THE EASY WAY

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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.

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