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c5 18" Tire suggestions

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    c5 18" Tire suggestions

    Been looking at replacing the 17/18 stocks with a dish 17x9.5, 18x10.5 combo.

    Getting replica wheels which will be heavier so not really concerned about racing, but want something similar to my old ta setup running 275fr, 315rear.

    Anyone have suggestions on what would be good to run or have experience with a good 18in Tire?

    Discount doesn't have shit in a 315 except for a kumho race Tire. 305 I can get nitto is the invo a good Tire? Do you think I'd be dissapointed in a 295?

    Best option is in a 275, but there no reason to switch if I'm just using the same tires on the car now. Kind of was hoping to find a 315 sumitomo like my Ta, but not in an 18in unfortunately.

    Any ways, just hoping some of you guys may have advice or suggestions.

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    Most of the Vette guys I've met at car shows either ran Michelins or Nittos. Especially the Invo. I haven't heard any complaints.

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    Well, I have it narrowed down to 3. Liked the wide tires, but the biggest streetable Tire i can find on a 10.5 18 is the nitto 555r Dr in 305. Not sure I'd want the555r

    My opinion is
    275/40/17 fr, 295/35/18 bfg kdw all around ( cool tread, longer life very street friendly)
    275/40/17 fr nitto 555, 305/35/18 nitto555r
    275/40/17 fr nitto 555, 295/35/18 nitto invo

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    You can't go Invo all around?

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    Doing think that was an option. I was on the phone and about to pull the trigger and re evaluated that I want an 18/19 combo. Gonna have to save up a little for the difference, but there's many more options in 305on a 19 wheel

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    A few years ago, I did alignments for a bodyshop owned by a C6 owner. Did a C6Z nose and wheel swap and he ran Invos.

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