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285/50R18 LOOK OK?

Old 04-06-2007, 03:49 PM
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Default 285/50R18 LOOK OK?

If I keep the stock 17 in the front with 235 55R17 tires and put 18x9 with 285/50R18 in the back would it be ok and look decent? I just need more tire on the road for as little money as possible! I think the 285 is pushing it with the 9" rim width but it should be ok. Let me know guys. Thanks a million
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:08 PM
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Default RE: 285/50R18 LOOK OK? Might help

i have 285/40 on a 10 inch wheel

the 07 Shelby has 285/40 on a 9 1/2 inch wheel

9 inch might be tough...Go with a 275...
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:38 PM
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The 285/50r18 will be 2 inches taller than the factory tire. You will lose alot of performance by going that route. A 285/40r18 will be almost the same as the stock height so performance will be about the same, but you will now have a fatter tire.

Here is a good tire calculator to determine sizes:
Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:43 PM
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Default RE: 285/50R18 LOOK OK?

285/50R18 will not look good IMO. 285/40/18 is what i will be getting on my rear next time with 265/40/18 on the front. I currently run 265/35/18 but want a little more sidewall and general clearance.
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