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Old 04-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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Tire width

Hey guys and gals, got a serious question. What is the width y'all are runnin up front? Cuz I'm looking into gettin some sweet bullit rims. I was lookin at tires at the store and I was tellin the guy I want really wide tires. He said if the tires are too wide it will cause to much stress on the steering system and cause problem and maybe even steering system part failure :gasp: so I'm curious what's the widest you're running without any "steering problems" lol
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Steering stress? Part failure? Never heard of that man..
You're going to run into rubbing issues long before any of that.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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Lol yeah I know that, got that prob with my truck. What the best width to run with say a 17x9? Cuz like the wider the tire the wider the turning radius so im just wanting to get the best size
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I have 17x9 cobras.

When I first got them the front tires were 275, and rubbed like crazy. I decided to get 275 for the rear and 245 for the front. Much better.

I'd say you would be safe with 245 fronts. Just keep in mind, if you use a staggered set-up you cannot rotate the tires and will not get maximum life out of them.
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I have 18x9 with 255 n 285's
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Yeah first I wanna get the same front and back then if I have extra cash I'll get some deep dish for the back. Hey with your 245's on your 17x9 are your tires to narrow? I heard that the side walls of the 245 sit flush with the lip of the 17x9's?
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Re: Tire width

i got 245/35/20 in the front and in the back i got monsters!
285/35/20 looks amazing!
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:39 AM   #8
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20's!? Nice, is it on a 6er?

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Also what's the width of your rim?
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20's!? Nice, is it on a 6er?

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Also what's the width of your rim?
Yeah bro. This 6 banger doesn't f around on speed tho ask them GT's oh wait there 20 miles behind lol
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Lol damn right, cuz there 4.6 egos weigh em down.

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I'm just trying to pick the width but I'm Gibbs stick with the 17's mainly cuz of this article http://www.caranddriver.com/features...ed?redirect=no
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I run 245s up front and 295s out back. About to move up to 305s in rear.
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Lol damn right, cuz there 4.6 egos weigh em down.

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I'm just trying to pick the width but I'm Gibbs stick with the 17's mainly cuz of this article http://www.caranddriver.com/features...ed?redirect=no
Lol! Great!
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:23 AM   #13
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I guess my main question is do the 245's fit ok on the 9in wide rim? Or would it fit better on the 8in?
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I guess my main question is do the 245's fit ok on the 9in wide rim? Or would it fit better on the 8in?
I run a 18/9 front rim and 245 fits fine.
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I run a 18/9 front rim and 245 fits fine.
+1000 I have 18x9 with 255 up front and 285 back

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i have 275 up front and 315 out back in my sixxer and i havent had any problems what so ever
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I have 17x9 FRP Cobra Rs with 245/45 up front that rub. I'm also lowered 2"
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Me too, lowered mine with h&r springs, running 275/35/18 @ front, no prolems at all.
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My 18x9s or 265 18x10's 285 .. Shoulda went litter wider in back .. Next time
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Thanks for the input guys
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