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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 11, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Help: choosing 2 different tire brands

hey guys,
i am having a heck of a time finding tires in the sizes im looking for. i can find a front or a rear in a particular size but not both in one brand/model of tire.
what i want to do is have a street series tire i can auto x on. i dont want to buy competition tires.
the car is about 3200lbs.
the front wheel is a 17x7. id like to run a 225/45/17
for the rear im using a 18x9.5 wheel. ideal tire would be a 285/35/18.

so which brands and models would you suggest matching together for these specs?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 11, 03:42 PM
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Re: Help: choosing 2 different tire brands

Why the 7" wheel? with that big back wheel the car must look like it's set up for the drag strip not going around corners... It would corner much better with the widest front tires you can fit.

The Nitto NT05 in a 235 40 17 or NT555 in a 235 45 17 would be pushing it with your 17x7 wheel but would fit on the car fine. Both are available in rear size you want.

It's just me but unless it were racing tires I'd stay with the same brand front and back.

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Re: Help: choosing 2 different tire brands

Im running 18x8 front, 18x9 rear with sticky Toyo Proxes 225/40-18 front and 275/35-18 rear. I like the exaggerated staggered look front to rear but my next set of tires will be 235 front and 295 rear




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