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Have a 2/3 drop on a 01 Xtreme and am thinking of going to 18's.....what would be a good size (width) and backspacing
for the front and back and what size tires would you run without rubbing etc.?

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2 3 drop on top of stock suspension

front
245 45 18 with 4.5 bs on a 18x8
this will save you from bending rims
245 40 18 with 4.5 bs on a 18x8
this will bend rims easier but looks better

rear
295 35 18 with 5.25 bs on a 18x9.5
this is fat, nice sidewall, and same height as stock rims


your other choice is a 235 40 18 front and rear 275 35 18.
same rim combo.

this will make the rear tires a little taller not much
because the 245 40 18 and 275 35 18 the front tire is a little taller some say .2 inches dont matter but on the cusomters cars i did this set up on you can notice the rears are smaller.
 

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Thanxs

The 2/3 drop is on top of the so called factory drop (stock suspension)..........so going with your advice I think I'm gonna go with 18x8-4.5 bs and 245/40/18 front and 18x9.5 -5.25 bs and 295/35/18's in the rear, it should look and ride badass hopefully.


Thanxs for the info :drinkhaha

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the 275 35 18 and 285 40 18 on a 18x9.5 with 5.5 bs just fit in there. with the 5.25 bs the 295 35 18 brings it a little away from the inside where it would rub but outside will have to trim the fenderlips a little
 

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Fender Trimming ?

So if i'm following you on this ,the front set up should be o.k. but i will probably have to do some fender trimming in the back to keep from rubbing ? With my stock wheels & tires on i occasionaly get a rub on the left front over small bumps and dips so i just want to make sure everything will fit good. Thanks

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yah you will be fine in front with that set up.

in rear with 5.5 bs and 275 35 18 its fine but you get 295 the inside is really close to the lip. what you can do is get the 5.5 bs and get like a 1/4 inch spacer if it doesnt work out. one of my customers did that. it would work fine like that. 5.25 will just push it out enough where it would touch the lip. go with 5.5 and 295 see how it works out but 5.25 is fine also just have to cut the fenderlip
 
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