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17"/18" 245/275 C5 Vette Wheels on Pewter Z

This is a discussion on 17"/18" 245/275 C5 Vette Wheels on Pewter Z within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Looks real good....

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    Z28 FOR SALE thelastz28's Avatar
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    Looks real good.

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    pretty sexy man. I like how they match the paint. Good job man.

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    Latest update. Been driver her to work for the last week. About 15mi one way....40mi a day w/errands. Not a hickup. Everything is happy and running great. Totally stoked.

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    Bump for an update

    Ok here's the long term driving report.

    The looks of the car w/these wheels is smokin! Everywhere I go the compliments roll in but people can't quite figure out what I did to the car because the colors match so well.

    Handling. I'm about 90% happy. Standing starts the car loves the extra rubber. The stockers didn't give nearly enough grip to hold down the LS1.

    Handling/Turns. Same story. W/my BMR frame parts (control arms panhard rod, shocktower brace) plus the large amount of gription from the tires it corners amazingly. The stock seats aren't strong enough to hold your keester in place.

    THE BIGGEST PROBLEM: Something about the different tire dimensions doesn't go well w/the factory front end specs. On a flat road the car handles like a dream....to include A LOT FASTER steering response (which may be part of the following problem). But put the car on a rutted out road (the kind of rounded ruts semi-trucks put into highways in the hot summers) and the car is all over the place. Everytime to cross lanes the car pulls rapidly left/right as it transitions over the rounded ruts. The problems is really unsat.
    SO THE QUESTION FOR THOSE FAR MORE ENLIGHTENED THAN ME: For those of you who put these size tires/wheels on your cars....did you have the front end alignment changed to different specs from stock? I'm assuming that someone out there has dealt with this. Note: If I put the stock tires/wheels back on the whole issue goes away.
    Thanks is advance folks w/any assist on this issue.
    Cheers!
    Last edited by b1dude; 01-10-2008 at 07:06 AM.

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