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Hey Guys, putting new tires on my 98 6766 auto. Im leaning towards 888s, 295/30/18 on my 18x10s in the rear, which is slightly less radius than the 295/35s on the car now. It seems most people are running the 888s for high HP street cars that may occasionally need to drive home in the rain.

Outside of a bit more wheel well apace, should I be concerned about loosing sidewall ?

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Phil

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Man im in the same boat. Im on 18x10.5 an really wanted to run an r888 but the fact that i cant get them in a 285/35 im kind of leaning back towards nitto nt05's. I started looking into the hankook rs3's as well. The r888 has an overall diameter of 24.8. Where as the nt05 is a 25.9. Sucks because i want the most straight line traction out of a street tire but dont really wanna go to that small of a tire. I still however think the r888s will get me more traction.
 

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Why not run a 305/35/18? THat's what I have on mine.



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Exactly the input I was hoping for. Will do. Thanks as always guys

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What are you runing on the front Steve?

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Agreed, run the 305/35. I have a set of 295/30 r888's on the rear of my car and the diameter looks a little too small for my liking. The car has to be slammed pretty low to make it look decent. I will be running the 305's next go-around.
 

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I personally think 305/35 has too much of a bulge on a 10" wheel. Alo my offset is low, so anymore than a 285/35 (nt05 sizing) ill have to pull my quarter more. It doesnt even looked pulled so id like to keep it that way if possible. Maybe a 295/30 r888 would look okay cause id have to the car lower. The pricing is also stupid. A 285/30 r888 is a decent amount more expensive than a 315 lol...
 

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I think I am Sold on a 305. my quarters are already rolled and should fit. I'll let you know

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I wish they made R888's in my Size but they don't so I had to get Bridgestone RE-11's 285/35/19
 

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...im kind of leaning back towards nitto nt05's...I still however think the r888s will get me more traction.
I have both and there's no comparison. The R888's are much softer, much stickier, hook way better. The NT05's are very good for a street tire but don't compare to an R compound.
 

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Phil with your planning, take into account that the R888s run wide as a model. In 295/30/18 they were an inch wider than Mich SS 285/35/18. I have a +50 offset with a mild fender roll and 10" wheels and had to declare the 295s too wide to try in my particular case. I would have to think anyone able to make this tire work in a 305 must have the max for fenders rolled and pulled, but let me know if that's not right.

And BTW I have a pair of new R888s in 285/30/18 with only 25 miles on them that I need to get sold, pm if interested.

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just picked up 295s for my 18x10 the sidewall is a little small for my liking but the 305 would have been a waste since i wouldnt use the contact patch.... it also helps the 295 is about 50 cheaper than the 285 and 305
 

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I'm in the same boat. I just posted this (below) this recently in the wheel/ offset tire search thread and was told the 305 was too much tire for this wheel. I really need some rear tires and still have no clue what to get for sizing and etc. I'm guessing R888's sizing is different then even the other Toyo tire models? Any advice is greatly appreciated. :)

"Right now I am running 295/35/18 Toyo T1R's

Will I be able to fit Toyo R888 305/35ZR18?

Will offset come into play here? I believe the full specs are:
18 X 10 +44
18 X 9 +38

inner fenders are trimmed."
 

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I'm in the same boat. I just posted this (below) this recently in the wheel/ offset tire search thread and was told the 305 was too much tire for this wheel. I really need some rear tires and still have no clue what to get for sizing and etc. I'm guessing R888's sizing is different then even the other Toyo tire models? Any advice is greatly appreciated. :)

"Right now I am running 295/35/18 Toyo T1R's

Will I be able to fit Toyo R888 305/35ZR18?

Will offset come into play here? I believe the full specs are:
18 X 10 +44
18 X 9 +38

inner fenders are trimmed."
Some ppl dont mind the bulge. I personally think it looks ugly but thats just me. Im leaning more towards a 275/35 18. It acually looks good on a 10.5 wheel. I currently have a 285/35 18 nt05 mounted on my wheel and it has a slight stretch. I dont really mind the look but the tire pokes out about 5mm passed the lip of the wheel. Then finally narrows back down about an inch an a half up the sidewall. The 275/35 r888 in the pic below is on a 18x10.5 an seems to fit the wheel better.
 

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I have both and there's no comparison. The R888's are much softer, much stickier, hook way better. The NT05's are very good for a street tire but don't compare to an R compound.
Thanks, your response made me go back and look for more pics an info on sizing.
 

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I'm in the same boat. I just posted this (below) this recently in the wheel/ offset tire search thread and was told the 305 was too much tire for this wheel. I really need some rear tires and still have no clue what to get for sizing and etc. I'm guessing R888's sizing is different then even the other Toyo tire models? Any advice is greatly appreciated. :)

"Right now I am running 295/35/18 Toyo T1R's

Will I be able to fit Toyo R888 305/35ZR18?

Will offset come into play here? I believe the full specs are:
18 X 10 +44
18 X 9 +38

inner fenders are trimmed."
Will work fine. Just have rolled or trimmed fenders so it's flat alignment also needs to be good.
 

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The optimum tire size in r888 for a 10 is 275/35/18, any more is a waste, any less is a waste.
(No offense to anyones tire choice)
The 285 is meant for a 10.5, the 295 for an 11, and 305 for 11.5-12. The 305 and 315 are made for 11.5-12.
 

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The optimum tire size in r888 for a 10 is 275/35/18, any more is a waste, any less is a waste.
(No offense to anyones tire choice)
The 285 is meant for a 10.5, the 295 for an 11, and 305 for 11.5-12. The 305 and 315 are made for 11.5-12.
Exactly what I was going to say.

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