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This is a discussion on want a wider tire for my wheel, what will work? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 okay... I think it depends on the tire manufacturer then. The other thing you have to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 View Post
    okay... I think it depends on the tire manufacturer then.

    The other thing you have to account for is that only half of that is going to play a factor (law of symmetry) in actual clearance issues, so .35 (being half of .7 right?) is all I have to worry about. I think that kind of difference is minimal. As of now I am running a stock rim that has been widened by 2 in. (to the inside of the wheel well).
    i sure there is a difference between manufacturers. my point was just that there will be an increase in height. I guess a big question is are you lowered and what offset are the 19x10s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    i sure there is a difference between manufacturers. my point was just that there will be an increase in height. I guess a big question is are you lowered and what offset are the 19x10s?
    not lowered (and I don't want to lower it, so to fill the wheel well up more I wanted to go with a larger rim), and I believe its a 65mm offset. They're the Chrome C6 Z06 replicas produced by OE Wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 View Post
    not lowered (and I don't want to lower it, so to fill the wheel well up more I wanted to go with a larger rim), and I believe its a 65mm offset. They're the Chrome C6 Z06 replicas produced by OE Wheels.
    you are going to need an adapter just to get the wheels on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    you are going to need an adapter just to get the wheels on there.
    what kind of adapter are we talking about here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 View Post
    what kind of adapter are we talking about here?
    You're going to need to get 1.25" hubcentric wheel adapters. You'll have to search them to find out more about them. You only need one set for the rears, the fronts fit with no spacers needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    You're going to need to get 1.25" hubcentric wheel adapters. You'll have to search them to find out more about them. You only need one set for the rears, the fronts fit with no spacers needed.
    I'm afraid I may not be able to run those adapters since I put longer ARP studs in my axle, you may have forced my hand to go with the 18x10.5 rears and stick with 17x9.5 on the front. from what I saw 315/30/18 tires are within 0.1" of the stockers.

    I was hoping to modernize the looks of the car by going 18's and 19's. It seems like every muscle car nowadays has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 View Post
    I'm afraid I may not be able to run those adapters since I put longer ARP studs in my axle, you may have forced my hand to go with the 18x10.5 rears and stick with 17x9.5 on the front. from what I saw 315/30/18 tires are within 0.1" of the stockers.

    I was hoping to modernize the looks of the car by going 18's and 19's. It seems like every muscle car nowadays has them.
    you can run the 18/19s just gotta use a wheel other than the vette wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    you can run the 18/19s just gotta use a wheel other than the vette wheels
    what is a good wheel tire combo that can be run for a 18/19 set up? my car is not lowered. what will work good? what will work good if it was lowered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000dreambird View Post
    what is a good wheel tire combo that can be run for a 18/19 set up? my car is not lowered. what will work good? what will work good if it was lowered?
    What are you looking to spend on wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    What are you looking to spend on wheels?
    somewhere around $1000 more if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000dreambird View Post
    somewhere around $1000 more if need be.
    18/19s are going to limit your selection a bit and a lot of the styles that look good in those sizes come with a heavy price tag. If you want affordable then go with a set of vette wheels. If not, then CCW, HRE, Fikse, ect. are all viable options but like I said they don't come cheap. The RPM 505 is a good looking wheel as well but has limitations as far as width. It really all depends on what kind of style you are going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    18/19s are going to limit your selection a bit and a lot of the styles that look good in those sizes come with a heavy price tag. If you want affordable then go with a set of vette wheels. If not, then CCW, HRE, Fikse, ect. are all viable options but like I said they don't come cheap. The RPM 505 is a good looking wheel as well but has limitations as far as width. It really all depends on what kind of style you are going for.
    My only concern is being at least 10"or more in the back. with that said how about either 17/18 or straight 17?
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    I have the CCW 505as in 18x10 (275/35/18) F and 18x11 (315/30/18) R and had to make no modifications. I have also run C6 Z06 Deep Dish wheels and those were 18x8.5 (255/40/18) F and 18x10.5 (295/35/18) R I didn't have an issues with those wheels either. I am not much of a fan of the looks of a 17/18 stagger. If you wanted to go with the 17s all the way the torq thrusts are nice looking wheels but it seems everyone has done those. There are also some nice options in the more expensive brands I listed above.

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    Great information. Do any of you know if I can get this done?
    I myself am torn on putting a set of 315/30/18s on the rear of my 01 WS6 with 18x10.5 c6 z06 rims from OE wheels. I believe they will fit. The 295s I'm running now just look to skinny and have lots of clearance even with the car being lowered on eibach springs. I also have adjustable pan hard rod, relocation brackets, and a different axle. I have seen it done on the same wheel and car while visiting some other forums pictures. I just hate to spend the money and run into any problems. I found a set of Michlin pilot sports in this tire size for $526 for 2 (not bad). Thanks for any input guys.

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