Widest Tires Possible?
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06-20-2007, 08:59 PM #1
Widest Tires Possible?
So it is time for new tires on my 1998 T/A I have 275/40/17 on my stock set of WS6 5 spoke rims. Does anyone know what the widest tire I can put on the 17 rims without having any clearance issues. I know they make a 285/40/17 and a 315/35/17 they will fit the rim but i'm not sure of any rubbing issues. Does anyone have anything wider than a 275/40/17 on the rear of there T/A?
06-21-2007, 06:26 AM #2
I have 315/35-17 on a 11" rims.
The largest tires that the manufacturer allows for your rims is 275/40-17.
Here is a picture of 315/35-17 om all four corners:
06-21-2007, 06:36 AM #3
Kumho Ecsta 275's
I have a write up on making the 315's fit on ls1tech but here's the cliff's notes:
-Moderate hammering of wheelwell
-Shaved bumpstop with 5" Angle Grinder
-Used rubberized undercoating
Some ppl have no rubbing issues but I did this as a safety precation to keep them from rubbing on highspeed turns. I also recommend an adjustable panhard bar. If you are lowered, expect more issues.
Edit: For the 315's I would recommend at least an 11" wide wheel. Some would go smaller but I personally don't recommend it.
Last edited by blackwidow99; 06-21-2007 at 07:54 AM.
06-21-2007, 06:37 AM #4
my friend had 325/35/17s on the rear of his z. no problems so far. they are pretty friggin wide though as they are the e.t. streets.
good luck. and nice car SOW!
06-21-2007, 07:06 AM #5
06-21-2007, 07:09 AM #6
06-21-2007, 07:36 AM #7
06-21-2007, 10:06 AM #8
How much metal did you take off of the bump stop. I saw your picture and it looks like you can only take off just alittle before you hit the rubber?
06-21-2007, 10:51 AM #9
06-21-2007, 11:24 AM #10
I did that too. ^^
But know I run different tire which sit at 12.75" on the rim and actually had to trim off more.
You want to shave off enough so that the rims/tires clear when the rear end is in full droop.
06-21-2007, 12:44 PM #11
I have 315/35 17 Nitto DR with no problems at all..the tire has a slight roll over but other than that they work great. If you go BFG DR's they will rub the inner fender well.
06-21-2007, 01:00 PM #12
06-21-2007, 01:01 PM #13
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06-21-2007, 03:02 PM #14
Hey blackwidow99 what size tires you got on the front of your camaro?
06-21-2007, 06:03 PM #15
06-23-2007, 01:34 PM #16
Has anyone ran Sumitomo HTR Z tires on there car? The Tirerack.com has 315/35/17 on sale for $96.00. Thats super cheap. Just woundering if they are a decent tire for the money or if they are total garbage?
06-23-2007, 02:37 PM #17
Hey Supercharged666 I just bought sumitimo 275's and absolutely love them. I hear they wear fast but for dry traction they are the best bang for your buck. I has Nitto 555's on before and think these HTRz's are twice the tire for traction. Don't think you are getting a cheap tire at all
06-24-2007, 07:06 AM #18
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i got Sumitomo HTR Z a few weeks ago on my gto they seem to be good tires good traction dont knwo about wear yet but i like them so far
06-24-2007, 04:27 PM #19
Just went to the trasck today and turned in a best 1.92 60 foot with my sumitimo's compared to the best 2.2 with my 555 nitto's Really great tires I can't say enough for the price1998 Z-28 LT Headers & Cat Delete Off Road Pipe, 160 t-stat, Hypertech, all the free mods, Sumitimo HTRz11 tires, B&M Ripper, 150 shot of the funny stuff, Spec 3 clutch, 3.73 gear, SS Hood.
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06-27-2007, 07:31 AM #20
Alright i'm sold, I just order the HTR tires from the Tirerack.com i got 275 for the front and 315 for the rear. I plan on doing the rear wheel base mod for clearances issues. I know that some people said that they had no problems with there tires but i'm gunna go ahead and do it anyway.
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