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This is a discussion on wheel size within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I know this question has been beat to death lol but i just got some corvette rims and i was ...

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    I know this question has been beat to death lol but i just got some corvette rims and i was wondering what size tires will be good for them. Also i want to run a wide tire out back. could i run 305 out back with the rim size? (there going on my 01 trans am a-4)


    front rim 17x8

    rear rim 18x9.5

    also how do i find out if there rear corvette rims?

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    You should be good with 305s on an 18x9.5 wheel. I run 275s on my rear 18x9.5. Yours will bulge out slightly but not too much. The wheels will have GM stamped on the backside of the wheels.

    What are they? C5? C6? Z06?

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    there z06. what kind brand of tire do you use? and how wide do they look? also do you hook up good?

    thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    there z06. what kind brand of tire do you use? and how wide do they look? also do you hook up good?

    thanks for the help
    Which Z06? Big difference between an 04 and 06

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    there 03-04 i think (well the older one's) they came off a corvette but im not sure if it was a z06 or not cause i did not see it

    either way i got them for 250 and there in really good condition here is a pic

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    do you know if they are replicas or OEM. OEM wheels are 17x9.5 and 18x10.5

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    well thats what im trying to find out lol naw this are 17x8 and 18x9.5 but i dont see a gm stamp on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    well thats what im trying to find out lol naw this are 17x8 and 18x9.5 but i dont see a gm stamp on it
    well i doubt they are 17x8. they are most likely 17x8.5

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    those are aftermarket..
    i wouldnt run wider than 285 on 9.5 rim.. i had that size on the same rim, the tire was to wide for that rim
    for the front 265 should be good.

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    yeah there 17x8.5 after double checking lol

    i guess ill run 265/40/17 up front

    and 275/35/18 out back

    thanks for the help
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    good choice.. 285 is a good choice as well.. idk if the make that size tho

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    the biggest recommended size for a 8.5 is 255 and 9.5 is 285. I'd run 255/40 and 285/35

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    so then 265 up front are to big for it?

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    my car came with 275 on 7.5 or 8.0 lol on 17 inch rim... looked like shit..
    265 should be ok for 8.5 still kinda skinny tire for this cars..

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    i don't mine them up front, and for the back 275 will look good and perform decent. I don't really want a big tire cause on my camaro i have 275 all around and wen i get close to the white strips on the street it kinda jerks my steering a lil. I herd is cause i have wide tires up front, so i don't really mind a skinny tire up front plus 265 really ain't bad lots off people run that size up front

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    i don't mine them up front, and for the back 275 will look good and perform decent. I don't really want a big tire cause on my camaro i have 275 all around and wen i get close to the white strips on the street it kinda jerks my steering a lil. I herd is cause i have wide tires up front, so i don't really mind a skinny tire up front plus 265 really ain't bad lots off people run that size up front
    it has a lot more to do with the tread design of the tire. I have 275s up front on my SS and there is no pull but I have 255s on the Z and the car pulls all over the place. I have expensive tires on the SS and cheap ones on the Z.

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    I have 275's all the way around on 10.5" rims which I just measured Thursday and found out that's what they were, so im going to 315's in the rear and leaving 275's on the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    it has a lot more to do with the tread design of the tire. I have 275s up front on my SS and there is no pull but I have 255s on the Z and the car pulls all over the place. I have expensive tires on the SS and cheap ones on the Z.
    well yeah that's true.. i'm thinking about some nittos latter on, but for now a buddy off mine hook me up with 265/40/18 out back and 235/40/17 in front they fit really good and performer pretty good plus i got all 4 for 130 not to bad a guess for now until i save up money my whole set up ran me 380 for rims and tires i got the rims for 250 in awesome condition and brand new tire's for 130

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