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    Narrowest tires?

    I need to get tires for winter, ugh. I got tired of my junk car that I bought for winter only. When you replace the water pump and nearly spend the price of what you paid for said car, it pisses you off. Need winter tires. What is the narrowest tire I can safley mount on my 17x9 STOCK ws6 wheels. I am taking off the 18's and putting on two layers of wax to be safe. Hoping for 245-45-17 blizzacks, if not, 275-40-17 micchiel pilot a+s plus. But at almost 240 a piece I really don't want to spend that because as soon as it melts I will put my awesome tires/18 inch wheels back on.

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    id say you would be safe with 245's, but not any narrower.

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    i run 275's all around in buffalo winters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smkn_TA View Post
    I need to get tires for winter, ugh. I got tired of my junk car that I bought for winter only. When you replace the water pump and nearly spend the price of what you paid for said car, it pisses you off. Need winter tires. What is the narrowest tire I can safley mount on my 17x9 STOCK ws6 wheels. I am taking off the 18's and putting on two layers of wax to be safe. Hoping for 245-45-17 blizzacks, if not, 275-40-17 micchiel pilot a+s plus. But at almost 240 a piece I really don't want to spend that because as soon as it melts I will put my awesome tires/18 inch wheels back on.
    I have seen places that sell winter tires with basic steel wheels. That could be an option.

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    16s can be had dirt cheap bro......then u could fit 225s or 235s on there ALSO prolly 100 less per tire......oh yeah and theyll be better inthe snow.....put some weight in the back of that beast.....few sand bags


    225/55/16 235/50/16 245/50/16 see what can be found out there.....if any are optioned to be studded get THOSE and stud the rears......used to drive an 87 firebird in teh snow 100lbs studs and it was a tank.......oh yeah and SELL Your 17s since u dont use them.......OR tradethem to a kid with 16s on his car PLUS cash

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    I have 16s 2000 trans am wheels, 17's 1999 ws6 wheels, and 2008 18's c6 z06 vette wheels.

    So wheels are no problem. The problem comes from the fact I have the c5 corvette brake conversion kit on my car. The rotors BARLEY clear my 17 ws6 inch rims, and wouldn't clear the 17 inch torque thurst II's . 16's is a no go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smkn_TA View Post
    I have 16s 2000 trans am wheels, 17's 1999 ws6 wheels, and 2008 18's c6 z06 vette wheels.

    So wheels are no problem. The problem comes from the fact I have the c5 corvette brake conversion kit on my car. The rotors BARLEY clear my 17 ws6 inch rims, and wouldn't clear the 17 inch torque thurst II's . 16's is a no go.
    use spacers...

    you can fit a 225 on a 8 inch.. so 245 should be safe..

    it should say somewhere on your car, i believe

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    215/60/16 on 16" x 8" wheels.

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    [QUOTE=Smkn_TA;1707567]I have 16s 2000 trans am wheels, 17's 1999 ws6 wheels, and 2008 18's c6 z06 vette wheels.

    So wheels are no problem. The problem comes from the fact I have the c5 corvette brake conversion kit on my car. The rotors BARLEY clear my 17 ws6 inch rims, and wouldn't clear the 17 inch torque thurst II's . 16's is a no go.br


    brake conversion on the REAR????? may look a lil funny but u could prolly go 16s rear for money savings and traction reasons

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    I'm pretty sure the 245s will fit... check the manufacturer's webpage and look @ the specs for that given tire.
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    I was told by a tire mounting place(tandem) that they would not mount 245's on it for saftey reasons. I'm running out of time now, it was snowing today even. I think I'm going to have to dump the grand on pilots and just take one of my parents cars to work if it is really that bad. Oh, btw, tirerack ftw, Tire place wanted 325 a piece of pilot a+s +'s, got them on tirerack for 240 a piece with 52 to ship them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smkn_TA View Post
    I was told by a tire mounting place(tandem) that they would not mount 245's on it for saftey reasons. I'm running out of time now, it was snowing today even. I think I'm going to have to dump the grand on pilots and just take one of my parents cars to work if it is really that bad. Oh, btw, tirerack ftw, Tire place wanted 325 a piece of pilot a+s +'s, got them on tirerack for 240 a piece with 52 to ship them.
    mich pilots??? woah....overpriced man......i run falken azenas ( spelling) on my ride...the ricers run them for autocross......sick ass sticky tire........150 a piece ...discounttiredirect.com my car came with pilots by the previous owner........def not impressed for the money....if they were 75 cheaper per tire theyd be worth it ....... 245/45/17s are fine on the stock 9 inch wheel.....look at the chart on tireracks site 245s ok up TOO 9.5 inch wheel

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