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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 03, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my plan I hope, I have my Torq Thrust 2's in 17x8 with 5"bs on the fron I plan on running 245 40's, on the rear they are 17x9.5 with 5.5"bs I plan on running 275 40's will this combo work without rubbing? I have a Hotchkis suspension all the way around and sit 2" lower in the rear and 1.5 lower up front. The car is a 69 convertable and I want to be able to take 4 adults at times.All the suspension is brand new poly with GW sub connectors. The reason I keep asking is I know the 235 40 front and 255 40 rear will work but I want the fattest stickyest tires I can run without rubbing. Sorry this post is soooo long but I keep seeing people with the 245 275 combo but have not heard about rubing with a carload or the trunk full.
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id guess with a full load with a full tank youd get some rubbing

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The only place where there may be rubbing is where the inner/outer fender lip. If this is a wide lip, it may need to be trimmed or rolled.
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Mike - you're not gonna have any hair left by the time you get wheels and tires on your car!! From my experiences you can make the 245/45 - 275/40's work but the key words are "make work".

There is about .3" tread width & .2" height difference in 235/45's and 245/45's and about .8" tread width & .3" height difference in the 255/45's & 275/40's Every brand is a bit different but this is ballpark. You're pulling out all that hair for a very little difference. The bigger tires will make body, frame fender and quarter alignment problems very obvious.

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Dennis thanks for all the insight and advice, [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img] I was told that the hair might grow back. You know exactally where I'm comming from.It seems for every question there are two answers so I'm just rying to find the most correct one. The ones I hate it when I read should work or maybe a little. What does that mean??? Anyway Now all I need to do is get the tires squared and then maybe I'll ask if I can get my medication upped so I can learn how to upload pics on the posts like other people do [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img] . What size and brand are you running? I'm either going BF Goddrich TA GDW's or Toyo Proxis series.
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May I add that you really need to pick a set of rims that you want then try to find a tire supplier that will work with you and that will

let you try different tires..
I know this is next to impossible to do b/c once a tire is mounted, the tire dealers generally call them used!!

Maybe if you buy the rims from the tire dealer he will work with you????

And I am saying all this b/c we flat don't have actual inflated dimensions of the various sizes and types and brands of tires on various width rims!! Oh, you know this just couldn't be easy, don't you???

My old rear bias-ply, L/60-14's measured 298/53/14's on 9" rims so were no way a true 60 series tire and this is why I bring this to your attention ..

Good luck with fitting what you want..

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I run Nitto 555's 235/45's in front and 255/45's out back... www.nittotire.com/ For sizes check out http://www.tirerack.com/tires/SearchTires.jsp and after searching on size pick "spec" you can compare from there...

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