Did some research since the Cobra R's I bought are 7" wide instead of 9" i wish for.
Turns out whomever had these wheels before put 245/45/17 on them. tires are way too wide and the squishyness I keep feeling in the car is the sidewalls flexing... (the tires go past the wheels easily 1/2" on each side...)
Right now a new set of 245/45/17's can be had on tire rack for 260 + shipping.
but, wrong size is wrong size.
1.) buy cheapo tires saving at least 200 dollars. Send wheels out to be widened 2". ($$?)
2.) buy the right size. (235/50/17?) spend 460+ shipping.
Granted the car has stock power and doesnt put out TM or GM power levels. But i've always loved a good wide wheel.