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85staNg302
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What size tires are you guys running on 18×9 and 18×10.5 wheels on a dropped fox? [patriot]
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245 45 in front
285 35 back

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245/45 is too tall, i would go with something along the lines of 245/40 or 255/35.

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I have some 255 wide Nittos if you need some...I'll have to check the sidewall height when I get home but I think it is 35

I currently have them mounted on 18x9.5 classics and it looks pretty square rather than stretched,

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Why is the tire hight always smaller on the rear tires? Just curious

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Originally posted by CoyoteMaster:
Why is the tire hight always smaller on the rear tires? Just curious

The first number is the supposed tread width and the 2nd number is the width to height ratio. For instance a 285/30ZR18 the treadwidth would be 285mm and the height would be 30% the width to fit an 18" rim. But the best way is to look at the tire manufacture specs and try to get the tire circumference close to the original since the speedometer is based on distance traveled per set revolution of the wheel.

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Has anybody tried a 295/35/18 on the rear?

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Lee thats what I have right now with kdws they sit nice but im looking to go 315!
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265/35/18-275/35/18 front and 295/35/18-305/35/18 any thing near those will look good

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I'm running 275 35 up front and 315 35 in rear 1 1/2 drop all around, sits pretty nice

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running 265/35/18 fronts and currently need a new set of 285 or 289/35/18 rears ASAP before it starts raining pretty good. I'm thinking about changing to same size rim all around tho. Rear tires aren't cheap..lol!!
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I did a 295/35r18 bfg kdw2 on a 18x10 1/2 Saleen wheel on my gt . I could have pulled it off if I had fox legnth axles.
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