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    Hello all, first let me start off by saying I'm new to this site as a member but have been always checking it out to gain ideas and such from all you guys, really enjoy this site. Anyway, I have a 1998 Pontiac trans am non WS.6 and am looking for some new tires. I want to run Torque Thrust II's with the size being 17X9.5 on 275-40-17 tire. Was concerned if that would rub at all since that size is bigger than the stock size. If you own or have owned this type of tire/rim package, your input and recommended specs would be appreciated!

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    I may be wrong, but I believe the stock tire size on our '02 is 275/40-17. Should fit, but you will want to be sure about the backspacing.

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    Yeah I realize the WS.6 versions are stock with the 275's but mine came with the 245's so just making sure. Just gotta figure out the backspacing then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex18 View Post
    Yeah I realize the WS.6 versions are stock with the 275's but mine came with the 245's so just making sure. Just gotta figure out the backspacing then.

    I have our rear wheels off the car right now -- I can measure the back spacing and post it up if no one else has an answer. Would have to be tomorrow though as I am getting ready to shut down for the night.

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    That'd be nice, and that's fine whenever you have the chance to. It'd help me out a bit. It's just sitting in the garage for winter looking pretty anyway so no rush haha. Thanks!

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    a base trans am has 245/50/16 whereas the ws6 will sport 275/40/17, per factory of course
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    should fit with no problems i know people on here running 17x11 on the back with 315 i stayed stock ws6 size on my 98 ta non ws6 17x9 and 275 40 no probs

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    Yea you wont have any problems with that size, on my stock ws6 it came with 275's all the way around man, and welcome aboard.

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    Thanks for all your responses, looks like i'll be getting the 275's all around then. Oh and thanks for the warm welcome, glad to be aboard!

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    Stock 16x8 wheels have a 56mm offset the WS6/SS 17x9 wheels have a 50mm offset.
    You need to stay close to the 50mm offset to avoid rubbing issueswith a 9.5" wide wheel, so generally anything between 45-50mm should be fine. And if I remember correctly the TT II are around 48mm.
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    Ok, thanks that's just the info I needed.

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    My 9.5' rims are on a 54mm offset and I am am lowererd on Stranos with no rubbing problems. I do have the rear centered with a PHB.....

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    Of course I'm the one schmuck here that has stock 17's and still managed to rub the inner quarter panel lip. sigh

    forgot to add... both sides.

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