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    Biggest front tire size w/o rubbing

    whats the biggest tire size that i can fit on the front without rubbing i have 17 inch c6 wheels with 245's on them

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    I think there are members here running 295/35/17 on theirs. I could be wrong. Someone will post in here soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    whats the biggest tire size that i can fit on the front without rubbing i have 17 inch c6 wheels with 245's on them
    lowered?

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    i had 285/40/17 on my Z with 9.5 rim.. no issues at all. it was lowered and still had room to go wider. but is not a good idea to go wider than 275s. just my opinion..
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    285/40/17 in the front

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    yes im lowered. right now ive got 275/40/18s in the back and i might just slap those on the front to see if they rub before i buy anything

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    With the right offset you can run 315s up front without issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    yes im lowered. right now ive got 275/40/18s in the back and i might just slap those on the front to see if they rub before i buy anything
    the 275s will without doubt fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    With the right offset you can run 315s up front without issues
    i dont believe you can turn though without modifications.

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    315's will fit up front.

    Just don't go much over 26" tall and it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    315's will fit up front.

    Just don't go much over 26" tall and it will be fine.
    how much more stress will a tire larger than 275 put on the power steering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    how much more stress will a tire larger than 275 put on the power steering?
    It shouldn't be that bad as long as you're moving
    while you turn the wheel. Some people don't realize how much stress is put on the power steering when they turn the wheel standing still.

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    Need a litte help as well???

    I seen a guy here that was running a 19x9.5 HP Racing EVO 2 wheel and really want a set for my ride. My question is what tire size and back spacing would be needed with out the front rubbing? If that is possible. I do not plan on lowereing the car. Thanks for any help!

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    You could use ebay as a reference. Type in HPRacing Trans Am and see what comes up as far as size and offset.

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    there's a few members here running 17x11 on the front...

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    What about 18's or 19's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyRay View Post
    What about 18's or 19's?
    As long as your overall tire height stays close to stock and the offset matches the car it should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    As long as your overall tire height stays close to stock and the offset matches the car it should be fine
    doesnt turning become an issue tho?

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