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    need help with tires for strip

    i have a 2002 trans am ws-6 with a sts turbo

    i just ordered for the rear some centerline 15 x 10 with 3 1/2 backspacing
    i have 275-40-17 now

    these should fit right?

    now what size tires should i put on them for the track
    im wanting to get mickey thompsons

    this is for the track on and il put mine back on for street
    2002 trans am ws-6 auto.
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    sts turbo system
    12.6 @114 @4psi

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    The 15x10 w/ 3.5 backspacing are gonna stick WAYYYYYYYYYYY out the side.

    They will fit though, but expect about 4" of tire looking out. I just put the 15x8's with 5" backspacing on my car and they stick out about an inch past the fender, i have pics posted on this forum

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    so what size would you put on these so it dont rub fender?

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    to acheive 0 rub you will have to figure what will has 2" or less front spacing. Just take the rim width minus the backspacing.
    THe weld prostars have the right size, but it takes alot of mods to get them on the car. I like the centerline convo pro's 15x8 with 5" backspacing. I have the hoosier quil-time DOT tires.

    Are you putting a complete set of 15" wheels around the car, or are you just getting a set of rears for the strip?? If your just getting a set for the strip then find you some stock camaro/firebird 16" wheels and get some tires for those, then you know the spacing will be perfect.... just my thoughts.

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    im just doing the rears and only gona be on for the track, i got a set of centerline 15 x 10 with 3 1/2 backspacing, what size tires would you put on them so it dont rub the top of my fenderwall

    i want mickey thompsons

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    If your going with a 15x10 wheel you need to have 7.5 backspacing. I have run this size wheel with 275x50x15 Mickey Thompson Drag Radials with no problems. Hope this helps.

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    Iam ordering the weld prostars with a 15x10/7.5 b.s for the rears with a 15x3.5 1 3/4 backspacing for the front. Tires for the rear are also 275/50/15 M/T E/T street radials.
    Question how much am I going to have to grind the calipers to make these fit?

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