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Old 04-06-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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Tires size for 18 inch rims!

Planning to get cobra R 18 inch rims. Just wondering what's the best tires
size to fit the car. i'm thinking about 275/35 front and 285/13 back. any
suggestions would be appreciated.
thanks

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Old 04-06-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

Those sizes will maintain the stock overall tire diameter. I assume that the
rear will be 285/35 NOT 285/13.

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"mustangGT_00" <ialmakrami@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Planning to get cobra R 18 inch rims. Just wondering what's the best tires
> size to fit the car. i'm thinking about 275/35 front and 285/13 back. any
> suggestions would be appreciated.
> thanks
>



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Old 04-06-2005, 21:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

I strongly recommend that you put the same size tires all the way around.

You cannot rotate if they are different.


I have Kuhmo Ecsta Supra (Nittos are much better grippers BTW but the Kuhmos
last longer)
245/40/ZR18s on the front and 275/35/ZR18s in the back.

I'll never do it again. Not being able to rotate the tires has been anl
expensive venture.

Kate
98 Cobra Drop Top

"mustangGT_00" <ialmakrami@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| Planning to get cobra R 18 inch rims. Just wondering what's the best tires
| size to fit the car. i'm thinking about 275/35 front and 285/13 back. any
| suggestions would be appreciated.
| thanks
|


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Old 04-06-2005, 21:02   #4 (permalink)
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Tires size for 18 inch rims!

I strongly recommend that you put the same size tires all the way around.

You cannot rotate if they are different.


I have Kuhmo Ecsta Supra (Nittos are much better grippers BTW but the Kuhmos
last longer)
245/40/ZR18s on the front and 275/35/ZR18s in the back.

I'll never do it again. Not being able to rotate the tires has been anl
expensive venture.

Kate
98 Cobra Drop Top

"mustangGT_00" <ialmakrami@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:0b266a00f8e95c299419990054301427@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
| Planning to get cobra R 18 inch rims. Just wondering what's the best tires
| size to fit the car. i'm thinking about 275/35 front and 285/13 back. any
| suggestions would be appreciated.
| thanks
|



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Old 04-06-2005, 21:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

My bad, i meant 285/35. what about 265/35 front instead of 275/35, would
that do a big deal or it's just lil smaller ?
thanks

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Old 04-06-2005, 21:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 18:18:27 -0400, "mustangGT_00"
<ialmakrami@hotmail.com> wrote something wonderfully witty:

>Planning to get cobra R 18 inch rims. Just wondering what's the best tires
>size to fit the car. i'm thinking about 275/35 front and 285/13 back. any
>suggestions would be appreciated.
>thanks
>

I don't think I would put 285/13's on the back.
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Old 04-06-2005, 22:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

Just a little smaller. 25.3 vs. 25.6 inch diameter.

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"mustangGT_00" <ialmakrami@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> My bad, i meant 285/35. what about 265/35 front instead of 275/35, would
> that do a big deal or it's just lil smaller ?
> thanks
>



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Old 04-07-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 03:18:13 GMT, "SVTKate"
<whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote:

>I strongly recommend that you put the same size tires all the way around.
>
>You cannot rotate if they are different.


Rotate???? YUCK!!!

I had staggered sizes on my fiero and LOVED IT =) Hell even on the
Kia, which I almost never ever drive anymore, I don't ever rotate the
tires.

Balance, sure. Rotate? No.

Reason? Rotating the tires does only 1 thing for you. Distribute wear
across all 4 tires. So really its your choice....

Do you want to buy 4 tires at a time....or 2 tires at a time? That
really is what it comes down to. There is no other "benefit" to
rotating the tires.


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Old 04-07-2005, 04:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

Hey, whatever floats your boat.
I prefer 4 at a time and to know that I have the same grip in the front as I
have in the back.

Kate

"Stephan Rose" <ker-spam-mos@kermos-no-spam-reversed.net> wrote in message
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| On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 03:18:13 GMT, "SVTKate"
| <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote:
|
| >I strongly recommend that you put the same size tires all the way around.
| >
| >You cannot rotate if they are different.
|
| Rotate???? YUCK!!!
|
| I had staggered sizes on my fiero and LOVED IT =) Hell even on the
| Kia, which I almost never ever drive anymore, I don't ever rotate the
| tires.
|
| Balance, sure. Rotate? No.
|
| Reason? Rotating the tires does only 1 thing for you. Distribute wear
| across all 4 tires. So really its your choice....
|
| Do you want to buy 4 tires at a time....or 2 tires at a time? That
| really is what it comes down to. There is no other "benefit" to
| rotating the tires.
|
|
| --
| Stephan
| 2001 Yamaha YZF-R6


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Old 04-07-2005, 10:03   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Tires size for 18 inch rims!

On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 10:31:53 GMT, "SVTKate"
<whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote:

>Hey, whatever floats your boat.
>I prefer 4 at a time and to know that I have the same grip in the front as I
>have in the back.
>


Hehehe, it floats my boat just fine =)

Btw...Hi kate =)


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