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    need some wheel help

    Okay, i need to know if anyone out there, runs 295/45/18's on the rear of a 2001 T/A. The car is not lowered, has stock ride height amd Im using Foose nitro's that are 10.5 wide. I have tried to find out if anyone is running these tires with no luck. currently have 275/40/18's and want to fill the wheel wells a little more. Any help would be appreciated and if you have pics of em on yer car send am along. Thanks

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    I believe you can run up to a 315 out back with the proper back spacing and a little hammer modding. I still run the stock tire size on our car in street trim, so not 100% on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I believe you can run up to a 315 out back with the proper back spacing and a little hammer modding. I still run the stock tire size on our car in street trim, so not 100% on this one.
    yeah Im thinking the same I guess its time for a test fit at my local tire shop, thx for the reply

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    295s will fit just fine but that profile will throw off your speedometer and might give you abs issues
    you want a 35 profile

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    Yes.
    bunch of them

    18X10.5 with 305/35 Nittos in the rear...






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    How low of a profile do i need to be roughly?

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    a 295/35/18 will get you closest to the stock tire height for a 295 tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    a 295/35/18 will get you closest to the stock tire height for a 295 tire
    hey thx for the pics and the replies, I see you are running the nitto 555r's. Is your car a daily driver ? If so how are they in the rain ?

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    555 are not too bad in the rain just dont do anything stupid and you will be fine. Ive only gotten squirly on mine once and that was bc I was goofing around in the rain.

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    What is more important to you, a sticker tire or something longer lasting?
    And i personally would not prefer 555rs for a dd, i've never personally tried 555rs in the rain but my old mt drs sure were a handful. Is it manageable to drive them in the rain, yes. Will you feel the same if you were driving on a tire designed for it, not at all.

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    I'm glad you asked that question. I was wondering how wide I could go on the rear with keeping my car at stock height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 WS6 TA View Post
    18X10.5 with 305/35 Nittos in the rear...
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    Nice looking car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batman23 View Post
    Nice looking car.
    It was back when, I'd hate to see it today.

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