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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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what size tires should i go with


ok so my car comes stock with 235/50 r18 tires+rim can i put a 285 on there i would like to go wider on the stock 8 1/2 in rim my friend has 285s on his but dont know the exact specifications of tire like 285/25/35/45/50/55 idk i need help and suggestion would be great and where i could buy them by the way my car is lowered 1 1/2 inches
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I have 285/40/18 and it looks good, it could be a bit wider though.

Also i don't mean to hijack this thread, but what makes a more beefy/tall tire on my size wheel, is the middle number higher or lower for a bigger tire??

Reason i ask is cause i want a more beefy look in the back.

BTW these are what 285/40/18 looks like rickrubin2

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you have an 8 inch wheel?
and you want to put a 285 on it?


please dont, its just not safe, for lack of a explanation.
burton, what width are those rims?
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you have an 8 inch wheel?
and you want to put a 285 on it?


please dont, its just not safe, for lack of a explanation.
burton, what width are those rims?
I don't know, previous owner put em on. They are pretty wide though. I just want more tire so it helps (makes 1st longer by a bit) my short 1st gear alittle (gears). I like that fat meety tire look, not low profile etc.
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if its a 18x10 go with either 295's or 305's for the maximum oversized fit..unless they're DR's then i would go with a 315 for some extra sidewall
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I want taller not too much wider probably even the same 285, what size you recommend?
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If there 8.5 a 255/45/18 would look nice a 275 would bow out from the the wheel
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ok so i should go with 275/45 18
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the best fit for the stock wheels is a 255 width. if you are wanting a wider tire also get a wider wheel. also remember that just because you have wider tires doesn't mean you'll have better grip. after a certain width you have all that bulge which isn't good and you also aren't getting the tire to the ground because w/ that bulge the tread is being lifted off the ground.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #10
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so i should go with 255 someone tell which tires and specifications to go with and where to buy them
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I would recommend that you go with an 18x9(255/45/18) and a 18x10(295/45/18) This set up is what my car is running and has been running on this set up for less than 2 weeks and its a great balance between performance and handling plus looks. You could got with a 305 but thats if you have the cash to go to that type of range. With that being said if you went with a 295 you can either work your way down 3 sizes or move up 1 size of the tire. I would recommend you getting the Nitto NT 555's These tires handle great, the are quite, and the price you can't beat. Discount tire direct is selling the nitto 295 for 213 a tire with free shipping. discount direct is sellin the same tire for 233. huge saving when it comes to the same tire. You could get the fronts and rears from the same company but i went with american muscle for the fronts because the price was cheaper than discount tire and they can possibly hook you up with a discount for the front two tire. American muscle does not sell a 295. hope that helps
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sounds good thanks
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Why are there so many tire threads!?!?!?!

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lol well idk i guess theres alot of people that dont know anything about tires
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you want the best advice on tires talk to jucostud. he's been the resident tire guy for a few years and knows what he's talking about. shoot him a pm
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Originally Posted by mr.burton View Post
I don't know, previous owner put em on. They are pretty wide though. I just want more tire so it helps (makes 1st longer by a bit) my short 1st gear alittle (gears). I like that fat meety tire look, not low profile etc.
If you don't drive the car alot, you want 305/45/18 Nitto555r's then if you want to old school meaty look.
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Not the best pic, but IMO the best tire to fill in the rear wheel well
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Originally Posted by mr.burton View Post
I have 285/40/18 and it looks good, it could be a bit wider though.

Also i don't mean to hijack this thread, but what makes a more beefy/tall tire on my size wheel, is the middle number higher or lower for a bigger tire??

Reason i ask is cause i want a more beefy look in the back.

BTW these are what 285/40/18 looks like rickrubin2

Middle number is how tall the wall is, last number is rim size
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Specifically, the middle number is height in percentage to width. 40 would be 40 percent of 1st number.

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