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Using Wider Tires
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:06:51 PM »
I'm picking up some 15x8 wheels this week and I'm wanting to put a wider tire on the rear. What is the widest tire that I'm gonna be able to fit on it without it scrubbing?
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Re: Using Wider Tires
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 07:13:55 PM »
dont know exactly, i run 255 60 15 and 275 60 15 on 2 different pintos
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Re: Using Wider Tires
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 07:20:13 PM »
Do they do okay without scrubbing?
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Re: Using Wider Tires
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 08:30:52 PM »
they can scrub on hard cornering but mine is made to go straight..... not for corner carving....if you roll the fender lip it wont scrub at all....
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Re: Using Wider Tires
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 09:20:11 PM »
Okay cool. Thanks for the info
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Re: Using Wider Tires
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 10:08:20 AM »
I don't remember the dimensions, but rims and tires off of a 2000's Merc Cougar will rub the rear leaf springs...trus t me.
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Re: Using Wider Tires
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 02:35:42 PM »
I wouldn't go too much wider than a 275 width on an 8 inch rim. You will start to get balloned sidewalls & that kills handling around corners.
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