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I know this has been discussed before but I'm working off my IPhone so I'm not willing to perform a search, sorry. While detailing the SGT late last night I found framing nail in the sidewall of the driver side rear tire. The nail must be two inches long and the only thing holding the air inside. Since I must replace one tire (not willing to try plugging it) I might as well replace both rear tires for something with a little more meat.

 

What is the widest tire I can go with on the 8.5" (I think it's 8.5) stock wheel?

 

Thanks,

J-

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I know this has been discussed before but I'm working off my IPhone so I'm not willing to perform a search, sorry. While detailing the SGT late last night I found framing nail in the sidewall of the driver side rear tire. The nail must be two inches long and the only thing holding the air inside. Since I must replace one tire (not willing to try plugging it) I might as well replace both rear tires for something with a little more meat.

 

What is the widest tire I can go with on the 8.5" (I think it's 8.5) stock wheel?

 

Thanks,

J-

 

 

I think the 255s are about the max for the 8.5 inch wheel....I'm running the 285s on the rears with 9.5 inch GT500 wheel....

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Thanks, Continital shows that a 275 will fit. The problem I'm seeing with going with wider tire in most cases is that the diameter is not as tall as the stock tire. I don't really want a rear tire that is shorter then the fronts.

 

I had a set of GT500 wheels but had to sell then less then two months later to scrape up the cash to pay taxes. Now that I have to replace a tire, which I hate replacing only one tire, so I want to replace at least two with a better tire. For the price of two better tires I'm only a couple hundred from what I sold the GT500 wheels & tires. This sucks. My wife will only let me drive her truck for so long so I have to replace the tire asap and I'm not going to find another set of GT500 wheels and tires for $600 with decent tread in one week.

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Thanks, Continital shows that a 275 will fit. The problem I'm seeing with going with wider tire in most cases is that the diameter is not as tall as the stock tire. I don't really want a rear tire that is shorter then the fronts.

 

I had a set of GT500 wheels but had to sell then less then two months later to scrape up the cash to pay taxes. Now that I have to replace a tire, which I hate replacing only one tire, so I want to replace at least two with a better tire. For the price of two better tires I'm only a couple hundred from what I sold the GT500 wheels & tires. This sucks. My wife will only let me drive her truck for so long so I have to replace the tire asap and I'm not going to find another set of GT500 wheels and tires for $600 with decent tread in one week.

 

 

 

Well, going with a tad shorter sidewall won't hurt...if you remember, the GT500 tires are 255/45 fronts and 285/40 on the rear....Only thing to watch out for going with the 275s would be rubbing if you don't have an adjustable pan hard bar...especially on the driver's side...Cheapest I saw GT500 wheels and tires for on ebay is 899.00 + shipping....Good luck!

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I paid $600 for the set I had with minimal wear (the tire speced out as new in the tread depth) and then sold them for that with 2k miles on them. I've seen several trade between $500 and $800. But your right, I'll be lucky to find another set for $600. They guys selling them on eBay for $899 are nuts in my oppinion.

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255's are the widest I'd recommend on a 8.5 rim. You can cram a 285 on them, but the sidewall bulges badly. It's just not safe to run a tire that wide on these rims. Now's a good time to shop around for some 9.5-10.5 wide rims.

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Thanks Ken, unfortunitly I don't have the coin for new wheels and tires unless I sell my originals but really don't want to do that. Unless I can find something quick I'll have to buy another POS KDWS.

 

You figure I could get $150 a wheel/tire for the OEM's? Sell three off as spares to three individuals?

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Thanks Ken, unfortunitly I don't have the coin for new wheels and tires unless I sell my originals but really don't want to do that. Unless I can find something quick I'll have to buy another POS KDWS.

 

You figure I could get $150 a wheel/tire for the OEM's? Sell three off as spares to three individuals?

 

 

 

If you do decide to sell them off, I'd be interested in one for a spare...........

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:hysterical:

I know this has been discussed before but I'm working off my IPhone so I'm not willing to perform a search, sorry. While detailing the SGT late last night I found framing nail in the sidewall of the driver side rear tire. The nail must be two inches long and the only thing holding the air inside. Since I must replace one tire (not willing to try plugging it) I might as well replace both rear tires for something with a little more meat.

 

What is the widest tire I can go with on the 8.5" (I think it's 8.5) stock wheel?

 

Thanks,

J-

 

 

Never plug a sidewall unless its an ex-wife :hysterical: Any rim or tire advice the pro's are tirerack.com !!!! They only tell the safe way and will never sell a rim or tire past the safe zone.

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Thanks Ken, unfortunitly I don't have the coin for new wheels and tires unless I sell my originals but really don't want to do that. Unless I can find something quick I'll have to buy another POS KDWS.

 

You figure I could get $150 a wheel/tire for the OEM's? Sell three off as spares to three individuals?

 

 

The kumho's I have are great traction and cheap from tire rack there summer tires

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Thanks Ken, unfortunitly I don't have the coin for new wheels and tires unless I sell my originals but really don't want to do that. Unless I can find something quick I'll have to buy another POS KDWS.

 

You figure I could get $150 a wheel/tire for the OEM's? Sell three off as spares to three individuals?

 

 

Easy money buddy. I sold mine in a day for $600 on Craigs, with people calling off the hook to snag them up. Others here that have more patience than I have gotten rid of their stockers for more than that.

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Well, I think I'll just replace the one with another KDWS unless I've lost enough tread on current tires that addiing a new tire to the mix may cause me issues down the road.

 

Thanks for the input guys.

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Well, I think I'll just replace the one with another KDWS unless I've lost enough tread on current tires that addiing a new tire to the mix may cause me issues down the road.

 

Thanks for the input guys.

 

have you considered widening the rears to 10.5? I did this w/ my CS66 wheels for less than $500 and put the 275 Continentals on as that was the largest they had available at the time in the DW tire. I have a pic somewhere. I'll try to find and post for you. Craig

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Can you widen the stock wheel to 10.5 with it's offset/back spacing? I might be willing to do that if didn't want big brakes at some point. I'm not to big performing a mod that isn't a keeper. I've seen your widened CS66's, looks killer but $400-$500 to widen then $400-$500 for two tires and I'm nearly at the cost of a complete set of new wheels and tires. I don't plan to always run the stock wheels, but I also don't want to loose the stock wheels. Particularly when it sounds like the polished wheel on the '08 SGT are hard to come by.

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Can you widen the stock wheel to 10.5 with it's offset/back spacing? I might be willing to do that if didn't want big brakes at some point. I'm not to big performing a mod that isn't a keeper. I've seen your widened CS66's, looks killer but $400-$500 to widen then $400-$500 for two tires and I'm nearly at the cost of a complete set of new wheels and tires. I don't plan to always run the stock wheels, but I also don't want to loose the stock wheels. Particularly when it sounds like the polished wheel on the '08 SGT are hard to come by.

 

I understand. I faced the same dilema when I did mine, i.e. big brakes, etc. I did check on the stock wheels at the time and there were like 4 Ford depots that had the orig. wheels still in stock. I eventually sold the stocks since I figured CS wheels were just as good, at least for me. Should be able to add 2" to the stock wheel w/ no problem. Call WeldCraft and they are very helpful w/ any questions you might have. I was extremely pleased w/ there craftsmanship. Never easy to decide when it comes to wheels/tires and the great thing is you can always change them up later. Craig

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Well, I think I'll just replace the one with another KDWS unless I've lost enough tread on current tires that addiing a new tire to the mix may cause me issues down the road.

 

Thanks for the input guys.

 

 

If money is a concern right now, like I know it is for most everyone, just put one new tire on there for now and don't worry about it....a few 32/nds of tread is NOT going to cause you any problems anywhere down the road....save your money and get what you finally want later when you can afford it...

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