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Just bought new rims but still need tires please help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BulletToothTony, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Mar 7, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    So I got some new rims today for a good deal but they did not come with tires. They are 18x8.5's the guy I bought them from suggested I put 285/65/18's on but I don't know if I will need a lift? So for people with (or without) 18's what size tire should I go with? I don't want a skinny sidewall and I mainly stay on pavement so I don't need something to aggressive either but I want to
    fill most of the wheel well up.

    Please help me out guys and all advice is welcomed.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    SuperD

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    You'll probably need a 3" lift to run 285's. Someone will correct if I am wrong.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Somewhere between 2.5-3" depending on how much trimming you want to get into. The size you are looking at should be equivalent to my 285/75/16's, and without trimming they will rub when turning full lock.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    So what is the difference 285/65/18 and 285/75/18?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    The 285/65/18 will be about 32.5" in diameter and the 285/75/18 will be dang near 35's.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    Ok thanks for clearing that up for me I dont know anything about tires :eek:
     
  7. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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