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Old 01-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Ginger gets 335/30 MEATS!

1/30/12
Ginger has two sets of 18x11 Forgestar F14 (street and track). Her track shoes are 315/30 18 Hoosier drag radials (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198150).

Her street shoes are a pain in the ass because my ideal size for 18x11 street tire is 315/35 18 or even a 315/40 18, but of course no one makes a street tire in that size. Hell, the only tire available in either of those sizes is a 315/40 18 Nitto NT05R drag radial. I had a set of those for track use, but no way I would rock them as daily driver tires, put wayyy too many miles on Ginger. The closest tire I could find to what I wanted was Falken Tires Azenis RT-615 295/40 18 (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152827). It was a decent tire, but most people use it for a steetable road racing tire so it doesn't come with a ton of tread 8/32 and only has a treadwear of 200. It looked a little stretched on the 18x11 wheel, but it worked.

Well, my alignment ended up being off a bit and I didn't notice until a few weeks ago when I looked at my rears and they were pretty worn down. I shade tree mechanic checked it and the wheels were toed in about 1 degree on each end, got it realigned and had to start looking for replacement tires. I wanted tires with better treadwear and more tread depth, but the sizes I want are a bitch to find. I definitely wanted to go wider than 295. I came across the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 335/30 18 with a treadwear of 300 and 10/32 tread (better than the Falken's 8/32), but the recommended rim is 11.5"-12.5" . I Googled through a TON of pictures and finally found the tires on a 2011 Mustang GT with Forgestar CF5 18x11 rears. They definitely bulge out a bit but I said what the hell, I've had stretched tires, I'm gonna try them out just to see how they fit.

The tires are MAMMOTHLY WIDE! BFG are known to run pretty wide, but these things are redonkulous! Unmounted they measure in at about 13 5/8" wide. The 295s and 315s both measure in at 12 3/8" but those are mounted.

So what do you guys think? Will they fit? Will they rub? Will they stick out?

I know my way around cars so no matter what I will make them fit without sticking out and without rubbing. They are a bit shorter that even my 315/30 drag radials, but they aren't mounted and aired up yet and I don't mind shorter tires, helps with the gearing.

I'm not sure when I will throw these tires on, I usually run my tires to within an inch of their life and the Falkens are almost there. For the mean time I have to hide them from the wife. Having had 9 different tire sizes on my car (wow, my car isn't even a year old, LOL) damned UPS and Fed Ex always deliver tires when the Mrs is home and I get the whole "You bought more tires?!? Didn't your car come with tires?" This is the one time tires have been delivered while she isn't here. I'm gonna try and hide them, right in from of her face, stacked up in the garage between my track tire set up. You think she will notice my tire tower just got over 27" taller?

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Wow, those 335's are massive! Any clearance issues with running these? My 315's are pretty much 1 cm from the plastic inner fenders in the rear and I was wondering if those could be taken off so I can run 335's on my extra rear wheels...
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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wow i love those tires! they look awesome
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Wow, those 335's are massive! Any clearance issues with running these? My 315's are pretty much 1 cm from the plastic inner fenders in the rear and I was wondering if those could be taken off so I can run 335's on my extra rear wheels...
No one has tried yet. I'll post up a ton of pics when I get them on.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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No one has tried yet. I'll post up a ton of pics when I get them on.
Sounds good. Hopefully it will work, haha. The NT05R's on my other pair of rear wheels probably only have enough life for a track day or two, so Im looking to replace them hopefully with 335's.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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I'm betting they stick out, sort of like on that Mustang above. Looking forward to seeing pics.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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I'm betting they stick out, sort of like on that Mustang above. Looking forward to seeing pics.
I think you sold that Mustang his Forgestars. If I really like the way the tire looks on the car but has too much bulge, I might have to do some surgery on Ginger and step up to 18x12.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:46 AM   #8
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Yes, I believe that is a customer car. He originally had 305 or 315 tires on it though.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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No one has tried yet. I'll post up a ton of pics when I get them on.
Its been done, and here are the links. (P.S. not on a controvertible)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=124

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Seems like a lot of work to fit them. Looks cool though, as long as they don't stick out.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #11
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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I personally like how they stick out on that mustang
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #15
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sick wheel setup on that mustang.. wish i had thicker tires on my ss wheels
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #16
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Same here. I don't mind an inch or so sticking out. In fact, looks pretty cool.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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Waiting patiently for you to get these fitted. I really want to run a tire this size too! Itching to leave 2 big 12 in wide stripes down the street!!
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can't wait to see them on the car, that is going to look bad azz.
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I actually like bulged tires. I think it looks GREAT!
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Cool can't wait to see this set up
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:11 PM   #22
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Remember guys these are going on 18x11 wheels and the tires are only 25.9" tall. That's almost 3" shorter than stock. These will will have less clearance problems than a similarly wide tire on a 20" wheel.
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Remember guys these are going on 18x11 wheels and the tires are only 25.9" tall. That's almost 3" shorter than stock. These will will have less clearance problems than a similarly wide tire on a 20" wheel.
That depends on what kind of "clearance" issues you're talking about. Just by installing these tires, you're essentially lowering your car 1.5". Add that to whatever amount of lowering you already have, and you could be scraping the bottom of your car over every little pebble. But I suppose if they are going to be for track-only, then do whatever you like. I can totally appreciate the performance advantages you're trying to achieve here, but "the look" is just not for me. They're nice and wide, but I think the height will just make the whole set-up look funny! It's like the opposite of donkin' out your car with the huge 26"+ wheels!!! Either way it's going to look kinda weird in my opinion. But I wish you the best, and hope you achieve your goals with this. Eager to see pics!!!
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That depends on what kind of "clearance" issues you're talking about. Just by installing these tires, you're essentially lowering your car 1.5". Add that to whatever amount of lowering you already have, and you could be scraping the bottom of your car over every little pebble. But I suppose if they are going to be for track-only, then do whatever you like. I can totally appreciate the performance advantages you're trying to achieve here, but "the look" is just not for me. They're nice and wide, but I think the height will just make the whole set-up look funny! It's like the opposite of donkin' out your car with the huge 26"+ wheels!!! Either way it's going to look kinda weird in my opinion. But I wish you the best, and hope you achieve your goals with this. Eager to see pics!!!
Actually if you these aren't track only tires and I'm only lowering an extra .7" from my current street tires. My current street tire set up is 26.7" fronts and 27.3" rears (picture is in my sig), that along with the BMR 1" drop makes my car pretty low right now but I'm used to it and hardly ever scrape anywhere anymore. Actually the lowest part of my car is the front and shorter rears will actually raise the front just a hair.

The 335/30s are supposed to be taller than my 315/30 drag radials but they are actually a little shorter when next to them, maybe mounted and aired up they will be a little taller.

When I first got my 18" Forgestars I had ordered some 28" 255/50 18 for the front, that looked REALLY goofy and handled like an SUV. I only made one trip around the block and took them off.






Here is what my drag radials look like and these 335/30 tires should look very close in height.





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