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Another wheels and tires thread
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I'm getting close to needing to order my wheels and tires. I'm becoming a fan of the 17's up front and 18's out back. My findings tell me the best way to pull this off is to have the tires 1 inch different in size and to have the sidewalls as close to the same as possible.
So I'm looking at Nitto 555R 285/40-18 (18x10) and Nitto NT555 G2 255/45-17 (17x9). These numbers have a 1" difference in height and exact same sidewall height. The questions are...will I have issues with a 9" wheel on the front? The tire is 10" wide. The front suspension is stock with the exception of a 1" drop and a slightly thicker sway bar. The next question would be proper backspacing. I have no idea for the front? I like a deep dish look on the rear so at least a 5.5' but what would be a safe bet without modifying the body? Thanks
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Yes, there is likely not enough room to clear the upper ball joint in a 17x9 wheel. An 18" wheel will clear the upper ball joint with the correct backspacing. I am using an 18x9 wheel on the front and an 18x10 on the rear designed for a 94-04 Mustang I'm not sure of the backspacing numbers. I needed to use a 1/2" spacer on the front to clear the ball joint with the spacers I needed to install longer studs. BTW, you'll like the Nittos I have 245/40 on the front and 295/40 on the rear.

If you have questions let me know.

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(05-07-2020, 11:23 AM)73\ mach 1 Wrote: I'm getting close to needing to order my wheels and tires. I'm becoming a fan of the 17's up front and 18's out back. My findings tell me the best way to pull this off is to have the tires 1 inch different in size and to have the sidewalls as close to the same as possible.
So I'm looking at Nitto 555R 285/40-18 (18x10) and Nitto NT555 G2 255/45-17 (17x9). These numbers have a 1" difference in height and exact same sidewall height. The questions are...will I have issues with a 9" wheel on the front? The tire is 10" wide. The front suspension is stock with the exception of a 1" drop and a slightly thicker sway bar. The next question would be proper backspacing. I have no idea for the front? I like a deep dish look on the rear so at least a 5.5' but what would be a safe bet without modifying the body? Thanks


I run the following with the Nitto tires with no issues.

Front
17x8 with a 4.5 back spacing
245-45zr17
Rear
18x9.5 with a 5.5 back spacing
275-40zr18

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Can I just ask is 18" the limit or can we go larger?

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How big do you want to go?

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OMG. I just lost my dinner. Thanks.

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I just actually threw up!

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Ok, maybe they were too big, try these

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Somebody needs to report Jscott to the administrators for posting indecent materials.

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(05-29-2020, 06:35 PM)midlife Wrote: Somebody needs to report Jscott to the administrators for posting indecent materials.
rofl goodone



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