Will a 315/35/17 fit on a 9" rim?

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BFG WILL fit. Ive run them on my car for a while with zero problems. No rubbing or anything. Its close, but they fit.
 

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275 is the widest recommended by the tire manufacture for a 9" wheel. Wider than that and most tire manufactures won't grant any warranty claims. Also mounting a tire that is too wide for a particular wheel can make maintaining proper tire pressure difficult which will cause uneven tread ware and a shorter life for your tires.
 

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As has been stated, the nitto drag radials run almost an inch narrower than the rest of the brands and do fit well on a 9" rim. On my 10.5" rim, they come just barely flush with the outer edge of the rim. I need to be careful as I don't have a whole lot of curb protection.

Here are some pics of the nitto 315's on 9 and 10.5 rims. (these are some big pics BTW so you should be able to tell the details)

9":
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/Photo_Shoots/04_01_2006/04_01_2006_19.jpg
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/Photo_Shoots/04_01_2006/04_01_2006_24.jpg
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/Photo_Shoots/04_01_2006/04_01_2006_38.jpg

10.5":
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/Photo_Shoots/04_21_2007/04_21_2007_11.jpg
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/My_Cars/2003_Cobra/FR500/FR500_25.jpg
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/My_Cars/2003_Cobra/FR500/FR500_05.jpg

Here is one showing how it is pretty much exactly flush with the edge of the rim:
http://www.kingpinsolutions.com/home/gallery/albums/Cars/My_Cars/2003_Cobra/FR500/FR500_24.jpg

Just so you know, the bulge you sea on the 9" rim is about 1/2" out from the rim on each side just to put it in perspective.
 
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Yea, I knew that the nitto's ran small. I had 275/40's on a 17x8 rim before and they looked as narrow as the 245/45's I had on the front. That's what I don't want. I'll probably end up going with the 315/35's. Thanks for all the input everyone, and Pure03, definitely thanks a bunch for the pics!
 

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I would go with 275's on a 9 inch rim. The pics posted by Pure03Venom show maximum contact patch with 315's on a 10.5 rim.

Isn't that the point, maximum contact patch? :shrug:

315's fit, but if your not getting full potential from the tire it seems like a waste of money IMO.
 

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i've got 315 summitomo's on 9'' 03 cobra wheels. looks great and no problems. sticks out a little and looks alot better than the 275's did. i would recommend it to anyone. if you can swap your back tires to the front with no problems, your back tires are too damn small.
 

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315 is too wide you need some 275s....try going with some BFGs they run a little wider than others and look good. I think a 315 would sacrifice some handling too on a 9"
 

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Here is a pic of my 305 nittos on a 9" rim... these are with a 1" spacer which stuck out too far so I went with 3/8th's
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I have also been thinking about going with 315 DR's. Would I need a spacer for them on a 9" wheel? Seems like the inside of the tire would rub without one.
 

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