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Gary Ugarek 08-26-2013 08:57 PM

Tire Width Question 18x10 Rim
 
OK, so I have a 2000 GT that the previous owner slapped stagger 18x9 and 18x10 wheels on with Sumitomo tires, since the rims are inaccurate for the model year, I was going to throw them on my new 13 GT, but I wanted to check to see if I could go to a bit wider tire then the 285/35/18 currently on the 18x10s

So my question, how wide can I go, safely without issues, meaning risk of blow outs due to width.

Recommendations please.

Iskwezm 08-28-2013 02:00 PM

I have put 315's on 17X10 Cobra wheels,never had issues

Gary Ugarek 08-28-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iskwezm (Post 8273460)
I have put 315's on 17X10 Cobra wheels,never had issues

Thanks for chiming in. It is appreciated. I want to go into the 3's

Soldier GT 09-03-2013 02:53 AM

Gary I'm pretty much running the same set up as you on my 03. I have the 18x9's out front and the 18x10's out back running a 285 sumitomo tires (rear). I really didnt like the way the 285's were tucked up under the fender so I went the cheap way out and bought 1 inch wheel spacers. I've been doing alot of research on this same subject. I want to get rid of the 285's and wheel spacer's once I return from Korea. Seems as though the 305/35/18 series are a good tire for the 18 inch rim. I'll be going with a set of Nitto Extreme Performance 555 R tires from AM (with above mentioned specs).

Also the only problem I had with the 285 and 1 inch spacer is that on the Drivers side, the tire kept getting cut by the lip on the fender. I guess being 6 foot 2, 240 didn't help but I believe the newer models (05 and up) fenders are already rolled. I'll also be getting that done once I come home. I went through two tires in less than a year. If you look below this is how it looks with the 1 inch spacer.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...n/SAM_0805.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...n/SAM_0806.jpg

LilRoush 09-08-2013 10:00 AM

305 in brand that runs narrow or a 295 in a brand that runs wide.

I ran 295/35 BFGs for a long time. Switched to 285/35 Cont Extreme Contacts and love the fitment.

If you are going to put them on an S197, be prepared for different offsets between generations.

SMR2647 09-15-2013 07:34 PM

^ right, the offset is way different. I had 18x10 on the rear of my S197 +30mm offset. With 285's the tires stuck out 3/16" past the fenders on each side, after centering w/ adj panhard. If your current wheels are offset for the new edge they will probably poke out a lot on the s197, especially with a 3xx wide tire.

Gary Ugarek 09-16-2013 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SMR2647 (Post 8281348)
^ right, the offset is way different. I had 18x10 on the rear of my S197 +30mm offset. With 285's the tires stuck out 3/16" past the fenders on each side, after centering w/ adj panhard. If your current wheels are offset for the new edge they will probably poke out a lot on the s197, especially with a 3xx wide tire.

The S197 is getting 19's... 19x9.5 with a 275/40/19 rear wheel

I was asking for my SN95 New Edge, I went back to 285/40/18 for the SN95 New Edge.

SMR2647 09-16-2013 05:32 PM

I see. I saw throw them on my 13 and thought that's what you were doing.

Gary Ugarek 09-16-2013 08:02 PM

My bad... I meant for the new rims I was putting on the 2000.

My brain runs faster than my fingers.

The rims on the 13 come off this week and get replaced with drifts.


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