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This is a discussion on rear tires within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; is it just me or has anybody else thought wth was holden thinking when they put 245's on the rear ...

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    is it just me or has anybody else thought wth was holden thinking when they put 245's on the rear

    i heard there have been some clearance issues on the rear and was wondering how wide i can go on the back in terms of rim width

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    I have heard on the stock 17s a 275/40 tire could be run without rubbing. I run my stock 17s with 245s all around for winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I have heard on the stock 17s a 275/40 tire could be run without rubbing. I run my stock 17s with 245s all around for winter.
    on the stock rims??!! i heard 255 are the limit for the rims. can any one confirm this?

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    275/40zr18 rubbed on my dads. cut a new tread line in the tire lol

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    Would like to know , if i put 315-35-17 tires on 17x11 rims on rear will i have any rubbing issues car has stock 275-40-17 on it now thanks guys

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    does anyone know how wide i can go on stock 17 rims? there only 8 in wide

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvetdmz View Post
    Would like to know , if i put 315-35-17 tires on 17x11 rims on rear will i have any rubbing issues car has stock 275-40-17 on it now thanks guys
    You would rub something fierce. You would have to install mini-tubs in the rear and install longer studs in the axles. Possibly have to use wheel spacers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmaxicanA View Post
    275/40zr18 rubbed on my dads. cut a new tread line in the tire lol
    Inside tread or outer? I run 275/35/18 on the rear. The original KDW2s didn't rub but the G-Forces do from the tread design. I might run some drag springs in the future. I am not a fan of cutting the rear wheelarches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvetdmz View Post
    Would like to know , if i put 315-35-17 tires on 17x11 rims on rear will i have any rubbing issues car has stock 275-40-17 on it now thanks guys
    On my 02 ss I had 320-30-18 and it rubbed thr tire flat but only on one side. But I had to beat in my Q panels.

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    I am running 275/40's on a 18x9.5 rim with drag bags. If it were not for the drag bags they would rub like crazy on take off and on bumps.

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    I had 275/40/17s and they didnt rub. The passenger side touched just a hair but not enough to barely leave a mark. Some cars are different. Honestly, some cars hit and some dont. Get drag bags and you wont have an issue. It might make a fart sound once in a while though....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc239 View Post
    is it just me or has anybody else thought wth was holden thinking when they put 245's on the rear

    i heard there have been some clearance issues on the rear and was wondering how wide i can go on the back in terms of rim width
    Well as you know the GTO's "squat" and present some different issues than the FBody guys.
    I have a 2004 GTO myself. Going on 7 years now. I have modified the suspension/Springs/Shocks/Bushings etc. and have rolled the rear fenders years ago.
    I have run Mickey Thompsons 275/40/17 on the stock 17" wheel with no issue.
    I have run Nitto's 275/40/17 on the stock 17" wheel no issue.

    Many stock GTO guys run the Nitto's with no issue and a "little" rub with the M/T's.

    My three day tire review

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    thanx much... will be looking into some 255 's in the future..i also run some kdws on the back..great tire

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