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Old 12-29-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
jbeez
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*PROPER* tire sizes for these rims, anyone have experience?

I am going to order some new rims for my car, and I know I want 18x10
deep dish rims in the back, probably 18x9s in the front. I need to
figure out what size tires to fit on these rims to run properly. I was
thinking a 285 or 295 on the back, I know diff manufacturers tires will
have diff treadwidths with the same 285mm rating for instance. Right
now I have 17x9s on the back with P275/40/ZR17 nitto 555s and they
bulge out a bit. I've been doing alot of reading about roadracing type
setups and everything tells me to not have a treadwidth wider than the
rim width, being as 10inches = 254mm I can't see how the rating on the
sidewall could be exactly equal to the treadwidth, so I'm going to have
to get a ballpark and lookup specs on the manufacturers sites. I've
been looking at toyo T1Rs, and nitto. Any one with similiar rims have
any advice? These are on a 1995 mustang GT, lowered w/ FMS C springs,
couple other mods nothing pertinent to this question though.

-J

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Old 12-29-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: *PROPER* tire sizes for these rims, anyone have experience?

I would guess that the tire shop (a real one, not quickie auto parts or
Kmart) might have the best answer for you.

KJK

"jbeez" <jerodbunch@gmail.com> wrote in message
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:I am going to order some new rims for my car, and I know I want 18x10
: deep dish rims in the back, probably 18x9s in the front. I need to
: figure out what size tires to fit on these rims to run properly. I was
: thinking a 285 or 295 on the back, I know diff manufacturers tires will
: have diff treadwidths with the same 285mm rating for instance. Right
: now I have 17x9s on the back with P275/40/ZR17 nitto 555s and they
: bulge out a bit. I've been doing alot of reading about roadracing type
: setups and everything tells me to not have a treadwidth wider than the
: rim width, being as 10inches = 254mm I can't see how the rating on the
: sidewall could be exactly equal to the treadwidth, so I'm going to have
: to get a ballpark and lookup specs on the manufacturers sites. I've
: been looking at toyo T1Rs, and nitto. Any one with similiar rims have
: any advice? These are on a 1995 mustang GT, lowered w/ FMS C springs,
: couple other mods nothing pertinent to this question though.
:
: -J
:


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Old 01-05-2006, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: *PROPER* tire sizes for these rims, anyone have experience?

jbeez wrote:
> I am going to order some new rims for my car, and I know I want 18x10
> deep dish rims in the back, probably 18x9s in the front. I need to
> figure out what size tires to fit on these rims to run properly. I was
> thinking a 285 or 295 on the back, I know diff manufacturers tires will
> have diff treadwidths with the same 285mm rating for instance. Right
> now I have 17x9s on the back with P275/40/ZR17 nitto 555s and they
> bulge out a bit. I've been doing alot of reading about roadracing type
> setups and everything tells me to not have a treadwidth wider than the
> rim width, being as 10inches = 254mm I can't see how the rating on the
> sidewall could be exactly equal to the treadwidth, so I'm going to have
> to get a ballpark and lookup specs on the manufacturers sites. I've
> been looking at toyo T1Rs, and nitto. Any one with similiar rims have
> any advice? These are on a 1995 mustang GT, lowered w/ FMS C springs,
> couple other mods nothing pertinent to this question though.
>
> -J
>


If you look at the specs for the tires you are interested in...they will
list the min/max rim width required...


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