I'm due for new rubber. Not worn out. Just old. I have 255/60-15 BFG's on it now. I like the size, but there's not much available in 15" anymore. Anyone have 16 or 17" wheels and tires that work out to about the same size. Any pics?
I ran 255/60/15s and upgraded to 16" rims .. I liked the way they look however the rubber selection is limited and hard to get a hold of. I ended up with Dunlops D8000's I think ... on the rear. The look is good but I am going to upgrade again to 17s. I wish I would have gone that route the first time!!
Forget 16's. I run 17's on SLP rims which fit perfectly with zero modifications or spacers. 255/45/17 ZR's in front and 255/50/17 ZR's in back. Don' buy junk tires with S/T speed ratings if you want maximum performance!
I have a 1980 C-3 that I am currently restoring. It had the original 15"x8" wheels with 255-60-17 tires. I had to go with larger wheels to clear some new larger C-6 Z06 brakes front and rear. I had access to a set of 17" wheels and also a set of 18" wheels. These wheels had tires mounted so I had a few car guy friends come over and we looked at the 17" and 18" wheels on the car, switching them back and forth a few times so we could get a good look. We all agreed that although the 18" wheel would work, the 17" wheel seemed to fit the car a little better as far as not making the wheel look to large for the car. I then ordered some 17"by9" wheels from Year One, they call them snowflake wheels, they are a remake of the 70's Trans Am wheel. They kind of look like the old BBS wheels that you see on some older cars, I've seen the BBs on a lot of older BMW etc. Anyway, the wheels fit perfect and the 1980 Corvette centercaps snap on these wheels. Hope this helps. Thanks