CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion (
-   C3 General (
-   -   Torq Thrust II - Pics to Share on Car? (

VancouverMark 04-12-2010 12:44 AM

Torq Thrust II - Pics to Share on Car?
Hey guys

I am looking to put a set of these on my car, but I can't decide on the 15's or the 17's.

My car is stock ride height and I dont want to change that since I am putting side pipes on.

The 17's look like they leave a lot of open space in the rear, I like the way the 15's allow for more rubber to fill up the wheel well space.

Can any of you guys post pics of your 15's or 16's on a stock height car for me to check out? Maybe tell me the size of rubber and wheel to?

Thanks and I look forward to seeing what you got!

Kevins77 04-12-2010 09:23 AM

1 Attachment(s)
I have the 17's on mine - they do leave a bit more space if you stay with shorter rubber to keep stock tire height.

I like the way the 17's look a lot better than 15's on the C3's. The rims look quite a bit larger in comparison. I have gotten a ton of compliments on mine from people at car shows or just out driving around. :cheers:

Attachment 48180448

VancouverMark 04-12-2010 09:49 AM

That looks great ! What size is your rubber? Your car is stock height?

Kevins77 04-12-2010 09:53 AM

245/45/17s all around - Im going to go with a wider tire in the back next time though.. It needs a bit more width.

Car is stock height in the rear and lowered in the front just a bit in that pic. :cheers:

Brandywine 04-12-2010 11:21 AM

Car has not been lowered.
17" Torq Thrust II's
Bridgestone Potenza RE750 255/50-17 on all four corners...

SteveG75 04-12-2010 02:43 PM

You need a 255/50R17 tire to match stock height. Stock is 27" tall. A 245/45R17 is over 1" smaller in diameter.

Try this calculator:
Stock size would be a 225/70R15 or 255/60R15.

Jughead 04-12-2010 03:56 PM

16X8's with 255-50 Goodyear Ultra tires

99Widebody 04-12-2010 05:46 PM

1 Attachment(s)
There have been quite a few posts on this subject, but here are my 17's and 18's.

Attachment 48180450

Steve~74 04-12-2010 06:37 PM

3 Attachment(s)
255/50/16 Fronts
255/50/17 Rears

Attachment 48180451

Attachment 48180452

Attachment 48180453

Eddie 70 04-12-2010 07:09 PM

3 Attachment(s)
15X8 with BFGoodrich 255/60/15 all around.

Attachment 48180454
Attachment 48180455
Attachment 48180456

Jclgodale3 04-12-2010 07:46 PM

1 Attachment(s)
17's :thumbs:

Attachment 48180457

kramek 04-12-2010 07:58 PM

what does tire size have to do with sidepipes?
I'm wondering what the size of the tire has to do with side pipes? I Have 235/60/15 fronts 275/60/15 rear and side pipes. If I went with 16 or 17 wheels what would be the correct tire sizes to avoid any problems.

Gilded_Splinters 04-12-2010 08:32 PM

Well, if you go with a smaller diameter tire you'll certainly lose ground clearance, but I would be more concerned with the RPM changes resulting from a drastic increase/decrease in diameter and the effect on your speedo, odometer and rotating bits under hood. Fuel consumption and performance can take a hit too if you get crazy enough.

You should probably shoot for a tire diameter that most closely replicates what's supposed to be on there regardless of rim size.

I just put new tires and rims on mine and went with the 255/60 - 15s on Rally rims and love the look. The 70 series stockers (and those terrible '80 aluminum rims) look like bicycle tires by comparison.

I like the look of the bigger sidewall and smaller rim myself, but some of the cars pictured here look great, especially Brandywine's...and I have always loved Jughead's '70.

danthony 04-12-2010 09:47 PM

16 x 8:

trw 04-12-2010 10:06 PM

245/60x15 front and 255/60x15 rear

VancouverMark 04-12-2010 10:41 PM

Thanks for all the pics guys, and the info. I will post mine when I get the new wheels on.


jr9170 04-13-2010 02:54 AM

Originally Posted by danthony (Post 1573739557)

:thumbs: One of my favorites

moose8793 04-13-2010 03:51 AM

Originally Posted by Jclgodale3 (Post 1573738102)

Jclgodale3, Your car looks awesome.:thumbs:

Madmikeee 04-13-2010 12:35 PM

Originally Posted by Jclgodale3 (Post 1573738102)

OMG I need a towel now :leaving:

jr9170 04-13-2010 03:44 PM

Originally Posted by moose8793 (Post 1573741757)
Jclgodale3, Your car looks awesome.:thumbs:

:yesnod: :thumbs:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:09 PM.

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands