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What is the widest tire I can run?

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    What is the widest tire I can run?

    Right now I have 315 Nitto DRs but after my Koni's and Strano's my rear tires rub during hard cornering. What is the widest tire I can run without rubbing? I was thinking of maybe throwing a 295 or 305 back there but since Nittos run small I'm not too sure how where I am now. What do you think? Also does anyone have any input on the BFG DRs? Thanks.

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    Did you get an adjustable panhard bar and some adjustable lower control arms?
    Could be your just not centered properly

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    I do have a adj. panhard bar but LCAs are stock. Rear looks pretty centered but is there anyway I could double check it to make sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedLS1 View Post
    I do have a adj. panhard bar but LCAs are stock. Rear looks pretty centered but is there anyway I could double check it to make sure?
    Well the LCAs adjust forward and back
    Is the rubbing on both sides and is it towards the front, rear, or all around th wheel wells?
    Just asking all this to save you money
    Also have you done any hammering to your wheel wells?

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    I haven't done any hammering. The rubbing only happens when I am cornering really hard at high speeds, but it will do it wether turning left or right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedLS1 View Post
    I haven't done any hammering. The rubbing only happens when I am cornering really hard at high speeds, but it will do it wether turning left or right.
    I suggest you get to hammering
    Its perfectly normal to have to hammer your wheel wells with wide rear tires
    If you remove the wheel, can you physically see where it rubs? If so you know where you need to hammer. Buddy had 295s and we hammered til there was no rubbing, like you said, the DRs are usually not as wide. Best advice i can give.

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    I am running 285/40/17 BFG G Force on ZR1 wheels with 56 offset and they have never rubbed. Been on the car 4 years,no problems.

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