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Old 06-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Taller tire for a 01 new edge

First off, I will apologize if this topic is covered in this category somewhere. I looked around at different threads and didn't quite get my question answered. I'm planning on gettin 18x9's for my new edge and eventually doing the suspension up right as well. I don't want to "slam" my car but our ponies look good lowered, so I was looking in the 1.25-1.5 inch drop range. My tire question is this: I would like to fill up the wheel wells a little so I compared the 275/35-18's (close to stock diameter) to 275/40-18's, which is about a hair over an inch taller. Has anyone run 275/40-18's with/without a drop and would any modification be needed to run this size with a 1-1.5 inch drop? I understand my speedo will be off, my gearing will be taller and it will make my car "higher". But those little negative side effects will be corrected with a tuner, 3.73 gears and new suspension. Just curious if any one has run this set up.
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If anything you might need to roll your fenders.
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That's what I was thinking, which I'm ok with. Plus I think I'd like the look of a little more sidewall meat on those 18's.
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You want to run the 275 up front or out back? My previous gt setup was 265-35-18 up front and 305-40-18 out back later did 315-40-18
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It would be 275 front and rear. I've heard people getting away with running that setup
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On stock ride height yes you can
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What about lowering, say, an inch?
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Rear you will be fine. For the front not sure. I'm running a 255-40-18 with a 1.8' drop in the front and not issues what soever
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Really? Cuz the 275/40, if the calculations are correct, should be a little over half an inch taller than yours. So an inch drop could "technically" work then? I've heard people comfortably runnin 275's in the front, so I figure gettin a tire that's an inch taller would be, at least how it sits in the wheel well, like dropping the car an inch.
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Yes it will work you will just have 20mm wider tire up front
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Well I'd run 275's all around
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