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Old 10-29-2002, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default couple of questions on wheels/ tires

I'm thinking of doing the zr1 style wheel/tire thing over the winter. Right now I have 275/40/17s on standard 1991 9.5 inch sawblades. (1) Should I go with 11 inch on the back? Will they fit okay? Will the same 275/40 tires on the front 9.5s fit the 11s in back or are we talking two different tires? Any discussion on this subject is appreciated as always. Thanks! :yesnod:
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Default Re: couple of questions on wheels/ tires (brdd)

275's on 11" wheels is not a very good fit...i would recommend at least 305 out back....but might as well go with 315s
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will 11s fit in back okay without any modifications? Does anyone out there have this combination on a standard coupe?
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: couple of questions on wheels/ tires (brdd)

Howdy,
I have that combo on my 89 coupe.
275 front, 315 back.

You will really need to run the larger tire in the rear. the 275 will fit, but A: it'll look bad, B: the sidewall will not be square, and thus unable to do its job properly. C: handling will degrade.

My car (see sig) is stock ride height and I have never rubbed with the 315s, and I have the "soft ride" suspension, so baby rolls a bit.

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Default Re: couple of questions on wheels/ tires (Danno355)

what tires you want to buy and what conditions you drive in are the biggest thing to consider. make sure the tires you want are made in a 315, also if you live in a really really rainy climate you might like the 275 more. for the most part a 11" rim and 315 upgrade is a good idea, just do some homework on tire cost and think about how and where you drive first.
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