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    Quote Originally Posted by 04marauder View Post
    how much wider are the 255/55/18 and the 265/55/18 than the stock tires that came on my 2004 marauder ? and will they effect traction control ?
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    I won a set of continental tires at last years hot rod power tour, and I'd like to go with as wide a tire as I can, on the rear stock wheels, and without effecting the traction control, ???
    The width of the tire has nothing to do with triggering the traction control. The difference between the HEIGHT of the front and rear tires will trigger the traction control. You have to have at least 3% difference between the front and rear tires.... rears have to be 3% taller than the fronts.

    This only matters if you have a 2004 with traction control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastblackmerc View Post
    The width of the tire has nothing to do with triggering the traction control. The difference between the HEIGHT of the front and rear tires will trigger the traction control. You have to have at least 3% difference between the front and rear tires.... rears have to be 3% taller than the fronts.

    This only matters if you have a 2004 with traction control.
    or a 2003 300B

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    Are 255 45 18 O K to use on the rear?? 265 55 18 ??

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    255-45-18 are for front..will be short for the rear. 265-55-18 is tall...I wouldn't.
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    What would you reccomend ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast dtr View Post
    What would you reccomend ?
    Stock sizes or widen the rear wheels.

    They don't make 265/50 anymore ):


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    Try tiresize.com...allows you to compare tire sizes, while giving you matching sets for our f/r sizes and also allows you to see different tire sizes within your set diameter...the site is very comprehensive.
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