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Old 06-01-2009, 01:30 PM
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Is it okay to run such a large tire on the stock GT/CS 18/8.5 stock rim?

I am looking to get bigger tires, not sure if these would be too large or should I go with 275/45/r18s??


stock height in rear, not lowered.

4.10s out back, looking to drop them to 3.90 with new rubber.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:21 PM
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No, you would need at least a 9.5" wheel to fit that tire safely. It would probably physically fit on an 8.5" wide wheel, but it would not be ideal and would be unsafe. If you could find 275/45 tires that are sticky then I think they would be a better fit.
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too big IMHO

the 275/45/18 would be a good fit IMHO and is approved for a 8.5" rim from some manufactures
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i went with the 255 bridgestones. i thought that anything wider than that would have too much sidewall flex and thus be 1) unsafe and 2) not handle as well. if you dont mind sacraficing handling, then you might be able to get away with the 275's, but if your like me, then i would stick with the 255's until u buy some bigger wheels
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255s should still be better then the 235s I have on there right now...
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Originally Posted by stealth_GT View Post
255s should still be better then the 235s I have on there right now...
really depends on the tire compound more than the size


a soft 235 will work better then a hard 255
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dang it.. now I am really confused.

Would Nitto 555 275s/45/r18s be a safe bet??
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nitto doesnt make a 275/45/18, they make a 275/40/18

M&H makes a 275/45/18 as a DR - that will hook!!!
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Originally Posted by rdsx18 View Post
No, you would need at least a 9.5" wheel to fit that tire safely. It would probably physically fit on an 8.5" wide wheel, but it would not be ideal and would be unsafe. If you could find 275/45 tires that are sticky then I think they would be a better fit.
like a 17x9.5 or 17x10 rim? I have been eye balling the deep dish bullitts in that size...

throw some 295/45s on that bad boy lol.
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like a 17x9.5 or 17x10 rim? I have been eye balling the deep dish bullitts in that size...

throw some 295/45s on that bad boy lol.
Well 18" wheel if you are getting 295/45/18's but yes. I have 295/45/18's in the back on a 18x10 wheel.
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