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Old 04-13-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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305 too wide?

Right now I'm running 275's on the front 285 nitto 555 on the rear.. I've got a good deal on 305/45/18 Mickey et's for the rear but are 305's gonna bring any fitment issues?
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305 too wide?

If you have a 10" wide wheel they will work. But they will be a super tall tire. What gears are you running? Also if you are lowered at all you need to roll the fenders.


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I'm 1.5" lowered, and they are 10" tires 3.73
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The width won't be an issue but the sidewall height will be.

The previous owner of my Mach 1 put 295/45/18's on the rear and they rubbed at stock height. So I'm sure you'll rub if you're lowered 1.5". Plan on rolling the fenders to prevent rubbing.

Any specific reason you want the ET's?
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Well my nittos are bald and the mickeys are almost new, and from what I've heard they hook well, and I'd rather not pay 600-700 for new tires
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Okay so I should be safe with 305/35/18? Cause I've got 285/35/18 now
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I need a final verdict... Right now I have 285/35/zr18 nitto 555... I'm getting Mickey et streets... What's the tallest and widest I can go with out running? The rim is 10.5" wide and I'm lowered 1.5"
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The 305/45-18 will work. It will stick well, but keep in mind since its super tall it will make your rear gears feel like a 3.27 again.
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But even lowered they won't rub at all?
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I think to be safe I'm gonna stick with 305/35/18 I don't wanna be stuck with having to find someone to roll my fenders
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305/45/18 is like a 28" tall tire... that's huge for a SN95. I wouldn't go more than 27" tall on a lowered SN95. I had 26.5" tall tires on my 98 and I could have got away with a little more but they did lower the RPM and made a HUGE drop between 4th and 5th since I had the .62 overdrive (02-04 manual trans).
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Yeah mines a manual and the Mickey et's 305/35/18 are 26.4"
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That's an ideal size for 99-04s IMO. If it's going to be driven on the street I wouldn't go any higher.


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Yeah mines a manual and the Mickey et's 305/35/18 are 26.4"
Well, the final drive ratios were different in 02-04 than other years. Most of the 5 speeds got a .68 final drive. The 02-04s got a .62 which is the same as the 6th gear in the Termi. I found out that paired with 26.5" tall rear tires and 3.73s you got stuck right in a ****ty RPM range for 45-55mph backroad driving. You either lugged it in 5th real bad at 1500 or did 2400rpm at 45mph. If I had kept the car I would have 4.10s in it by now... maybe even 4.30s with the tall tires and the .62 OD.

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That's an ideal size for 99-04s IMO. If it's going to be driven on the street I wouldn't go any higher.


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It fills up the rear wheel wells nice. I hate the stock size tires on the 94-04 cars, I've called them roller skate wheels in the past and I stand by that.



There's the old 98 with the 3650 swapped in and 26.3" tall tires up front and 26.6" tall tires out back. I definitely could have gotten away with a little taller but I would have had to go to 285/40/18s and I may have run into rubbing issues with a little wider and a little taller. The 275/40/18 BFGs were just right on a 10" wide rim. With 4.10 gears they would have been ideal.
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Mine are 25.9" currently.... The coilovers help get rid of the gap lol
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