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fitment 255/55/18

will 255/55/18s fit on these cars? its lowered 1.5 inches, with the fender lip rolled up.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 07:40 PM
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1.5 inches isn't low enough to cause a problem, usually. that is 29" you are dealing with though. I can fit a 27 in mine barely, but im down 3 or 4 inches. the section width is 10 inches, which should fit in the back, but you may rub in the front when you turn
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will 255/55/18s fit on these cars? its lowered 1.5 inches, with the fender lip rolled up.
No...Don't do it...

245-45-18 or 255-45-18 or 275-40-18 rears...

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these are for the rears only sorry forgot to mention that.

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these are for the rears only sorry forgot to mention that.
Those are gonna be some really TALL & HEAVY rear tires...


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traction. all of the 40, 45, even 50 tall tires dont hold. i need some more sidewall. plus its a better ride.

my cheap 225/60/16 hold better than the 235/50/18 bfg's i have now.

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traction. all of the 40, 45, even 50 tall tires dont hold. i need some more sidewall. plus its a better ride.

my cheap 225/60/16 hold better than the 235/50/18 bfg's i have now.

The 255-55-18 is approx. 10lbs heavier than a 275-40-18...My guess is that you are not gonna have traction problems because of the massive power loss from such a Heavy & TALL tire.

What kind of power are you making with your SC anyways??

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not much 300-325 ish 3:73 in the rear. i drive it everyday and when i go to the track i like to just use my street tires to get a feel on how fast the car is on the street. i can put a 285 or a 315 if it would fit but with a 40 side wall and all its going to do at the track is spin.

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The 255-55-18 is approx. 10lbs heavier than a 275-40-18...My guess is that you are not gonna have traction problems because of the massive power loss from such a Heavy & TALL tire.

What kind of power are you making with your SC anyways??

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Do you happen to have a picture of a bird with a 275/40/18. I'm debating on whether or not to go with a staggered set up for my next set of tires. Thanks!
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the 255/55/18s fit fine no rubbing in the wheel wells at all. rolled fender lip is a must.

p.s light truck performance tires are cheap!

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I have 275-40-18's in the rear on a 18x10.5 wheel and there is no rubbing. The wheel doesn't come out of the fender either looks nice and tucked.
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