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I thought that any tire over 215 wouldn't work on a 850 GLT,T5,or R ????<P> <IMG SRC="http://deansdetailing.itgo.com/images/2454517.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://deansdetailing.itgo.com/images/volvotire.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://deansdetailing.itgo.com/images/backview.jpg"> <P><P>
 

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I can't read the size on the tire in the picture, but if it is 245/45/17 on an 850R, it WILL rub on turns with the stock suspension. I know 205/55/16 will rub, and those 245s would be about 0.8" taller, not to mention a lot wider. Maybe this guy only drives in straight lines?<P>245/35/17 or 245/40/17 might fit with some small spacers and a stiff spring/damper setup. The fenders may also need to be trimmed/rolled/pulled depending on the suspension and wheel offset.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B>I can't read the size on the tire in the picture</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Looks like 245/45/?17<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B>Maybe this guy only drives in straight lines?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>One thing that could be, is that measurements vary. Some tire makers take the width measurement and entire width of tread, that includes a little that rolls over on to the side.<P>
 

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Here are more pictures<P><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1803970416&r=0&t=0" TARGET=_blank>850R</A><P>
 

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Despite what the ad says, they don't look like 245s to me, my 205s have about that amount of rim overlap and apparent width.<P>However, I wouldn't buy a roller skate without some form of documentation, let alone a 850R!
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NoahK24:<BR><B>CAn't the 850's run 18 inch tires with no rub at all?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The issue here is the extreme width of a 245 tire. An 850 should be able to fit 18" tires, but it's a combination of height and width that determine whether or not a tire rubs (assuming the offset is constant). A 215/40/18 is just barely shorter than a 205/55/16 (which will rub), so an 18" tire may not rub or if it does, it would be minor.<P>
 
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