Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 38

american racing TTMs

This is a discussion on american racing TTMs within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; sorry for the dumb question but will american racing torque thrust m with a size of 17x10.5, offset 44mm, bolt ...

  1. #1
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    american racing TTMs

    sorry for the dumb question but will american racing torque thrust m with a size of 17x10.5, offset 44mm, bolt pattern 5x4.75" work on the rear of a stock height 99 z28? I do have a fully adjustable panhard rod. lowering the car not likely to happen. at least not any time soon. oh forgot to mention, I dont want to have to use spacers or a bfh mod. if they dont fit I'm totally happy with getting the 17x9s all the way around. a lil wider in the back would be nice though
    again, sorry for the dumb question. been looking for hours at a bunch of different posts. makin my head spin with all the different sizes and what not.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    harrisburg pa.
    Age
    61
    Posts
    868

    black
    02 vette vert

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyz28 View Post
    sorry for the dumb question but will american racing torque thrust m with a size of 17x10.5, offset 44mm, bolt pattern 5x4.75" work on the rear of a stock height 99 z28? I do have a fully adjustable panhard rod. lowering the car not likely to happen. at least not any time soon. oh forgot to mention, I dont want to have to use spacers or a bfh mod. if they dont fit I'm totally happy with getting the 17x9s all the way around. a lil wider in the back would be nice though
    again, sorry for the dumb question. been looking for hours at a bunch of different posts. makin my head spin with all the different sizes and what not.
    thats what i have, w/275/40-17 tires the only mod was to the rear axle bump stop.[black camaros unite,page 32, post #606]

  3. #3
    Member Blue28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    769

    Navy Blue
    1999 Camaro Z28

    Smile

    I don't see you having any fitment issues with the 17 x 10.5s.

  4. #4
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    thats great to here!
    about 2 more paychecks and they are mine!

  5. #5
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    thats what i have, w/275/40-17 tires the only mod was to the rear axle bump stop.[black camaros unite,page 32, post #606]
    love the look of your car. what did ya have to do to the bumpstops? just grind a bit off?

  6. #6
    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

    I saw them on a 4th gen maro/SS conversion. Staggered gunmetal. Looked awesome.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    harrisburg pa.
    Age
    61
    Posts
    868

    black
    02 vette vert

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyz28 View Post
    love the look of your car. what did ya have to do to the bumpstops? just grind a bit off?
    thanks, actually remove the rubber stop and bend the bracket down or cut it off.
    Last edited by dklowrider; 06-01-2009 at 06:11 PM.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    harrisburg pa.
    Age
    61
    Posts
    868

    black
    02 vette vert

    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I saw them on a 4th gen maro/SS conversion. Staggered gunmetal. Looked awesome.
    check mine out, im totally happy.

  9. #9
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    ok. getting really close to finally getting some better looking rims and tires. gonna try the 10.5 ttms on the rear and 9s on the front. 17in rim. been looking at the very few tires that are 315s for the rear. so far the only ones I could find in my price range (which is moderately cheap) are kumho ecsta xs. I could run that same tire on the front and rear. which I really like. so before I plunk down a crap load of money. I was wondering what you all think of that combo?
    I know I can get nittos and a few other brands but I'm looking to try and keep the same tread pattern front to rear. mostly for looks.
    what do you all think?

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    harrisburg pa.
    Age
    61
    Posts
    868

    black
    02 vette vert

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyz28 View Post
    ok. getting really close to finally getting some better looking rims and tires. gonna try the 10.5 ttms on the rear and 9s on the front. 17in rim. been looking at the very few tires that are 315s for the rear. so far the only ones I could find in my price range (which is moderately cheap) are kumho ecsta xs. I could run that same tire on the front and rear. which I really like. so before I plunk down a crap load of money. I was wondering what you all think of that combo?
    I know I can get nittos and a few other brands but I'm looking to try and keep the same tread pattern front to rear. mostly for looks.
    what do you all think?
    i think you are going to have to roll the outer fender lip, and beat the inner fenderwell in for 315's, not for certain but it will be damn close. and i agree with keeping the same tire at both ends. details count.

  11. #11
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    hmmm..... dont like hearing that. maybe I should just stick with the original plan. reason for me thinking about that was I found a web site called customwheels.com. I called them and the fella there said 315s right off the bat for a 10.5 wheel on fbods. I've been looking under the car and measuring things. It does look pretty tight. my problem is I'm so fired up about getting new wheels and tires. the mind is buzzin with all the options.

  12. #12
    Member Blue28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    769

    Navy Blue
    1999 Camaro Z28

    Wink

    Comparison: 17 x 10.5 +44 offset vs. 17 x 11 +50 offset with a 315/35/17 tire.


    Inner fender well
    With the 17 x 10.5 will have about .24" more tire clearance and about .5" more wheel clearance than the 17 x 11.

    Outer fender lip
    With the 17 x 10.5 your tire will be about .24" closer to the fender lip than with the 17 x 11 .

    Also don't forget that the overall tire width will be less on the 10.5" vs. the 11" wheel.

  13. #13
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    yeah thats true.
    I just need to quit lookin at stuff. I'm like a kid in a candy store. gotta stick to the plan.

  14. #14
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    ok. got the wheels for the front in a while back. still waiting for the rears. should be here this week. found a site called discount tire direct. I'm thinking of ordering some nitto 555 extreme performance tires from them tonight. price for a set being 245 40 17 front/ 275 40 17 rear is about 550 with the road hazzard shipped. I've never done business with this place before. so just wondering if anyone here has heard of them or bought from them and how ya felt about it.

    Thanks.

  15. #15
    Member blk_jaws's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Age
    31
    Posts
    494

    Black on Black
    2000 Trans Am M6

    I've bought tires from them b4, they did a great job for me.
    SLP LT's, SLP High Flow Cats, 3" Flowmaster CB, Comp Cam, SLP Lid, LS6 Intake, BBK 80mm TB, SFC, Ram Air HO Hood, Lowered, Torq Thrust II's

  16. #16
    Member Blue28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    769

    Navy Blue
    1999 Camaro Z28

    Lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyz28 View Post
    ok. got the wheels for the front in a while back. still waiting for the rears. should be here this week. found a site called discount tire direct. I'm thinking of ordering some nitto 555 extreme performance tires from them tonight. price for a set being 245 40 17 front/ 275 40 17 rear is about 550 with the road hazzard shipped. I've never done business with this place before. so just wondering if anyone here has heard of them or bought from them and how ya felt about it.

    Thanks.
    So why the choice of tire sizes listed above? Also you don't want a 245/40/17(too short), a 245/45/17 is the size you want if you want them the same height(factory height). If money permits I'd go with a 275/40/17s front, and 315/35/17s rear(around $165 more, nitto 555).

    You could also go with a 255/45/17s front, and 285/40/17s rear, in a nitto 555, for $42 more, and yes DTD is a good place to buy tire from!
    Last edited by Blue28; 07-28-2009 at 12:45 PM.

  17. #17
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    well I ordered them earlier this evening when I got home from work. the guy told me that the 245 45 17 front 275 40 17 was commonly used for our cars with that size for wheels. I asked about going with a wider tire and it was just a big ?
    so I went ahead with that size to insure that I wouldnt have to bend any sheet metal. so we'll see I guess. if it dont look right to me I'll be getting something else.
    I'll show some pics hopefully later on this week.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    harrisburg pa.
    Age
    61
    Posts
    868

    black
    02 vette vert

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    So why the choice of tire sizes listed above? Also you don't want a 245/40/17(too short), a 245/45/17 is the size you want if you want them the same height(factory height). If money permits I'd go with a 275/40/17s front, and 315/35/17s rear(around $165 more, nitto 555).

    You could also go with a 255/45/17s front, and 285/40/17s rear, in a nitto 555, for $42 more, and yes DTD is a good place to buy tire from!
    you are right on the 245/40s being too short, but then why do you say 255/45s and 285/40s? thats going the other way, too tall.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyz28 View Post
    well I ordered them earlier this evening when I got home from work. the guy told me that the 245 45 17 front 275 40 17 was commonly used for our cars with that size for wheels. I asked about going with a wider tire and it was just a big ?
    so I went ahead with that size to insure that I wouldnt have to bend any sheet metal. so we'll see I guess. if it dont look right to me I'll be getting something else.
    I'll show some pics hopefully later on this week.
    you can use all the assurance from any one you want, but i did what you did. i would rather say , ive got room for bigger tires, than to say, these wont fit.

  19. #19
    Member luvmyz28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Council Bluffs IA
    Posts
    192

    nbm
    99 z28

    exactly. I knew I wasn't going to be happy if I would have had to roll the fenders to make them fit or take it out for a drive and hear them rubbing. having bought 10.5 rims for the back makes me think I'll have to bang the inner fender anyway. which doesnt really bother me too bad because I know it wont be seen. I think it'll work out pretty good. if I find I can go wider I can always move the back tires to the front wheels and go larger out back.

  20. #20
    Member Blue28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    769

    Navy Blue
    1999 Camaro Z28

    A 255/45/17, or 285/40/17 are still within factory tire height range.

    Example:
    245/45/17 = 25.68", 255/45/17 = 26.03"
    275/40/17 = 25.66", 285/40/17 = 25.98"

    I just wanted to make sure you were aware of your options.

    Good luck with your choice!

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. American Racing LT Questions!
    By Kill98 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-28-2013, 02:59 PM
  2. Question: American Racing, TT2's
    By third_shift|studios in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-11-2011, 08:17 PM
  3. American Racing TT-M wheels
    By pv-camaro in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-03-2009, 02:09 PM
  4. American racing headers
    By Joels1 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-30-2008, 01:35 PM
  5. OBX or American Racing Headers?
    By xzaero0 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-01-2007, 10:41 PM

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
  •