Originally Posted by keeney35
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.
Originally Posted by Soccerluvr4
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.
Bullitts are better than Bullets
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.