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    whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    anybody put wider tires on the stock rim I was told 265-35-18 should be fine any word on that it would be about an inch wider tire

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    those tires would look tiny. they are about an inch smaller in diameter. go to 1010tires.com for their tire size calculator and see for yourself. you will have to lower your car to make it look right or suffer the the beaner curse.

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    Another comprehensive thread on this.

    'Tires: uni-direction tread + 245f - 275r + rotation issues':
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ad.php?t=43329

    I'm at 13,800 on original F1's now. I MIGHT last another month. I'm planning to go 245/45/r18 in front and 275/40/r18 in back.

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    Question Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    so the word is 275-40-18 rear 245-45-18 front yes has any body done this yet if so was there rub in the rear

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    275/40's yeah and I've never heard anyone say they rub. It does seem like everyone that puts them on goes to aftermarket rims or has the factory ones made wider.
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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    Quote Originally Posted by AmesCTS-V
    275/40's yeah and I've never heard anyone say they rub. It does seem like everyone that puts them on goes to aftermarket rims or has the factory ones made wider.
    If you're going 275 in back and stay with the stock rim, you'll have to have the rim widened. I had Eric Vaughn add .75 inches per Dreamin's specification, to wind up with 9.25 overall. It rubs the control arms a bit, even with 1/8" spacers.

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    I thought that 255/45/18's would fit up front. Can someone confirm?

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    who widens the rims and how much. how do i find eric vaughn

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    Quote Originally Posted by CVP33
    I thought that 255/45/18's would fit up front. Can someone confirm?
    Well you can when you put them on!

    Seriously, I am tire shopping to.

    These tire reccomendations need to be followed by a "no caveat", that is, it fits it works and it doesn't hit,scrape or rub at any time.

    Tire rack seems to be the cheapest, anybody know of anyone else?

    Hey, group buy on tires!

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    How many threads are there on tires around here? Today I installed 275/40/18 BFG KD's on the stock rims. No rub in the rear. We had to use a 3 mm spacer in the front to clear.

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    Tons, there are 2 more recent ones. I tried to combine this one with mine early on.... it didn't work.
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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    Quote Originally Posted by evil 8
    How many threads are there on tires around here? Today I installed 275/40/18 BFG KD's on the stock rims. No rub in the rear. We had to use a 3 mm spacer in the front to clear.
    275s on all four? This guy I like.

    Pictures man!

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    Recheck the fit evil... if you're running 275/40 on the front with only a 3mm spacer... they are DEFINITELY rubbing...

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    Re: whats the widest tire i can put on stock rim

    I really want the KDW2's but I want the width worse so I'm leaning toward 275 GS-D3's in the rear.
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