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Old 10-11-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Just ordered my 18x9.5 ZO6 wheels now I need tires?

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?
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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BFGs are somewhat expensive, but compared to Michelin Pilots they are cheap lol. I really like the KDWs. They're awesome tires.
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So it would be best to go with a 275/40/18.
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YES, I HAVE THE ZO6'S WITH 275/35/17 AND THEY LOOK TO SMALL http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...D/000_0351.jpg
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Yeah now that I look at that pic they do look small.
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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
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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.
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To bad BFG and Nitto only makes a 275/35/18 DR.
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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.
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I meant 275/35ZR18 . . . 40's are too tall . . .
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I ordered 4- 275/35/18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT cant wait when I get them.
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P295/35r18 Or P315/30r18 Would Be My To Tire Size Picks For The Rear. Anything Smaller Would Look Sort Of Funny...
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Scratch That I Thought The Thread Said 18x10.5 My Bad......
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Scratch That I Thought The Thread Said 18x10.5 My Bad......
I thought about a 18x10.5 but I went with a 9.5.
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