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Old 04-04-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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fattys in the rear? tire sizes

What is the largest tire that will fit on a 99 gt, slick and dots... preferably a 17 rim
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315's on 10.5 inch wide rim on 17's is the widest I've heard. some have to roll the fenders some, some have to take quad shocks off some just bolt it on with no problems depends how lowered the car is and back spacing of the rim.
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Also depends on the brand of tire. A Nitto 315 is narrow at more like a 285 in other brands. A BFG will often run fat.

And also, you don't need more than a 275/285 out back as far as width. Anything more than that is just a waste and extra rotating mass to spin. As far as height there is a pretty good deal of room out back.
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Also depends on the brand of tire. A Nitto 315 is narrow at more like a 285 in other brands. A BFG will often run fat.

And also, you don't need more than a 275/285 out back as far as width. Anything more than that is just a waste and extra rotating mass to spin. As far as height there is a pretty good deal of room out back.
Do you think a 28x11.5r17 Hoosier DOT 10.5 wide rim would fit, thats really what I want, I heard they fit but dont wanba gamble on $500+ for a pair them
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315's on 10.5 inch wide rim on 17's is the widest I've heard. some have to roll the fenders some, some have to take quad shocks off some just bolt it on with no problems depends how lowered the car is and back spacing of the rim.
After doing some research 315/35r17 is the largest you can fit with out any mods on a stock ride height.. my cars ride height is higher than stock in the rear by an inch or greater
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Do you think a 28x11.5r17 Hoosier DOT 10.5 wide rim would fit, thats really what I want, I heard they fit but dont wanba gamble on $500+ for a pair them

Ask to mount them on your car to see if they fit fine. But I don't think 28 tall tires fit good on new edges. May need a 26 or 27 if they make 27's.
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If he is looking for a slick I dunno but plenty of street tires in the 27" range that'll go right on. I could fit a 27" 285/40/18 under my rear wheel wells just fine but I also don't want to be raked like a mofo on the street lol.
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I could fit 28's on my gt that weighed 2900 pounds on stock springs but if I turned they rubbed a little. I bet you could fit 27's for sure.
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The tire out back in this pic is a 26.6" tall tire and I'm pretty sure the PO of this car has stock ride height springs installed or maybe a 1/2" lower but not much. I have to get ahold of him and ask for sure. But definitely room for a 27" tall tire or more as you can see. I personally am going to go "moar low" out back when I do the IRS.
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Heres a few pics, whats on there now is 275/40R17 which is 24" overall give or take a few 16ths
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Who the hell puts on a 24" tire? They're bad enough at 25.7" IMO....
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Who the hell puts on a 24" tire? They're bad enough at 25.7" IMO....
Lol thats with a tape messure so im guessin its the stock height size cuz theres no difference in the front with 245/45r17 (height wise)..

I want tge biggest tire possible, need 10-10.5 wide 17"rim. With tire size and backspacing/offset and DO NOT WANT THEM STICKING OUT OF THE FENDER LIP.. tucked in nicely if ya get what I mean...
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I could fit 28's on my gt that weighed 2900 pounds on stock springs but if I turned they rubbed a little. I bet you could fit 27's for sure.
I hope they will fit.. check pics, have really stiff drag set up in back, springs, shocks, control arms, all polyurethane bushing, plus were gonna cage the car and torque boxes and sub frames and a couple other tie ins
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