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This is a discussion on Tires!! within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Looking for some tires... What size should i go with.??? I was looking at 265/40/17 but will these stick out ...

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    Tires!!

    Looking for some tires...
    What size should i go with.???
    I was looking at 265/40/17 but will these stick out a little or no??

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    I know that alot of guys run up to 275s but they've rolled their fender lips and have drag bags on. I'll go do some reading and get back to you on the 265's.

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    265's on stock 8" rims are not reccomended. The center of the tire will "crown" and you will not have a flat contact patch. It was reccomended to use 9" wheels if you want to be safe. Some have put them on the stock 8" rim but don't auto-x. They are deffinately not for the front on stock rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOT1GOAT View Post
    265's on stock 8" rims are not reccomended. The center of the tire will "crown" and you will not have a flat contact patch. It was reccomended to use 9" wheels if you want to be safe. Some have put them on the stock 8" rim but don't auto-x. They are deffinately not for the front on stock rims.
    im not looking for DR's....just looking for some street/performence tires..But i wanted to go a little wider than the stock 245/40/17..

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    I have 275/40/17s on stock wheels ... widened to 9 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    I have 275/40/17s on stock wheels ... widened to 9 inches.
    do they stick out or anything like that..Do you have pics..I just dont want to cut/fold anything!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmolina0436 View Post
    do they stick out or anything like that..Do you have pics..I just dont want to cut/fold anything!!
    Nope. Actually I have to use a 5mm spacer to push them back out away from the inner fender. The widening is all done to the inside.




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    I like those rims......looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    Nope. Actually I have to use a 5mm spacer to push them back out away from the inner fender. The widening is all done to the inside.

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    NICE!! Rims do look great...Put some tint up on that GOAT!!

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    Oh tint is coming but is waiting until I move to Florida (soon) so I can legally get 28 all the way around. Ohio only allows 50 on the front windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    Black chromed.

    Oh tint is coming but is waiting until I move to Florida (soon) so I can legally get 28 all the way around. Ohio only allows 50 on the front windows.
    I have my tint 5% all around...havent had any problems........yet..........

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    Florida law says the limit for front windows is lighter than back, maybe it is 28% for the front. But then again except for a few jusrisdictions nobody cares down here. It's too damn hot!

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    Get a Dr's note saying you have migraines, you can tint it as much as you want and they give you a sticker for the window that says its legit. GTO1_OHIO, you havent had any strut rubbing?

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    Where in Fla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrizioD View Post
    Get a Dr's note saying you have migraines, you can tint it as much as you want and they give you a sticker for the window that says its legit. GTO1_OHIO, you havent had any strut rubbing?
    Ive herd about getting a doc. note...Thats what i will do if they ever tell me anything bout the tint..good one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
    Where in Fla?
    Doesn't really matter as long as it's no farther north of Tampa/Orlando/Melbourne. lol I turned down a job offer in West Palm last month because the numbers weren't what I wanted. ...so I'll keep looking. My in-laws are in Vero and best friends are in Port St Lucie so I'm trying to get to the east coast. I lived in the Melbourne area for about 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I like those rims......looks great.
    +1,I think he needs some tint,I have 30 on sides and 50 on back have never had any problems with jhonny so far.
    mods: custom built twins, built 408 w/l92 stock GM heads,GM matching intake,drag bags,frame ties,aluminum drive shaft, performabuilt 4l80e,Yank converter,ohios fastest and quickest 04-06 GTO 9.52 at 144mph. 1.50 60ft on stock rear end and shafts/suspension,on drag radials.

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    pardon my apparent newb-ness but what would a bit of a wider tire get? Even in just a small increase? Say if I were to put 255/40/17 instead....worth anything?

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    Im kind of wondering the opposite of what this threads leaning towards. What is the lowest I can go on the stock 17s? I was thinking 235/40R17, but I dont know since stock on mine was 245/45R17. And OHIO, would adding a 5mm spacer in the front help push my rim away from the strut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrizioD View Post
    Im kind of wondering the opposite of what this threads leaning towards. What is the lowest I can go on the stock 17s? I was thinking 235/40R17, but I dont know since stock on mine was 245/45R17. And OHIO, would adding a 5mm spacer in the front help push my rim away from the strut?
    It would but then you lose that amount of thread tightening down the lug nut. So what I did was to go to an extended lug nut to recapture that thread. See how the top one goes into the hole in the wheel where as the on on the bottom just goes up against the wheel. Now the only thing is...these will work with stock wheels because the hole is large enough for the extended part to fit into...but on some aftermarket wheels the hole is too small.


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