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????What size tires do I want to get here????

OK, I just ordered my rims, Here they are:

18*9 Gunmetal Saleen Rims
5*4.5 or for the no brainers = 5 * 114.3



NOW on to the good part!

What size tire would ya'll reccomend doing for this? Let me know what you guys think and I will see if I like it or not!

Is 255/55-18 a pretty decent size?

Looking at these:

BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2




Thanks in advance ya'll!

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Brian do you on keeping stock ride height or are you going to lower it?? Thats going to make the difference.
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Stock for now
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Do you plan to lower it slightly within the next few months? Get 255/45/18.

27" overall diameter....not too small, but small enough that the rotational inertia of the wheel won't cause you to accelerate/turn too slowly.

Should look really good.
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Do you plan to lower it slightly within the next few months? Get 255/45/18.

27" overall diameter....not too small, but small enough that the rotational inertia of the wheel won't cause you to accelerate/turn too slowly.

Should look really good.

stock tremor tires are what, a 29? i think 18s with a 27" diameter would look too small on a stock height truck

also, you most likely will have to run a spacer to get those to fit over the hubs, not sure on the tremor model though, but on an xlt 4x2 will need them
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His is tremor is lifted on 35's.

I think he's talking about the mustang...
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But he was talking about taking the lift off due to bad knees or something....

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He is taking the spindle lift off and bodylift and making it a "street" truck.

Brian I am still thinking about the stock spindles
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go with at least a 45 or 50 series profile tire, no bigger then 60. They will have a little more rubber on the sidewall, for those big burnouts
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stock tremor tires are what, a 29? i think 18s with a 27" diameter would look too small on a stock height truck

also, you most likely will have to run a spacer to get those to fit over the hubs, not sure on the tremor model though, but on an xlt 4x2 will need them
Tremor Model are Edges not XLT
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He is taking the spindle lift off and bodylift and making it a "street" truck.

Brian I am still thinking about the stock spindles
Don't worry about the spindles anymore bro! I have someone coming up and getting my whole setup! So I get all the stock parts!
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Tremor Model are Edges not XLT

i know that, im just saying, i dont know if the edge hubs are bigger or smaller then the xlt ones
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Oh alright not worth shipping the ****ty stock spindles!
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get something like D has got. i think he has a good size tire, im not sure what he has but im sure he will chime in.

also he has an edge, with some special lowering keys that he is trying to get a group buy on. somehting to think about.



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man, whose sexy red truck is that??
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man, whose sexy red truck is that??
Well somebody likes tootin' their own horn. LOL

I say slap some 33x12.50's on there and call it a day. Hehe.
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Nothin like some BFGoodrich mud terrains on 18" stang rims!
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Edited my first post, let me know what ya'll think about those and the size that I requested
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Damn good tire, and, since you drive a Tremor, good size as well.

Gopher it.
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man, whose sexy red truck is that??
Dunno, but Its almost as low as the blue truck next to it ( actually its almost the same height as yours )

I went with a 28 inch tire ( 255/55/17 ). 27inchers looked too damn small. I've taken 4 inches out of the front factory ride height. If your gonna go with a FACTORY height, this is what 28 inch tires look like -- >



<--- very gay.

I would suggest a tire that will be ' even ' through out the wheel well 28-29 inches ( no smaller ). If your going to drop it under the factory height and feel like planning ahead, maybe a small tire purchased ahead of time will work for ya.. but you have to live with it being fugly till you drop it.

Edit: Went back and saw the 255/55/18 tire size. Good tires. I had a set and they performed really well. They are roughly the same size as a factory set of tires ( 29inches ) .

Your going to need half inch adapters to clear the grease covers in front.

You COULD cheat ( as I'm going to ) and shorten the spindles threaded length by a half inch and crush the grease caps a bit so the wheel cover will fit ( nobody will see it ) and you'll still have a good half inch of thread after the wheelberring/jam nut . Something to think about instead of spacers.

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You COULD cheat ( as I'm going to ) and shorten the spindles threaded length by a half inch and crush the grease caps a bit so the wheel cover will fit ( nobody will see it ) and you'll still have a good half inch of thread after the wheelberring/jam nut . Something to think about instead of spacers.
I toyed with that idea myself....
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You COULD cheat ( as I'm going to ) and shorten the spindles threaded length by a half inch and crush the grease caps a bit so the wheel cover will fit ( nobody will see it ) and you'll still have a good half inch of thread after the wheelberring/jam nut . Something to think about instead of spacers.

or grease the crap out of it and run without a grease cap, thats what i have on my truck inorder to get the center caps to fit
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ScottyG.. YOU are a madman doing things like that.
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Would you say the same thing about me if I said I did that as well?

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ScottyG.. YOU are a madman doing things like that.
ha, im a madman for going alot of things
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