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Old 05-09-2011, 06:02 AM   #1
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This has probably been asked a million times.. Whats the largest tire I can fit in the rear? I also need what rim size as well, with offset and rim width.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
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Are you talking width, height or both? Also, are you lowered or on a stock suspension? Remember that going with taller (larger OD tires) is equivalent to regearing so choose wisely.

I have a spreadsheet that you can load your stock wheel size including offset and any other combination and it'll give you both data and figure comparisons which should help. PM me with your e-mail and I can forward it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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Hi Rick, I would be interested in that tire size chart. Could you email me at christianborzi@gmail.com?

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I'm currently running a 305/45 18 on an 18X10 inch rim with +40mm offset. I'm lowered about an inch and a half in the rear. No problems with rubbing.
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Dont forget tire brands differ in true width. Nitto tires are not as wide as other brands the same size.
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Black_N_Blown's running 315 NT05s in the rear on 20x11" wheels. Plus he's got a 2"+ drop. Its tight, but you could probably fit 325 in the rear
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Didn't Diabolical fit ridiculously wide tires on the back of his car with a little modification to the sway bar or something? I'll see if I can find the thread.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
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Didn't Diabolical fit ridiculously wide tires on the back of his car with a little modification to the sway bar or something? I'll see if I can find the thread.
Yeah I wanna say it was like a 315+
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I did have M&H 325s on the rear at one time. Car had very limited street use. They poked out the side, just a tad

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For the strip, car had some humongus Hoosiers. Actually had to take a hammer to the fender wells at the strip, because they were rubbing.

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #10
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with your current drop, I would say you have one of two options.
295/45/18 I have seen with up to 1.5in of drop, so i am sure they would work or a 305/40/18 should go in there without modification...both of which nitto currently sells.
offset should stay around the 40mm mark to insure that they don't rub.
Personally if I was you, I would go 285/40/18. With a drop they look the best imo...check out member Dprived's ride to get a look!
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Go get some Fluffy!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again Steve's car is not to be used as an example for the rest of our cars but more as an Icon to aspire to haha. I've seen people fit a 325/50 on a 15 inch rim, but you will need the sway bar relocation kit and more then likely a little massaging of the fender well(bump stop, and shock dust boot). If you tub the rear and shorten the axle along with some suspension changes you can fit a huge tire in the rear.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again Steve's car is not to be used as an example for the rest of our cars

You are right of course. I often post to show an example of extreme (although there are way more extreme ones out there) modding just in case someone else out there, decides to completely lose their mind, become totally fiscally irresponsible, and change their ride beyond recognition, for the sake of ETs....lol
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I've seen people fit a 325/50 on a 15 inch rim, but you will need the sway bar relocation kit and more then likely a little massaging of the fender well(bump stop, and shock dust boot).
No mods required other than sway bar relocation brackets for my M&H 325/50/15 with 15x10 Racestar wheels w/ 7.5" backspace.

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My previous setup, MT ET Streets II 345/35/18 on a widened stock wheel (Weldcraft 18x11" - Stock 18x9.5"), I did cut off the shock boot cover, but was just a precaution. Since the car was lowered 1.25", I didn't have to cut/remove the bump stop bracket. An adjustable panhard rod is 100% required, or no go!

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Old 06-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #16
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The world needs more people like Steve haha. That looks awesome Unleashedbeast. It may be worth noting that a wider tire will provide more traction, but changing to a sticker tire will also help with traction.
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