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275 front tires - mixed opinions

I am being told that 275s will fit no problem in the front with proper offsets, and I am being told that 275s are not going to fit the front,

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Old 10-30-2010, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am being told that 275s will fit no problem in the front with proper offsets, and I am being told that 275s are not going to fit the front, regardless of offsets.

If you have 275 front tires, can you please tell me which tire and what your wheel width/offset is?

My Wheels are:
Volk TE37SL 19x9.5 +22
Volk TE37SL 19x11 +23

I would like to try the Nitto Invos:
Front INVO; 275/35/19
Diameter 26.5"

Rear INVO; 305/30/19
Diameter 26.2"

The invos do come in a 265/30/19 for the front, but the diameter is probably too small, since its at 25.3", it would be throwing the size ratio off quite a bit and i would be worried about VDC issues.

Thank you in advance for any input
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Im running 275's on the front with a 15mm spacer. Here's a pic of how it looked before I got my new wheels. Trust me, 275 in the front will work fine with the stock Rays, stock offset AND 15mm spacers. Ran it like that for about two months until I changed my wheels.

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Actually i just posted a pic of guy who accidently had his 275 on the front. It was at a meet today I was wtf dude look at your tire.. he said he knows. I asked if he had any rubbing and he said no lol so i dont think theres a problem..
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Those are the exact sizes I'm using on the stock sport wheels. The 275/35/19, looks like it belongs on the front and I'm using a 10mm spacer for that slightly tucked look.

Bridgestone RE050A:
305/30/19 5 mm spacer and 26.3 diameter
275/35/19 10 mm spacer and 26.5 diameter
with a 4.08 tire shredding gear ratio
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Those are the exact sizes I'm using on the stock sport wheels. The 275/35/19, looks like it belongs on the front and I'm using a 10mm spacer for that slightly tucked look.

Bridgestone RE050A:
305/30/19 5 mm spacer and 26.3 diameter
275/35/19 10 mm spacer and 26.5 diameter
with a 4.08 tire shredding gear ratio
can you post a side profile shot? i am interested in doing this as well but with Nismo rims and a drop.
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Those are the exact sizes I'm using on the stock sport wheels. The 275/35/19, looks like it belongs on the front and I'm using a 10mm spacer for that slightly tucked look.

Bridgestone RE050A:
305/30/19 5 mm spacer and 26.3 diameter
275/35/19 10 mm spacer and 26.5 diameter
with a 4.08 tire shredding gear ratio
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I run 275/30-18 R compounds on a 9.5 + 46 offset rim with no problems.
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285/30/18 here
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can you post a side profile shot? i am interested in doing this as well but with Nismo rims and a drop.
I don't have any pictures of the car with the stock rims installed.

If your going to use Nismo rims, you should consider a 285/35/19 for the front as it's only a 26.9" rolling diameter and should fill the wheel well better.

I only say that, without knowing how much drop you plan to do, which will dramatically change which tire size you can run.
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thanks, with the 275/35/19 and 15 mm spacer in front with a 3/4" wheel gap, that should be alright right? no rubbing. Planning to go low, but not extreme. Jsut trying to even out the look of the 305/30's in the rear without spending more money to change the tires in the front. Just switching the stock rear tires to the front.
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Should be OK.
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I'm running 275/30/20's up front on stock GT-R rims (9.5", +45).
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Thanks guys! I apologize to the op, don't mean to thread jack, but I'm gangsta like that lol
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this is all great info, changes my ideas a bit.

So what do you guys think its the perfect tire combination to run?

275/305?
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