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SVO: Another Whell question..

>To: Multiple recipients of list SVO <SVO@SMARTWORX.COM>
>Sender: owner-SVO@SMARTWORX.COM
>Reply-To: extremesvo@juno.com
>Date:  Fri, 19 Dec 1997 11:01:48 -0700
>Subject: SVO:  Another Whell question..
>X-Juno-Line-Breaks:  0,5-6,8-9,14-19
>From: extremesvo@juno.com
>O.k. here it comes another wheel question..
>I would like to run 17x8's. Now i have a question about tires.  what
>tires will fit on this rim? the stock SVO wheel is 16x7" and has a
>225/50/16 tire on it.. So let me quess with a 17x8 you could go with a
>245/45/17. Right? going down a lower profile tire will give me the same
>outter tire circumfernce?
>i got a post saying you couldn't use probe wheels, and another saying you
>could.  well is it yes or no? :) 
>and about rolling the lips with 17x8 this would probalby ruin the value
>of the car by doing this, so i was wondering this.. could i try various
>backspacings and such to make sure it doesn't rub? like if the stock
>backspacing is 5.95 what if i tried a 5.75, or 6.00 this should move the
>wheel in or out much but maybe enough where it won't rub.. 
>please let me know i am dying to get some new rims..
>Charcoal Grey '86 SVO which needs a paint job bad!
>2 Chambered Flowmasters, 2 1/2" Mac Tail pipes(Is it me or does MAC SUCK)