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This is a discussion on question about wheels within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; what is the benefit for having these different sized wheels. 18x9.5 front and 18x10.5 rear? is there a disadvantage for ...

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    question about wheels

    what is the benefit for having these different sized wheels.
    18x9.5 front and 18x10.5 rear? is there a disadvantage for this?
    also does the c6 z06 have 18x9.5 all 4 tires?
    what size wheels will be best for handling?

    sorry for the retarded questions

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    10.5 means you can have a wider back tire witch is better for traction

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    Staggered wheel set ups are more for a look IMO
    You may get added traction from wider rear wheels and tires.
    The only downside is the inability to rotate the tires.
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    staggered wheels you also lose a lil bit for handling but not enough to shake a stick at

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    ok what size are the c6 z06. are they the same size all around?
    im trying to figure out what the best size tires will be, mostly for handling. the f-body has an uneven weight balance... would that mean i would want slightly bigger tires in the rear for good handling? or just all the same size all around. and what size is best for handling?

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    ok what size are the c6 z06. are they the same size all around?
    fronts 18x9.5 and rears 19x11. they do look good on F-bodies tho

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    moving to the right forum

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    just get wide tires in the front allowing you to rotate.
    Plus our cars tend to like same size tires f/r for handling... the car behaves well with wide in front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    just get wide tires in the front allowing you to rotate.
    Plus our cars tend to like same size tires f/r for handling... the car behaves well with wide in front.
    How do you get 11's to fit up front? do you use spacers? did you have to do major surgery on the wheel well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    How do you get 11's to fit up front? do you use spacers? did you have to do major surgery on the wheel well?
    the front was no problem, WAY easier than the rears.
    with the stock brakes, i only needed to get a 7/32" spacer... some ppl use a 1/4" spacer.... the pix in the signature are w/ the 7/32" spacer.
    no need to touch the fenders whatsoever... there is more room in the front than on the rear... check the 335 on all corners too on 17x12... rear fender needed flaring, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    the front was no problem, WAY easier than the rears.
    with the stock brakes, i only needed to get a 7/32" spacer... some ppl use a 1/4" spacer.... the pix in the signature are w/ the 7/32" spacer.
    no need to touch the fenders whatsoever... there is more room in the front than on the rear... check the 335 on all corners too on 17x12... rear fender needed flaring, though.

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