View Full Version : bigger tires and wheels

12-22-2004, 07:04 PM
I want to change tires and wheels from the stock 275/40-17 to 285/35-18 in the back and 275/35-18 in the front. any issue with that width in the back. I don't want any rubbing!

12-22-2004, 07:53 PM
You shouldn't have any problems at all with that!

I'm running a 10.5" wide rim in the back with a set of 315's on it and it works just fine.:thumbsup:

Dave B.
12-22-2004, 09:48 PM
I found the best over all and best for the average around town driver,

I got a set of AFS Cobra type wheels on Ebay for $620 just at the right time,

I am running a pair of 18X9's on the front and a pair of 18X10.5's on the rear.

I have a pair of 275/35 18's on the front and a pair of Toyo Proxis 295/35 18's on the rear,

this combination has no bolt clearance issues and they wear well, basicly you will go through 2 sets of rears for ever set of fronts, I used to believe that rotating was the way to go, so when I went to this combination I could no longer rotate, you know what?? it works out better this way, I dont have to worry about rotating and when the rears wear out, I replace them, I am still on my fronts with several thousand miles on them and not showing much wear, I dont think I got this kind of milage when I had rotatable tires and wheels.

12-23-2004, 11:05 AM
I can agree with you all the way Dave! I used to rotate tires on my 01 only to find I had to replace 4 tires every year. Before I went to 10x18 inch in the rear and 8.5x18 in the front, I found I can save money if I do not rotate tires. Now I can squeeze out 10k in the rear and 20k in the front. As for winter use, hahaha, never mind, but anyway, I have the old factory wheels from the 01 with snows mounted on them. They fit on the 04 except for the speedo error due to different tire size. I can eliminate flat spots on the summer tires, and have something to fall back on when the 4wd lets me down (which is quite often). In fact, I am getting a new set of Toyo Proxies T1-S 285/35x18 installed on the rear wheels. I will have to wait until next year to replace all 4. I hope the proxies are worth the money since this is the first time for Toyo tires.

12-23-2004, 11:57 AM
I have 18x9 front and 18x10 rear.

I put 255- 35 on the front and like it a lot better (thna 275) for street driving. If you go with different size rear tires anyway, I don't see a need for fat front tires. The smaller size are cheaper and improves handling for slow turns, and gives less steer on the everyday things like cracks in he road.

I use 275 -40 track tires on my stock rims for when you really need extra front width, and so I can rotate between sessions.