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275/50/15 drag radials...will they fit?

I am looking for a set of drag radials and I found a really good deal on a set of 275/50/15 BFGs. I was wondering if these will (a) fit on a factory 15" wheel, which I am assuming isn't but like 6" wide or so, and (b) will the width clear all suspension and other components in the rear?

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Yes, I've got a set that size mounted on stock 15's.

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I just burnt through a set of BFG Drag Radials on mine really quick. The street will eat them up if you do a few burn outs. That is a really soft tire and the rubber comes off in chunks. I would save them for the track if you get them. I personally won't buy another set. I am thinking of some M/T Street ET and just running them at the track.
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Yes they will, same size brakes as the LX.


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275s will fit 15s? I thought the 245s i got barely fit on my 16s. Is there enough clearence in the wheel well for 275s? I think i remember that it was said that 275s wouldnt fit in the front due to clearence issues?

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275's won't fit in the front. I previous had 275 MT ET streets for drag radials...and currently run a 275 Nitto every day.

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Any modifications needed to run 275 in the rear?

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They rub a little bit so I'd recommend rolling the fenders. Other than that no. I'm even lowered so I've only got about 1.5" clearance.

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Well I would only use them for track use, so as long as it doenst rub too bad, I should be ok?

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Yeah, mine just rub on speed bumps and things like that.

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