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I'm running stock wheels and tires. I recently added shocks and springs. I installed an HKS air intake, TRD exhaust, HKS Boost Controller and a FCD. No down pipe. I'm probably around 380HP give or take a few. This car is street driven. Whats you reccomendation on wheel and tire size? Thanks. Also can cou reccomend a Manufacturer an tyre style. Thanks
 

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I believe the best all around setup is an 18x9.5" with a 265/35R18 front and an 18x10.5" with a 295/30R18 or 285/30R18 rear. I actually prefer my 275's on the front, but the sizes I mentioned above don't require any modification. You will need to bend a small tab to run the 275's on the front.

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Is that setup going to be flush with the inside of the wheel wells, Steve?

...or would it tuck in a bit? ...or perhaps be slightly outside the edge?

Just curious as I'm looking into some new wheels.

TIA.
 
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265 up front is a bit beefy, isn't it? Wouldn't 245 or 255 be more reasonable??
 
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If you have stock wheels go with Bridgestone Potenza RE730

275 out back and 245's up front (Best for traction)
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255 out back and 235's up front (Best for handling)
 

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quick,
You can see some pictures of these setups on my website at www.geocities.com/steve_jarvis_me Look at my Current 97 Supra Info.


DefBringer,
A 245 just isn't enough tire for a 3,500 pound Supra. Its kinda of like staying with stock hp. It works, but it doesn't compare with a single turbo.

Later, Steve
 
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when braking, wider front wheels help a lot too.
 
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If you have stock wheels go with Bridgestone Potenza RE730

275 out back and 245's up front (Best for traction)
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255 out back and 235's up front (Best for handling)
So that is 245/45ZR17 and 275/40ZR17 Potenza RE730's for stock rims?

Also long are these tires rated for mileage wise?
 
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245, 275's will fit without any modification to the car on the stock rims. Good for maybe 20,000 - 25,000. 50% of that would have to be highway???

I would not upsize any higher then 245/45ZR17 and 275/40ZR17 on stock rims. The 245,275 is a good configuration and lots of people use it with BPU. Be sure to get all 4 wheels aligned when there done. Also take it to a shop that can balance the wheel from the inside. You don't what them adding wheel weights to the outside lip of the rim.... Also before you leave make sure they put the correct tires one the correct rims. I know it sounds hard to believe but the shop that installed my wheels put the 275 on my front rims and the 245 on the back...... :mad:

The car was born with 235 up front and 255 out back.... :D

Good Luck..
 
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Steve Jarvis said:
I believe the best all around setup is an 18x9.5" with a 265/35R18 front and an 18x10.5" with a 295/30R18 or 285/30R18 rear. I actually prefer my 275's on the front, but the sizes I mentioned above don't require any modification. You will need to bend a small tab to run the 275's on the front.

Later, Steve
Steve,

What would be the offsets on the wheels?
 

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Go to Tirerack.com and look under Tires, then specs once you select a tire. It shows the height, section width, tread width, rim size req'd, etc. of all the sizes. Tires of the "same" size vary a little from different manufacturers.

I definitely feel an improvement in my handling since I got 255/35-18s up front. Next time I might upgrade to 265/35-18 front and 295/30-18 rear(instead of 285/35s), I wouldn't go with 285/30s because of the lack of sidewall height , which makes launching tough. The stock size tires are definitely not enough at all once you start making decent power. :cool:
 

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Monkeyman,

I run 50mm front and 55mm rear. You could go a little lower on the rear offset. A 52mm would probably be enough.

Later, Steve
 
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are 17"s good enough for agressive street driver?

Any other opinions?
 
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yea cb123....here's my opinion:

I just got my RE730's last wed. and they kick ass. 245's up front and 275's rear. They will hold up a lot longer than the 555's and my A520's that went on me after few months. This rubber was recommended by a friend in Cali and after my experience I would w/o a doubt suggest them to anyone with a sports car.
 
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I used to run a 245/285 Bridgestone Potenza RE-730 combo on my BPU Supra. Great traction, I could chirp up to 4th gear but unless it was a really cold night, I would get traction after shifting into 2nd.
 
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so it seems like 245/45/17 up front and 275/40/17 in back is used by many supra owners. Any other suggestions? Perhaps 245/45 and 265/40 ? What do you think?
 

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cb123 said:
so it seems like 245/45/17 up front and 275/40/17 in back is used by many supra owners. Any other suggestions? Perhaps 245/45 and 265/40 ? What do you think?
Use Steve's wheel fitment guide to play with the numbers.

Check his website. HTH.
 
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offset

is offset just so the wheels don't hit the calipers when they spin?

Joe
 
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