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Old 02-24-12, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default 275/35R18 Toyo R888 on stock rear wheels...

Decided to do something a bit crazy for some reason...crammed 275/35R18 Toyo R888 semi-cut racing tires on the stock rear wheels...some have even said it couldn't be done...

The reasoning for my insanity? I needed new rear tires, I have 2 track events coming up, my friend gave me a sick deal, so I said what the heck...I really don't drive the IS too much anymore, as I have a demo vehicle from my dealership as a daily and a F-150, so again what the heck...

I had them installed and they do bow out some from the wheel, but since I refuse to use spacers the tires actually do a really good job at filling some of the gap...not to mention is looks much tougher from the back now...I will give them a good thrashing this weekend and see just how sticky they are...enjoy the pics (first 2 are before pics, the rest are after).
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Old 02-24-12, 01:51 PM   #3
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That looks almost stock...that's not bad at all. My friend sold me a set of Honda OEM 14" (6" width I think) with 225 BFG drag radials on them. Looked just link this, but worse! These are only 215s :



Now that's some overhang! LOL
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Not sure if you want to do that. It maybe nice to do, but it may make it look funny as if it does not seem to fit the car cosmetically, if you're looking at it diagonally from behind.

For instance, it can look too big and fat in relation of the car.

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didn't think it could be done, but i stand corrected.

looks NASCAR-beefy.

with that treadwidth, has it been difficult to break the rear loose?
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^^ I was warned to let the gel they used to set the bead dry for about 50 miles, because the tires are so sticky they will actually spin on the wheel throwing off the balance
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you're insane. LOL. :3
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doesnt look bad man - im sure it hooks up pretty good !
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i'll just say what a bunch of other people are gonna say. moar low and wide.
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