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      11-23-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I just bought some 18in stagered rims and are looking for tire recomendations. i think the tire sizes i will put on are 255 35 18 on back and 225 35 18 on frount. The rims i perchased are 18x9.5 and 18x8.5. First question is can i fit larger size on the rims maybe 275 in back. just looking for a very aggresive look but dont want to squeeze a tire on that wont fit just for looks. I would alos like to hear what everyone else has on theres. I would be switching to a winter tire in the nasty mounths so i would like to have somthing fairly grippy and aggresive looking even if it dosnt do so well in the snow.
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Hi everyone

I just bought some 18in stagered rims and are looking for tire recomendations. i think the tire sizes i will put on are 255 35 18 on back and 225 35 18 on frount. The rims i perchased are 18x9.5 and 18x8.5. First question is can i fit larger size on the rims maybe 275 in back. just looking for a very aggresive look but dont want to squeeze a tire on that wont fit just for looks. I would alos like to hear what everyone else has on theres. I would be switching to a winter tire in the nasty mounths so i would like to have somthing fairly grippy and aggresive looking even if it dosnt do so well in the snow.
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Best bet would be to stick with OEM sizes:

Front: 225/40/18
Rear: 255/35/18

or go plus size like I did:

Front: 235/40/18
Rear: 265/35/18

Any larger and you will have rubbing issues in the back and require fender roll and/or negative camber setting.

GL and show off your ride with pics once you decide.
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What brand and model of tire would you go with. I was thinking either BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT or Nitto NT 555 Extreme Performance. dont want to spend over 250 a pop for the back tire and 200 on the front. but what do you guys think.
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