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I have 1998 Cobra R rims (17x9) and was wondering what's the widest tire i should put in the rear?

I currently have a 2001 Mustang V6 convert , with eibach springs (1.5 drop) with 245/50/17 in front and 275/40/17 in rear. I'm planning to put the 275/40/17 in the front and get a wider tire for the rear but was wondering what tire would be the widest?

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James
 

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I wouldnt recommend gettin wider tires in the back then the front, especially with a v6, but hey that might just be me... :disgust:
 

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I personally would recommend getting the same size tires all around, just for rotating purposes. Others on the forums would rather have the staggered look, just for looks or maybe traction, I dunno. But on a six, you probably won't have a lot to worry about without lots of mods, and I personally am more concerned with tire life than with an extra XX cm of tire that few people will notice, if anybody.
 

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275 on the front is hella wide, you're traction in the rain will actually decrease with that much rubber on the front.
 

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Hmmm

Why would my traction decrease in the rain with a 275/40/17 up front? Isn't it if there is more rubber there is more traction ?
 

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lowflyn said:
275 on the front is hella wide, you're traction in the rain will actually decrease with that much rubber on the front.
275/40/17 is what comes on a 03-04 Cobra stock with the 17x9 rims. You wont lose traction with that wide of a tire on front
 

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Brent said:
275/40/17 is what comes on a 03-04 Cobra stock with the 17x9 rims. You wont lose traction with that wide of a tire on front
You sure? I've always heard having that much rubber up front will just help hydoplaning...hm...
 

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Then howcome ppl are running 245's on 18x9 rims? I know that's too small, but I mean a 265 looks decent.
 
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