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    New here so heres a little detail about my 04 gto. Of course its ls1 which i guess according to a lot ppl is slow. I have pace setter headers which lead to slp mufflers. K&N cold air intake, 160 thermostat, spec stage 2 clutch. Thats all I have done right now. I have 19s inch rims which i dont like all they do is spin wit the tires. Im goin to get 17s and wanted to know what size tires to go wit i know what the stock size is but i wanted to know what all of you guys perfer and what fits in front and rear wit out havin to mod anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by HadleyGto View Post
    New here so heres a little detail about my 04 gto. Of course its ls1 which i guess according to a lot ppl is slow. I have pace setter headers which lead to slp mufflers. K&N cold air intake, 160 thermostat, spec stage 2 clutch. Thats all I have done right now. I have 19s inch rims which i dont like all they do is spin wit the tires. Im goin to get 17s and wanted to know what size tires to go wit i know what the stock size is but i wanted to know what all of you guys perfer and what fits in front and rear wit out havin to mod anything
    Welcome man....lots of tire info here/wheel/size.....I let the kids show up and you guys can go at it

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    keep the 19s and get yourself some drag radials. nitto makes a couple sizes in 19.

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    Welcome to the site!

    A set of Nitto drag radials on the rear will make you happy. 275s will fit without mods on the rear if your have the correct backspacing on your wheels and heard some people get as wide as a 315 with alittle wheel well rolling.

    For a better lauch you might want to look into getting springs and drag bags.

    Read through all the stickies and if you have any questions just ask!

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    Thanks for the reply and advice.

    What about the front can you put 275 or will i have to go wit a 255 or smaller.

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    You would prob be better off sticking with the 245/45 if you get 17s.

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    I run a 235 in the front because the 245s hit the front of the wheel well on turns. I have a full Pedders suspension and have a 1 inch drop in the front. Now in the back I widened the stock 17 wheels to 9 inches and run a 275.

    ...so the bottom line is get the wheel that meets your future plans. There is no "best" answer to your qustion.
    Last edited by GTO1_OHIO; 02-18-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HadleyGto View Post
    Thanks for the reply and advice.

    What about the front can you put 275 or will i have to go wit a 255 or smaller.
    the 275 would never work on the front only the rear,245 is the biggest you can run on the front, then its stretching the space between the tire and the strut,the GTO has had alot of issues with strut rub,with the stock wheels.I run an 235 on mine,with a 8.5 x 17 wheel on the front, 245 tire was within a 1/4 inch from the strut and that was with a 1/4 wheel spacer.

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    Welcome to the herd

    I run 245's up front and 275's in the rear on 19in rims, also run drag bags in the rear to keep from rubbing the rear fender lip. I love the look of 19's on GTO's but they do run a bit harsh and don't have the best traction its a trade off. I still have my stock 17s which I will eventually get some sticky tires put on them for the track.
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    Thanks for the info, I really needed it. I just bought stock 17s painted black they look good on my car. My 19s were black wit a chrome lip im tryin to get rid of them. I have pics but I cant figure out how to put it on here. All my friends love the wheels now i just need the tires to go lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by HadleyGto View Post
    Thanks for the info, I really needed it. I just bought stock 17s painted black they look good on my car. My 19s were black wit a chrome lip im tryin to get rid of them. I have pics but I cant figure out how to put it on here. All my friends love the wheels now i just need the tires to go lol
    Its free to open up a photobucket account. Upload your pics there, then copy/ paste the [ img ] link in here to post pics

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