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This is a discussion on Wheel & Tire Combo within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I was thinking of getting the Chrome Z06 wheels from OE wheels in the 18x10.5 for the rears and the ...

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    I was thinking of getting the Chrome Z06 wheels from OE wheels in the 18x10.5 for the rears and the 18X8.5 for the front. I know they will fit correctly my question is this

    What size tires should I get for the front and rears to get closest to stock ride height? I don't want it to look like it has a lift kit

    THANKS

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    To keep the same size without messing with your sensors and causing the abs to malfunction you want a 275/35/18 up front and a between a 295/35/18 or 305/35/18 in the back. You could go a little narrower up front since its a 8.5 instead of a 9.5 width wheel.
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    thanks now to decide, I have to buy tires this spring to pass inspection anyway. I thought it was a good time to get some new wheels. Cant make up my mind between the chrome Z06 and the ZR1 with the black and machined lip

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    To me, black with machined lip looks killer on a black car. Breaks up the black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    To me, black with machined lip looks killer on a black car. Breaks up the black.
    This. I agree but then again this is what I have on my car.
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    I have black wheels with polished lips on my car also. My car is pewter instead of black but on some cars I think it looks alot better then polished aluminum or chrome. Black cars can go either way. The only thing I dont like on black cars is solid black wheels. They just get lost when there is nothing to break them up from the car.

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    I would do a 9inch front wheel if it were me...275's up front look good and feel good. I am going to go against the grain and say go with a full chrome or polished wheel...I had black with a polished lip on my car and it doesnt look anywhere as good as it does now...the black wheels' were really popular for a while but everybody has them now so I say go with what everybody doesnt have.

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    Polished aluminum > chrome IMO

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    ^^this.

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    I ordered my wheels today from Lance at OEWheels.com. Great guy, helped me get a set of rims that where out of stock and gave me a smoking deal on them. Can't wait to get them on. If you ever deal with OEWheels talk to Lance... great customer service. Now just to order some tires.

    Will 265/35/18 fit on the front of my car with no rubbing issues? I'm not lowered at all?
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    265s should work as long as you run a 35 series tire.

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    I have 295/35/18s on all 4 corners. Bolted up with no issues on 18x10.5s. 265s will fit with no issues.

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