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Nates Cobra
01-09-2007, 06:05 PM
What is the widest Nitto DR I can get if I have a 2003 10 anvy. Cobra? I believe they are 17x9 but not sure.

BadMoFo
01-09-2007, 08:10 PM
315's

ausie
01-10-2007, 06:59 AM
:( I think the widest tire that can be mounted on the stock rim that is listed on the nitto web site in the 555R drag radial is the 275/40R17 which is sized for 9" to 11" wide wheels. The minimum wheel width for the 315 is 10.5" and max is 12". The 315 may fit if others have had them mounted. If it does fit, you may need to do some arm bending on the tire mounter since they will probably not mount the tire if oversized or out of range on the recommended wheel width.

BadMoFo
01-10-2007, 11:54 AM
tons of people run the nitto 315 tire on the 9 in rim. this is becaue the nitto tire runs way smaller than other tire manufactures. I have had 315 put on mine 3 years in a row and not one place has said a thing to me about it. but keep in mind you can only do this with a nitto or summitomo 315 tire. bfg, mt or anything else you have to bump to the 10.5 rim.

mojosvt
01-10-2007, 12:18 PM
I also have 315 nitto mounted on stock rims....Actually they are for sale:cool:

smashedheadcat
01-10-2007, 01:45 PM
Nitto 315/35/17 drag radials will fit without too much bulge. They are roughly the same size as a BFG 275/40/17 drag radial.

P Machy
01-10-2007, 09:56 PM
315/35/17 will bulg a bit on stock 17x9 rims and it wont even close to bulging with 17x10.5 replica rims...or to my taste since there any curb can get at the rim.

Nitto DR's seem to be the best all around weather tire in SoCal...least I can cruise 65mph on the fwy when it is raining, unlike the M/T DR's and forget the BFG DR's...they are seriously scary!!!

ausie
01-11-2007, 06:52 AM
That is good to know. I have heard that before but was not sure if that was on a stock 9 or aftermarket 10 or 10.5 wide wheel. Best to stick with what others have stated and go with the Nitto 315's. Is it just the drag radial that runs small or do the other 555 series tires have the same characteristic? I was considering getting them for my 10th anniv. wheels but now do not know what size to get. However it is tempting to get a set of drag radials.

P Machy
01-12-2007, 09:22 PM
I have never personally tried their other NT555 series tires and this is just my second set of DR's from Nitto. On 9" rims the 275 looks good VS the 315...IMHO. Either way, the rim width wont effect the short times at the drag strip. Out on the road, it handles very nice through some tight and fast turns.

It would be sweet if they offered a 10th ani rim on a 10.5...that would look sweet!

Only downfall of a 10.5 rim and these DR's is that it will rub on an un-modified IRS Bolt. Nothing bad and only time it does it this is when the car is fully unloaded (like on Jackstands or a Lift / even getting air born would do it).

ausie
01-14-2007, 09:53 AM
I have never personally tried their other NT555 series tires and this is just my second set of DR's from Nitto. On 9" rims the 275 looks good VS the 315...IMHO. Either way, the rim width wont effect the short times at the drag strip. Out on the road, it handles very nice through some tight and fast turns.

It would be sweet if they offered a 10th ani rim on a 10.5...that would look sweet!

Only downfall of a 10.5 rim and these DR's is that it will rub on an un-modified IRS Bolt. Nothing bad and only time it does it this is when the car is fully unloaded (like on Jackstands or a Lift / even getting air born would do it).
I would second the wider 10th anniversary wheels, deep dish (preferred) or at least an offset that would bring the wheel out.