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Old 10-14-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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I'm getting new rear tires soon, I'm going with nitto 555r, I was wondering if I could run a 305-40-18 or is that too tall of a tire?
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You do realize we have a wheels and tires section,right? If not please take a minute to browse through the forum as a whole..


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What model year? Lowered?
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What model year? Lowered?
lowered on H&R supper sport springs, tokico blues and 03 gt

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I had no clue, always got to 96-04 GT forum
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Yea those tires won't work well with your set up. Try a 305/30 or 305/35 max
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You will have to rolls you're fenders
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You will have to rolls you're fenders
damn that sucks I was thinking maybe 35 instead of 40
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This is a 305/40/18 with a 2' drop
How much were those tires? And how well did they grip?
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I have 305/40/18 Nitto 555r on my 02 GT with about a 2 inch drop. They work fine. I did roll my fenders which you'll need to do if you launch it really hard at the track because they will rub a little.. But for street use there is no contact.
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How much were those tires? And how well did they grip?
Got me from a local vendor that sells used track tires for 80 bucks. Gripped great! Got me a 1.60 or 1.70 60 foot and was always top 3 in my auto cross class. Only thing that sucked was the life was kinda low although I got them with 70 percent left. Although I did do a lot of burnouts and auto x events
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Got me from a local vendor that sells used track tires for 80 bucks. Gripped great! Got me a 1.60 or 1.70 60 foot and was always top 3 in my auto cross class. Only thing that sucked was the life was kinda low although I got them with 70 percent left. Although I did do a lot of burnouts and auto x events
What's the name of the vendor? When I need new tires I may make a trip down there, only 2 hours away.
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Haven't bought some from him in a while but I believe it was Leo tires
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This is a 305/40/18 with a 2' drop
that sits perfect! I use my mustang as a daily ATM, I never take it to the track, I just want that wide stance in the back lol and my tires are pretty bald now so I'm in the market, American muscle has the 305-40-18 but it says they are for 05-14 gt, I can still use those right?
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I would still recommend rolling them because on turns and or bumps it will rub trust me. Yes they will fit any rim that's 18' at least 10 inch wide
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I would still recommend rolling them because on turns and or bumps it will rub trust me. Yes they will fit any rim that's 18' at least 10 inch wide
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No problem, you can also get a 45 tall tire
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That's really tall. How wide are they? 305/35/18 is a good tire for 18x10
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Had a 315/45/18 before.

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Street tires and radials differ on tallness so remember that when buying.
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Hey guys I think I might need new tires soon.

Since its starting to get cold/wet outside should I still get drag radials or save it for one of my last mods?

Also, could I get away with having street radials on front and drag radials on the back only?

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I'd rather buy 2 new tires every once in a while than 4 every once in a while
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Hey guys I think I might need new tires soon. Since its starting to get cold/wet outside should I still get drag radials or save it for one of my last mods? Also, could I get away with having street radials on front and drag radials on the back only? ---------- Post added at 12:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:42 AM ---------- I'd rather buy 2 new tires every once in a while than 4 every once in a while
Drag radials don't go up front. Period. If you get drag radials you only ever get 2.
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Drag radials don't go up front. Period. If you get drag radials you only ever get 2.
Unless you have a GTR. lol.
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Drag radials don't go up front. Period. If you get drag radials you only ever get 2.
That's good news. Sorry if that sounded dumb, but I've never met anyone that had them.

Should I just get normal tires all around for now??
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That's good news. Sorry if that sounded dumb, but I've never met anyone that had them. Should I just get normal tires all around for now??
Yea DRs are not good winter tires at all.
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Yea DRs are not good winter tires at all.
Cool thanks for the advice bro
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If you dd your car during the winter then I'd get a separate set of wheels and tires. I don't know how bad your winters are wheeeevrr you live but I'm rocking dr's this winter. Hope there isn't class when it gets bad because I'm not goin lol.
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That's good news. Sorry if that sounded dumb, but I've never met anyone that had them. Should I just get normal tires all around for now??
Not sure if you get snow in your part of Cali or not. But if not get all seasons right now and save some money. In the spring get two new rear matching rims 10" wide and put some dr's on there. Rock them in the summer and switch out for the rainy season. I've done 20mph down the expressway before on dr's because of rain. They can get VERY sketchy in any weather except hot....
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Hell I drove 65 down a highway during the rain on dr's but the road was pretty good no puddles or standing water. And was extra careful to not make any fast sudden turns.
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Hell I drove 65 down a highway during the rain on dr's but the road was pretty good no puddles or standing water. And was extra careful to not make any fast sudden turns.
What were they nitto 555r's ? Bc I knkw they are fine in the rain just a sorry excuse for a drag radial
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Not sure if you get snow in your part of Cali or not. But if not get all seasons right now and save some money. In the spring get two new rear matching rims 10" wide and put some dr's on there. Rock them in the summer and switch out for the rainy season. I've done 20mph down the expressway before on dr's because of rain. They can get VERY sketchy in any weather except hot....
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What were they nitto 555r's ? Bc I knkw they are fine in the rain just a sorry excuse for a drag radial
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So if I get another set if 17" bullitts what size drs would be best to replace a 245/45/17 stock tire?
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17x9? A 275 dr
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245/45/17=25.68" diameter tire
275/40/17=2.66"
315/35/17=25.68"

Not sure if a 315 will fit on a 9" rim, someone here will know!
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