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This is a discussion on 17x11's within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Any one with a pic of their 17x11's from the rear to show their fender clearance? What I'm looking at ...

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    Any one with a pic of their 17x11's from the rear to show their fender clearance? What I'm looking at is the lip from the top over the tire.

    I'm curious as to if I need to roll or cut mine. I'm a 2002 WS6 Trans Am... If that matters

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    With an 11 you are going to have to roll or grind the fender a bit, you will also have to massage the inner fender where you feel the tire rubbing on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    With an 11 you are going to have to roll or grind the fender a bit, you will also have to massage the inner fender where you feel the tire rubbing on the inside.
    I've already massaged it in anticipation using an old "how to" post on here, but it was unclear on rolling or cutting. Thanks for the input. Now I've got to decide which is better. I've seen rolled fenders that looked amazing. It had a real professional look, but I'm afraid that water and grim might get so caught up in between the lip and the inner fender that it will cause the fender to rust.

    On the other hand getting them cut rules out the risks of rolling, but doesn't look as professional....

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    Use a grinder much cleaner and can be smoothed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Use a grinder much cleaner and can be smoothed out.
    okay... that makes sense. they are metal instead of fiber glass.

    then I'll just have to touch up the paint if it cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    With an 11 you are going to have to roll or grind the fender a bit, you will also have to massage the inner fender where you feel the tire rubbing on the inside.
    NEGATIVE! if you get the correct offset rim you will NOT have to do BFH or roll the lip, I have NO issues w/17x11 ttii's, NONE. T/A's, Firebirds and Firehawks should be fine, Camaros are a different story. YMMV


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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    With an 11 you are going to have to roll or grind the fender a bit, you will also have to massage the inner fender where you feel the tire rubbing on the inside.
    both not always true, i did neither and i have 11's. went with 36mm. but i'm not lowered yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    NEGATIVE! if you get the correct offset rim you will NOT have to do BFH or roll the lip, I have NO issues w/17x11 ttii's, NONE. T/A's, Firebirds and Firehawks should be fine, Camaros are a different story. YMMV

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    i didn't see this this till i posted mine. looks good, i see you like cheap 315 tires too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    NEGATIVE! if you get the correct offset rim you will NOT have to do BFH or roll the lip, I have NO issues w/17x11 ttii's, NONE. T/A's, Firebirds and Firehawks should be fine, Camaros are a different story. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    both not always true, i did neither and i have 11's. went with 36mm. but i'm not lowered yet.

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    WOW! your cars look amazing!!!
    Thanks Guys! that's what I needed!

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    at the moment i dont have spacers but when i was running a wider tire i had a spacers my zr1s also have a different offset

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    Those are both clean pontiacs
    Of the people I know who bought aftermarket 11's specifically for our cars they had to do some modification. I guess I should ask them there offset.

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    In another 17x11 wheels thread the guy says that you don't need to do anything to the fenders; rubbing isn't a problem. He also said to get a 50mm offset.

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    hers some pics of my old 95 formula(r.i.p.) with 315s on zr1s...



    heres one after i added the stripes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH1ZN1T View Post
    In another 17x11 wheels thread the guy says that you don't need to do anything to the fenders; rubbing isn't a problem. He also said to get a 50mm offset.
    camaros need 50mm. they can run 36mm but will stick out. on the ta's you can run 50mm with bfh mod. or run the 36mm with doing nothing. the quarters on the ta's stick out more so you can get awat with the 36mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    camaros need 50mm. they can run 36mm but will stick out. on the ta's you can run 50mm with bfh mod. or run the 36mm with doing nothing. the quarters on the ta's stick out more so you can get awat with the 36mm.
    thanks I'll look at that. Mine is a little more of a guessing game. My 17x11's are actually widen speedlines... they balance out fine and everything, but I had to get longer wheel studs from ARP. THey are a whole inch longer than stock, so I can run up to an inch spacer like this: http://www.jegs.com/i/Baer+Brake/136/2000014/10002/-1

    Right now I have a 5/8 in spacer which keep the wheel and tire well within the fender wells, but even after the BFH mod I am hitting the insides of the fenders just under cornering and when I have to caddy dips to keep the nose from rubbing, turning onto steep banks.

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    ZR1's... 17x11




    CCW's... 18x11


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    How are those tires you got on the CCWs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    How are those tires you got on the CCWs?
    The Vredestein Ulra Sessanta?? Great tires they grip well,quite.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    The Vredestein Ulra Sessanta?? Great tires they grip well,quite.....
    JESUS WOW! those 18x11's look massive!!!

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