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REAR TIRE opinions please!

I am thinking of going with a billet specialties 18x9 (10 maybe) as a rear wheel on my 67 GTO. I like a tall tire, and my car will sit about 1-2" OVER stock height. What do you guys think about a pair of : CONTINENTAL Extreme Contact DW 275/45ZR-18 tires for the rear. 27.7" tall, 9" recommended rim, 10.7" wide. OPINIONS please.....and as always, don't be shy! ............Thanks, Eric P.S. TIRE RACK has a great tire sizeing chart....pick a tire and click on "specs"!



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Yeah, those wheels will look Awsome, they kinda have a Ralley II vibe, you might even consider some accent paint on them in like argent silver or dark silver grey. And put the "factory" style lugnuts on them with the red centers to tie in with your interior color. And maybe some cool valvestem caps..........

As far as tires go.......... Just the widest, stickiest possible with that badass blown IAII your running.

Something like this - Goodyear D2550 36.0x17.5-16 Top Fuel - Funny Car Drag Slick Racing Tire Compound D-2E
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Thanks ALKY, I am thinking about a red stripe and lug nuts on those wheels....as far as the tires.....a little wide for my wheel wells!



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Those are really good looking wheels, they DO have a Rallye II vibe.

Good thing you have that fancy chassis and suspension, I've got a feeling you're going to need every bit of it to even have a prayer of getting that monster to hook.

Can't wait to hear it run...

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I shoulda tubbed......



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First time I drove my car with a set of 275 BFG T/A's I nailed it in 3rd gear at about 50 mph (with 3.55 gears) and smoke rolled in the open side windows and filled the cabin. Just sayin, .

The ET streets are a little better.
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I just looked at your garage animal, AWESOME project. I think any wheels will look great on it! When do you think it will be completed?
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The motor should be done in about 3 weeks....the body is painted and being polished out......I have all the components and hope to assemble everything this winter, starting right after the holidays (too much partying before then)...Eric



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you already know my opinion on Billet Spec's, love mine....and i like bigs & smalls on a go fast hotrod, what are you gonna run up front E, 225/60R 18?
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It's too early to tell about the fronts...gotta get the front end set-up and the weight on it...then measure and see what I can fit.. Eric



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