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    Tire size question

    I know the OEM wheels are 8.5" x 18" and tires are 255/40 -18. Has anyone run a 265/40 -18 tire on the stock wheels ? I know the (265) tire is about .4" wider than the 255. I have an opportunity to pick up a slightly used set of snows in the 265 size. Curious to know if there will be any issues with the wider tire rubbing any where.

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    Overall diameter will be approx .35" bigger as well.
    Should still work. Might get some slight rubbing on fender liners at extreme turning angles.

    I have 265/40-18 as my winter fronts.

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    What size are you running on the rears ?

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    295/35 winter rears.
    Wheels are 10 and 11 wide respectively. I don't advise replicating the setup.

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    A 295/35 is a tall tire. I was getting ready to run a staggered set-up with 255/35/19 front and 285/30/19 rear.
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    Staggered is not really worth it IMO. Go for 285/30 on all fours rather. It's nose-heavy, I don't like how it handles with staggered.

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