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20x9 and 20x10 tire experiences?

I know a few around have run 20x9 and more importantly 20x10. I am wondering if anyone can chime in on their tire sizes they have used running this combo, or one close to it. Here are the specs on my wheels...

Front
20x9 +36
Rear
20x10 +45

I am thinking about doing a 245/35 and 285/30 combo, but am tempted to try and stuff a 255/35 and 295/30 in there as well. My fender lips will be completely removed, with a slight flare, as well as airbags. I am lowered with Eibachs and brand new tokico's. I will be doing something with the brake cable to clear as well. Anyone have any input, or can direct me to someone with a setup like this?

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I have 18x10.5 on the back had to use a clamp on the E-brake to get it not to rub on the wheel..
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Whats your offset on those in the rear? What size tire do you run? Pics?

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Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
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Haha, Not doing this anymore. Found some 19's today I would kill for, 19x8 front, 19x9 rear. Good offsets, perfect design to match my Bird.

Anyone know if I can fit a 285-35-19 on a 19x9?

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Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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285 on a 9 inch wheel is going to be to wide, think the most you can go is 275..
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Red97Tbird,

I've been running 285/40-17 Nittos on 9" wide wheels on my '97 for a few years now, with no issues. I have been told that Nitto tires run a little "small" for a given size, but this combination has worked out well for me.

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Red97Tbird,

I've been running 285/40-17 Nittos on 9" wide wheels on my '97 for a few years now, with no issues. I have been told that Nitto tires run a little "small" for a given size, but this combination has worked out well for me.
Rear only right? If you're running those in the front I'd like to see pictures - especially of the spindle clearance.

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Trunk Monkey,

Yes, the 285s are on the rear only. I'm running 255/45-17s on the front, using the same 17"x9" wheels as the rear. I do have to use a small spacer in front to clear the spindle.

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On 17's it would be no problem, but I worry about it on a 19, as it would have less sidewall to flex.

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'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
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'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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Over on the Lincoln sit a guy has those size wheels and tires on his MARK 8 (255-30-20 in front ) and he had to get his sway bar moved a little and the lips rolled and flared . Don't use air bags , they are caming out with road racing rubber for the 20"s . I'm gonna black out the 20"s on my THUNDERBIRD when I get them .
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