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What do you mean by thick? Width?

315 would be the max I would put on a 10" wheel. I have 305's on one and 295's on the other.
 

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Depends on the brand of tire as well. For example, Nittos run very narrow. A 315 of theirs is more like a 285 and I'm not making that up. The 315/35/17 on my 10.5" wide rims is actually in a little bit from the lip of the rim. Conversely the 295/35/18 BFGs I had on a set of Saleens bulged out slightly. YMMV.

Me personally, I hate bulgy tires and like the way my 315s look as far as flush.

ALSO, consider a fatter sidewall if you can fit it in there. A 285/40/18 is going to fill up the tire well nicely and give you better traction/comfort than the 35 sidewall.

ALSO, make sure you compensate properly in the front. If you do run a 315/35 you are going to need to do a 40 sidewall up front. My tires are 315/35/17 and 265/40/17 and the diameter is identical.

edit: Final thought, you really don't need a 315 back there if you have 285s now. A wider tire does not necessarily mean your traction will improve. A 285 is a big tire to begin with and with a 315 you are just spreading an already light rear end over a larger surface area. I did not do the tires on this car of mine, the PO did. I would not have gone 315s personally but they are on there and they have good tread so I'm not going to mess with them till I need to.
 

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My car sits pretty low in the back and my quarter panels are rolled. I have 18x10 with 22mm offset with 305/35 drag radials. I can't fit any wider tire unless I raise the rear up.
 

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Reason i was asking im a get new set of tires just wanted to see my options im a just stick with the same size
Nitto nt555 285/35/18
 

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Take a look at the Mickey Thompson radials also. Not the DRAG radials, they make radials too just like Nitto makes the 555 and the 555R.
 

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315 nittos on 18s
 

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No, he said 18s and he failed to mention rim width.
 

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My car sits pretty low in the back and my quarter panels are rolled. I have 18x10 with 22mm offset with 305/35 drag radials. I can't fit any wider tire unless I raise the rear up.




Mzilla, your car looks great with the wheel wells filled. Is your car lowered? What wheel/tire do you have on the front? Do you have any tire rubbing?
 

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Mzilla, your car looks great with the wheel wells filled. Is your car lowered? What wheel/tire do you have on the front? Do you have any tire rubbing?
Thank you Yes it's lowered on coil overs. I have saleen 18x9 on the front with 265-35-18 nitto
555 no rubbing at all
 

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Thank you Yes it's lowered on coil overs. I have saleen 18x9 on the front with 265-35-18 nitto
555 no rubbing at all
I have the same tires and size on the front of mine as well and mine's dropped. Not even close to rubbing at full lock.
 

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I'm running 295/35/18 and I'm happy with them,
On a 18X10

---------- Post added at 04:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:16 PM ----------

I have 275/35/18 up front
No rubbing issues
 

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I had 275/35/18 up front on my 95 and I had no rubbing issues there either. Lipped out like a sonofa***** though. Could have ran that tire on the 18x10 I had out back.
 

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What tire was it on the front? Cause I have a 275/35-18 in the front and honestly it looks like it needs more tire.
BFG 275/35/18 up front, 295/35/18 out back. Comp TAs IIRC.





18x9 and 18x10 Saleens which I grew to hate (the rims not the tires). I'm a fan of flush sidewalls though, if I had to do it again that front tire would have been 245 or 255 and a 40 sidewall. My current 98 is a 265/40/17 and it even lips a little more than I like.

 

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My car sits pretty low in the back and my quarter panels are rolled. I have 18x10 with 22mm offset with 305/35 drag radials. I can't fit any wider tire unless I raise the rear up.
My car sits pretty low in the back and my quarter panels are rolled. I have 18x10 with 22mm offset with 305/35 drag radials. I can't fit any wider tire unless I raise the rear up.
What wheels are these?
And what are the size/width/offset?
And what size tires?
 
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