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I've been going back and forth for a long time about getting new tires and wheels. I know I need to get more rubber on the road. Right now I have a Vista Blue 2008 SGT/SC with no other add-ons or anything yet. The wheels and tires I've been looking at are the Black GT 500 wheels from American Muscle with the 18x10's in the back and the 18x9's in the front. For the tires I was looking at the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (305/35-18) in the back and the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 (275/35-18) in the front.

 

Wheels Back

http://www.americanm...18x10-0510.html

 

Wheels Front

http://www.americanm...-18x9-9410.html

 

Tires Back

http://www.americanm...-305-35-18.html

 

Tires Front

http://www.americanm...-275-35-18.html

 

What's the thoughts of the board for this setup? I've been having trouble pulling the trigger on these because it's going to be expensive and I don't want to make the wrong choice. I'd hate to spend that much and be disappointed. I've never bought performance tires before either. I'm really not concerned with the miles I get out of them because I don't drive the car enough to worry.

 

Thanks for any input!

 

-Tim

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I've been going back and forth for a long time about getting new tires and wheels. I know I need to get more rubber on the road. Right now I have a Vista Blue 2008 SGT/SC with no other add-ons or anything yet. The wheels and tires I've been looking at are the Black GT 500 wheels from American Muscle with the 18x10's in the back and the 18x9's in the front. For the tires I was looking at the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (305/35-18) in the back and the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 (275/35-18) in the front.

 

Wheels Back

http://www.americanm...18x10-0510.html

 

Wheels Front

http://www.americanm...-18x9-9410.html

 

Tires Back

http://www.americanm...-305-35-18.html

 

Tires Front

http://www.americanm...-275-35-18.html

 

What's the thoughts of the board for this setup? I've been having trouble pulling the trigger on these because it's going to be expensive and I don't want to make the wrong choice. I'd hate to spend that much and be disappointed. I've never bought performance tires before either. I'm really not concerned with the miles I get out of them because I don't drive the car enough to worry.

 

Thanks for any input!

 

-Tim

 

 

Thats funny, we almost have the same idea of the wheel setup and probably the same place we will get them (American Muscle), except I'm going with the GT4 wheels. Same size of wheel and tires. I haven't made the purchase yet also because I have not seen any reviews regarding having 305's on the rear of the SGT.

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I've been going back and forth for a long time about getting new tires and wheels. I know I need to get more rubber on the road. Right now I have a Vista Blue 2008 SGT/SC with no other add-ons or anything yet. The wheels and tires I've been looking at are the Black GT 500 wheels from American Muscle with the 18x10's in the back and the 18x9's in the front. For the tires I was looking at the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (305/35-18) in the back and the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555 (275/35-18) in the front.

 

Wheels Back

http://www.americanm...18x10-0510.html

 

Wheels Front

http://www.americanm...-18x9-9410.html

 

Tires Back

http://www.americanm...-305-35-18.html

 

Tires Front

http://www.americanm...-275-35-18.html

 

What's the thoughts of the board for this setup? I've been having trouble pulling the trigger on these because it's going to be expensive and I don't want to make the wrong choice. I'd hate to spend that much and be disappointed. I've never bought performance tires before either. I'm really not concerned with the miles I get out of them because I don't drive the car enough to worry.

 

Thanks for any input!

 

-Tim

 

 

 

The 275/35's on the front will be too short and leave a lot of open wheel well to look at, the 305's on the rear are 26.3" tall and the 275's are 25.6" tall. I just pulled two 275/35/18's off my new wheels that never even hit the road for that very reason. They still have the stickers on them, I went with 255/45/18"s on the front which is a 27" tire with 315/35/18"s Toyo TQ DR's 26.6" tall on 11" rears , I would go with the 305/40's for the rear.

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The 275/35's on the front will be too short and leave a lot of open wheel well to look at, the 305's on the rear are 26.3" tall and the 275's are 25.6" tall. I just pulled two 275/35/18's off my new wheels that never even hit the road for that very reason. They still have the stickers on them, I went with 255/45/18"s on the front which is a 27" tire with 315/35/18"s Toyo TQ DR's 26.6" tall on 11" rears , I would go with the 305/40's for the rear.

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Good point...

 

I think for the back I'll go with:

 

http://www.americanm...-305-40-18.html

 

27.72" tall

 

and the front:

 

http://www.americanm...-275-40-18.html

 

25.59" tall

 

A full 2 inch difference between front and back. That would give a classic look, or am I just missing the point?

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Good point..

 

A full 2 inch difference between front and back. That would give a classic look, or am I just missing the point?

 

That's a bit much for me IMHO, I would go with a narrower, taller tire for the front.

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Kurgan runs steeda pentars... i love those too!

 

 

Ah well, they look the same from a distance. I do like the wheels on Kurgans SGT!

 

Either set looks good. I have a set of cs40's with the black centers. I have yet to

purchase tires though.

 

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Kevin

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I like the looks of the new GT500 wheel; I think it would look good on the car.

 

I like the wheels as well, but it seems to me the V-Blue car cries out for chrome or silver.

 

This zip file will yield an Excel file that is a calculator by (Don W) to help check out wheel revs per mile for various tire sizes and axle ratios. (Seems to me that rear tire you are looking at is a bit tall for a standard ratio)

 

RPM vs Speed Calculator

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Good point...

 

I think for the back I'll go with:

 

http://www.americanm...-305-40-18.html

 

27.72" tall

 

and the front:

 

http://www.americanm...-275-40-18.html

 

25.59" tall

 

A full 2 inch difference between front and back. That would give a classic look, or am I just missing the point?

 

 

Are you sure tha the 275/40's are only 25.59" tall, most of the 275/40/18" I looked at are 26.5" tall.

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I don't know why, but to me those wheels just don't look good on anything other than the 2010+ GT500's. :headscratch:

 

This is not a shot at anyone who has them or is looking to add them but to me they just look out of place. I guess maybe they look 'To OEM'.

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