I think I will go for 275/40/17 tires on the rear stock rims. But what about the fronts?
Some guys say to go no bigger than stock size on the fronts, then I have heard 245/45/17 is ok, I have also heard 245/40/17 is ok.
I did some research on tirerack.com and a 245/40/17 tire on the front wheel would actually be 7/10th's of an inch *smaller* in diameter than the stock size tire. A 245/45/17 on the other hand would only be about 2 or 3/10th's of an inch *larger* in diameter than the stock size tire. Seems to make sense to stick with the 245/45/17 if you are upgrading. Especially considering 275/40/17 rear tires are about 6 or 7/10th's of an inch *larger* in diameter than stock size rear tires.
Well hopefully someone will add something here. Everyone talks about upgrading the rears, but how about the fronts? Help please.
BTW I based all the sizes and #'s above off of Sumitomo HTRZII's