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    Yes! Another tire thread

    I have a set of c5 z06 wheels from OEWheels that I am about to put on my car, 9.5F/10.5R. I thought I had figured out what size tires I was going to run, but now after looking through several tire threads I'm not sure what to run. Original plan was to run a 275/40/18F and 305/35/18R Nitto 555r on the rear, lowered on Sportlines. The car isn't a DD but I do like to drive it every chance I have with the exception of rain/snow and I doubt it'll ever see the track due to my work schedule. Soooo my question is should I run:

    275/40/18 Nitto 555
    305/35/18 Nitto 555r

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    275/40/18 Nitto NT05
    295/35/18 Nitto NT05

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    Are you opposed to hammering a bit at the wheel wells and rolling the fenders? And I am assuming you have an upgraded panhard bar since you are lowered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    Are you opposed to hammering a bit at the wheel wells and rolling the fenders? And I am assuming you have an upgraded panhard bar since you are lowered.
    Nah I don't have a problem with hammering on the inner fenders or even rolling the fenders. Yea I have a UMI panhard/LCA's on it now.
    Now that I'm to the point where I'm ready to order tires, I'm having a hard time deciding what to purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95cam86roc View Post
    Nah I don't have a problem with hammering on the inner fenders or even rolling the fenders. Yea I have a UMI panhard/LCA's on it now.
    Now that I'm to the point where I'm ready to order tires, I'm having a hard time deciding what to purchase.
    If I were in your shoes, I would go with the 305s. I am running 275s and 315s on my 18s.
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    305s was my first choice. I'm not really wanting to run a DR all the time just because of those rare cases of getting caught in the rain. I'm actually going to drive it to the beach later this summer and I know I'll hit bad weather at some point.

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    That's kind of a toss up then. If the rain really concerns you then I would go with the NT05 but I am all about having more width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    That's kind of a toss up then. If the rain really concerns you then I would go with the NT05 but I am all about having more width.
    The rain isn't a huge concer, I mean I understand the need to slow down and drive cautious. I just have no idea what to expect out of the DR in the rain? I really want to stuff a large tire under the back of the car.

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    I don't have any experience with Nittos so I can't really answer that. My only other suggestion would be to maybe consider a different brand so you don't have to run a DR.

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