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    IT shouLD MAKE YOUR REAR END PLANT MORE. ITS JUST PUTTING MORE RUBBER DOWN TO THE GROUND WHICH WILL MAKE I HANDLE BETTER UNTIL YOU GET TOO WIDE THEN ITS JUST TO MUCH RESISTANCE. I WOULDNT GO OVER 315 SORRY FOR CAPS IM AT WORK AND CANT TURN IT OFF

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicky06
    IT shouLD MAKE YOUR REAR END PLANT MORE. ITS JUST PUTTING MORE RUBBER DOWN TO THE GROUND WHICH WILL MAKE I HANDLE BETTER UNTIL YOU GET TOO WIDE THEN ITS JUST TO MUCH RESISTANCE. I WOULDNT GO OVER 315 SORRY FOR CAPS IM AT WORK AND CANT TURN IT OFF
    IT'S OK . haha.

    So even in corning handling it will improve?

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    Anyone ever tried 295/40/17s on stock SS wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    IT'S OK . haha.

    So even in corning handling it will improve?

    in therory yes

    dont you just love my confedence? lol

    it just depends on your suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS
    Anyone ever tried 295/40/17s on stock SS wheels?
    I might try 295's next but they'd next a little bit taller that the stock 275/40s...

    the 315's on the stock SS wheels do not make contact with the ground all the way across the contact patch because the wheel is too narrow...

    I noticed today after driving in the wet parking lot at work, the edge of the tread was dry about 1/2 inch in.

    still look sweet, but i have no more rubber making contact than if i was running the 275's so i am just wasting hp spinning all this extra rubber...


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    Yes, the 295s would have 8mm taller sidewalls (16mm taller tire) than the stock 275s. That should still leave enough room to avoid rubbing on the fronts when turning. I'll see soon when I put the 295s on all four.

    Regarding your 315s on the rear, after the tread wears some, you'll have more of the tire width contacting the ground so it's not a total waste.

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    what pressure should I be running in the 315s?

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    hey trans am ls6 what are the offset on those wheels if you dont mind front and back

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS
    Anyone ever tried 295/40/17s on stock SS wheels?
    Does anyone even make a 295/40/17??? I had 285/40/17 BFG KDWSs on 17x9.5 TTIIs and they looked great with no rub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOM 2002 Z28
    Does anyone even make a 295/40/17??? I had 285/40/17 BFG KDWSs on 17x9.5 TTIIs and they looked great with no rub.
    I have been looking, but have not seen any 295s.
    How was the straight line traction with the 285s? I have been looking at them as the alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolaid_kid
    I have been looking, but have not seen any 295s.
    How was the straight line traction with the 285s? I have been looking at them as the alternative.
    At the time, the car was a bone stock daily driver for my, then, wife. They were the BFG KDWS tires (an all-weather tire) so they were fine for her. After the divorce (back in July) the car became my toy and they were not enough tire for me. Put on the 275/40/17 Nitto Drag Radials yesterday and I am already wishing that I went with the 315s, but didn't want to buy new rims to fit them on yet. I was more impressed when I replaced the original tires on my 2003 Hemi Ram with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s (265/70/17s)than I am with the Nittos so far.

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    I got 19x10 in the front and 19x11 in the back, 305 30 19 with the eibach prokit. No problems at all, just alittle pounding with a mallet and fits like a glove.

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    anyone know where i can get thicker/harder bump stops have a little rubbng on the side walls after i put 19's on the back and dropped it with an Eibach kit. I don't want to roll the fender lip but i will if i have to. any suggestions?

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    HEY clypimp explain to me how he hell u squeezed 19X11 in the back with the pro kit?

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    Any pics, what kinda rims?

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    It was actually alot easier than I originally thought. I had 18x10.5 Zo6 rims on it before and they apparently wore a perfect spot for the 19's. I hammered alittle but no problems.

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    anyone ever been in a heavy downpour with somthing bigger than a 275...the wider the contact patch the less weight of the tire on the road the easier it is to hydroplane...ive got potenza RE730 275/40/ZR17 out back they are a 96W tire...i put 235/40/ZR17 on the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOM 2002 Z28
    Does anyone even make a 295/40/17??? I had 285/40/17 BFG KDWSs on 17x9.5 TTIIs and they looked great with no rub.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...t=All&x=74&y=9
    Not much of a selection, so I doubt I'll get either of these non-warranteed tires. Thus, I guess I'll stick with the 285s.

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    Since those are shaved race tires, I doubt that you would get very many miles out of them...

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