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275 45r16 for the rear


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#1 88whitestarion

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

Has anyone run 275's on the stock shp wheels on the back without modification to the wheel well lip? I currently run 255 50r16 with no problem. I would post in tires and wheels section, but there doesn't appear to be much traffic there.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 12:57 PM

I have ran 265/45/16 no issues but always wanted and never got the chance to put on 275/40/16 for the rears.
The problem is that you need to buy new ones since there are no used ones to test and see how they look.
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Edited by OPTIMUSPRIME, 25 October 2019 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 02:36 PM

Putting too wide of a tire on a rim reduces cornering ability and makes the car less stable.  I had a set of 255s on rear 8s and you could feel the rear of the car sloshing side to side during cornering.  I put those same tires on a set of rear 9s and the car was dramatically more stable in corners and almost all of the sloshy feeling was gone.

Personally I wouldn't put 275s on 9 inch rims.  Wider tires will only give more grip for drag racing.  Rims and tires need to be properly matched for the best cornering capability.
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