THE EASY WAY
While this has been the standard procedure for decades when fitting up a new wheel and tire combo, modern technology has put a cheat sheet on the process. Tire Rack has taken the guesswork out of plus-sized wheel and tire packages for an array of applications. Given that Tire Rack supports a wealth of grassroots racing series and drivers, the company has a finger on the pulse of a racer’s needs. Using a Faro arm—a 3-D scanner that pokes its way around an object to physically plot its shape—Tire Rack has measured thousands of applications that cross-reference with its wheel inventory to automatically spec out compatible options for your stock vehicle through the company’s online vehicle search. Of course, there’s a wide variety of reasons you may want a wheel and tire package not automatically spec’d; Tire Rack has racers in mind and can work over the phone to size a package around rule constraints or even plus-sized brakes using its massive database.
We’ll be honest, if you’re not looking to push the size limits of your wheel and tire package, options like this are worth saving the headaches of searching through online misinformation and forum rambling to select a trouble-free combo. Tire Rack will ship the entire package to you mounted, balanced, roadhazard protected, and with an even 36 psi—that’s service.
[ The 17x8 American Racing AR172s with 4.5 inches of backspace were shod in General Grabber UHPs sized 255/60R17 front and 275/55R17 rear.