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This is a discussion on New wheels & tires within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; In getting ready for the power upgrade to come, I purchased a set of XXR 006 wheels in black/red. I ...

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    New wheels & tires

    In getting ready for the power upgrade to come, I purchased a set of XXR 006 wheels in black/red. I went with a staggered set up, 18x9.5 for the rears & 18x8.5 up front. Tires are 295/35ZR 18 rears & 275/35ZR18 up front. I went with BF Goodrich G Force TA's KDW. I will probably lower the car 1" as there is still lots of space to be closed in. I figured the 18's would close it in, but apparently not.

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    Lets see some pics

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    I have a question for you. With 18's, they dont rub the front fenderwell when you turn all the way left or right? I noticed the other day that my 17 with 275/40/r17 where rubbing just alittle bit when i turned all the way to either side.

    If yours dont, what did you do different to make em not rub or what can i do to make mine not rub? I am asking because after the first of the year i am getting a set of 18's also.
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    you will have a slight bulge in both the front and rear. Be sure to post pics when they are on the car.

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    Are you answering me? If so what do you mean my buldge?

    OP, sorry if you feel i am thread jacking you, but i was asking you if yours rubbed before/after the 18's and if they did what did you do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    Are you answering me? If so what do you mean my buldge?

    OP, sorry if you feel i am thread jacking you, but i was asking you if yours rubbed before/after the 18's and if they did what did you do about it.
    I was regarding the OP. I have 18s and have no issues with rubbing and I am lowered. At the same time, I make sure not to turn the wheel all the way just because I don't want to be hard on the power steering components.

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    by all the way i did not mean until it completely stops. sorry for that confusion. if i turn a lot without going all the way, that is what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    I have a question for you. With 18's, they dont rub the front fenderwell when you turn all the way left or right? I noticed the other day that my 17 with 275/40/r17 where rubbing just alittle bit when i turned all the way to either side.

    If yours dont, what did you do different to make em not rub or what can i do to make mine not rub? I am asking because after the first of the year i am getting a set of 18's also.
    It depends on the tires you are running. Even though you are running the stock 275/40/17, the tires COULD be slightly wider. Caster could be an issue as the tire could be sitting more forward than normal. Wheels could also cause this if they are aftermarket and the backspacing is larger than the factory wheels. My 18s rub slightly in the front but the 17s do not. It also depends on when you are going over bumps while steering the wheels.

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    No rubbing so far.

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    OK. Sounds like you are fine. Give a holler if you need anything else.

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