: 255/40/18 up front? anyone running this tire



RADARB8
06-12-10, 07:21 AM
I probably will be putting 295/35/18's on the rear with my 10 3/8" widened stock rims... seems like every tire i check for the front in a 245 is a 93 load capacity....I did a search but found nothing..I wouldn't mind running a 255 but i looked under there and wow..not much room..:bouncy: has anyone tried to run a 255 up front and if it works, what brand tire are u using. thanks Greg:alchi:

RADARB8
06-12-10, 07:30 AM
btw i found this post back in 2006. This is all i could find...Also i do have the upgraded optional shocks with Eibach's..The raason for the 255's are for the 96+ load capacity campared to 93 and also the height for rear and front would be only 1/10th smaller in dia. in the front........



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Re: Eibach & 255's in the front???

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My 255s don't rub at all with the Eibachs!!!

Twitch
06-12-10, 07:33 AM
I'm running 255/40 18 all around. I'm lowered a bit with no rubbing.
Don't know if it's the early hour or age, but I can't remember the name of my tires,,,,,,,,GOT IT, Falkens :duh:

RADARB8
06-12-10, 07:52 AM
I'm running 255/40 18 all around. I'm lowered a bit with no rubbing.
Don't know if it's the early hour or age, but I can't remember the name of my tires,,,,,,,,GOT IT, Falkens :duh:

It is early:D thanks for the response....I will check with tire rack and look for the dimentions of the Falkens...:cloud9: u can now go back to sleep LOL

RADARB8
06-12-10, 09:11 AM
I'm running 255/40 18 all around. I'm lowered a bit with no rubbing.
Don't know if it's the early hour or age, but I can't remember the name of my tires,,,,,,,,GOT IT, Falkens :duh:

When u awaken, could u tell me the type or name of the Falkens u are running
. thanks Greg

Twitch
06-12-10, 12:30 PM
When u awaken, could u tell me the type or name of the Falkens u are running
. thanks Greg
RT-615
Tire rack doesn't sell them. Got em from vulcantire.com

MauiV
06-12-10, 09:18 PM
I used to have 275/40s on all 4 corners with no rub.

AG'S-V
06-12-10, 09:23 PM
What about 255/45s? Will they rub up front?

darkman
06-12-10, 09:27 PM
What about 255/45s? Will they rub up front?

I am running 255/45s all the around, stock height no issues.

kirchbed
06-12-10, 09:33 PM
Had Toyo Proxes in 255/45 in front, no rubbing (including track).

ronr
06-12-10, 10:21 PM
I've got 255 40 18 Falken RT-615 on all corners. Lowered with GC coil overs. Just a very slight rub first time I took it to the track and no problem since.

Jasonv8z
06-13-10, 06:20 AM
Just got new 255/40/18 Hankook Ventus V12's on all 4 corners. No problems. Great tire.

ahahnu
06-13-10, 03:39 PM
255/40/18 Faulken 615s no rubbing. the 245/45/18 winter Hankooks rub. I measure 13 1/8" from center of hub to lip of fender.

RADARB8
06-13-10, 06:28 PM
WOW, got some great responses...i looked at my 245 Perilli's and it seems awfully tight....now i can do some serious shopping for matched front and rears. I already have a brand new set of proxes for the rear so i might go with the 255's up front...:alchi: thanks guys for the info.:thumbsup:

RADARB8
06-13-10, 08:51 PM
Had Toyo Proxes in 255/45 in front, no rubbing (including track).

do u know if u have the Proxes 4- 99W or the Proxes t1r- 99y ??the Proxes4 is 1/10" wider and it is sooo close it might make a difference.:banghead:thanks Greg

kirchbed
06-14-10, 03:21 AM
do u know if u have the Proxes 4- 99W or the Proxes t1r- 99y ??the Proxes4 is 1/10" wider and it is sooo close it might make a difference.:banghead:thanks Greg

I had the T1R's. Fine tire. Expected the high dry performance; really surprised by exceptional wet performance.

RADARB8
06-14-10, 06:00 PM
I had the T1R's. Fine tire. Expected the high dry performance; really surprised by exceptional wet performance.

:thumbsup:Thanks kirchbed, i have the upgraded GM shocks with Eibachs but that should not have anything to do with the width of the tire..thanks for the comeback Greg:)