Originally Posted by skiborsy
Thanks. Always a bummer that there's not really a way to try before you buy with tires (though with enough forethought I guess it shouldn't be necessary).
I've seen a bit about tramlining with wider front tires. In your experience, for a car that's a DD, how bad is it? Are we asking too much of the stock power steering system? Also, I assume your rubbing was on the outside edge of the tire and camber brought the tops in to avoid? Assuming your wheels were 9.5", ET 26 should be a bit farther in already?
You do get more tramlining with wider front tires but I have personnally never seen that as an issue. The extra grip in the front more than offsets any minor tramlining IMO.
You are correct - I added camber because the tires were rubbing on the outside edge of the front fender. The tire / wheel also looked odd because the tire was oriented equal to or beyond the fender edge on the top (at least it had the illusion that it did). Your wheel offset of 26mm will push your front wheels 4mm more inboard and Yokohama ADO8's aren't available in 275/35 so any tire you choose will run narrower. I have 275/35 Michelin PSS on 18 x 9.5 wheels and they fit wonderfully IMO. You may not need to adjust camber in your situation. I would do a test fit and make your camber decision after that. What I do know is that 275's will fit in front and the extra grip will be welcomed.
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