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Question on what tire size to put on new wheels?

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    Question on what tire size to put on new wheels?

    I ended up buying the chrome c6 corvette wheels but could only get them in an 18x8.5 in the front and 19x10 in the rear until November so I want to know what is the best tire size to put on front and rear to make it look the best. Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odawg1 View Post
    I ended up buying the chrome c6 corvette wheels but could only get them in an 18x8.5 in the front and 19x10 in the rear until November so I want to know what is the best tire size to put on front and rear to make it look the best. Thanks for any help.
    in the front i would run 255/35/18 and in the rear I would run 295/30/19.
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    I have 18x8.5 f rims with 245/40r18 bfg kdw nt's I and they fit the rum perfect.I know some brands run thinner than others so depending on you tire choice you may want to go wider. Not sure on your rears since mine are 18x10's. But the 285 or 295/30 should be perfect width and height for that rim size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    in the front i would run 255/35/18 and in the rear I would run 295/30/19.

    This would make the front a little shorter and not quite as wide correct?

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    Correct it will give it a more agressive stance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odawg1 View Post
    This would make the front a little shorter and not quite as wide correct?
    it actually makes the front tire sidewall slightly taller but correct it is not as wide. i run 255/40/18 F and 295/35/18 R on my car

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    Only tire the local tire shop can get in those sizes is a hankook v12. Is this a good tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odawg1 View Post
    Only tire the local tire shop can get in those sizes is a hankook v12. Is this a good tire?
    order from tire rack or discount and have them shipped to you

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    Is the hankook v12 a good one to order from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odawg1 View Post
    Is the hankook v12 a good one to order from them?
    get kdw's or my personal choice, NITTO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odawg1 View Post
    Is the hankook v12 a good one to order from them?
    yea i have the KDW II's aka KDW NT's. don't go cheap on tires. they affect everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    yea i have the KDW II's aka KDW NT's. don't go cheap on tires. they affect everything.

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    new nittos NTO5, i love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross1 View Post
    new nittos NTO5, i love them
    how do you like the NT05's?I have mine sitting in my room collecting dust until my wheels get here. I love the 555's I have on the car right now so I have high hopes for the nt05's

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