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Old 09-11-2011, 08:42 PM   #221
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I saw the 17's that are on TURNS101's set up, and don't think that looks horrible. I see a lot of folks not all that fond of the 17's on the NA. Clown shoes and all that. I've only found 1 decent tire to go on the 15x10 6UL (the Nitto 555 drag radial, 275/50-15). My intent is to put some mammoth rubber back there. (Think Pantera, and you'll be close.) The 17's open up a whole slew of tire options. Although, admittedly, the 17" wheels are damn heavy by comparison!
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You'll be doing a ton of hacking and cutting to fit the 275/50. If you are doing a DR, ditch the junk 555R and go to a MT or BFG. I HATED my 555R's. Stiff sidewall, wheel hop like crazy, and not much (if at all) stickier then a standard decent street tire.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:48 AM   #223
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I don't think hacking and/or cutting is going to be all that much of an issue. After all, we're talking N2 flares.

I'm all for any suggestion of a legit street tire that can fill a 15x10 6UL. All I was able to find was the 555. Certainly not the best street tire, by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not into looking like some Vato with go cart tires on my ride.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:37 PM   #224
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I had to do a ton of hacking for the 235/60's, more then I'm comfortable with. The 235's would fit fine on the 10's in back, as they bulge a bit on the 9's
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #225
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Can't believe its over....but all good things must come to an end. On to the next project! (Supercharger or turbo for my .:R32 )







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Old 10-23-2011, 03:35 PM   #226
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How much does the shell weight like that? How did you put it off/on the truck?
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #227
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How much does the shell weight like that? How did you put it off/on the truck?
Whoops...thought I posted that in my build thread lol It had to weight around 800....it was MUCH heavier than I thought it would be. Me and 3 other guys put it in the truck lmao
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #228
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wow sad! what tire options are there for 16 wheel size
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:10 AM   #229
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Has anyone tried this with 17's yet? I have my flares laying around for ages already because I can't really find anything decent to fill them.
Wide tyres in 15 and 16" are almost non existant, barring the rediculously expensive Porsche size 245/45/16.

I'm thinking of trying something like 17x10 with 235, 245 or 255/40/17 and 17x10,5 with 255/40/17, which are readily available in all forms one could desire.

The rocket bunny FD is running sizes along these lines and it looks pretty good.



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Old 01-19-2015, 10:04 PM   #230
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The problem is about a 25" diameter is the max(atleast for a NB) before hitting the firewall. And that is caster dependent. I fit a set of 17X9.75 +25 with used 245/40 RS3's and they fit.....barely, after folding over the pinch weld
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:04 PM   #231
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Getting 25" tyre to fit will be a challenge, but I'm sure the firewall can be reshaped to fit them.
I can imagine a lower offset wheel will make the firewall clearance even tighter though :P.
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