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    will these work?

    will i be able to run 245/55/18's on a 4x4 with a belltech 3" drop? the rims are like a fwd rim, i think the b.s. is around 5" and offset is like -.38. last year i had 245/45/18 on them with no problems but i want a little wider tire and slightly more sidewall for added protection, NYC streets suck!

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    245/55R18 are a taller side wall then a 245/45R18
    You need to check overall size and then adjust you tire size to that by changing the frist 3 number to a larger number or the middle 2 numbers to a biger number

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    Originally posted by 83blazer260
    245/55R18 are a taller side wall then a 245/45R18
    You need to check overall size and then adjust you tire size to that by changing the frist 3 number to a larger number or the middle 2 numbers to a biger number
    yes i know it is a taller side wall, i think i mentioned in my original post that i wanted a taller sidewall due to bad roads! my question is will they fit without any problems on a 4X4 dropped 3"! I understand the whole number system on tires.

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    Thats a pretty good size tire to be running. How far out the side does your tires stick? The specs on the wheels dont make sense unless you are running liek a 12" wide wheel. If you have 5" of backspacing on an 8" rim thats 25mm of positive offset. If you had -38 offset on an 8" rim that would be 2.5" of backspacing. get your figures strait then ask again.
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    Originally posted by 8 banger blazer
    get your figures strait then ask again.
    I think you meant "straight", but i bought the rims used and American Racing discontinued them in 2004 so all i have to go by is what the previous owner told me...sorry! After a call to A/R, the specs are: American Racing Palmetto 696 FWD 18 X 8, 6 1/16 backspacing, offset 40mm, bolt pattern 5 on 4.75 or 120.65mm.

    My tires do not stick out at all, these are FWD rims on a 4X4.


    Palmetto Chrome (Series 696)
    1-piece chrome plated alloy
    Part No.: 696-8861
    Size: 18x8
    Offset: 40mm
    Backside: 6 1/16
    Bolt Circle: 5-4 3/4
    Note: GM FWD

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    OK the specs now make a lot more sense. And as far as tire size working Im not sure.
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    Originally posted by 8 banger blazer
    OK the specs now make a lot more sense. And as far as tire size working Im not sure.
    i got a deal on a set of B/N B.F.Goodrich g-force T/A KWDS for $325.00 for a set of 4 off of ebay, so i figure i'll give them a try, if they don't work, i can always sell them. Just wanted a wider tire and a slightly higher sidewall, someone recommended i go with a 275 or 285/45/18 but i was afraid it might be too wide and not fit, like i said the 245/45's were no problem at all last year.

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    try a 255/55. might not work, but on the tire calculator, they're pretty much the same as your stock tires/rims. that is if you have the 15" alloy rims and i'd say 235/75 tires.
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    Originally posted by mikeywaynebygod
    try a 255/55. might not work, but on the tire calculator, they're pretty much the same as your stock tires/rims. that is if you have the 15" alloy rims and i'd say 235/75 tires.
    yeah my stockers are 235/70R/15's, i looked for 255's but they were all double the price of the 245's according to my metric to standard converter, 245's are 9.75" wide, and a 55 series sidewall is 134.75mm or 5.02" the 255's are 10.03" wide with a sidewall of 140.25mm or 5.52", i know it does not seem like much but that .5" on the sidewall makes a difference on not only clearance but on the look, i still wanna keep the sporty look of a lower profile tire but wanna protect the rims alittle more and have a slightly wider tread. i would love to run a 10+" tire but with a 3" drop, i think i will be askin for trouble, i don't know. this one confuses me. if i am not mistaken my tires last summer were 245/45/18 so 245's = 9.75" wide with a sidewall of 110.25mm = 4.34" sidewall so the 245/55/18's give me a .75" bigger sidewall and the same width as the 245/45's did maybe i can run a wider tire on the back like a 275 or 285 and the 245's on the front or will it f up the 4X4 if i do that?, i would not mind having like an 11" or even 10.5" wide tire on the back and a 9.75" wide tire on the front.

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    *UPDATE*

    well, i guess i should learn not to be on ebay when drunk...lol, when i got home from the bar this morning... i started looking around on ebay and impulsively purchased these, so my whole wheel/tire dilema has now changed. What do you guys think, they will be on a 4X4 so fitment should work according to all the other posts i have read regarding the use of C6 rims on an S - series truck.
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    lol how much those bad boys run?

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    whats the size on those?
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    Originally posted by 8 banger blazer
    whats the size on those?
    if its OEM it will be 18x9.5 and 19x10

    I was thinking about getting them but I dont know if I could turn the wheel with a 245 for my front tire

    They recomend 245/50 in front and 285/45 in rear

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    Originally posted by BlazinCrisco
    lol how much those bad boys run?
    $539.99 plus shipping 69.00 the size is 18 x 9.5 with 56mm offset.

    they are repro's but look great! I'll probably run like 255/45/18's on em.

    Gonna sell my American Racing Palmetto's now just need to figure a fair price then i will list em in the classified section.

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