Originally Posted by nicpete
I looking into new tires for my 93 I currently have p255/45zr17 on the front and p285/40zr17 on the rear. Can I replace all 4 with the p255/45zr17 and will they fit on the rear rims. Will it affect anything if they are all the same size?
You have two different size rims (8.5" front, 9.5" rear).
I wouldn't put the 255/45-17 on those 9.5" rear rims.
If your doing this because the 285/40-17 tire is getting harder to find, you can use a 275/40-17 which still has lots of choices.
The factory used a 275/40-17 on a lot of the C4's with 9.5" rims.
Originally Posted by QCVette
The 255/45/17 will fit on a 17"x9.5" wheel. Some people think they look a little stretched, but it is within most manufacturer's recommended wheel widths for the tire.
When I went to my replica 9.5" rims all around, I tried using the factory 255/45-17 tire.
Yes, it worked and was within spec.
But it looked like crap.