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Hello experienced racers I was just wondering the optimal tire size for the 17 x 11 rim for the quarter mile? Thanks guys
 

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@TNRedeye since your in a Challenger did you have to pound the wheel well ribs to keep from rubbing with those tires? Is your car a wide body?
 

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Chris, make sure you get the right backspacing.
 
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Also the 315-50-17 Mickey Thompson ET Street R is 29.4 tall and tread width of 11.2, section width 12.7

See here: MT ET Street R
 

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Just to confirm previous comments - I was at the dealership getting my car serviced and ordered two new Nitto NT05 tires for the rear and was not even given a timeline, as they have no insights whatsoever. I was told it will likely be several months. Not an issue since I’m putting the Super Stock up for winter soon, but still crazy. AND I had to pay for these things upfront to secure the order - we shall see what happens.
 

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What’s your opinion on this? Go with the 315 50 17?
Chris, yes, I would get the 315-50-17s, especially since you have the deeper rear gear, with the 3.09s. A smaller tire is always faster IF you can get it to hook up, but the next size down is only 28" tall, and the taller 315 tire will give you a larger contact patch on the ground. Plus, as someone with a RE said above, they fit without modification or wheel spacers. They fill up the wheel well nicely, too, on my NB HC. Just make sure to get the right wheel for your car.
 
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Chris, yes, I would get the 315-50-17s, especially since you have the deeper rear gear, with the 3.09s. A smaller tire is always faster IF you can get it to hook up, but the next size down is only 28" tall, and the taller 315 tire will give you a larger contact patch on the ground. Plus, as someone with a RE said above, they fit without modification or wheel spacers. They fill up the wheel well nicely, too, on my NB HC. Just make sure to get the right wheel for your car.
Awesome thanks. What’s the best rims bogarts? I heard weld is number 2?
 

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Chris, yes, I would get the 315-50-17s, especially since you have the deeper rear gear, with the 3.09s. A smaller tire is always faster IF you can get it to hook up, but the next size down is only 28" tall, and the taller 315 tire will give you a larger contact patch on the ground. Plus, as someone with a RE said above, they fit without modification or wheel spacers. They fill up the wheel well nicely, too, on my NB HC. Just make sure to get the right wheel for your car.
Could a 10 inch wide rim possibly be better if I got it to hook?
 

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You can have two different wheels, both 17x11 with different backspacings...and one may fit while the other doesn't.
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