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front =? rear =315/35/17s or 285/35/18s ??

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Im going to lower my car with eibach pro kit(im wondering what else ill have to change after this and why)

and im looking for a new rear tire set up 315/35/17s or 285/35/18s

what would you suggest i get ?

last question ...what is the largest tire size i can go with in the front on stock oem wheels (17x8)?

thanks:eek:
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Im going to lower my car with eibach pro kit(im wondering what else ill have to change after this and why)

and im looking for a new rear tire set up 315/35/17s or 285/35/18s

what would you suggest i get ?

last question ...what is the largest tire size i can go with in the front on stock oem wheels (17x8)?

thanks:eek:
i would go with 17's, cheaper wheels, cheaper tires, larger tire selection, more sidewall, ect.

with the lowering kit, dont forget a good set of caster/camber plates like maximim motorsports.

as far as tire size, i would get a 17X9 in the front with a 275/40/17, and a 17X10, or 17X10.5 in the rear with a 315/35/17. this is the most common setup, and thats because it seems to work the best.

on the stock wheel you can go up to a 275, but i WOULD NOT recommend it in the front, since the bludge will hurt cornering more than the added width will help. i personally feel a 245-255 is perfect for a 17X8, and of course you can use a little wider tire in the rear on a 17X8.
i pay about 20 more buckx for my 18 inch nittos than i did for my 17 nittos. and that per tire. for the look upgrade, i think an extra 80 bux everytime i get new tires isnt to bad
huh? 315/35/17 nitto's are $169 each, and 305/35/18 nitto's are almost $300 each, thats WAY WAY more than $20 a tire more, thats $120 a tire more.
i think he means vs 285/35/18s not 305/35/18....but im just guessing.
285's are a little narrow for a 18X10. and if your doing a wheel/tire setup, its a must to do a staggared setup.
i paid $160 for my 275/35/17 nitto 555, and i just bought new tires for my new 18s the other day and paid $180 for each of my 275/35/18. dont know wher eyour seeing that 300 at. i wouldnt buy off the internet cuz if thats what they are charging your getting ****ed. i can post my reciept if yall would like
you just got the regular 555's, not DR's then, that makes sense. 275's arent that bad priced for 18's, its when you go 295+ they start getting EXPENSIVE.
the drag radials on 305 were only going to cost me 200 and the m/t 305/40/18 (might not be the right size but the big m/t drag radial) was gonna cost me 240 per tire
i dont see how thats possible, discount tire is pretty much the biggest nitto dealer there is, and i think their cost on the 305/35/18's are $225, and they sell for like $285 each.

and the MT's sell for about the same, and i think cost is a little less, i get them from keystone, and they cost me $240 each, and keystone has a 10-15% markup before their dealers.
btw, 275/40/17 nitto 555R's are only $150 on the interweb
its going to cost probably $20 each tire in shipping to ship it though, and discount tire direct is free shipping $169 per 315/35/17
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