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Just curious to hear what people are running for rims and tires on their Montes.

 

Rim size/back space tire size

 

Trying to make a choice on wheels but I need to make sure of proper offsets. Looking at doing 17's or a staggered 18 rear 17 front.

 

Thanks everyone

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Myself and Steve Levanti (Monteman1971)  use this set up.  Will need some of the extra metal trimmed off the rear wheel lip.  Basically just trimmed back to the edge of chrome wheel opening trim in most cases. 

 

Running 

Front 17x8     w 4" bs        Tires:  255/50/17 -27.09h 10.43w

 

Rear  17x9,5  w 5.5" bs     Tires:  275/50/17 -27.87h. 11.18w

 

 

Trick is you can really only have 4" of rim front of center on our cars without rubbing.  These sizes are about as wide as you can go for rims/tires.

 

 

 

If you want to run an !8' set up use the same width/backspacing on rims ........... but choose tires that are no larger than the ones listed above in height and width.

 

 

Good Luck

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Chris, what he is calling backspace (bs) is what you refer to as offset, I think.

 

Dan

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Hey Chris, Just like Dan and Steve. I am running 17x8's on the front with a 4 inch offset and a 245-45-ZR17 on the front

on the rears with ZERO rubbing and didnt have to cut anything off the rear 1/4's at all on either side a 17x9.5 with a 5.5 Inch offset,

with a 275-40-ZR17.   The tires are key.... the more sidewall bulge the more of the rear quarter you have to trim off.

 

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Darren

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17x8 4" BS on the front..... I forget the tire but its 26.5" tall.

 

17x9.5 with 5.5" BS on the rear. Rear tire is 295/45 17 drag radial. It's section width is 11.6 and it's 27.2" tall. Unfortunately, Mickey Thompson has discontinued them so next time I'm going to have to go a little taller 27.8".

 

As Darren said, because the section width is greater I needed to trim the inside lip a little more than an 1/8 inch, almost up to the top screw for the wheel well trim.....just a little grinding.

 

Steve 

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Thanks alot everyone, good to see that everyone runs pretty much the same set up, now I just need to figure out a style of rim to go with, again thank you for all the info!

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Hey guys, so these are the wheels I went with, us mags. 18x8 in the front 235/40 rears are 18x9.5 275/45.

 

No trimming required and looks like a great fit! Thanks for all the advice!!!

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Chris, after waffling in indecision for a week or two, this is what i came up with.  I will get them on the car in a few weeks and post photos

 

 

Car has a 2 inch lift rear and 1 inch lift front

 

Wheels:  Cragar 390C

Rear  17 x 9, +6 MM offset, 5.25 Back spacing, P/N 260-3907905P

Front  17 x 8, -6 mm offset, 4.25 Back spacing, P/N 260-3907805P

 

Tires:  Nitto NT555-G2

Rear   275/50ZR-17, 9 inch, 27.9 O.D.

Front  245/45ZR-17, 8 inch, 25.7 O.D.

 

Excellent visual tools on https://tiresize.com...set-calculator/

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Those look great!!!! I had actually looked at those before I got my own (American Racing version). But I ended up getting a great deal on mine so that made my decision.

 

Steve

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