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Old 02-04-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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What tire size would be best.

Hello everyone. I am thinking about upgrading my wheels and tires on my 08 GT/CS. Staying with Bullit wheels 9"x18" front and 10"x18" rears and most likely chrome. I have Steeda sport springs already installed. Will get 255/45/18 in front would like to go 295/40/18 in the rear if they will fit. Most likely NITTO 555 G2 tires. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Those are good sizes. But if you care about handling I'd do 9" all the way around with 275s.
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Those are good sizes. But if you care about handling I'd do 10" all the way around with 275s.
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Why 10's with a 275 tire Volt?
275's seem to fit perfectly on a 9 inch wheel.
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For handling, you want tread width equal, or 1/2" narrower than wheel width. For that reason, i'd go 255 on a 9", 265 or a small 275 (like nitto) on a 9.5" and 275 or 285 on a 10" for handling purposes. A smaller 295 will also fit a 10", but you just have to compare treadwidth.

Take this tire for example: 275 / 35 / 19 and 10" tread width. If you put 10" of tire on 9" of rim, you're really wasting (and paying for) about an inch of tire that's not getting used much.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes


The thing to remember is that not all tires are really measured the same. One company may claim a 275 and another may claim 275 and the tire's width can be as much as an inch difference. You just have to shop around and play with it.
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Great advise from everyone, I must ask though what are you looking for? Corner handling, straight line, all weather, drag racing or just looks?
I've set mine up for looks and straight line, fronts are 18's 255 and the rears are 20's MT 305'S.
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Great advise from everyone, I must ask though what are you looking for? Corner handling, straight line, all weather, drag racing or just looks?
I've set mine up for looks and straight line, fronts are 18's 255 and the rears are 20's MT 305'S.
This. As the others mentioned for handling stick with matched widths. Looks and straight line (the right way for a mustang lol!) go with staggered.
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For handling, you want tread width equal, or 1/2" narrower than wheel width. For that reason, i'd go 255 on a 9", 265 or a small 275 (like nitto) on a 9.5" and 275 or 285 on a 10" for handling purposes. A smaller 295 will also fit a 10", but you just have to compare treadwidth.

Take this tire for example: 275 / 35 / 19 and 10" tread width. If you put 10" of tire on 9" of rim, you're really wasting (and paying for) about an inch of tire that's not getting used much.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes


The thing to remember is that not all tires are really measured the same. One company may claim a 275 and another may claim 275 and the tire's width can be as much as an inch difference. You just have to shop around and play with it.
Well... my Rikens are pretty close to flush with the lips of the 9" rims which is what I wanted. Bulged out tires on wheels because someone wants to "run the biggest size I can for traction" and ppl with 8 or 8.5" rims are trying to run 275s and its just retarded.
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Steeda recommends a 315 with their 11? wheels but that?s 3? and 2.5? wider than an 8? or 8.5? wheel.
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