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This is a discussion on tire size question within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; right now i have 275/40/18 on my rear on a 18/9.5 rim, would a 295/45/18 tire fit on that rim, ...

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    right now i have 275/40/18 on my rear on a 18/9.5 rim, would a 295/45/18 tire fit on that rim, and would it rub anything?

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    when you go wider you need to go shorter (the middle number needs to get smaller) You would have a 4x4 look if you did that. The 295 will fit, but might hang over the sides of the rim a bit. You need to step it down to a 295/35 at least to keep from getting WAY too much sidewall on there and making your speedo farther off

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    The tread on the contact patch is going to start getting rounded also. I have 285/35/18 on the rear on a 9.5 and it looks like if I'd go any wider I would start losing contact patch area. I'm thinking of getting a pair of 10.5's for the rear the next time I get new rear tires for I can go wider.

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    i just know i had 275/ 35s and i thought the sidewall was way to thin and didnt fill up the wheel well enough, but maybe in a 295 it would be better

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    does anyone run a 295/40 on here? if so could you post a pic please

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    Right now i have 245/40/18s on some amercian racing rebels that are 18x10. I am thinking about getting some 275/35/18 for the rear. would these fit properly because the dealer cant promise they will and i will be stuck with them

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    use 295/35-18.

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    can someone post a pic of a 295/35/18, i just want to see how tall the sidewall is before i buy them, i hate my 275/35/18s, the walls so short it ruins the look, but on a 295 it should be a little taller, a picture would help alot, thanks for everyones help so far

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    the tire would be 2.5" taller than stock size.... go with a 35 series... better matching sizes
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    yea i just hate a really thin sidewall, but thats what im going with, ive been looking around for a decent set for a fair price, any recomendations where i should look?

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    chose between thicker sidewall or bigger rim... not both.
    you can always go to 17s.

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