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    Need help with tire sizes!

    i am gonna get some y2k corvette rims for my camaro,18 9.5 in the back and 17 8.5 in the front,whats the widest tires i can put in the front?let me know what u think.thanx

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    255 45 17 is the widest recommended tire size for a 8.5" rim. You could go up to a 275 40 17.

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    U think some 245/40/17s would be a good size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarossf650 View Post
    U think some 245/40/17s would be a good size?
    245/45-17 would be a good size... not 40.
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    What's wrong with the 40s?damn u got 315s all around?did u have 2 modifiy it to get those on?they don't rub?I'm thinking about getting 245/40/17s in the front and 315/40/18s on the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarossf650 View Post
    What's wrong with the 40s?damn u got 315s all around?did u have 2 modifiy it to get those on?they don't rub?I'm thinking about getting 245/40/17s in the front and 315/40/18s on the back
    245 45 17 would be 25.7" tall. Going to a 40 series would reduce the height by about 1/2" or so. It would be too short. Remember the series (40) is a ratio. So a 40 series would be OK on a 375 or 315 but too short on a 245.

    245 45 17 and 275 40 17 are both 25.7" tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Project View Post
    245 45 17 would be 25.7" tall. Going to a 40 series would reduce the height by about 1/2" or so. It would be too short. Remember the series (40) is a ratio. So a 40 series would be OK on a 375 or 315 but too short on a 245.

    245 45 17 and 275 40 17 are both 25.7" tall.
    exactly... and the 315/40-18 would be too tall... you would want 315/30-18 like i have

    as for rubbing, only in the back i had to massage the inner fenders w/ a BFH
    the fronts can take wider than the rear.... fronts were plug + play

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    285/35/18s would be alright for the back right?because i just came across some of those,all i need is the front tires

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    i gots a similar set-up except im running 18x8.5 on front on 275/35/18`s & 19x9.5 on rears w/ 295/30/19`s..& no problem whatsoever

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarossf650 View Post
    285/35/18s would be alright for the back right?because i just came across some of those,all i need is the front tires
    yes, i have them on the wife's car.
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