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My wheel width dilemma

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    My wheel width dilemma

    Well I finally decided on the C6 wheels over the TT2s but now am trying to figure out my wheel width. Here are my two options:

    #1: 18x9.5s all the way around with 275 tires and have the ability to swap front to back for rotation and try to keep tire wear fairly consistent

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    #2: 18x9.5 for the rear and 18x8.5 for the front and have the tires pretty much stay put except for the not too often break down and swap sides

    Any help or comments???? After this is the which tire decision....what a process for someone that cant make decisions well.

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    I would go with option #1 for the reason you stated. The ability to rotate is worth it.

    Are you just looking for some street tires?

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    for ease of rotation, stay with the 18 x 9.5 all the way around. i have the factory 18/19 wheels on my car. the front have 245/45-18

    for you use the 275/35-18 tire. same factory diameter of 25.7" tall as to not effect the speedometer.

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    I will be looking for some street tires, not sure what kind though. I am curious as to how the handling and steering is affected when you go that wide in the front. Any comments on that?

    Thanks for all your help so far!!!

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    another option is the 18x10.5 as well... that's the ones i have on all 4 for street... bought them @ www.lmperformance.com
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    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

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    Thumbs up Ok.. I just put wheels on 2002 SS

    I just put on new wheels on my SS. I put 18x10.5 (56mm offset; 275/35) on the rear and 18x9.5 (57mm offset) on the front. No problem and they look great.. Perfect fit.. Amazing how difficult it is to get some guidance on fitting wheels on the ole' camaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakinstreakin View Post
    Well I finally decided on the C6 wheels over the TT2s but now am trying to figure out my wheel width. Here are my two options:

    #1: 18x9.5s all the way around with 275 tires and have the ability to swap front to back for rotation and try to keep tire wear fairly consistent

    or

    #2: 18x9.5 for the rear and 18x8.5 for the front and have the tires pretty much stay put except for the not too often break down and swap sides

    Any help or comments???? After this is the which tire decision....what a process for someone that cant make decisions well.

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    yea i got c6's, put 17" on front and 18" on back, looks tight as my gf twat BUT cant rotate and that sux

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    What tires are you running with your c6's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakinstreakin View Post
    What tires are you running with your c6's?
    not sure it was intended to who... i'm running Nitto NT-01 on the C6s.

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    If you go with different size wheels front/rear, you need to be aware of one more thing...Some tires are unidirectional.

    I have 17s up front and 18's in back. I'm running Firehawks and the sidewall clearly states that the tires should be running in 1 direction only (no swapping left & right); and obviously, I can't swap them with the front wheels.


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