Squared setup on staggered wheels

Discussion in 'Tires and Wheels' started by gray2014gt, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. gray2014gt

    gray2014gt Junior Member

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    Hi I hope I'm not double posting but I have an 14 gt with AMR black 18" staggered wheels 255/45's front and 275/40's rear. I need tires and I found a basically new set of nittos for $300 wondering if the 275/40's are to wide for the front and or 9 inch wheels which fronts and or cause any adverse handling etc since I have 10 inch rear wheels? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. stkjock

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    you don't have staggered wheels according to your post.

    275/40s are fine on all four
     
  3. gray2014gt

    gray2014gt Junior Member

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    Where didn't I say I don't have staggered wheels? Said my tire sizes and if I can use 275/40's up front and or 9 inch wheels which is what have up front guess should've said have 10 inch wheels in the rears as well.
     
  4. MrAwesome987

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    Looks like a 9 inch rim is the minimum for that size tire, so yes, they will fit. However, they are probably going to look slightly different from the rears.
     
  5. gray2014gt

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    Not worried about how they look as long as they won't cause any adverse effects in handling rubbing etc.
     
  6. MrAwesome987

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    They probably won't rub, and they probably won't effect handling in any way you'd ever notice. Go for it!
     
  7. gray2014gt

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    Probably don't sound promising lol
     
  8. stkjock

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    yes, you should have, your post only refers to 9" wheels and different sized tires.
     
  9. gray2014gt

    gray2014gt Junior Member

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    I just edited the post and added that have 10 inch rear wheels didn't think about putting it.
     
  10. Pentalab

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    I tried 275-40-18's on 18 x 9 rims on the fronts. Hated the handling. Felt un -responsive ..and
    'rubbery'. Then went to same 275-40-18... but on a 18 x 10 rim. Handling was superb.

    Correct tire for a 18 x 9 front is a 255-45-18 ( which I had previously...and worked superb).

    Ideally you want the FRONT rims to be 1/2" wider than..'measuring width'..... or at least the 'measuring width'.
     
  11. 06 T-RED S/C GT

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    Optimal wheel size for 275-40-18 tires are: 18x9.5" wheels. Although 275-40-18's are also compatible with 18x10" wheels, I would not however recommend them on a 18x9" wheel, as handling will definitely not feel as responsive and also feel more spongy due from having tire bulge over the rim.