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Old 03-19-2017, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Which wheel / tire combo for lowered verts??

I just picked up some wheels

Edit Wheels are 17x9 and 17x10.5

Just wondering since convertibles are slightly heavier and I'm lowered on 1.25" springs and koni non adjustable shocks, will I have tire rubbing issues??

What tire/wheel combo other guys are using ?


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Old 03-20-2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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Factory 17x9.5 wheels used 275-40-17 tires.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:43 AM   #3
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I am running OE Wheels ZR1 17x9 front with a 275/40/17 and 17x11 rear with a 315/35/17 rear. Koni yellow sport shocks with Hotchkis springs. SLP rear axle bump spacers with urethane bump stops.

I ran the same size on my hardtop and it would rub in the rear when loaded down on Hot Rod Power Tour. But only on bad dips especially at highway bridges. I did not roll my fenders though which I might do a little on the convertible. I did do the heater hose wrap on the springs and that helped a lot too.

Since you have a 255 front and rear I don't see where you would have a problem? Not even with a 275 since was an optional factory size.

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I don't think you will like 255's on a 9.5 wheel. They are just a little too skinny. I would go with the 275's. I had 245's on the front of my pewter car on 9.5's and it didn't look good. 275's will fit fine and look great
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I got bigger diameter 245 45 18 on 18x8.5 on my stock vert for commuting 135 miles a day and have had no issues rubbing.
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Think the info is in my sig for the wheels (50mm bs) ... 315/30/18 rear 275's on the front.

Little light hammer work and some rolled fender lips in the back to get the rear tires to fit without rubbing.
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