hard to imagine putting such a big tire on my wagon. might just have to wait till i can save up and buy new rims again. i was kinda looking forward to a taller tire just to raise me that .5" off the ground and avoid some scraping.
i know those 315's wont fit the stock rim, or at least not without a lot of tire roll. gonna have to go do a search for the fattest stock tire size. if i'm gonna have to stick with a 26" tire might try and look for something fatter.
if i end up going with something that tall, i might look for something a little fatter...
I do think its really odd that they dont make a 27" tire. like tire gods said that 27 was unlucky or something.
The math for 275/45-17 is a tire that is 7.5mm shorter (OD) than the stock 255/50-17, typically advertised at 27" or 27.1"--it would be a whopping 0.295" smaller. Unfortunately, that size has never been produced, to my knowledge--I always felt it would be the "perfect" upgrade size for stock (SS) wheels.
I believe you must be talking about 275/40-17, a very common size, used on Camaro SS & Trans Am, among others--and MUCH shorter.
There really isn't anything that fits the description of what you seek in 17". You can go to different wheel size and find what you're after--275/45-18 (27.7" diameter) DOES exist, as well as 255/45-18 & 285/40-18 (both 27" diameter).