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ZR1's on a bird?

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    ZR1's on a bird?

    was in the market for some new shoes this summer, i Was thinkin C6's or even C6 z06's but i came upon a decent deal on some chrome Zr1 17's. Opinions on looks ( 02 formy ) Are these all the same backspacing/offset or is there replicas floating around with different as all i'm lookin for is some direct bolt ons. He says they're 275/40zr17 back 225/40/z17 up front. Doesnt seem to know a whole lot and he hasnt gotten back to me on what he had them on before. I'm not planning on lowering my car so should i hold off for some 18" c6 replicas? thoughts?

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    They won't look bad but not the best lok surprisingly dor t/a's. Ls1tech has anb appearence section you can thumb through.

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    i haven't heard of a zr1 that fit a 225/40/17r. Front wheel sounds kinda odd to me, but I love my zr1's. 275/40/17r up front and 315/35/17r out back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    i haven't heard of a zr1 that fit a 225/40/17r. Front wheel sounds kinda odd to me, but I love my zr1's. 275/40/17r up front and 315/35/17r out back.
    Too skinny you think? Got any pics of your car? i guess factory ones are 9.5 front 11 back? or all the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DUBB View Post
    Too skinny you think? Got any pics of your car? i guess factory ones are 9.5 front 11 back? or all the same?
    It's possible they make it, but I've only seen the replicas in the smallest is a 9.5 in rim. I originally wanted an 8in for the front to keep 245's but went with the 275's after finding a bargain.

    Mine are black, not sure if you care to see. definitely stick with chrome on the pretty blue car.

    When I first got em at stock ride height.


    you can peek through my album if you want to see after lowering, etc.
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    looks good man, I guess i can always still lower it if i end up gettin 17's
    btw I like how u made a rage comic out of the cat rape, i lol'd

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    I had 235's on my front before wheels. It looked and rode hoorible. I wouldnt do it. Besides sumitomos are really cheap these days. I have pics in the lowered section.

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    Whats the smallest i should go front/back?

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    I have 275's now. I have no problem with them. At the least 255 i guess

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    those are close to the factory bird rims...Ive seen C6 Z06's that look damn good on birds, particularly black on black.

    Check out OE wheels on ebay. good stuff, rims run from 400-600 a set. several people including myself on here have bought their rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUBB View Post
    Whats the smallest i should go front/back?
    if you want it to look the best, go with 275s in the front and 315s in the back. end o story lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    if you want it to look the best, go with 275s in the front and 315s in the back. end o story lol
    Agreed

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    Speaking of ZR1's I got a crush on the C6 zr1's recently. I would love to see one on a bird. Can find replicas on ebay for about 7-900 a set. Not sure how I like the sizes available tho.


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    i just picked up some silver zr1's, i think they look pretty good




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    Just my opinion but Corvette wheels belong on a Corvette. I think our 'birds deserve better. My WS6 wheels look better than the 'vette wheels on a T/A.

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    I think the c5 ZR1's are probably the best looking for the firebird as a replica or trade wheel. TT2's look great but that's what I see all around me and didn't want to have. Several people have put the multi spoke (rally style) wheels on and they look amazing. I was scoping out the c6 zo6 wheels as they are a similar design and fitment is all but guaranteed where some of those others have a slightly different lug pattern getting mixed results on fitment.

    Whatever ya like, throw it on.

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