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YEAH SON THE REASON I'M PULLIN YA OVER, LOOKS LIKE YA GOT A BURNED OUT TAIL LIGHT.
“If you buy a rubbish car, what you are saying is “I have no interest in cars”. If you have no interest in cars, you have no interest in driving, and if you have no interest in something, it means you are no good at it, which means you must have your driving license taken away" - Jeremy Clarkson
275 is the widest recommended size for a 9-inch wheel. Anything larger, and it will affect the handling of your car in the twisties. Also, the way a given tire in a given size fits the wheels can vary depending on the tire manufacturer.
And $375 for a set of razors is a damn good price.
sounds like a great price....but the widest I'd probably do is a 285 on a 9" wide rim.
2014 Mustang GT
20x9 & 20x11 Gun Metal Forgrstar F14's l 255/35/20 & 305/30/20 Toyo T1R Tires l Eibach Sportlines l BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar l Borla ATAK Axleback Exhaust l Track Pack l Leather Recaro Seats l GT500 Wing
285/40 tires really need at least 9.5" wide wheels. This has more to do with heat generation in the sidewall due to normal tire flexing, and where in the sidewall the flexing concentrates the heat (this varies with wheel width) more than it does with how it behaves in "normal-traffic" driving.
Squeezing an overly wide tire onto any given wheel width tends to reduce steering precision and in particular dulls turn-in steering response when it's done up front. I don't think I'd ever mount 285-wide tires on anything less than 10" wide wheels.
Steven - Putting 295's or 305's on 9" wide rims is flat-out wrong and won't even look good to anybody who knows much about tires. Don't listen to anybody who tells you different; these tires are not supposed to look like 1960's 83-profile tires with huge amounts of sidewall bulging out past the wheel flanges.
'08 GT/5MT (mine)
'10 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT/6MT (hers)
'95 626/V6/5MT (autoX, winter, spare)
'01 Maxima 20AE/5MT (other spare)
Last edited by Norm Peterson; 05-07-2013 at 07:50 AM.
I love the Shelby Razors, they look sick! I'd suggest something like a 255/45-18 size tire. Too big and you get the effects Norm talks about. Too small and you get the Eurotuner stretched look, which also negatively affects ride.
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