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    Quick Question

    Ok, i am looking at buying some 17 x 9.5 rims and was wondering what tire size i should get for my car? I have a 96 firebird incase that matters.

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    get 275/40-17 ... perfect fit for that size.
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    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

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    ok, and will i have to recalibrate my speedo going from a 245/50/16 to that?

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    no ... it's the exact same overall size.
    the wheel is 17" but the tire sidewall is slightly shorter... but overall, it's the same size in height.

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    ok, i was also wondering if 275/40/17s for the front wheels is too wide? Will it effect steering a whole lot?

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    nope you will be ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynate18 View Post
    ok, i was also wondering if 275/40/17s for the front wheels is too wide? Will it effect steering a whole lot?
    nope... those are stock size for SS/WS6.
    I ride w/ 315s in the front and no issues.... so you'll be fine w/ 275s.

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    ok great, well i believe that i am getting my rims today, so when i get everything on i will post pics for everyone to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    nope... those are stock size for SS/WS6.
    I ride w/ 315s in the front and no issues.... so you'll be fine w/ 275s.
    yea your a crazy canadian too....

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    haha, well i have them on, as soon as i get some day light tomorrow i am gonna get some pics up for everyone to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynate18 View Post
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    you should hardwire your radar detector....

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    if i knew how i would definately, that cord always gets in the way, but hey it gets the job done as is and has kept me out a bit of trouble lol

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    I did a write up on it... let me go find it....

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    Well here's Sarges write up for a GTO... but the principle is the exact same....

    30 Min Radar Detector Hardwire Solution

    and heres mine that i threw together for my Trans Am... look at them both and you will see what you gotta do, its easy....

    Very easy question

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