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Old 05-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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What is the widest tire you can put on the gt premium wheels
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I have Pirelli 285/35/19 on the back of mine. I have Bembros. I kept the stock 255s in the front.

From everything I read and seen, 285s are about as wide as you can go on a 9" wide rim. On 8.5" no more than 275s.

Now, it's not gospel but that's what I have gathered from several tire shops and reading.
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I have Pirelli 285/35/19 on the back of mine. I have Bembros. I kept the stock 255s in the front.

From everything I read and seen, 285s are about as wide as you can go on a 9" wide rim. On 8.5" no more than 275s.

Now, it's not gospel but that's what I have gathered from several tire shops and reading.
OK thanks that helps a lot lookin to buy some drag radials just didn't know how wide I could go
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OK thanks that helps a lot lookin to buy some drag radials just didn't know how wide I could go
Uhm...you have the gt premium rims not the brembos right? They are not as wide. They are an 8.5" rim not a 9" rim. You "might" be able to get a 275 on there. I doubt you are gonna have any luck with a 285.
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I have Pirelli 285/35/19 on the back of mine. I have Bembros. I kept the stock 255s in the front.

From everything I read and seen, 285s are about as wide as you can go on a 9" wide rim. On 8.5" no more than 275s.

Now, it's not gospel but that's what I have gathered from several tire shops and reading.
Do you have any side angle shots of your rear tires? I'd like to see what kinda bulge you've got going on.
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Uhm...you have the gt premium rims not the brembos right? They are not as wide.
Premium GT wheels (non Brembo) are 8.5, yes?
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Uhm...you have the gt premium rims not the brembos right? They are not as wide. They are an 8.5" rim not a 9" rim. You "might" be able to get a 275 on there. I doubt you are gonna have any luck with a 285.
Ah! Caught you before the edit! 8)
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OK thanks that helps a lot lookin to buy some drag radials just didn't know how wide I could go
DRs are a whole different beast. Your gonna put DRs on your rims? Why not by a set of cheap(er) rims to run them.
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Ah! Caught you before the edit! 8)
Lol....head feels like someone took a baseball bat too it. Ugh.

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DRs are a whole different beast. Your gonna put DRs on your rims? Why not by a set of cheap(er) rims to run them.
+1 buy some cheap 10" rim even if it is scratched up but structurally sound. Your not going to want to run DR everyday. Be buying them like crazy.
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Do you have any side angle shots of your rear tires? I'd like to see what kinda bulge you've got going on.
No, sorry. I put them on and left for Canada the next day. I'll be stuck up here for a few more weeks. Trying to get the wife to send me some. I've had a few people ask for them.

There is not really a bulge at all.
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DRs are a whole different beast. Your gonna put DRs on your rims? Why not by a set of cheap(er) rims to run them.
Because I'm orderign aftermarket wheels to go on it and I'll just run the stock wheels on the back when I'm at the track

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So how wide can I go with the 8.5s
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Because I'm orderign aftermarket wheels to go on it and I'll just run the stock wheels on the back when I'm at the track
Ahhhh, fair enough. From what I understand you get a better launch on tires that have a higher sidewall, thus a smaller rim equals better performance so they say.

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Because I'm orderign aftermarket wheels to go on it and I'll just run the stock wheels on the back when I'm at the track

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So how wide can I go with the 8.5s
On 8.5", a 275 is about as big as you can go.
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Ahhhh, fair enough. From what I understand you get a better launch on tires that have a higher sidewall, thus a smaller rim equals better performance so they say.

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On 8.5", a 275 is about as big as you can go.
Well yea I'm sure the bigger the side wall the more give it will have the better the traction less side wall would be stiffer there for easier to break loose thanks for the Insight on these tires guys now what about a good place to buy from
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Well that's easy, the cheapest place you can find. Lol. I'm sure there are guys on here with some insight. I just got mine at Discount Tire. I'm sure I paid premium but I travel a lot and didn't have the time to search.

Good luck on your search.
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I guess I'll be lookin for a 275/35-19right
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I am not sure you are going to find anyone that makes a 19" drag radial that will fit an 8.5" rim. Just really wouldn't be worth there time. Even finding ones that would fit my 9.5" wide rims is hard enough, a very select few companies make a 285 drag radial for the 19" rim but I don't think anyone makes a 275.

Could be wrong, but I am just thinking of all the big time brands here.

You'd be better off jumping on craigslist and looking for some kind of cheap 18X10 or 18X11 rear rims with our bolt pattern and an offset that fits our car, something cheap, doesn't even have to look good, and run that at the track with some drag radials for an 18, a 305 even.

your going for time, not for looks when drag racing lol.
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I am not sure you are going to find anyone that makes a 19" drag radial that will fit an 8.5" rim. Just really wouldn't be worth there time. Even finding ones that would fit my 9.5" wide rims is hard enough, a very select few companies make a 285 drag radial for the 19" rim but I don't think anyone makes a 275.

Could be wrong, but I am just thinking of all the big time brands here.

You'd be better off jumping on craigslist and looking for some kind of cheap 18X10 or 18X11 rear rims with our bolt pattern and an offset that fits our car, something cheap, doesn't even have to look good, and run that at the track with some drag radials for an 18, a 305 even.

your going for time, not for looks when drag racing lol.
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I picked up a pair of v6 wheels for.free to run dr's on...fit a 315 mt et street on a 16x7. I'm also running a 295 on a fox turbine. Not ideal but it works.

Cut 1.6 60' on the 315 mt btw...no problem with tire spin on wheel
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