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Offline CaliforniaDreamin

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Tire Clearance?
« on: August 31, 2013, 12:48:54 AM »
I know...I'm a dope because this has been answered before.However,I don't know the answer,so here goes. Can I run a 265/40/18 with the stock offset on the rear without issues? A 255?
Also are 245's considered optimal for the front and/or how about 255/40's ? Thanks in advance for your help.  :tool:


 
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 01:09:02 AM »
You can run up to 275s if you had a good reason. Why are you asking?  What is your end goal?
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 01:25:21 AM »
Well,GJ...I need new tires and was possibly considering going staggered f/r. s a side note,I think I have settled on Goodyear Eagle GT (2) as it has received good reviews,is reasonably priced,and long wearing. I had been considering 255/40 all round to gain a little width and traction,then started considering wider for the rear.Your thoughts? BTW, you have a houseboat??
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 10:42:40 PM »
I am running 255's on an 18x8.5 rim with a slightly different offset.  They fit in the wheel wells fine.  That is the maximum size for an 8.5 rim.  Stock rims are 18x8.  you need a 9 inch rim for 275's
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 12:01:02 PM »
I'm running 255/45/18 on the rear with factory wheels...

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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 12:56:57 PM »
I run 275/35/18 all the way around with a 3 inch drop and have no clearance issues ever.

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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 06:43:40 PM »
Thank you guys for the responses thus far.Anyone with an opinion on/experiences with the Goodyear GT's? :cool:
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 01:10:35 AM »
I run 275/35/18 all the way around with a 3 inch drop and have no clearance issues ever.

With stock wheels?

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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 05:59:55 PM »
« Last Edit: September 05, 2013, 12:40:26 PM by DeepBlueGXP, Reason: fixed quote location in msg »
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 07:07:42 PM »
Bump for feedbacl about Goodyear Eagle Gt's  :poke:
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Re: Tire Clearance?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2013, 07:58:46 PM »
I run 275/35/18 all the way around with a 3 inch drop and have no clearance issues ever.

Wow with 3" drop theres not enough wheel well for that tire . Please post a couple pictures !
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