convo pros. These are 8.5" rears and 7" on front with 245's and 265's.

This will make you puke.........I got the wheels for $165 each new. Yes it was US bucks but when you live there for a while, its like a big lollie shop for your car!

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Try Yokohama Y352. I've heard good things about them! 265/50R14 sounds about right, plus it's the widest tyre you can get in 14". Also, you might want to look at running something like 245/50R14 on the front. The car would sit about 10mm lower at the front which would give it a nice rake, and the "beefy tyre" look on the back.

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Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Thanks Mrplow, the rear tyre size sounds about right, should keep the speedo about the same as original. I might wait till i change to power steering before going the 245's on the front, the 225's are bad enough lol.

Trublu351, Wow those wheels look great, nice car too. Damn even with the US dollar thing thats still cheap. If i went on holiday in the US, customs would find all sorts of stuff taped to me :s6:, cams conrods maybe even a crank or 2, i would be like, hell yeah i weigh 300 kilos honest .
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