Wheels & Tires - Just ordered my 18x9.5 ZO6 wheels now I need tires?




2_wacko
10-11-2005, 11:11 AM
Ok I just ordered some 18x9.5 ZO6 wheels from AFS. Now I have to decide on some tires and tire size. I want some 275/35/18s all around. But how would they work if I went with a 275/35/18 in front and 295/35/18 in the rear?


tim99ws6
10-11-2005, 11:20 AM
exactly like mine look. I have that exact setup. I have the Z06 f1 supercar 295's in the rear, and they look perfect. I highly recommend it. there is little/no bulging like most would think, and my tires have wonr very evenly. Up front i am running Falken FK-451's

tim99ws6
10-11-2005, 11:21 AM
http://mtfba.org/forum/images/uploads/MTFBA%20Member%20Albums/Tim99WS6/623.jpg


Ling_650vette
10-11-2005, 11:23 AM
Get 275/40s instead. Ive got 18x9.5 Z06s and had 275/35s up there and there's a better ride quality, and handling factor w/ the 40s vs the 35s. Previous tires were Kumho Supra 712s and sucked (IMO) the new tires are BFG KDWs and rock. No problems w/ traction at all.

And I think it'll look good in the back w/ the 295s back there, but 285s might be better as far as seating properly on the rim.

tim99ws6
10-11-2005, 11:24 AM
Get 275/40s instead. Ive got 18x9.5 Z06s and had 275/35s up there and there's a better ride quality, and handling factor w/ the 40s vs the 35s.

I agree, my fronts are 40's also

Xsta Z 28
10-11-2005, 11:27 AM
275/35ZR17 will not change your speedo. I'd recommend that tire on all four corners.

I have Kuhmo Ecsta MX's they are decent for an inexpensive tire.

I've run Michelin Pilot Sports, awesome tire,but a little pricey.

Try BFG's

tim99ws6
10-11-2005, 11:32 AM
275/35ZR17 will not change your speedo. I'd recommend that tire on all four corners.

He's going to be running 18's, not 17s

Ling_650vette
10-11-2005, 11:39 AM
BFGs are somewhat expensive, but compared to Michelin Pilots they are cheap lol. I really like the KDWs. They're awesome tires.

2_wacko
10-11-2005, 11:54 AM
So it would be best to go with a 275/40/18.

FH212
10-11-2005, 04:24 PM
YES, I HAVE THE ZO6'S WITH 275/35/17 AND THEY LOOK TO SMALL http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a363/FH212/GOLD/000_0351.jpg

2_wacko
10-11-2005, 04:50 PM
Yeah now that I look at that pic they do look small.

Ling_650vette
10-11-2005, 07:13 PM
35s are small, but it gives the car a nice look especially if you're lowered.

Im at stock height the 40s look like 4x4 tires when compared to the 35s, but I just feel the 40s are better tires

2_wacko
10-11-2005, 07:24 PM
35s are small, but it gives the car a nice look especially if you're lowered.

Im at stock height the 40s look like 4x4 tires when compared to the 35s, but I just feel the 40s are better tires

Wow my car is going to look like a 4x4 till I get it lowered. :cry:

2_wacko
10-11-2005, 07:29 PM
To bad BFG and Nitto only makes a 275/35/18 DR.

tim99ws6
10-12-2005, 09:38 AM
To bad BFG and Nitto only makes a 275/35/18 DR.

Why would you put a DR on the front? BFG makes a 295 DR for your rear, and it's a bad little setup.

Xsta Z 28
10-13-2005, 04:13 PM
I meant 275/35ZR18 . . . 40's are too tall . . .

2_wacko
10-15-2005, 09:29 PM
I ordered 4- 275/35/18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT :D cant wait when I get them.

IMJ
10-15-2005, 10:14 PM
P295/35r18 Or P315/30r18 Would Be My To Tire Size Picks For The Rear. Anything Smaller Would Look Sort Of Funny...

IMJ
10-15-2005, 10:16 PM
Scratch That I Thought The Thread Said 18x10.5 My Bad......

2_wacko
10-15-2005, 10:17 PM
Scratch That I Thought The Thread Said 18x10.5 My Bad......

I thought about a 18x10.5 but I went with a 9.5.