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    tire question

    whats the widest and tallest rim and tire i can go for my 98 z

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    front or back?

    285 is about as wide as you can safely go all the way around....but i think your looking for a drag set up, so 315 on the rear can fit....ive seen wider but with modifications, like spacers.


    dont quote me on this, but i think 26" is about as high as you can go on total tire height

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    I've seen some 315 work
    might be able to go a little higher than 26", might need some adjustable LCAs to center it all up in the fender and an adjustable panhard bar to get it all dead center

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    Yeah....i said 315 on the rear...ive seen em on the front, but they rub....plus hes plannin on skinnys up front

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    You have more room up front than you do in the back for 315s. 315s work fine in the front, with no mods.

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    ok yeah? didnt know that....i was also worried about turning clearance

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    why would you want a 315 in the front? wow. can you say hydroplane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no_SS View Post
    why would you want a 315 in the front? wow. can you say hydroplane?
    I believe the auto cross guys prefer the 315s up front for cornering.

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    ok,will a 17x11 inch wheel with a 315/35zr17 nitto nt-555 tire fit the rear of a 02 t/a ws6? if not what mods need to be done? it does have a moser 12 bolt axle if that makes any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    ok,will a 17x11 inch wheel with a 315/35zr17 nitto nt-555 tire fit the rear of a 02 t/a ws6? if not what mods need to be done? it does have a moser 12 bolt axle if that makes any difference.
    I'm assuming you mean you have a 12 bolt rear and it's impossible to tell you if those would fit without knowing the offset and how much (if any) your car is lowered.

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    car is not lowered nor will it ever be,wheel = 17x11 50mm offset corvette zr1/96 grand sport wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    car is not lowered nor will it ever be,wheel = 17x11 50mm offset corvette zr1/96 grand sport wheels
    that should be fine but if not give the inner fender a couple shots with a hammer and keep in mind you can use up to a 5/16" spacer before you have to get longer wheel studs

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    Thank you very much,I appreciate the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Thank you very much,I appreciate the info.
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    I should warn you that you have more of a chance of running into clearnce problems with your bump stop because you are not lowered. on lowered cars the rim sits higher than the bump stop support so the bump stop doesn't affect anything

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    Would using a 5/16 spacer help the clearance issue with the bump stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Would using a 5/16 spacer help the clearance issue with the bump stop?
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    it could help but honestly I wouldn't use a spacer unless you've done everything else. when the wheel gets pushed further out there's a couple things that are bad that are now happening. one which is the most annoying is the wheel could be sticking out to the edge of the fender and when you go over big bumps or get the car twisted going up a driveway now you will have scrapes on your tires from the fender edge.

    it's happening to me right now. I pounded the crap out of my inner fender, puncturing the metal at some points but it still wasn't enough for the tires so I added a 1/4" spacer. now I barely have enough clearance on the inside but the edge of the fender is chewing my tires up.
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    Well knowing how my luck is,I'd better stick with stock size,lol.
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