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    Looking to buy 18x8

    Found some American racing wheels on tirerack. They are 18x8. My question is, what width of tire can I get away with on an 8 in. wide tire? I was hoping to get 275/40/18 on them. Any chance or too wide?

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    on a 8in wide rim the widest i would go is 255

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    Shit, I figured I'd be pushin it. Appearane-wise, is this gonna look much thinner than the 275?

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    Also, do you know the stock wheel width on an '01 trans am ws6? I figured it might be the same as your '02 z28. I know it's a rookie question but I honestly don't know the answer.
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    Yeah, no 275's on the 8" wheel.


    And yeah, they will look thin in the rear. There are 18x10 wheels out there...not sure what look/model you are going for.

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    Stock WS6 wheels are 17X9

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    I wanna keep wider tires on it. 275 is really what I'm wanting. How wide of a wheel do I need to legitimately support these?

    Thanks for the answer killa

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactownHuskers View Post
    Shit, I figured I'd be pushin it. Appearane-wise, is this gonna look much thinner than the 275?
    Yeah it will be noticeably thinner, by about an inch of tread width, TR recommends 245/40 on the 8" wheel. A 275/40/18 tire needs a min of a 9" wheel, again by TireRacks specs.

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    A 9in wide wheel is what you need to run 275's, you can even go wider if you want on a 9in wide wheel

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    Thanks woody. Nice avatar btw. Made me giggle a bit...lol

    Sounds good, killa. I'm not sure i'll go wider. But glad to know I have that option.

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    Post some pics of the rims that you're thinking about

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    These are the ones I wanted. Don't think it will work because they are 18x8 but didn't see any wider ones on tirerack or onlinetires. They have 20x8.5 but I don't want to go that big on the tires.


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    Those are really nice, definitely don't want 8in wide rims in the back.
    when you find some new ones post a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactownHuskers View Post
    These are the ones I wanted. Don't think it will work because they are 18x8 but didn't see any wider ones on tirerack or onlinetires. They have 20x8.5 but I don't want to go that big on the tires.

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    On my staggered 18s I run 235/40 on the front. My front wheels are 18x8.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    On my staggered 18s I run 235/40 on the front. My front wheels are 18x8.5.
    What do you run on the back?

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    Take a look at this.
    Lorenzo Wl019, 18 x 9.5
    http://www.wheelsnext.com/images/whe...19_GBK_2_W.jpg

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    Those are legit, man. And the size I'm wanting. Ironically I just stumbled across wheelsnext tonight for the first time. I am seriously considering these.

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    Lookin at these as a possibility as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SactownHuskers View Post
    Lookin at these as a possibility as well.

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    Lookin good! I think they look a lot like the AR wheels only better, nice.
    Last edited by Superwoody; 03-14-2010 at 10:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactownHuskers View Post
    What do you run on the back?
    Rear wheels: 18x9.5
    Rear tires: 275/35/18 BFG G-Force Sport

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