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Old 05-12-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hey ya'll! Once again I need help from the gods about tire fitment and what kinda tires I should "try" to tear up this summer. At the moment I got nittos nt555 255/45/17 95 cobra r set 17x9 all around, love 'em. I made it that way cause it was going to be a DD but I bought another car and made that my DD and my stang a project. Anyways i've had the tires for about close to 3 years now, they're pretty much brand new still with no more than 400 miles tops on them. I'm going to upgrade my rims in a year or 2 possibly for saleen or fr500 but for now I'm in love with these.

I'm looking to get a staggered set for the rear and keep my front as the 255. What do you guys recommend for my rear both tire brand and size? I don't mind using nittos again in a bigger size, I want it to look agressive and mean but not bulky. Am I asking for too much? xD

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285/40/17 will be as wide as I'd go on those rims. They would be .06 inches shorter. Or a 285/45/17 will be 1.06 inches taller. I would personally go with the 45 series my self, but that's up to you
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Makes sense. I'm also thinking about the 45, I want the rear to raise up a bit not look shorter. It looks short enough and was wondering if I should get lower springs for the front. I changed my stock springs to FR springs 6 months ago and it wasn't much but looked better. now I scrap some bumps a bit


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Upon further research, they don't make a 285-45-17
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If it's just for looks and not traction, go with a 295-40-17 or an even taller 45 series
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As much as I want it for looks, I also want that traction. Tire place I deal with was closed so didn't have a chance to ask.

It's hard to find or see someone with staggered sets around my area so I don't have much of a jist. What would be the best route in your opinion? I was already so fixed on the 285 too. Not sure if it would look too much as I don't wanna overdue it


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Taller adds traction more than width. But the widest recommended tire for a 9" wide rim is a 275. But I just put 285's on my 19x9 rims and they look perfect. In the end it's up to you.
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That's how she sits at the moment. I'm leaning towards the 285 more then. Maybe 295 is pushing it, wouldn't want it to make it look awkward. I appreciate the help and tips Click image for larger version

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