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    Tire and wheel size question

    Would a Nitto NT555 in a 245/40/18 fit ok on a 18x9.5 wheel for the front of my 2000 z28?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
    Would a Nitto NT555 in a 245/40/18 fit ok on a 18x9.5 wheel for the front of my 2000 z28?
    no. nittos run small so you would be looking at a 235 or 240 ..and that is pushing it for stock 16"s

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    yea, I kinda figured it would be to small, but wanted to double check. I also didnt know nitto's ran small. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
    Would a Nitto NT555 in a 245/40/18 fit ok on a 18x9.5 wheel for the front of my 2000 z28?
    I would go a little wider with that rim width. I run 245/40/18 BFG KDW NT's and before that Kumho Ecsta ASX's on the front but I'm running a 18x8.5 rim.
    My 18x10 rear I run a 275/35/18
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    I would go a little wider with that rim width. I run 245/40/18 BFG KDW NT's and before that Kumho Ecsta ASX's on the front but I'm running a 18x8.5 rim.
    My 18x10 rear I run a 275/35/18
    I was just asking so i could get a tire on the rim till i buy new (found close to free used pair) but i will just buy some new ones.

    Just going to go with some 275/35/18 all the way around Thanks for the info guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    9-9.5" wheels need a minimum 275 size tire
    I've got 245s on the front of my car (9" wheels) and they fit fine. Nittos do run smaller but they will fit. Would still go bigger with nittos though.

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    narrowest I ran was 255's on a 18" 9.5.
    I would like to know the measurements between nitto's and other brands. I measured some 275 nt555's and some continental 275 at the point of tread contact and both looked to be at 10" road contact. Tool used to measure is designed to measure wheel width for tire balancing so not as inaccurate as using a tape measure.

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    i always heard all nittos run smaller, even ordinary 555s

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    I'm running 285/35/18 Nitto 555R's and Michelin Pilot Sports on my 18x9.5 spyders. No rubbing, and tires looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    I'm running 285/35/18 Nitto 555R's and Michelin Pilot Sports on my 18x9.5 spyders. No rubbing, and tires looks great!
    Whats the offset on your wheels if you dont mind me asking

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    My offset is 57

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    I just got some Nitto 555R , the extreme drag radials for street. They're on a set of 18x10.5 wheels, the tire size are 305/45/18. They did rub a little with the wheel well and rear bumper but I got it fixed. I do not recomend that yo get 45's they are just too meaty!. But the 305's do fit just fine, with the exception of the bump stop on the rear axle.

    Here's the link to see the pics if you are intereested:305 /45/18 Nittos 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    My offset is 57
    Awsome, thanks! My new wheels are 57 offset 18x9.5 on all 4 so they should fit great

    Quote Originally Posted by SS201 View Post
    I just got some Nitto 555R , the extreme drag radials for street. They're on a set of 18x10.5 wheels, the tire size are 305/45/18. They did rub a little with the wheel well and rear bumper but I got it fixed. I do not recomend that yo get 45's they are just too meaty!. But the 305's do fit just fine, with the exception of the bump stop on the rear axle.

    Here's the link to see the pics if you are intereested:305 /45/18 Nittos 555
    Thanks, im going with 275/35/18 on all 4. Those do look meaty but pretty sweet. I would just get your car a little lower so they are tucked in the wheel well a little better. Clean SS though man. And as for me, i just put on LCA relocation brackets and adjustable LCA last night, so bumper rubbing shouldnt be an issue for me. Now to just find the time to get my new struts/shocks and strano springs on.

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