Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

305 /45/18 Nittos 555

This is a discussion on 305 /45/18 Nittos 555 within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Hey guys whats up? I have a tire wheel fitment ? Has anyone fit 305/45/18 on a Z06 replica wheel ...

  1. #1
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    305 /45/18 Nittos 555

    Hey guys whats up? I have a tire wheel fitment ? Has anyone fit 305/45/18 on a Z06 replica wheel (18X10.5) in the rear? I just bought a pair of Nitto 5555 Extreme Drag Radials, but know that I see them they look a little big. I dont know if they will fit without rubbing or problems.
    2002 Camaro SS, Hooker Exhaust, Pacesetter Headers, Drag Dump, TSP Magic Stick 4, Comp Cams valve train, GM LS6 Intake Manifold, High Volume Fuel Pump, MTI Intake, K&N Air Filter, 3600 Stall, sub-frame connectors... still working on new wheels
    -FRANK

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    tx
    Posts
    201

    black
    1994 camaro z28 a4

    you will probably have to roll the lip i have 275/45/18s on my 18x10.5 and it rubs every once in a while but yet again i need to replace my shocks/springs

  3. #3
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    nittos run small...i have my tires nitto 315 DRs and while to me they look very big...i know that they are closer to a true 305 size. so yours would be close to a 295ish width and that isnt too bad. but with 18s and depending on your offset you may need to do some bfh mod

  4. #4
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    nittos run small...i have my tires nitto 315 DRs and while to me they look very big...i know that they are closer to a true 305 size. so yours would be close to a 295ish width and that isnt too bad. but with 18s and depending on your offset you may need to do some bfh mod
    What complete tire size do you run? 315 /40 or 315/45 on ur 18s? I did roll both the fender lips and they just look like they will rub.

  5. #5
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by SS201 View Post
    What complete tire size do you run? 315 /40 or 315/45 on ur 18s? I did roll both the fender lips and they just look like they will rub.
    i will be running 17s. the rims are on backorder so i have about 2 weeks still to wait

  6. #6
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    Oh well good luck! I dont know if I want to exchange them or take a chance and mount them. If I mount them I cant exchange them.

  7. #7
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by SS201 View Post
    Oh well good luck! I dont know if I want to exchange them or take a chance and mount them. If I mount them I cant exchange them.
    true..i am sure they will work
    ..there will be some modding to the fender well i am sure but nothing visible

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    Age
    46
    Posts
    48

    Hugger Orange
    '99 Hugger SS

    I just put 305/40/18's with the same rim on my car. They fit good. The inner wheel well (up front, down low) needed a "little" tweak with the BFH, but had plenty of clearance afterwards. My tires diameter are 27.7, but the 45's are 28.8. You may have a little clearance issue at the rear bumper cover. It's gonna put it close. Good luck!

  9. #9
    Member c5z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    8,120

    On your ass flashing
    my highbeams

    Why such a tall profile?

  10. #10
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Why such a tall profile?
    Well to begin with, I was browsing at some tires, sizes and prices. I had one size written down and my wife tried to surprise me by buying them for me without me knowing. So they got here and she ordered the 305/45/18's Nitto 555 Etreme Drag. Which as I look at them now they are actually ok. I didn't want to ship them back and lose $40 dollars in S&H for a second set plus pay an extra $60 to $80 per tire.

    I finally got them mounted and on the my car. It was Bitter Sweet once they were on. My car wa very original until know, I had to have the wheel well reduced and hammered. My buddy helped me with the mod's, every time he hammered the wheel well it felt like he was hammering my balls. I think it hurt me more than the car. (My car had been babied a lot, until now). When I jack the car up the rear tires still make contact with the bump stop but once dropped it free and clear. They look a little odd but I still like them. I was going for the Staggered look 18's in the rear and 17's in the front. It gives my car more of a "track " look, it's a very aggresive look. I'll post some pics up tomorrow!

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    Age
    46
    Posts
    48

    Hugger Orange
    '99 Hugger SS

    The taller tire in the rear, along with the staggered wheels looks AWESOME! It does have more of a track look. Now you need to do gears to make up for what you lost with a tire 2" taller! I'm gonna put in 4.10's or 4.30's.

  12. #12
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    The aftermath

    ok heres the pics of my tires on my SS
    they fit after making some mods to the inner wheel well, did a little cutting and banging


    Last edited by SS201; 04-08-2010 at 07:57 PM.

  13. #13
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    Well i dont know if you can see theese pics or not, If you can't then you can go to my fquick page and check them out if you're interested.
    Fquick name is Phrankh201

  14. #14
    Member c5z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    8,120

    On your ass flashing
    my highbeams

    Quote Originally Posted by SS201 View Post
    Well i dont know if you can see theese pics or not, If you can't then you can go to my fquick page and check them out if you're interested.
    Fquick name is Phrankh201
    Post a link because I couldn't bring your name up.

  15. #15
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Post a link because I couldn't bring your name up.
    www.fquick.com/phrankh201

  16. #16
    Senior Member tatertot91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Coral Springs, Fl
    Posts
    5,773

    Sunset Orange Metalic
    2001 Camaro SS

    one hell of a meaty tire, now you save a little gas mileage and you're odo is going up slower
    your speedo will read slower though

  17. #17
    Yeah baby! Yeah! silverWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    okc
    Posts
    2,571

    Silver 2002 WS.6
    Red 1989 Formula

    Any ABS issues with those tires?

  18. #18
    Member SS201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW KANSAS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    146

    Pewter
    2002 Chevy Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    Any ABS issues with those tires?
    Oh yeah, ABS and traction controll are inop. I need to get it reprogramed to work with the speedo and tire size. I know a local who has LS1 Edit programmer.

  19. #19
    Smiles for 9.5 Years cammed goat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Paterson/Ridgewood, NJ
    Posts
    11,474

    Phantom Black Metallic
    2004 GTO M6

    Those tires are MEATY.


    extreme dimensions, driveshaft shop, harrop, hid(35watt/6k) lows, hurst, k&n, led fogs, maverick man, mishimoto, nitto, revshift, slp, stern st-1, smoked sidemarkers, whiteline poly radius rod bushings

  20. #20
    Member c5z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    8,120

    On your ass flashing
    my highbeams

    Quote Originally Posted by SS201 View Post
    Oh yeah, ABS and traction controll are inop. I need to get it reprogramed to work with the speedo and tire size. I know a local who has LS1 Edit programmer.
    post how that goes, the abs is a separate computer from my understanding

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My WS6 finishing off the Nittos
    By iwannagofast in forum Multimedia Section
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-28-2009, 11:41 AM
  2. Question: Nittos or Nexens?
    By WS6chick in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-14-2009, 10:28 AM
  3. nittos NT 01
    By riggs55 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-13-2007, 10:30 AM
  4. tell me about nittos
    By third_shift|studios in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-05-2007, 08:12 AM
  5. Z28 rims with nittos
    By 99FBODY in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2006, 08:49 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •