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BIG O says 18x10.5 wont fit on the back of my TA!!

This is a discussion on BIG O says 18x10.5 wont fit on the back of my TA!! within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I just bought some c6 Z06 18x10.5 and 17x9.5 wheels for the TA and took them to BIG O Tires ...

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    BIG O says 18x10.5 wont fit on the back of my TA!!

    I just bought some c6 Z06 18x10.5 and 17x9.5 wheels for the TA and took them to BIG O Tires and they said they wont fit.
    Called OEWheels and they said that the reason is that when the car is jacked up the suspension gets in the way. Just needs to be lowered so the suspension will be out of the way.... Is this true or BS???

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    lol yes the rear moves to the passenger side when unloaded and extended. jack up the car by the rear end and problem solved

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    Oh you might need to modify your rear bump stops. they eat up a few inches you will just need to check clearance when the tires are on and cars is settled on the ground

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    Depending on the offset of the rear wheels, you may or may not need to modify the bumpstops on a 10.5 inch wheel.

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    I have 18x11's on the back of my car.

    1. No passengers, maybe 1
    2. Don't try to take corners real fast tires will rub.

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    Got them to fit with jacking up with rear end! So sick! will post pics

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    Wouldn't wheels spacers fix the rubbing problem? I just got c6 wheels that are 18x10.5 and 17x9.5 and I am replacing c5 wheels that are supposed to be the same width and everything but I measured the width's and the new wheels are about 3/4" wider. The c5 wheels are original vette wheels and the c6's are from OE wheels so I'm not sure why they are a little different but I thought I'd prolly ending up having to get spacers atleast for the back because with the c5's on it they already rub a little occasionally when I light them up around a corner. Spacers should fix this problem right?

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    For insurance/liability, is the reason why they told you that those wheels won't fit.
    Last edited by Blue28; 04-21-2009 at 11:39 AM.

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    I have them all around... and many ppl put 11" wide too... I also do that for the track.
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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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    i got em too got 285's on now and slappin 305's MT DR on in a few days



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    I put 315/40R Nitto Drag radials on stock 2004 vette wheels.
    Had to run 5/16ths spacer in back.
    Got long throat lugs and ran it at the track.
    No probs with the rears but haven't ran the fronts.
    Need center caps.
    Might try the C6's next

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