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Old 09-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

i'm thinking about getting these rims from summit, but i'm unsure what size i want. i would like that big N little look but i dont want the front to be too small as i would like the car to corner decently. i dont want the rears so wide i have rubbing issuses.




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im bout to be running some 245/45/17s up front and 315/35/17s out back on the IROC cant wait
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:57 PM   #3
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

If i were you id go with 15x5s front and 15x8s rear if you dont want problems, i have 15x3.5s and 15.10s and i had to roll my fenders and convert to manual steering, it was worth it to me but with the first two sizes i listed you shouldnt have any problems.
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

I run 245.45. wraped in 16'' Torque Thrust II and then 16'' on front in smaller tire of course
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i run 245/45 in the back wrapped with 16'' American Racing Torque Thrust II. and 16'' on front two with smaller tires.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:28 PM   #5
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If i were you id go with 15x5s front and 15x8s rear if you dont want problems, i have 15x3.5s and 15.10s and i had to roll my fenders and convert to manual steering, it was worth it to me but with the first two sizes i listed you shouldnt have any problems.

they sound like a good combo (5s and 8s). i had thought about running 10s in the rear but was afraid of rubbing. hmm i do some more thinking about what i want to run because i dont have the cash now to buy the rims anyways.
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im bout to be running some 245/45/17s up front and 315/35/17s out back on the IROC cant wait
How will you be using that size for the rear ? I tried out some Corvette C5 rims that were that size for the rear, and there was no way they would fit without modifications done to the inner fender well and also, a spacer ??
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #7
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

I am currently using 18" Crager SS rims. 245/40/18 up front and 275/35/18 in the rear. The front size tires are not a good choice as they are rubbing slightly inside the fender wall when making extreme sharp turns. I will be choosing another tire size setup up front. Any suggestions ?
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255/50/16
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

I have 15 by 5 front and 15 by 10 rears with a 5.5 bs. I wouldn't try and road race it or anything but no problems taking any turns just driving around.
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

Got 18x8.5 with 235 40 18 (for now) front & 19x10 with 285 30 19 rear, also 2" adapters and inner rear fender hammer job. Later.
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

17 x 9 on all 4 corners...275s up front, 285s rear. Zero rubbing, zero interference. Zero body trimming was needed.

your asking about sizes, but that all depends on diameter & backspacing, nut just width, as evidenced by the guy running 315s o the FRONT.
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How will you be using that size for the rear ? I tried out some Corvette C5 rims that were that size for the rear, and there was no way they would fit without modifications done to the inner fender well and also, a spacer ??
well ill be running some torqu thrust m 17x10.5 and ill use the required spacer and ill roll my fender and bang in my inner fenderwells if necassary ive read some post with people getting them just fine but recomended using tubular LCAs to provide more clearance....If they arnt direct fit o well im a good fabricator ill make them fit!! lol ill post pics when i get them all though im delaying them now cause all my money has shifted to an Gen III Motor Swap!!
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:55 PM   #13
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Re: what size wheels/tire are you guys running?

15x8's on all four corners. 235/60r15's up front, 245/60r15 in the back. Everything clears and with the 1/4" spacers I have in the rear, the car has that subtle "east coast stance" to it. Also, the tires stick out just enough where the white letters are flush with the fenders.
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