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PostSubject: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:58 pm

dropped the car off for an alignment today and have my wheels swapped over... went to pick it up and noticed that they put the rears on the front...
welp... they fit at least... car tramlines like a sumbitch, but they DO fit (though I haven't tried turning full lock... so... you know, take this all with a grain of salt)
it's going back on Wednesday for a muffler install so they're going to fix it.
I got into a bit of a tiff with the owner... I told him that the wheels were on backwards and he was like "Why didn't you tell us they were different sizes when you dropped them off"
I said "Well, I figured the tech would have seen that one set was 11" wide and one set was 9.5" wide... It's a pretty noticeable difference.
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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:00 pm

275 whats?

I have 275/40/18's on my wagon on a 9.5" wheel.

I have had 275/40/17's on it before on 8.5's also.

Plenty of room in front on both those setups. Even lowered on Vogtlands.

And... Pics? bounce

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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:09 pm

275/40/17s on Impala wheels (which I thought were staggered 8 and 9.5"?)
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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:10 pm

chapel wrote:
275/40/17s on Impala wheels (which I thought were staggered 8 and 9.5"?)

Those are 8.5" all around. And they clear NP on the wagons, even with a 285/40. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:14 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
chapel wrote:
275/40/17s on Impala wheels (which I thought were staggered 8 and 9.5"?)

Those are 8.5" all around. And they clear NP on the wagons, even with a 285/40. Smile

good to know... I always thought the wheels on these were staggered... guess just the tires on mine.
I must be thinking of the prototype ROH 5s that were 9.5"
I'd actually prefer a narrower, taller tire on my car than what is on there now
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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:15 pm

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toomanytoyz wrote:
chapel wrote:
275/40/17s on Impala wheels (which I thought were staggered 8 and 9.5"?)

Those are 8.5" all around. And they clear NP on the wagons, even with a 285/40. Smile

good to know... I always thought the wheels on these were staggered... guess just the tires on mine.
I must be thinking of the prototype ROH 5s that were 9.5"
I'd actually prefer a narrower, taller tire on my car than what is on there now

What are the staggered sizes? Like a 245/45 or something?


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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:18 pm

I think they MIGHT be 245/40s Sad
way too small
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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:22 pm

Yeah, on a factory height wagon, short sidewalls look terrible. You want a 255/50 or 255/55 on the SS wheels for a 27" or 28" tire to fill the wheelwells. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:28 pm

yeah, I'd get new tires if they weren't already brand new
also, a 255/55 is a 'sport truck tire' according to tirerack

255/50 is more common.
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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:37 pm

Yeah, I know the 255/50 is more common, and was the factory SS tire. But for wagons, where the factory tire was 28" tall, the 255/55 is more appropriate and keeps your speedo correct. I think a 275/50 is also a 28" tire. And being a sport truck tire isn't all bad, considering they are designed with the weight these carry in mind. Wink

That said, I'd run a 255/50 because they look just as good, and are like half the price. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: so... 275s fit under the front fenders...   Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:16 am

255/50 riken raptors are cheap and a decent tire
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