Wider rear & stock front?

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  1. Jun 24, 2019 #1

    loghill

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    I just bought my first vmax, the guy before me really liked doing burnouts and roasted the rear tire before I picked it up. I don’t need to replace both front and rear wondering what will happen going to wider rear with stock front tire?
     
  2. Jun 25, 2019 #2

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    Biggest you can put on a stock gen 1 is a 170.
    Nothing will happen, it will be just fine with a 110 or 120 front tire.
     
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    I've seen a 180 on a stock wheel ,Dave Tavaris had one mounted, if I recollect. But just because you can spoon a tire on doesn't mean it fits correctly. Same for the 120 on the OEM front. It fits, but is made for a wider wheel.
     
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    I got a 170/80/15 with a slightly smaller than stock front (100/90/18).
    I've heard folks say that the stock size handles corners better, but I've never had the stock size on the rear, so I don't know what I'm missing. ;)
    I'm sure you'll be fine.

    And, welcome to the forum..

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    Thanks for the replies and welcome.
     
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    Well, welcome,
    Ive been running a 120 up front, I believe it turns heavy, fills up the fender well, not much clearance, I'm going back to OEM 110.
     
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    I can get you a wide 17" or 18" custom wheel, direct replacement for stock wheels to allow the use of radials. You can use the front wheel 18" though the width is not optimal for a radial tire. Radials f & r is probably the #1 way I know to improve your handling. Not cheap. P.M. me for Info & prices.
     

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