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This is a discussion on Tire size question within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I am not sure that the tire that I picked up will fit under without rubbing. I was running 285/30ZR19's ...

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    Tire size question

    I am not sure that the tire that I picked up will fit under without rubbing. I was running 285/30ZR19's on the rear (Corvette C6 rims) and I wanted a little more rubber as it started to slip in first at about 4500RPM. So I got a set of 305/30ZR19's. As I look at them I am not sure they will clear everything. I already have 1.25" spacers in there to make room for the 285's and I thought that there was plenty of clearance there. I know that there was some beatin and bangin that you could do to help with clearance issues. Where do I need to cut and bang to make sure that the tires wont rub? Thanks guys.

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    Test fit them and see where they will rub. Thats where you will need to do some work
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    Thank you!! I have been looking for that thread for a long time. I appreciate it.

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    Thank you!! I have been looking for that thread for a long time. I appreciate it.

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    Your gonna be sittin at just under a half inch taller and about .8 inches wider than the previous tires you were using. These are also just over half an inch taller than 315/35/R17 would be. You may run into problems and you may not. Just remember this will throw off your speedometer some.

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    Doesn't the speedo run off the front? Hence the ability to tell if the rears are sliding causing the TCS to kick in. (if the car has TCS)

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    No that's for the traction control and the ABS they incorporate both front and back wheels. If I remember right there's another sensor somewhere in the rear that is meant for the speedometer.

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    When I look at them, it looks like I am going to need to do some punding and grinding to get them to fit. Thanks guys.

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    the speedo is on the tranny on the output shaft i think...

    just test fit the biocthes to see where the would hit, if at all

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    good info in this thread!

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    I am just worried about it. I think that I will put them on and grind away. I'll post some pics when I get them on.

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