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    I need serious help here!

    Well...my car needs new tires and I fig that I may as well just get new wheels too if I can. I am looking at getting a set of 18x8's with an offset of 40mm. What is the absolute widest tire size I can put on the front and the back?

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    245's? you sure? I got 255's on my stockers right now.

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    the size i think fits the car the best is.....17/9 in the front and 17/11 in the back....just my .02

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    stock width for non ws6/ss are 8. therefore you can run 255s

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    Whats the stock width for an SS/WS6? I've got SS wheels and the tire size is 275/40r17. They must be 11" I think that size looks the best on F bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkyardZ View Post
    Whats the stock width for an SS/WS6? I've got SS wheels and the tire size is 275/40r17. They must be 11" I think that size looks the best on F bodies.
    stock width is 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
    Well...my car needs new tires and I fig that I may as well just get new wheels too if I can. I am looking at getting a set of 18x8's with an offset of 40mm. What is the absolute widest tire size I can put on the front and the back?
    why aren't you looking to get wider rims then 8"?

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    I would go with 9" as well if not 9.5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    why aren't you looking to get wider rims then 8"?
    Ohh....believe me I do, but I don't want to run into any problems like having to make mods to the fenders or wheel well. I shot the guy an e-mail and he says that a rim thats 18x9 would not fit my offset. So now I am waiting on that answer. What I dont get is if there are people running 17x9/17x11 combos, then why in the hell could I not fit a 18x9 or 18x10 even?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkyardZ View Post
    Whats the stock width for an SS/WS6? I've got SS wheels and the tire size is 275/40r17. They must be 11" I think that size looks the best on F bodies.
    Do you have these all around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
    Ohh....believe me I do, but I don't want to run into any problems like having to make mods to the fenders or wheel well. I shot the guy an e-mail and he says that a rim thats 18x9 would not fit my offset. So now I am waiting on that answer. What I dont get is if there are people running 17x9/17x11 combos, then why in the hell could I not fit a 18x9 or 18x10 even?
    It is all about the offset...the higher the offset. The more the rim will stick out in simple terms....so that is why people can run the TT series. I would do a little research on offsets and pick your posion that way. Don't be scared of the bfh..if u are, you better stick with stock size

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
    Ohh....believe me I do, but I don't want to run into any problems like having to make mods to the fenders or wheel well. I shot the guy an e-mail and he says that a rim thats 18x9 would not fit my offset. So now I am waiting on that answer. What I dont get is if there are people running 17x9/17x11 combos, then why in the hell could I not fit a 18x9 or 18x10 even?
    I'm running 18x8.5 (46mm offset) F and 18x10.5 (56mm offset) R and my car is also lowered making clearance even tighter and I don't rub at all. I had to make no modifications to the wheel well or the fender.

    This has all the sizes and offsets that should fit http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/wheels...must-read.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    I'm running 18x8.5 (46mm offset) F and 18x10.5 (56mm offset) R and my car is also lowered making clearance even tighter and I don't rub at all. I had to make no modifications to the wheel well or the fender.

    This has all the sizes and offsets that should fit http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/wheels...must-read.html
    How low are you riding and what size tires you rollin on? Yeah....i looked at that list b4 finally just asking about it here and while it started as promising, I got more and more confused as contradictions kept coming up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    It is all about the offset...the higher the offset. The more the rim will stick out in simple terms....so that is why people can run the TT series. I would do a little research on offsets and pick your posion that way. Don't be scared of the bfh..if u are, you better stick with stock size
    I'd do the BFH mod if I had a place to do so, but I don't. Besides...on the street isn't the safest place to do mods here. Sticking with stockers is not really an option when I know that I can do better than stock even w/o the BFH mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
    How low are you riding and what size tires you rollin on? Yeah....i looked at that list b4 finally just asking about it here and while it started as promising, I got more and more confused as contradictions kept coming up.
    Dropped it 1.3" F and 1.5" R. As for tires 255/40/18 F 295/35/18 R
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    Dropped it 1.3" F and 1.5" R. As for tires 275/40/18 F 295/35/18 R
    Now that's fyre.....you might have given me my setup But wait...how did you fit a 275 on an 8.5? Also, are you using an APH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
    I'd do the BFH mod if I had a place to do so, but I don't. Besides...on the street isn't the safest place to do mods here. Sticking with stockers is not really an option when I know that I can do better than stock even w/o the BFH mod.
    any shop will do the bfh mod for you ...it is not hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mieux97 View Post
    Now that's fyre.....you might have given me my setup But wait...how did you fit a 275 on an 8.5? Also, are you using an APH?
    ha wait i told you wrong its 255/40/18...i wanted 275 but they wouldn't let me. and no I'm not using an APH

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    With the right offset you shouldn't have to do the "BFH Mod", even with a 10.5" wide wheel!

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