Yet another Tire Question...
My Moda R6 17 inch rims I got were rapped in Yoks with dimensions...205/40/17
While browsing on Tirerack.com, I noticed that they recommend for the Celica that you have 205/45/17, and they don't mention if they have them with a 40% profile.
Browsed for the car that they came off of, and the recommend tire size for 17 inch rims was...205/40/17, the same size tires that are on there now.
Was looking to go slimmer on my next set of tires, and was wondering if I could go as low as 35 or even lower, but I can't find any tires that fit those specifications.
How low on the profile can I go without a severe risk of rim damage?
Remember, they are 17's, and are 205mm wide.
On a side note, Tirerack says that 205mm wide is 7.5 inches, but when I did a conversion, it said that it was a little over 8 inches. Is that because the rim is slimmer than the tire itself? If that's true, could I go with a wider tire, or will that not fit the rim?