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    How wide to go?

    I cant decide if I should put 295's on the rear or just stick with 275's all around, there going to be 18" either 10.5 or 9.5 rears...

    Will I need spacers if I go 295's?

    I know some like the rotate option, but I like wider in the back Let me here some opinions from you guys. what would ya'll do?

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    You should be fine with 295s as long as you have the proper offset on your wheels.
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    im running fatty 295`s on the rear on 19x9.5 wheels,no spacers needed no rubbing..& im lowered w/ the prokit.btw i have 275`s 18x8.5 up front...the staggered stance is sick

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    I'm running 315's in back Lowered 1.5 inches, but that's on a 17 inch rim. I'd say you could probally go 315's in 18's with the right offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    I'm running 315's in back Lowered 1.5 inches, but that's on a 17 inch rim. I'd say you could probally go 315's in 18's with the right offset.
    How wide are your rims to run 315's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    They are 17x11's in the rear.
    Yea, I figured they had to be at least 10.5's. I have 285/40/17's on 9.5" rims and they stock off the rim pretty far on either side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    You should be fine with 295s as long as you have the proper offset on your wheels.
    What is the proper offset with the setup I listed?

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    i have 18x11 in rear with 295,35,18, i cant remeber my offset go to tomzwheels.com they have the proper sizes, btw with 18's your tire patch is just shy of 12" of road contact, looks sick,

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    what do you mean they stick off pretty far on either side? I just bought 9.5 wheels and I planned on buying 285 tires but now I'm worried will it look bad and hang over the wheel alot? any pics would help my decision! thanks!

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    just buy 275, my buddy has 285's, not only are they a oddball size, the have like a tear drop effect, imo 275's look better in that instance

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02bluez28 View Post
    I cant decide if I should put 295's on the rear or just stick with 275's all around, there going to be 18" either 10.5 or 9.5 rears...

    Will I need spacers if I go 295's?

    I know some like the rotate option, but I like wider in the back Let me here some opinions from you guys. what would ya'll do?
    the need of spacers depends strictly on the offset.
    I have a slight bias for running wide tires/wheels... love them
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    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

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    Go with the 315's 315's 315's 315's 315's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You can guess what I like. It looks great. As soon as I burn up my 295's I am going to go with the 315's.

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