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      11-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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widest fitment for stock wheels

hey guys, whats the widest tire you can go with for the stock 18's? the stock tires are 265. thanks
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275 will square up the shoulder and going to a 285 will start to bubble out a bit. I personally wouldn't go wider than 285 in the back on a 9.5 inch wide wheel. 275 is probably better looking.
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285/35/18 is the widest you can go and still be within the recommended wheel width with stock 18 x 9.5 rear tires. But on one of these cars, you probably do not want to run the minimum wheel width for a tire. I would choose 275/35/18 or 275/40/18 instead. You can see the recommended and measured wheel widths in the specs section for a tire at the Tire Rack website.

I chose to run wider wheels, 18 x 9.5/10.5, which I will fit with 265/35/18 and 285/35/18 tires. One inch wider wheels and nearly one inch wider tires.
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