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This is a discussion on Rims and tires c5 zo6 within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; hey guys i have bin looking in to the c5 zo6 style rims, i know i want chrome and i ...

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    Rims and tires c5 zo6

    hey guys i have bin looking in to the c5 zo6 style rims, i know i want chrome and i want 17" all the way arround 18/r if i have to. i was thinking of 17x8.5/F 17x9.5/r(or 18x9.5/r) i dont know how big of an off set i can go on the rear without having problems/ need modifications. and i dont know if i sould go with a billit look or just plain rim( plain http://www.corvetteguys.com/c5z06-ch...eel-17x95.html, bilit http://www.corvetteguys.com/c5z06-ch...eel-17x85.html ) i just about set on rappin em in nittos they seem to be all that my buds and my brother ever trusted on street and drag for thier cars. but IDK im new to all this what do yall think?

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    That place is about twice as much as oewheels. Also, I'm not a fan of rivets, but that's just me.

    http://www.oewheelsllc.com/Wheels-fo...01813-3-1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpilews View Post
    That place is about twice as much as oewheels. Also, I'm not a fan of rivets, but that's just me.

    http://www.oewheelsllc.com/Wheels-fo...01813-3-1.html
    ya i photoshoped the wheels on and the normal ones look a lot better IMO and thx for the sight they are a lot cheeper, can the 18X10.5 fit with 295's or bigger without any problems or having to add spacers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    ya i photoshoped the wheels on and the normal ones look a lot better IMO and thx for the sight they are a lot cheeper, can the 18X10.5 fit with 295's or bigger without any problems or having to add spacers?
    Yes, 18x10.5 with 295s was what I ran when I had my Z06 wheels, no spacers, no problems at all. Bolt them on and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Yes, 18x10.5 with 295s was what I ran when I had my Z06 wheels, no spacers, no problems at all. Bolt them on and go.
    sweet couple more pay checks then. oh and the F/ tire being 17x9.5 can run some 235s or so right or is the samllest going to be bigger im so bad at this i have no freeking clue about tires so feel free to in.

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    with a 17x9.5 you should run a 275/40 in the front

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    i run 18x10.5 z06 wheels in the rear with 295s and made no modifications. i also bought my wheels from oewheels.
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    I run 295s just fine. If you change your mind and like the black motor sport Z06 wheels then I will sell you mine for cheap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    I run 295s just fine. If you change your mind and like the black motor sport Z06 wheels then I will sell you mine for cheap...
    thx for the offer but im not big on black rims on a white car.
    i think im going to go with F/ Nitto NT05 275/40/17 ; R/ Nitto NT05 295/45/18
    then i can finaly put the hammer down in my car no TCS sucks.... but can also make for some fun times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    thx for the offer but im not big on black rims on a white car.
    i think im going to go with F/ Nitto NT05 275/40/17 ; R/ Nitto NT05 295/45/18
    then i can finaly put the hammer down in my car no TCS sucks.... but can also make for some fun times
    That 295 “45” 18 is gonna be really thick on the side wall, you might wanna go with a 35 instead if you are lowered, otherwise it may rub. I dont think Nitto makes 295s in a 35 but they make a 305 which is definitely doable. Also I would go with the NT05R, for all out drag traction, or the 555R for great streetable z rated drag traction. Not that the NT05 is a bad choice just that for our straight line monsters the other two are better imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    That 295 “45” 18 is gonna be really thick on the side wall, you might wanna go with a 35 instead if you are lowered, otherwise it may rub. I dont think Nitto makes 295s in a 35 but they make a 305 which is definitely doable. Also I would go with the NT05R, for all out drag traction, or the 555R for great streetable z rated drag traction. Not that the NT05 is a bad choice just that for our straight line monsters the other two are better imo.
    i am lowered and had to go with a 35 sidewall in the rear and there is now rubbing. if you aren't lowered you can probably get away with a 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    That 295 “45” 18 is gonna be really thick on the side wall, you might wanna go with a 35 instead if you are lowered, otherwise it may rub. I dont think Nitto makes 295s in a 35 but they make a 305 which is definitely doable. Also I would go with the NT05R, for all out drag traction, or the 555R for great streetable z rated drag traction. Not that the NT05 is a bad choice just that for our straight line monsters the other two are better imo.
    well im not lowered and i dont plan too, unless the tires rase it up that much, and will the 305 fit w/o modification? hell im running 245/50/16 right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    well im not lowered and i dont plan too, unless the tires rase it up that much, and will the 305 fit w/o modification? hell im running 245/50/16 right now.
    everyone says nittos run small and a 305 is almost the same as 295. there shouldnt be any problems as long as your rim offset is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    everyone says nittos run small and a 305 is almost the same as 295. there shouldnt be any problems as long as your rim offset is right.
    the ones im looking at are 56mm offset, i was thinking about getting the NT05 b/c this is my dd and i do want good ride comfort, and the NT05R rating in rain kinda scares me.
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    Ok now that I have looked around a little more, this is what I’m thinking
    F 17X9.5 (has 54mm offset) with Firehawk Wide Oval 265/40/17
    R 18X10.5 (has 56mm offset) With Firehawk Wide Oval 295/35/18
    that gives me a 30mm diff on the back, ~1.5 inches
    the firehawk tire’s UTQG is 320, trac AA, temp A
    reviews show they can last 20K-40K miles under more aggressive driving, weekend drag type stuff, good for hot rodding around and daily driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    Ok now that I have looked around a little more, this is what I’m thinking
    F 17X9.5 (has 54mm offset) with Firehawk Wide Oval 265/40/17
    R 18X10.5 (has 56mm offset) With Firehawk Wide Oval 295/35/18
    that gives me a 30mm diff on the back, ~1.5 inches
    the firehawk tire’s UTQG is 320, trac AA, temp A
    reviews show they can last 20K-40K miles under more aggressive driving, weekend drag type stuff, good for hot rodding around and daily driving.
    are these wheels built to OEM specs for corvettes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    are these wheels built to OEM specs for corvettes?
    I belive so, that is how i found out abbout them 2 of my buds drive vettes and both of them swear by them for DD and told me to look into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    I belive so, that is how i found out abbout them 2 of my buds drive vettes and both of them swear by them for DD and told me to look into them.
    i am just concerned about that rear offset with that width. i think there has been problems with fitment when the wheels have OEM vette specs. I am not 100% positive so don't quote me on that but you may want to look into it.

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    you were talking about wheels and i was still on tires lol. every one i have talked too says the 18X10.5 with the 56 mm offset fit my firebird, oem site, extreme auto, discount tire, and several other wheel and tire shops and web sites.

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    well the tires should fit just fine with no problems aslong as the wheels tuck in their nicely. i just know on my c6 oem rims with a 56mm backspacing in the rear, i had to cut the bump stops.

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