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post #1 of 6 Old 03-06-2007, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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big wheels for 308

Does anybody know the max wheel size for a 308?

the original wheels are 15 inches and I find them a little small. I would like something that really fills up the openings (sorry I can't think of the proper term, I'm getting old!).

Thx.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-06-2007, 12:43 PM
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Hi, I believe the tyres take some of the bumps out of the road and work in conjuction with the suspension. Putting low profile tyres on, for road use, will cause addition wear and damage to the car. The guys here are a lot more knowledgeable then I am, so they may have different advice. I've kept the original wheels on my 308, but I like it original. I've seen some very low profile tyres on 308's but, soz, can't tell you the size.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-07-2007, 02:23 AM
 
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Phil,

With stock suspension i feel 17-inch would be MAX due to the (relatively) very weak springs and shocks chosen back then.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-09-2007, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanx for the input.
If it is just a matter of shocks maybe I can upgrade those to?
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-12-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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Thanx for the input.
If it is just a matter of shocks maybe I can upgrade those to?
The suspension and tires are a 'system' of sorts. It all also boils down to the type of use (and road conditions). Please explain what your plans are for using your car (street, track, bumpy roads, smooth roads, etc).
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street use in LA (aka worst maintained roads in the universe!)
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