255s or 275s???

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  1. Vengeance

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    So i am buying tires very soon. I originally had my mind set on 275/40r17.

    I am getting BFGoodrich Sport Comp-2 . The tires are $135 per tire.

    But i know the 275s rub, and i know the BFGs run wider than most. I currently have Falkin ZX512 on there and the rub a little on full turn.

    So should i drop down a size for the BFGs (drop to a 255/40r17) to prevent the rubbing?

    P.S. i really like the way my rear tires look, which is 275/40r17 Falkin FK453. The tire size to rim ratio, how it bulges a little. And i worry that the 255s wont bulge at all.

    Thank you :)
     
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    Im running 255/40/17 up front. Looks perfect. U'd be better with the 255 as u will encounter less rubbing.
     
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    I would stick to 275 in the rear, 255 in the front.. definitely looks better
     
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    Are you on a 17x9 rim... and do you have any close up side shots of the tire, possibly showing how much the tire hangs over the rim?
     
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    I have 245's in the front, and I'll definitely be getting 255's the next time around as well as a shorter sidewall.

    275 in the rear should be perfect. 255 will look too narrow from the rear.
     
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    exactly what ferocious said... as a temp thing, I have 255/45/17 all the way around my car, rears look like shit, but im changing it the moment she comes out of the garage this year
     
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    Here are 2 pics from a while back and yea 17x9 all around

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    55s front, 75s rear.
     
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    275 all 4 I never had any issues with mind rubbing.

    I run a 265/35/18 front now and still don't have any issues.
     
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    thanks guys for all the help. I am keeping the same size all around, so i can rotate, so since the 255s in the back are to small, then i think i will stick with the 275s all the way around.

    thank you everyone for making my choice easier.i will post picks when the tires are installed.
     
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    Glad you stuck with the 275 !!
     
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    I don't mean to hijack this thread. But I'm probably going with the 17x9s now. And I'm trying to make the same decision. Anyone have pics of the 17x9s with 275s?
    Thanks!
     
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    It'll look flush. Just go on American Muscle and view customer pics of 275s.... they're pretty much all running 9" wheels.
     
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    It all depends what you like, i just got them installed today, i am very happy i went with them. I will have pics up as soon as i get her washed.
     
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    I would love to see the pics! Can't wait!
     
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    Rack limiters, no more rubbing.
     
  17. Vengeance

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    got some pics for ya, all i can say is i am sooooo pleased with the size i went, and the brand i went.
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    Hell yes! Love it dude! You got any rubbing at all?
     
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    Looks perfectly flush! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yep OEM 03/04 Cobras on the front with 275 was Perfect I loved mine when I had them. I had 10.5 in the rear with 315/35