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whats the difference between a 71/2 and 8 inch width trim #217221 Jul 6, 9:46am Jul 6, 9:46am
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whats the difference between a 71/2 and 8 inch width trim
i want to buy a set of 17 inch matrix shadow rims but they are 8 inch width, does anyone know if these will fit my celica, I know a celica with 18 inch matrix shadows but I'm not sure if the width is important and what kind tire will fit. what the difference between a p205 and a p215, what type of profiles are we looking at? what's better? HELP!

Re: whats the difference between a 71/2 and 8 inch width trim [Re: MARCT] #217222 Jul 6, 9:48am Jul 6, 9:48am
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As long as the bolt pattern is correct, then it will fit.


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Re: whats the difference between a 71/2 and 8 inch width trim [Re: MARCT] #217223 Jul 6, 9:51am Jul 6, 9:51am
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205 and 215 are numbers for how wide (in millimeters) the tire is. Profile would be the number after the 205 or 215 number. That number is a percent that tells how wide your profile is.

Example:

Tire specs are- 225/35/17

225= how wide the tire is (the track of the tire)
35= the profile of the tire is 35% of 225
17= the size of the rim

You can go about an inch or possible more over the width of the rim with tires, or at least I know people who have.


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Re: whats the difference between a 71/2 and 8 inch width trim [Re: slidr] #217224 Jul 6, 9:59am Jul 6, 9:59am
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the offset is 35, should i get a 215 45 17 or a 205 40 17 and will they fit the 8 inch rim

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