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This is a discussion on What size tires won't rub within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I've lowered my SS with the Eibach prokit which lowers the car 1.5" front and 1.3" rear. I'm about to ...

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    What size tires won't rub

    I've lowered my SS with the Eibach prokit which lowers the car 1.5" front and 1.3" rear. I'm about to purchase some wheels that are 18x9.5 front and 18x10.5 rear and was going to get 18/35/275 front and 18/35/295 rear. Is this going to be a problem?
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    thats what im running an dont have a problem but if i went much wider on tires id have to do the BFH mod

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    are u using a spacer or anything?

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    With the correct offset(+50 to +44) rubbing should not be an issue on a 10.5" wheel, even with 315's.

    So what's the offset on those wheels?
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    I believe the fronts are 54mm and the 10.5's are 56mm

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    You'll be fine up front, but in the rear BFH mod, and/or 5/16" spacers and ARP wheel studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    You'll be fine up front, but in the rear BFH mod, and/or 5/16" spacers and ARP wheel studs.
    I know I sound like an idiot but what is the BFH mod? and ARP wheel studs?
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    BFH = Big Fucking Hammer, in my town any way. lol ARP is just a bolt manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsgunner28 View Post
    BFH = Big Fucking Hammer, in my town any way. lol ARP is just a bolt manufacturer.
    yea on my last car I had to cut the bump stops out to get the rear wheels on

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    i have 275 on my 10.5 an i didnt have to do anything but if i went bigger i would have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ss View Post
    i have 275 on my 10.5 an i didnt have to do anything but if i went bigger i would have to
    your rim offset may be different tho and I'm assuming that's where my problem could develop
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ss View Post
    thats what im running an dont have a problem but if i went much wider on tires id have to do the BFH mod
    What brand tires are you running?

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    im not sure ill look tomorrow to cold to go check right now

    an i think my off set is 54mm not sure ill check that to

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    if your wheel is a 18x10.5 +56mm, get a 1/4" spacer and be done w/ it.
    That's what I have on my car... pix in signature links.
    And 315/30-18 (stock overall diameter) will fit better than your 295/35-18 that are taller and more prone to rub
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    if your wheel is a 18x10.5 +56mm, get a 1/4" spacer and be done w/ it.
    That's what I have on my car... pix in signature links.
    And 315/30-18 (stock overall diameter) will fit better than your 295/35-18 that are taller and more prone to rub
    I would be all for the 315's but I don't want to have that much of a low pro tire

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    it's not that low.
    remember that 30 means it's 30%
    because the tire is wide, you still have plenty of sidewall.
    It's the exact same sidewall as 275/35-18

    Here are 2 pix w/ the 315/30-18:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    it's not that low.
    remember that 30 means it's 30%
    because the tire is wide, you still have plenty of sidewall.
    It's the exact same sidewall as 275/35-18

    Here are 2 pix w/ the 315/30-18:
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    the only thing with going that wide is the price of the tires skyrocket...nice looking car by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    if your wheel is a 18x10.5 +56mm, get a 1/4" spacer and be done w/ it.
    That's what I have on my car... pix in signature links.
    And 315/30-18 (stock overall diameter) will fit better than your 295/35-18 that are taller and more prone to rub
    i am in the same exact boat and am a little hesitant to purchase the 315's. im not so much worried about the fender well as i am the fender lip. i dont want to have to roll it. my rim size and offset will be the same as mentioned before, 18x10.5 and 56mm. and im lowered on the pro kit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    i am in the same exact boat and am a little hesitant to purchase the 315's. im not so much worried about the fender well as i am the fender lip. i dont want to have to roll it. my rim size and offset will be the same as mentioned before, 18x10.5 and 56mm. and im lowered on the pro kit too.
    what are you thinking you are going to do?

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    i really want the 315's, but like i said do not want to roll the fender. the bfh mod wont bother me. so im not sure yet

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