17x8.5 wheels tire size

Wondering to know what is the best tire size for 17x8.5" rims? Many car owners face this tire sizing issue when it comes to finding the right tire size for 17x8.5 rims while the reverse may be also true. Wheelssize.com is here to help you explore the correct tire size for 17x8.5 rims comparing factory vs custom setups as some people want to play it on the safe side while car tuners love to mount aftermarket rollers.

Another common question asked is what would be the biggest tire size you can run on the aftermarket 17x8.5" rims. In our database you can find answers to all these questions as we have stock wheel set-ups recommended by the manufacturers and custom tire sizes fitting on 17x8.5 rims with pics from car enthusiasts that chose to go beyond the factory specs.

For those who had their ride lowered or want to put stretched tires on 17x8.5 rims, we have real life examples from car tuners with photos of the wheel setups. In this case the right tire size for 17x8.5 wheels means the tires do not rub against the suspension.

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What does 17x8.5 rims mean?

The first number is a wheel diameter in inches.
The second one is a wheel width in inches.


Recommended tire sizes for a 17x8.5 rim

This table helps you to find the best tire size for your 17x8.5 rim because it collects the real users' experience from the car forums and wheel manufacturers (the data is taken from their galleries).

Tire size Wheel diameter Popularity
LT 35/12.5 R17 17.3" 5%
P 205/30 R17 21.8" 1%
P 195/40 R17 23.1" 2%
P 205/40 R17 23.5" 11%
P 215/40 R17 23.8" 6%
P 205/45 R17 24.3" 8%
P 235/40 R17 24.4" 4%
P 215/45 R17 24.6" 7%
P 245/40 R17 24.7" 7%
P 255/40 R17 25.0" 7%
P 225/45 R17 25.0" 8%
P 235/45 R17 25.3" 7%
P 215/50 R17 25.5" 1%
P 245/45 R17 25.7" 2%
P 225/50 R17 25.9" 1%
P 225/65 R17 28.5" 1%
LT 315/50 R17 29.4" 1%
LT 265/70 R17 31.6" 2%
P 265/70 R17 31.6" 2%
LT 255/75 R17 32.1" 1%
P 275/70 R17 32.2" 2%
LT 275/70 R17 32.2" 1%
LT 305/65 R17 32.6" 1%
LT 285/70 R17 32.7" 4%
P 285/70 R17 32.7" 8%
P 295/70 R17 33.3" 2%
LT 295/70 R17 33.3" 3%
LT 305/70 R17 33.8" 2%
P 285/75 R17 33.8" 2%
LT 285/75 R17 33.8" 1%
LT 315/70 R17 34.4" 3%

As you see this is the biggest tire you can put on a 17x8.5" rim.

What is the widest tire for 17x8.5" rim?

Recommended P tire sizes that fit 17x8.5 rim


%
Width
35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75
215 6
225 8
235 2 7
245 7 2
255 7
265 2
275
285 8

Recommended tire sizes are marked with orange color.

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Recommended LT tire sizes that fit 17x8.5 rim


%
Width
60 65 70 75
265 2
275 1
285 4 1
305 1 2
315 3

Recommended tire sizes are marked with orange color.

Square boxes with numbers (12) stand for custom car projects. Click the number to browse them.

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