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Old 04-16-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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What is the largest tires that i could run on the back? Stock rims, Stock ride height. I do have 1inch spacers on the back tho.
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Which stock rims?


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They are the Pony Package ones, so 18inch iirc
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18x8. I think 255 is the widest you want to go. Even then, some tire manufacturers recommend 8.5" for their 255 width tires.


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What tires are you looking at?


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Looks like most tire mfrs recommend 8.5" wide rims as minimum for 255/40R18 but 8" min. for 255/45R18.
Apparently the profile has a bearing on it.
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Looks like most tire mfrs recommend 8.5" wide rims as minimum for 255/40R18 but 8" min. for 255/45R18.

Apparently the profile has a bearing on it.

That makes sense. Extra profile means extra rubber to flex in/out.


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A 245 will bulge on an 8" rim and you'll be losing contact patch, ask me how i know. Just putting a bigger tire on a rim does not mean more grip, it just means you're wasting money on tread you're not using.

I promise a 235 will be the best tire on an 8" rim. When you put too big of a tire and the sidewall isnt situated properly it affects all aspects of the ride, turning and going straight. Just put the proper sized tire on there.

Also ... why do you have a 1" spacer on the rear, and do you have extended wheel studs? That is a massive spacer ...
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A 245 will bulge on an 8" rim and you'll be losing contact patch, ask me how i know. Just putting a bigger tire on a rim does not mean more grip, it just means you're wasting money on tread you're not using.

I promise a 235 will be the best tire on an 8" rim. When you put too big of a tire and the sidewall isnt situated properly it affects all aspects of the ride, turning and going straight. Just put the proper sized tire on there.

Also ... why do you have a 1" spacer on the rear, and do you have extended wheel studs? That is a massive spacer ...
Yes i do have extended studs, they are the Eibach Spacers from AM

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