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Old 01-31-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Best new tires???

Ima be running 18x8 front and 18x10 rear rims on my mach, i need some tires that are good for daily use in all weather (minus snow). Ive been told the nitto nt555s are trash in the rain so what would be recomended? For the rear it has to be a 285 or 295 and for the front ive been told a 245 is max width.
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Im in almost the same bout here with 9x10s in the front. I was told continental DWS and toyo proxe4plus make great all seasons
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Depending on the brand you can run a 235 to 255 up front and a 275 to 295 out back.

Are these tires going to see cold weather? Not snow, just cold.

I had a set of BFG Sport Comp 2 235/45/18 and 275/40/18 on the same size rims as you and the fit was great.

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Depending on the brand you can run a 235 to 255 up front and a 275 to 295 out back.

Are these tires going to see cold weather? Not snow, just cold.

I had a set of BFG Sport Comp 2 235/45/18 and 275/40/18 on the same size rims as you and the fit was great.

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I have the nt555s and there great in the rain


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555s do okay. I had those BFGs in the rain a few times and they did fine. Not sure I'd want ANY summer tire out below the 40 degree mark tho.

He really should be looking into an actual all season performance tire. The Continentals are hard to beat in this category but $$$. But that's what you pay for safety and quality. Suspension/tires are not something to skimp on. Everytime I see some ricer with Nankangs or some random assed name I've never heard of it just makes me SMH.
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555s do okay. I had those BFGs in the rain a few times and they did fine. Not sure I'd want ANY summer tire out below the 40 degree mark tho.

He really should be looking into an actual all season performance tire. The Continentals are hard to beat in this category but $$$. But that's what you pay for safety and quality. Suspension/tires are not something to skimp on. Everytime I see some ricer with Nankangs or some random assed name I've never heard of it just makes me SMH.
Well can i get a allseason in the sizes i want?
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Well can i get a allseason in the sizes i want?
Yes. For example you can get all seasons like Continental Extreme Contact DWS in 285 or 295/35/18's for the rear.

One thing to know is that even though most ultra high summer performance tires have wet performance ratings, they aren't designed to perform in colder temps, usually 50 degrees or below. So if you live in an area that might not get a ton of snow/ice (normally) but still sees cold temps stick to high performance all seasons.

I would definitely consider a minimum of 255 of front on a 9" wheel. Anything narrower is going to look stretched, unless you're into that look.
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Yes. For example you can get all seasons like Continental Extreme Contact DWS in 285 or 295/35/18's for the rear.

One thing to know is that even though most ultra high summer performance tires have wet performance ratings, they aren't designed to perform in colder temps, usually 50 degrees or below. So if you live in an area that might not get a ton of snow/ice (normally) but still sees cold temps stick to high performance all seasons.

I would definitely consider a minimum of 255 of front on a 9" wheel. Anything narrower is going to look stretched, unless you're into that look.
Front is a 8in rim, ima look into that and see what the price differences are, anybody know what the good michelins are?
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Front is a 8in rim, ima look into that and see what the price differences are, anybody know what the good michelins are?
Whoops, missed that. Well I still wouldn't go narrower than a 245 if it were me.

Pilot Sport A/S series. Good performance, wear, fairly quiet too.
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Im in almost the same bout here with 9x10s in the front. I was told continental DWS and toyo proxe4plus make great all seasons
Both of those are great. My 03 has stock size 245/45 17s with Continental DWS's on them from previous owner, I have not driven on them much, a little wet driving and they gripped very well and it was less than 30 outside. The Toyo Proxes Plus 4 tires are great, I had these on my daily I just traded in a couple weeks ago. They were great in snow, wet, and very cold temps, had them for 2 yrs plus and they were awesome and cheaper than the Continentals. I would buy them again and again to be honest. Their not cheap either just a little cheaper than Contis. Wear was good too. It was a 12 Kia Optima SX, 274 HP 2.0 turbo, with 18" wheels, not the best scenario in the winter months, it spun easily even tho it was FWD. When I got it, it had Hankook tires on it, I forget the model, they were all season performance and super expensive, like $200 a tire or more, and they were absolute garbage even in the rain as far as traction, cold and snow forget about it. They were to the point in the winter that they werent safe at all, almost spun out twice in about an inch of snow driving down a main road going 40 mph. It was salted and nonone else was having issues but me. Got rid of them the next day with at least 70% tread on them. Never will I recommend Hankook to anyone. Not that you were asking about this brand, haha. Go Toyo!

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Also the Toyo Extensa HPs are good too and less expensive. I had them on my 96 GT, didnt drive it in the snow, but in the rain they were excellent and also in the cold. Their an all season tire with a good tread wear rating too. I would buy these again if I needed all season and wanted something a little cheaper. They may not offer these in the sizes you need, Im not sure on that. Just thought I would mention it. Im obviously a big fan of Toyo's, they do make a great product.

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I also have a poor experience with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. I had an ultra high performance all season Pilot Sport on my 04 SRT 4 and they were awful too in cold temperatures and any amount of snow. I know their not meant for it at all though. Talk about expensive, at the time when I priced them to replace tires on it for giggles because I was not going to buy them, it was like $1500 for that car. That car I went with Falken Ziex all season tires and they were great. Werent as good in the summer but were an excellent all season tire in the snow, rain, and cold. Their even cheaper. Wore well too.

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Whoops, missed that. Well I still wouldn't go narrower than a 245 if it were me.

Pilot Sport A/S series. Good performance, wear, fairly quiet too.

235s up front fit perfect. BFGs run big tho. Those rims are 18x8 and 18x10. 275 out back also fit perfect.
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Well i got nitto nt555 extremes today, 255/45/18 and 295/45/18.
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235s up front fit perfect. BFGs run big tho. Those rims are 18x8 and 18x10. 275 out back also fit perfect.
BFG's are the exception. Those 235's are probably equivalent to Nitto 265's. It really depends on how wide/narrow the tires tend to run. Clean car btw.

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Well i got nitto nt555 extremes today, 255/45/18 and 295/45/18.
Wholly sidewall man! Are you at stock height? My Mach had 295 Hankooks in the rear when I bought it and they rubbed the fenders pretty bad.
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Well i got nitto nt555 extremes today, 255/45/18 and 295/45/18.
Hope that is a typo because if not you are going to have massive fitment issues.
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BFG's are the exception. Those 235's are probably equivalent to Nitto 265's. It really depends on how wide/narrow the tires tend to run. Clean car btw.
Wish I still had it sometimes. Those 235s were more like a 245 Nitto. The 275s tho... those were damn near as wide as the Nitto 315s they replaced.
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Hope that is a typo because if not you are going to have massive fitment issues.
Na it isnt, ima call tomorrow about the sidewall
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What size sidewall is best?
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Na it isnt, ima call tomorrow about the sidewall
You do realize that sidewall is a percentage of the tread width right? Its not a static number. There is zero chance in hell those tires are going to fit your car. Hopefully whoever you ordered from will let you change it without issue.
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What size sidewall is best?
Read the above. It depends on other factors.

For 18" rims and an OEM diameter you want a 295/35/18 and a 255/40/18 which will give you about 26" overall diameter.

Like I said hopefully the place you ordered from is cool and hasn't already shipped them.
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Read the above. It depends on other factors.

For 18" rims and an OEM diameter you want a 295/35/18 and a 255/40/18 which will give you about 26" overall diameter.

Like I said hopefully the place you ordered from is cool and hasn't already shipped them.
Na i havent paid for them yet and they can return the tires if they havent been mounted.
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Ok which of these is best, they all are 245/35/18 and 295/35/18.

Continental extreme contact dw.
Bridgestone potenza re760 sport.
Continental extremecontact dws 06?
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245/35/18 is too small for the front. I mean it'll fit but it'll be a full inch shorter than the rear. There has to be a better selection than that. If not, go somewhere else.
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245/35/18 is too small for the front. I mean it'll fit but it'll be a full inch shorter than the rear. There has to be a better selection than that. If not, go somewhere else.
I can adjust the size to 245/40/18
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That will work for a 18x8 rim yes.


Remember, a 35 sidewall on a 245 will be much shorter than a 35 sidewall on a 295. They are percentages, which is why you need to go up to a 40 on the 245.


You can check tire diameter in a multitude of places like on tirerack vs just going into it blindly btw.
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So i changed the order and the size is now 255/40/18 and 295/35/18
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26" on both tires so that works. 255 on an 8" wide rim is an OEM size for the 94-04 but that's about as big as you'd ever want to go on an 8" wide rim.
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26" on both tires so that works. 255 on an 8" wide rim is an OEM size for the 94-04 but that's about as big as you'd ever want to go on an 8" wide rim.
Yeah thats what i was thinking, i kinda wish i would have spent the extra money and got a 9in front but ohh well its still going to be a huge improvement over stock
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Well here they are bridgestone potenzas
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Well here they are bridgestone potenzas
Looking good. Read a few of the previous posts, glad you were able to get the tires straightened out. You would've had some serious rake going with 245/35's and 295's lol.

Now drop her down ~1.5" and you'll be set.
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He would have been ok with a 295/35 and a 245/40 as far as the rake. But agreed that it needs to get rid of the stock 4x4 stance.
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Haha ik, lowering it just jumped up to number 1 on the list, im thinking either h&r super sports or raceland coilovers but not going fully down.
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If it's a daily driver I'd save up and pick a nice coil over setup. Then you have the best of both worlds. Liveable height during the week. Drop her low on the weekend.

I love Super Sports, will have a set on both of my cars by this spring, but they do drop the car pretty low for daily use imo, even with isos in. Unless the roads you drive on are perfect the H&R's might cause some grief, especially to your chin spoiler.
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