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Tire time...need help again

ok, seems my fronts are in ok shape, but my rears, they are pretty much slicks now!
i need new tires, but i want to get something bigger. i have the aftermarket 9.5" wide rim, so i think a fatter tire is ok. can i go with a 285/35/18 and not rub? or perhaps even a 295/35? im worried about the "35" series being too big? or is that ok? ideally i want a 295, but, not sure if it will fit.

anyone have input or first hand experience?

ebay has some good deals on tires right now, im watchin a few bids...

thanks guys! appreciate the help!
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Aj - A 285 will fit a 9.5" rim. A 10" rim is optimum. There should be no rubbing issues with a 285 at the rear. However, while "hammerin'" or with sudden lane changes, 285 and up tires are prone to fish tailing/ wobbling/ the wiggles. I would think even more so given a 9.5 rim. So, hang on to your steering wheel. FYI, a 295 requires a minimal 10" rim.


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crap ruben, i ended up winning a bid on ebay for a BFG 295/35 for the benz...
i don't know if it will fit the 9.5" rim, it'll be close...

i need to find a 285 i guess. we'll see what happens, when i get the tire, i'll try and get it mounted. post back results!
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It will be a tight fit Mr. Aj. Keep in mind that the sidewalls will be a bit compressed and exposed. Hang on to that steering wheel when you punch it.


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haha.. i hope it fits, otherwise i gotta go find some 285's quick!!! my tires right now are down to the wear bars, if not past. getting to be slicks... and winter and cold weather is RIGHT around the corner!!! i have my truck to drive on crappy days, so im not too worried, but we shall see... i can't wait though, the 295's are going to look PHAT!!! im not worried about breaking the tires loose either, mainly going for looks.
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285s no problem

I have 285x30-19 no problems at all no fishtailing no wobbles no rubbing or uneven wear smooth and looks good have gone 150mph no problems go over 100 everytime I drive. I think my rims are 10in.
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