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Tire size for C5 Z06 rims

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    Tire size for C5 Z06 rims

    Ok I'm looking at getting a new set of tires put on my z06 rims. The front is 17" and 8.5" wide and takes a 245/45/17 and the back are 18" and 9.5" and take a 275/40/18. What I need to know is are there any other size tires that will fit these rims besides the ones I've listed. FYI I don't want run flats.
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    I dnt knw too much bout tires. But my friend has 285/35/18 on his 18.x9 rim. He can't go wider than that, and the fronts I got 255/40/17 bt my zo6 wheel is 17x9.5. But I think they are too skiny.
    You should go for 265/40/17. But good look with that. If you are gonna buy em used. They are hard to find. And new they go for olmost $300 each tire
    you should get 265/40/17 and 285/40/18. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    I dnt knw too much bout tires. But my friend has 285/35/18 on his 18.x9 rim. He can't go wider than that, and the fronts I got 255/40/17 bt my zo6 wheel is 17x9.5. But I think they are too skiny.
    You should go for 265/40/17. But good look with that. If you are gonna buy em used. They are hard to find. And new they go for olmost $300 each tire
    you should get 265/40/17 and 285/40/18. IMO.
    yeah I'm looking to buy used. I priced a set and it would cost around $1,200 for a set that I "might" get 15k miles out of if I'm lucky. Used it is!

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    I knw they are so expensive. On mine I got on the bk 295/35/18 zo6. Rims they are wide. I bought those for 80 dollars pirelis. Bt they are crap I dnt like em. I had nittos b4 alot better

    u got any brand in specific?
    Have u decided what size to get?

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    on your fronts you can run up to 255 and in the rear you can run up to a 285...if it was me I would run 255/40/17 and 285/35/18

    Last week I put new tires on my new c6 z06 deep dish wheels and the wheels are 18x8.5 and 18x10.5. I bought the KDW 2s new from the tire rack for $908 including tax and mounting and balancing. I'm running 255/40/18 in the front and 295/35/18 in the rear. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    on your fronts you can run up to 255 and in the rear you can run up to a 285...if it was me I would run 255/40/17 and 285/35/18

    Last week I put new tires on my new c6 z06 deep dish wheels and the wheels are 18x8.5 and 18x10.5. I bought the KDW 2s new from the tire rack for $908 including tax and mounting and balancing. I'm running 255/40/18 in the front and 295/35/18 in the rear. Let me know if you have any other questions.
    That would be great but I can't spend more than 400 right now. I'm only going to have the rims on my car for the summer months and put my all season tires on during the winter. Since you can't rotate the z06 I'm trying to get as much use out of them as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamgirl89 View Post
    That would be great but I can't spend more than 400 right now. I'm only going to have the rims on my car for the summer months and put my all season tires on during the winter. Since you can't rotate the z06 I'm trying to get as much use out of them as possible.
    I can understand being on a budget I know how that goes but those are the sizes of tires that i know will fit on those rim widths...hopefully you can find something

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    I'm sure you can get 4 tires for less than $300
    I paid for all 4 $180. Half of life left on them.
    Pirelis on the bk. And I dnt remember what brand on the front bt they are better than pirelis

    jst look around and find good prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    I'm sure you can get 4 tires for less than $300
    I paid for all 4 $180. Half of life left on them.
    Pirelis on the bk. And I dnt remember what brand on the front bt they are better than pirelis

    jst look around and find good prices
    That's what I'm looking to do. I called a few places that sell take off tires but none of them have the size I need cause it's not a common tire size. Soooooo...... the search is on!

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    BRAND NEW:
    (2) 285/35ZR18 Sumitomo HTR Z II Blackwall
    (2) 255/40ZR17 Sumitomo HTR Z II Blackwall
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    $400 before tax and shipping
    Shipping will run $70 to your area, and sales tax in your state should be less than $20 but may be higher based on your locality, so that is $500 or less to your door for 4 brand new performance tires. FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJWZ28 View Post
    BRAND NEW:
    (2) 285/35ZR18 Sumitomo HTR Z II Blackwall
    (2) 255/40ZR17 Sumitomo HTR Z II Blackwall
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    $400 before tax and shipping
    Shipping will run $70 to your area, and sales tax in your state should be less than $20 but may be higher based on your locality, so that is $500 or less to your door for 4 brand new performance tires. FYI.
    Thanks! I'll look into that once I get a job. lol

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    I don't know about frony since mine are 18x8.5( I run 245/40r18) but my back are 18x10 I run BFG KDW NT's 275/35r18(those are actually to overall factory size on a 18x10) also a good width if you wanna lower the car later,little pricey but wet or dry they are the best tires I'v had. My Kumho's spun to much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by transamgirl89 View Post
    Thanks! I'll look into that once I get a job. lol
    Ouch! Didn't realize you meant that cheap! Good luck, hope you find the tires you need at the right price (and a job, LOL)

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