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Old 10-11-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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Tires for Saleen Rims?

What is the best size tire for a set of Saleen rims?
I am trading a guy my bullets with new tires for his saleens with slightly used tires, and mine are 255/40/17 his are 245/40/18...
Could I fit 255's onto those Saleen's??
I run Fulda Z rated if that matters at all
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Re: Tires for Saleen Rims?

with out knowing the size of the saleen wheels I cant tell you what size tires they require.
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Re: Tires for Saleen Rims?

As spec said, without knowing the rim width we can't say what size you can run.

However, based on the sizes you posted, you can't run your tires on his rims in case that is what you were asking (kinda sounded that way).

If the Saleens are 18x8" rims, then you should run a 245 tire. If they are 18x9 then you should run a 275 tire (265 minimum).

Once we know the actual size of the rims, we can tell you the proper tire size to use. :beer:
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Re: Tires for Saleen Rims?

Ok i got the rims on my car last night, we even swapped them..
The tires he has on it now are 245/45/18 , I was thinking for the next set to go upto a 255/45/18? what do you guys think? im not sure what the width is, all i know is there is the Saleen stamp in the inside of the rim
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Re: Tires for Saleen Rims?

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Ok i got the rims on my car last night, we even swapped them..
The tires he has on it now are 245/45/18 , I was thinking for the next set to go upto a 255/45/18? what do you guys think? im not sure what the width is, all i know is there is the Saleen stamp in the inside of the rim
That 45 series sidewall is throwing your speedo off, by like 5 or more mph, I'd go with a tire that is closer to your stock height so your speedo won't be as far off, I'm running 275/35-18's on my 18x9's and my speedo is slightly off, the closest thing to stock size is 265/35-18
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Re: Tires for Saleen Rims?

hmm thanks for that bit of info.. so now when im goin 70 im really only about 65ish? well thats good in the ticket aspect..
The 45 series rides soo much smoother though because of the extra cushion
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