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    correct tires size for 1998 trans am ?

    just bought my daughter a 98 trans am has 16" polished wheels on it, wanting to know correct size should be running for tires, would like to have level stance on car instead of setting lower in rear car now has 245/45r16 on it any idea what can go to?
    thanks rob

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    I believe 245/45 ZR16 is the correct size.

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    I thought it was 245/50R16 for T/A
    275/45R17 for the WS6

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    Yes, 245/50-16's for TA's and Z's is stock size. SS and WS-6 got the 275 series 17 inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecha View Post
    I thought it was 245/50R16 for T/A
    275/40R17 for the WS6
    Just a quick correction, still new to the WS6

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    Quote Originally Posted by wnarunm View Post
    just bought my daughter a 98 trans am has 16" polished wheels on it, wanting to know correct size should be running for tires, would like to have level stance on car instead of setting lower in rear car now has 245/45r16 on it any idea what can go to?
    thanks rob
    245/50r16 is the original size tire for the 16" wheels on Trans Am's. For a little wider you can use 255/50r16's or Kuhmo's 265/45r16's.

    The car may appear to be lower in the back even if the tires are correct. Mine appeared lower in the back since it was new, but it's an optical illusion produced by the cut of the fenders.
    I installed Eibach's LT1 Pro-Kit springs with SLP Bilstein shocks a couple years ago and everything appears level now. The car is an 1.5" lower now though.

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    2000 T/A-DMH Cutout, SLP Cold Air kit, FTRA/SLP Upgrade, SLP Bilstein, LT1 Eibach ProKit, Kuhmo PA31 Tires ,SLP Fan Switch, UMI Double Adj PHB w/ Roto-Joints, UMI LCARB, Strano 35/22mm Sway Bars , Magnecor KV85 Wires, Hurst Shifter, Lou's Short Stick.

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    Yup 245/50/16 are stock..

    Here's what 265/45/16's look like for referance, though these are Kumho v700 (non-wet) auto-x tires.


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