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285/30/18 on a 9.5 rim????

This is a discussion on 285/30/18 on a 9.5 rim???? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I just ordered 18x9.5" rims from Ruff Racing (R 280). Will a 285/30/18 fit on this rim? Or do I ...

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    285/30/18 on a 9.5 rim????

    I just ordered 18x9.5" rims from Ruff Racing (R 280). Will a 285/30/18 fit on this rim? Or do I need to go with a 275/35/18?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    I just ordered 18x9.5" rims from Ruff Racing (R 280). Will a 285/30/18 fit on this rim? Or do I need to go with a 275/35/18?
    I think you can go with a 315 without rolling the fender so, those will fit fine. Just go all the way up to a 315 if you can. I have 275s on the back and they are def too small and have a lip.

    Bigger will fill the wheel well up better. 315/30/18s or 305/35/18s

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    I think you would need a 10.5 or an 11 inch wide rim for those but, not sure. I have the 11 inch wides for the back so, I can work with a wider tire.

    There are a few stickys up here also.

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    Yea, thanks. These wheels are for strictly looks and a little street capability. I have the drag radials on my stock wheels, so I'll continue to use them racing. What wheels do you have? Looks like they are deep dish. That's somewhat of the look im goin for except don't want the wheels to stick out past the top of the wheel well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    Yea, thanks. These wheels are for strictly looks and a little street capability. I have the drag radials on my stock wheels, so I'll continue to use them racing. What wheels do you have? Looks like they are deep dish. That's somewhat of the look im goin for except don't want the wheels to stick out past the top of the wheel well.
    The rims in his picture are American Racing Torque Thrust II's polished. 17x9.5 front and 17x11 rear I do believe.

    You can't fit a 315 on a 9.5, so your gonna have to stick to something like a 285, possibly a 295. It depends on the tire. Some, for instance a Sumitomo 315, aren't as wide as a average tire of the same size. You won't have to do any lip rolling or BFH with only a 9.5, so your good in that aspect. Just look at what the manufacturer recommends for minimum rim width. Most say it on there website.

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    What you want is a 285/35/18s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed_kills_WS6 View Post
    Yea, thanks. These wheels are for strictly looks and a little street capability. I have the drag radials on my stock wheels, so I'll continue to use them racing. What wheels do you have? Looks like they are deep dish. That's somewhat of the look im goin for except don't want the wheels to stick out past the top of the wheel well.
    I have American Racing TTII 17x9's up front and 17x11's in the back.

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    285/35/18s is the best with 18/9.5

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    You could also go with a staggered height like: 275/35/18s or 285/35/18s for the front, and 275/40/18s or 285/40/18s in the rear. You'll find the best selection of tires and prices with the 275s , since it's a more popular size.
    I currently run a 275/35/18s up front and 275/40/18s in the rear both on 18 x 9s.

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