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Old 09-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #11
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it looks like that car would be nearly totaled from a speedbump or a gutter/driveway. back tire rub issues at all? what size?

OP what size tires do you have?
I think hes running 275/40/18. No clearance issues. And speedbumps or gutter/driveways? .....


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Old 09-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #12
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I'm running 275/35/20's all the way around. Might step up to 285's next time I have to get tires. The ones in that pic look like stock wheels but I'm not sure
Width alone won't fill the gap more.

Instead of running a wider tire try looking at a 275/40 or 275/45. A little more rubber will also help the ride.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #13
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Width alone won't fill the gap more.

Instead of running a wider tire try looking at a 275/40 or 275/45. A little more rubber will also help the ride.
Yeah I was pertaining more to the look and handling a wider tire has. I think it looks better but that's me. I may get new springs if/when I get new shocks and struts...
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I think hes running 275/40/18. No clearance issues. And speedbumps or gutter/driveways? .....


Lmao. I'm running 275/35/20's. I don't have any of those problems around here. Speed bumps may be an issue however but only a few places come to mind that have extreme speed bumps.
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Lower is better. I've run the sportlines with 275/35-20s before. It looks great, but handling is actually diminished that low, even with upgraded shocks and struts. To me, your better investment would be shocks & struts (like Strange 10-way) but I understand if you just want moar low.
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Lower is better. I've run the sportlines with 275/35-20s before. It looks great, but handling is actually diminished that low, even with upgraded shocks and struts. To me, your better investment would be shocks & struts (like Strange 10-way) but I understand if you just want moar low.
yeah I'm starting to weigh my options more... I saw those shocks and struts and I may end up going with those... They'll have to be replaced sooner than later anyway.
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