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i have seen many people put 285/75s and one person put 305/70s tires on their stock SE and Nismo wheels. do you feel any kind of bounce or wiggle on your steering wheel? i went to a local tire shop and he recommended a wheel at least 7.5" wide for that size tire.

has anyone been told this? anyone told they had to get a new rim to fit bigger tires? i actually like the look of the SE rims and would rather just paint or powder coat them than get new rims (i dont like any of the available styles).

pics of 285s or wider on stock 16 x 7 rims would be nice...
 

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want tires are you thinking about?
 

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mike said:
want tires are you thinking about?
Kumho Road Venture MT 834 in 285/75/16

tire guy says the minimum width of a rim for that tire should 7.5" and 8" is better. many people have put this size and i know of one person that has put 305/70s on the stock 16x7 wheels.
 

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I have an LE with 17x7.5 rims. Two stores said they "would not" put 285/70-17s on my rims. They stated that 8 inch wide rims were mandatory.
 

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outlnder said:
I have an LE with 17x7.5 rims. Two stores said they "would not" put 285/70-17s on my rims. They stated that 8 inch wide rims were mandatory.
turn around and go to a different store. they are lying to you. i read the spec sheet on rims and tires that my tire guy has. the minimum for 285s is 7.5". he said 285s would fit a 7" rim but not without the potential of wheel bounce or wiggle. similar to the feel of an unbalanced tire. those two stores are just trying to get to purchase new wheels.
 

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I had a 99 Ford F-150 Sport Model that came from the factory with the same rims they were running on the Off-Road Package at the time. The rims were the same 17X7.5, yet the Off-raod package had 265/75-17's and my truck had 275/60-17's! My tires were much wider that the off-road tires, yet they were on the same size rim from the factory!
 

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05_NISMO_4X4 said:
I had a 99 Ford F-150 Sport Model that came from the factory with the same rims they were running on the Off-Road Package at the time. The rims were the same 17X7.5, yet the Off-raod package had 265/75-17's and my truck had 275/60-17's! My tires were much wider that the off-road tires, yet they were on the same size rim from the factory!
yes but 275s would still fit a 7.5" rim. in fact, a 7.5" rim would fit up to a 285. i appreciate your input and past experience, but my question does not deal with the difference in tread width from model to model or so much as it deals with the maximum tread width for a particular rim.

i want to put 285/75/16s on my stock SE rims. my tire guy says he would do it but not without me signing off on somehting that says that i am aware that the rim is not wide enough for the tire and not recommended or approved by the shop. it is possible that i will experience symptoms of an unbalanced tire even if they are balanced.

i know that several of you have put 285s or bigger on their stock 16x7 wheels. have you experienced any wheel bounce or wiggle? i dont want to put this big of a tire on if my ride comfort will suffer too greatly.
 
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