JB,if I can find a good look-alike 17x9 Bullitt wheel,that size DR,275x40x17,would look and work great on the street,and once and a while drag race. It could use the look and function of a larger tire,even with the stock 3.27 gear.
those using 275 40 17's...is there any speedo correction to be made? I did the calculations
(40% of 275 is 110 & 45% of 245 is 110.25) which means that the stock tire height would be 1/4 mm higher...I think thats right?
Is discount tire the cheapest place to get these tires at 149.00 a piece?
They are essentially the same circumference. In an ideal world(were specs are 100% accurate) there is a .06" difference. There's probably more difference between your left and right tires on there right now. Nothing to be concerned about.
Mus, when I get ready to go to the track, and swap the 17X9 Cobra R rims off the Cobra and onto the Bullitt, I always step back and admire the difference. They look flat-out awesome from behind the car. I see absolutely no need for wheel spacers if this setup is in your future.
17X9 rims plus 275/40 nittos looks perfect (and the performance? well... :grin: )
JB,I have decided that is the next mod I am going with. However,I may not being going with a drag radial,but maybe a better tire for good handling and ride quality. Like I have said before,I didn't buy this car for best drag strip performance,but more for a good lookng and running street/handling machine. You know for best strip performance,all the Bullitt's suspension and brake upgrades,hinder it's 1/4 mile performance,such as weight penalty and weight transfer. My 85 LX is already setup to those specs.Guess my Bullitt will be the Boss 302 I never had!
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