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  1. Brandon08GT

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    I just went out and got this picture for you. Hope it helps.

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    Brandon, thank you very much for posting a pic of the measurement height of your sidewalls. And yes, it most definitely helps out in my quest for my next wheel/tire setup. That being said, it appears there shouldn't be any clearance issues with running 275/45/18's on 18x10" wheels in a square setup while also providing a taller sidewall over my current 20" tire/wheel combo. I'll also consider 285/45/18 on 18x10's for more width, providing they won't cause any fitment/clearance issues in the front. In the meantime, thanks once again - Rocky :waytogo:
     
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    I should’ve measured the back just for shits and giggles too. I’ve never had a 305/45 before so it’s easily the biggest tire ive ever had haha.

    I’ve seen people running 275/45 on all four corners. You shouldn’t at all have a problem with that, to my knowledge. Glad I could help out!
     
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    275/45/18 measures out to about 27.7" tall
    I've run a 275/40/19 on the front of my car, which measures out to 27.6" tall, and I had no issues:

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    I also briefly ran a 305/40/18 drag radial on the FRONT, but that's another story, lol ...
    (no rubbing :) )

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    Haha that’s such a wide front! That’s racecar status right there.
     
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    Lol. It was for an autocross event.
    Ran the same tire front and rear, Nitto 555R, fronts were 305/40/18, rears were 305/35/20.
    The fronts did amazingly well, especially considering they were mounted on 9.5"-wide wheels, so sidewall bulge should've had them flopping on their sidewalls.
    But they did awesome:

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    My rears are on a 9.5 as well and I actually like the look of the bulge. I know it’s the narrowest wheel width and not ideal, but it seems to work just fine.
     
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    Looks as though my top choices are now either 275/45/18 or 285/40/18 on 18x10's square on all 4 corners.

    Gabe, being that 275/45/18 measures out to about 27.7" tall. Would you happen to know what 285/40/18 measures out? If the 285/40/18's are nearly just as tall but provide better suspension and wheel well clearance over the 275/45/18's then perhaps the 285/40/18's would provide the best overall choice :shrug:
     
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    285/40/18 comes out to 26.97" tall.
    255/45/18 comes out to 27.03" tall.

    Possibly why Ford chose those sizes for the GT500 ... same 27" height front-to-rear ;)
     
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    Well, that settles it. 285/40/18/ it is ;)
     
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