295 tyres on a 9 1/2 rim?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by steveandemma, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. steveandemma

    steveandemma Active Member

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    Hi All
    Can you fit 295 tyres safely on a 9 1/2 inch rim? or is it best to go for a 285 width

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Minty1982

    Minty1982 New Member

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    just make sure you keep rolling radius in tolerance with the front wheels. There should be a 4% tolerance and with the width of the tyre going up the profile will change as the profile is a percentage of the width.
     
  3. DSM10000

    DSM10000 MB Enthusiast

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    The generally accepted variation from the standard rolling radius is -/- 2.5%

    See here for a tyre size calculator:TYRESAVE: Tyre Size Calculator
     
  4. CKLclive

    CKLclive Banned

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    A 285 would be better
     
  5. Minty1982

    Minty1982 New Member

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    I stand corrected sorry mate, i was told you could have as much as 4% but i had 3.3% before i changed to 19's and it ran without a problem. Its probably better sticking to the correct sizes either way.
     

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