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Hey guys I have my wheels ordered TT 2's in 17x8 with 5"bs front and 17x9.5 with 5.5"bs rears now for the tire selection, I'm looking at Toyo Proxes but cant decide which way to go, should I run a 235 45 or a 235 40 on the front? Is it possible to go with a 245 45 or 245 40 in the front? Now for the rear should it be a 255 45 or a 355 40? On the back end could I got up to a 275 40 or will that look bad and rub? I have completely rebuilt the front end using poly everywhere, and have Global West sub frame connetors with the aluminum bushings in the rear subframe and poly on the front subframe mounts. I have a Hotchkis TVS (complete system from them springs front and rear, swaybars etc) The car with the Hotchkiss suspension sits 2 inches lower in front and a 1.5 lower in the rear. It has less than 500 miles on it. I'm also running running SSBC rear discs with stock discs in front. I plan on installing my Baer system this winter which is for all 4 corners. I'm rinning a 383 with a aluminum heads and a 700R4 Any thoughts?
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I'm running 245/45 on the front and I'm happy with it. As for what brand, that's your call. There are a lot of variables; cost and asthetics being just a few.
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Im looking at Toyo's but will 245's rub? What are you running in the rear?

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I'm running 275/40/17 in the rear.
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Scott, how much have you lowered your car? Is there any rubbing? I want to beable to put 4 adults in the car from time to time and dont want any rubbing.
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