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17 x 7 rims?

This is a discussion on 17 x 7 rims? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I was browsing at various on-line rim stores for new rims for my '99 T/A and noticed that quite a ...

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    Question 17 x 7 rims?

    I was browsing at various on-line rim stores for new rims for my '99 T/A and noticed that quite a few of the rims coming up were 17 x 7 and 17 x 7.5. I thought the stock rims were like 9" wide. Won't I lose quite a bit of traction going from 9 to 7 in width or am I reading that wrong?

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    if you are planning on keeping the 275/40-17 tires, yes. my suggestion is to keep looking.

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    if you only want to dragrace, it's ok... but it's pretty skinny for road use especially that these cars are nose heavy and require big tires to turn nicely.
    I'd go wider
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    I dont think 7in wide tires would be took good for the rear of the trans am. 7wide up front and 11wide in back, now that would be a pretty good combo.

    Either way, get at least 9.5wide and some 275 tires.

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    Thanks guys. You confirmed my suspicions. I just couldn't believe they even listed those as an option for our car. That's why I thought I was somehow reading it wrong.

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    yea stock rims on most early t/a camaro were not very wide a great looking rim that fits nice is the 02 vette wheels keep in mind they are 17 in front and 18 in the rear look in the corvette trader for someone letting them go for cheap i have seen them for $400 w/tires i bought mine for $600.

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    17x7 would be something you would put on a Volkswagen or a Honda, even the 16'' wheels for camaro/TA were 16''x8'' with a 245 tire

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    IMO, Anythang smaller than a 9, are for rice. 9 or wider will give you the stance you are looking for.

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    IMO, Anythang smaller than a 9, are for rice. 9 or wider will give you the stance you are looking for.
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