Front tire size for 18'' x 5'' wheel with FI

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  1. Tish

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    I just added an Edelbrock Stage 2 supercharger to my 2019 GT A10.Before the S/C I use to run 275-40-17 drag radials + Hoosier 185-50R-18's on the front.I am now gonna run MT 305-45-17 Drag radials on the rear which are 27.9'' tall and am debating if I should use a 28'' tall front tire or stay with my 26'' tall Hoosiers.What are your opinions on the difference between the two heights for the front runners.
     
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    I'm running 28x6 Mickey Sportsmans. Looks perfect with my 305/45/17 ET Street Rs and gets rid of the excessive rake that most have with the 26" fronts.
     
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    That's what I was thinking.Do you have any pics from the side.The 28'' front will also increase rollout which is good.
     
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    Nice thanks and the same wheels I will be using
     
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    Running a 29 inch tall tire. With a 26 front will give the car a prison sex stance. Not necessarily a bad thing. But it'll throw your head lights out of wack. And diminish how far theyll light the road at night.
     
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    I run 28x17 MT on my car and looks great.
     
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    I have the 28x18 MT on my car and like how they look. The 28" is a much better tire than the MT 26 too. It is designed for heavier cars.
     
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    Thx guys I just order the 28X6's
     
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    I run the MT 28x6-18 front also IMG_20190505_183824.jpg
     
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    What springs are you using?
     
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    Bmr 080
     
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    i run a 26 instead of the 28 mt sportsmans sr radial. Main reason being is weight. Look up the weight difference between the 26 and 28 inch. Its alot more than one would think. That is kinda my main goal for running a skinny anyhow....less weight!
     
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    Agreed the 28 weighs more than the 26, by 7lbs, but the 28 skinny still beats a stock wheel in weight and goes better with my particular setup.
     
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    yea i dont have the rake problem because im running a 26 in the rear as well.
     
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