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Old 03-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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What's the widest tire size I can get away with on my factory built rims I've heard 275/40/17 will be best, any one gone bigger??
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What's the widest tire size I can get away with on my factory built rims I've heard 275/40/17 will be best, any one gone bigger??
That's the widest I've heard of fitting on an 8 inch wheel. But I would only go that wide in the rear if you do decide to go that wide.
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That's the widest I've heard of fitting on an 8 inch wheel. But I would only go that wide in the rear if you do decide to go that wide.
Yea I heard that's the widest, will I rub? I have my stang dropped 1.3 in the rear?
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Yea I heard that's the widest, will I rub? I have my stang dropped 1.3 in the rear?
You should be fine. I'm lowered 1.25 in the rear with 285/35r18's and I have no rubbing at all.
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You should be fine. I'm lowered 1.25 in the rear with 285/35r18's and I have no rubbing at all.
Okay thanks
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i have stock gt bullits on my v6 and have 275's all around and my cars dropped a good 2" in the front and 1.75" in the back or so and no problems
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i have stock gt bullits on my v6 and have 275's all around and my cars dropped a good 2" in the front and 1.75" in the back or so and no problems
Was that the widest you could go on the stock bullits?
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Was that the widest you could go on the stock bullits?
275 is the most u should go on on the 17x8
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I just bought a set of 17" 95 cobra wheels for my 98, and I'm just gonna get a whole new set of four tires since the ones that came with em aren't that great. I wanted to go with a raised white letter, but they're only made in 17 by Cooper and BFG, and they come in a 255/60/17. The factory original tire size for the cobras is 255/45/17. I would really like RWLs, but would that bigger sidewall fit nicely with enough space? I don't wanna take the gamble and have em scraping the inside fender. Anybody have anything similar or know?

I would even go for OWLs too if I can get the right size

It seems people aren't into the raised white letter tires anymore, I think they look good
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Anyone have pics of stock GT bullits with a 275/40/17 or bigger tire on?
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this is the only pic i have of them on my gt . but theyre on my v6 now

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heres the only pic i have with them on my six
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Do you have a rear pic?
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In need if some input. I bought a set of 95 cobra wheels for my 98, and I'd like to get rear tires in a size which puts the flush in line with the fender, or even slightly farther than the fender. I'm keeping the stock 255/45/17 in the front. What yall think? What's a good size for the rear?
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I just bought a set of 17" 95 cobra wheels for my 98, and I'm just gonna get a whole new set of four tires since the ones that came with em aren't that great. I wanted to go with a raised white letter, but they're only made in 17 by Cooper and BFG, and they come in a 255/60/17. The factory original tire size for the cobras is 255/45/17. I would really like RWLs, but would that bigger sidewall fit nicely with enough space? I don't wanna take the gamble and have em scraping the inside fender. Anybody have anything similar or know?

I would even go for OWLs too if I can get the right size

It seems people aren't into the raised white letter tires anymore, I think they look good
When I had my 95' Cobras on my 98' I was running a 275/40 on the rear and a 255/40 on the front with no scraping problems at all.
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