[B]ADVICE ON TIRE SIZE PLEASE!!![/B]

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    01GTPony New Member

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    ADVICE ON TIRE SIZE PLEASE!!!

    I want to put 265/40-18's on my 01 gt but i read somewhere that increasing the diameter of the wheels/tires will result in a loss of torque.
    the rims i am getting are 18x9. i like the 40's because they fill up the gap nicely. i would appreciate some advice on what tire size i should get. thanks.
    also are 275 too wide to put all around.
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    the larger the rim the slower you will go, it takes more power to turn an 18" rim than a 15" rim because the axle has to turn more times, thats why ppl put slicks and drag radials on smaller rims usually. I have 275/35/18's all around and they dont rub just kick up some dirt on the side of my car sometimes.
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    will 275 fit my rims??
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    twogts4us Advanced Member

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    275 would be ideal on a 9" rim
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    trying to bold the title = teh lose

    yes, larger diameter wheels will sort of eat up some of your effective torque, but this can be offset by lower gears
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