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17 up front 18 in back....good idea?

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    17 up front 18 in back....good idea?

    Wanting to get rid of the TTII's in favor of smoothies but I want a 17x8 up front and 18x10 out back. From a looks point of view will this look stupid you think or will it be ok? Also, would it be a good idea to just go ahead and buy 18's for all four corners instead of just the back?--Tony

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    ive seen alot of people do that and it looks good! hell most vett wheels you see on camaros are 17&18s

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    let me know what you decide on and where you get your rims from!

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    You will just have to watch your rear wheel lips especially if it is lowered.

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    It is lowered, about 2 1/2 inches. What size tires do I need to look for?--Tony

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    i'd go with the 18x10 on all 4 corners.
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    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

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    My 18x10s rubbing in the rear and I couldnt rotate them, I was going through 2 sets of tires a year

    I have a heavy foot

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    Decided on 18x9 out back and 17x8 up front. Gonna order the 18's tomorrow and the 17's in two weeks. Any opinions on which tires to run? Right now I have the Toyo Proxie T1-S and love them but they are not made anymore from what I understand. I was thinking about going to a BFG g-Force TA but am not sure. Anyone have an opinion?--Tony

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    Are you going to be able to bolt those rim's on and not have to do anything to them? Like recalibrate the speedo. Or put spacer's on them.

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    From what I understand........no--Tony

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    I have 17's in stock size and 18x10.5 in the rears, the 18's are 295-35 and I have the Eibach Sportline on my WS6 and I have no issues except at hard cornering at times.....

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    i used 17x9.5 frt and 18x10.5 rr z06dk gray off a 2002 z06.
    and got center caps with pontiac logo from gm.these caps have a polished overlay on them that you can take off and they ar painted sparkle silver.so you could use them on a polished or painted wheel.will need to do some trim on the arrowhead for looks.but they are much better on a pontiac then the crossflags. oh ya running firestonewide ovals all around.
    265/40/17 frt 295/35/18 rr no rub no problem.did put a gm spacer all around though for good measure.all factory stuff and the gm wheels are a lot lighter than aftermarket repro's just my op though...dk color gives a road racing flavor.

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    have any pictures of the setup?

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    I have Black Z06 wheels on my car and they are 17x9 front and 18x10 rear, the car is lowered 2" and I have had no problems!

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