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I have a dilema. I have team III Halibrands with 265/50's on the rear. Considering the wheels are only 15", I find the lower profile 50's look too small.

I'm now buying new tires and want to go with 275 60's in the rear. However a couple people on the FAQ identified that they think the 275 60's are too tall (and the 255 60's are OK).
Hmmm, I just calc'd the sidewall height for a 275 60 and answered my own question. They're 6.5" tall vs 5.4" for a 275 50. Big difference.

I believe the 295 50's will rub, anyone know for sure?

Can some of you post a side view of your car with 275 50's (as they're a bit taller than the 265 50's I have).

Thanks

[ November 15, 2002, 11:32 AM: Message edited by: Venomous ]
 

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I recall someone saying that the 275/60s will hit the fender wells. I think most people who went to 275s in the rear went with the 50s and they work/look fine. I will moving to these as well since I will go down to Whitby Motorcars next week to pick up a set of their nice faux-Halibrand wheels/covers.
 

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Here are some tire diameter numbers:

255/60/15=27.05 inches
275/60/15=27.99 inches
275/50/15=25.83 inches
265/50/15=25.43 inches
 

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I have 285/40-18's on my car. They are 27.1" tall, and I think that is about all I'd dare. They clear the fender by 1/4" at full bounce.
 

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Lee,

You're too quick for me. You were able to post two before I could even edit mine.

I'm swaying towards the 275 50's. Don't want to deal with tire rub problems with the 295 50's and just wouldn't feel right going down to 255's.

Still for anyone with the 275 50's, I'd love to see a side view of your car!

Thanks All,

[ November 15, 2002, 11:42 AM: Message edited by: Venomous ]
 

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Here is a related question: If I go to a 8" width wheel, can I get a 295/50/15 on it? The BFGoodrich specs show a recommended rim width of 8-11".
 

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Duane, what is this a quick draw match? :D You were able to tell me there is a rubbing problem with the 295s before I could ask my question. Where is the rubbing problem?
 

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The 295's will rub the body on a good dip. Mine do, but it's not bad unless there are two big guys in the car. 22000 miles and no noticable fiberglass wear. Just the occasional light rub.

Lee - I think you're going to have problems going with anything bigger than 255/60R15's on the Whitby wheels. The chrome steelies that they use do not have enough backspacing to put anything much wider. They sit way out in the fenderwell.
 

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Wade, I guess that is good and bad news. I was hoping to get a little wider rubber. However, now I can spend the $200 bucks for new rear tires on something else :D If the wheels do stick out a little more, does that mean the wheels will have a nice deep dish look?
 

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What Wade said...


I was going to say he (Wade) has 295's. I went with 275/50-15's and mine will still rub sometimes with 2 persons or a full tank of gas hitting a pretty good dip or bump. I have Team III's with FFR's suggested off-set.

Lee I don't think I'd put the 295's on an 8" wheel.

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