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    widest wheels front and rear

    hey i am new on here and have been wanting to put new wheels on my firebird for a while but dont know exactly how wide of a wheel and tire i can put on the front and rear i know the ws6 rims are 17x9 with a 275 40 17 tire with an off set of 50mm (i think) i would like to go wider then that around but not sure what off set would have to get also can someone please give me in to some more info on this thank you

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    I wouldn't go any bigger on the front then what you have.

    For the back there are guys that have squeezed 305/45/17's & 18's using a BFH to make room. Any bigger and you're looking at installing mini tubs.


    I have 275/45/17's on my back for now. When I get my next set I'll be putting on 295/45 or 50/17's for the rear.

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    i have heard of people having as much as 315 around but i didnt know how wide of a rim or off set to make it work

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    I have 315/35/17 out back, fit fine with no mods except an adjustable panhard bar. they are on 17x11 rims

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    how much of set are you running on the wheels

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    56mm

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    thanks man think i am going to try doing 305 around

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    ya I think 305 is a safe bet. some people get a slight rub with the 315's

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    thanks
    yeah i still like to be able to rotate them back to front and use old wheels for tack

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    ya I would not try 305 up front, but she is your ride. hope it works out

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    Depends on how willing you are to make the wider tire work. With the right offset (on the right car) you shoul be able to fit 315 without much modification. On my ta I ran 335s for a while, this was with a fully adjustable rear setup. With mini tubs you can go even wider, all depends on how much money you're willing to spend

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