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Old 07-18-2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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thickest tires for a 01 gt

i was thinking about putting 255/50's on my 01 gt but i dont know if there gonna fit right so i just wanted 2 see if ne one has them already
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

255's should fit fine on the stokc 8 inch wide rims, keep in mind that EVERY tire maker is different in width, there is no uniform width... (which is sad since XX mm is... XX mm... but there are no restrictions on it) so some tire brands will be more narrow compared to others.

255/45/17's should work, dont need a 50 series sidewall~ that will be to tall.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

I put 275/40s Fuzion ZRIs on the back of mine. I was testing them for a buddies shop. They fit fine.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

1234, did u use the stock 8 in. rim? I was thinking of putting the same tire on my 01.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

Yes i did. They are still on there. Getting ready to get another set.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

I want to throw on some Eagle F1's, would a 275/35 be fine for my car?

I have the stock bullitt rims
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

Should be but not sure
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

i says to mount the on 9-10.5 inch rims, so I may just buy the 18x10.5 Saleen style rims to fit them
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

yeah plus the saleen's look better IMO
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

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I want to throw on some Eagle F1's, would a 275/35 be fine for my car?

I have the stock bullitt rims

they may look a little short, but they will fit.
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i says to mount the on 9-10.5 inch rims, so I may just buy the 18x10.5 Saleen style rims to fit them
don't put a 275 tire on a 10.5 tire it looks like ****. I would run no less than a 295 on a 10.5 wheel.
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315?
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

A 315 is a hell of a tire man but it would certainly look better than a 275.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

Yeah thats what I was thinking, I think I'm going to do that.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

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315?
Tirerack.com has a 315 sumo for $99....thats what im running and I like them
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

but do they fit on stock wheels?
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but do they fit on stock wheels?
Not a chance....the biggest tire I would run on a stock wheel is a 255 like your lookin at. I've seen people put 275's on a stock rim but its a bad idea, the tire is too wide for the rim.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

On the other hand ive had no problems with my 275s at all. Its a stock rim.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

never had problems running 275 on stock rims
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

I run 275's on a stock wheel.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

One of my friends did it and had problems but if y'all are doin ok I say go for it then
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

The size doesn't mean a whole lot really. Someone stated earlier each brand will vary in width.
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Re: thickest tires for a 01 gt

Each tire manufacturer usually gives a recommended wheel width range for their tire so I would say go by that
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