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Old 01-26-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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widest tire all around?

I'm gonna be getting some new rims and tires soon. I plan on getting the 18x9 Chrome FR500's. I want the same size tires all around so I was wondering what the widest tire I could go with all the way around withuot any rubbing.
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Re: widest tire all around?

The best size would be a tire that is 275mm wide, probably a 275/35/18
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Re: widest tire all around?

you could put 315s on there, but they'll bulge pretty bad
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you could put 315s on there, but they'll bulge pretty bad
Unless they are Nittos...then they will only bulge slightly...
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Re: widest tire all around?

When you say they will bulge, does that mean they will stick out of the wheel well?
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The best size would be a tire that is 275mm wide, probably a 275/35/18
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When you say they will bulge, does that mean they will stick out of the wheel well?
No, he means the rubber will stick out past the rim...instead of ending flush with it.
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Re: widest tire all around?

putting a tire that to wide for a rim on a rim doesnt really get you anything other than the looks of the buldge that some people like, you cant use the extra rubber very well so it doesnt do much for performance... probably hurts it more than anything.
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Re: widest tire all around?

I have the exact same wheels and I'm running 275-35/18's all the way around. I'm lowered 1.5 inches and rub the swaybar slightly at full lock on the front. My way to solve that...don't go full lock lol. Other than that not a problem. I don't believe you can go any wider on the front without running into major issues.

The 275's are plenty wide enough to grip the ground though, much better than the factory 225's.
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Re: widest tire all around?

I would def go with the 275/35/18's. They'll look good and handle really well for ya.
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Re: widest tire all around?

Could someone show me a picture of them on a car(275/35/18)? Perferably a back view so I can see what they would look like?
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Re: widest tire all around?

Here's a shot of mine and the gf's cars.

She has 255 (stock size) and mine are 275. You can def tell a difference.


I may have one from right behind the car if you want me to post it as well.
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Here's a shot of mine and the gf's cars.

She has 255 (stock size) and mine are 275. You can def tell a difference.


I may have one from right behind the car if you want me to post it as well.
stock size is 245 not 255 unless they changed it in the last year or so of the sn95s
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Re: widest tire all around?

it was 245/45/17 on sn95 cars as well
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it was 245/45/17 on sn95 cars as well
94/95 cobras came with 255's
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94/95 cobras came with 255's
I thought it was only the '95 Cobra R that came with 255's?
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Re: widest tire all around?

to my knowledge the 94/95 cobras also had 245s but you never know.
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