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Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« on: February 05, 2009, 04:50:42 AM »
With the wide variety of aftermarket wheels and tires, some members have asked if we could have a thread dedicated to such.

A few rules to keep this thread useful....

-Post all relative info on your combo-
Rims (front and back)....diameter, width, and backspacing
Tires....brand and sizes
Any issues with rubbing?
Any body or suspension modifications?

Try to provide as much info as you can on your setup so we can keep any questions to a minimum.

Please post pictures that show your setup. Shots from the rear or looking down the side are best.

 

Having said that...let's see some rubber  :D

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Re: Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 02:21:02 PM »
copied and pasted from the other thread... http://s595.photobucket.com/albums/tt38/tallicazx6/?albumview=slideshow It has original (stock) suspension 7" snowflakes and 255/60/15 tires all around, this winter I added Protouring F-Body's full GT suspension kit and will have 17"YR1 snowflakes on it this spring. I have done a ton of research on the tire sizes I would like to use. As it stands right now I am looking at  either .... front 255/45/17s (about 26.1" high by 10" wide) and back 285/40/17s (26"high by 11.2" wide) or 275/40/17s all around (25.7" high by 10.8" wide). I also got the solid body mounts and might try "wedging" the body. When I get it back on the ground I'll post updated pics.
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Re: Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 11:14:31 PM »






Torque Thrust II's 17 x 9  with 5.5 backspace fronts and 17 x 11 with 5.75 backspace rear
275 40 17 fronts and 315 35 17 rears Yokohama AO 32's
no wheelwell mods of any kind
Hotchkis springs, sways, offset upper control arm shafts, tie rod adjusters, and they're recommended Bilstein shocks
Global West Del-A-Lum control arm bushings

The front tires touch the fat front swaybar at full lock

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 11:16:07 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 10:58:14 AM »
American Racing Torque Thrust II's.  17x8"s with 4.75" backspacing all the way around. BFG g-Force KDWS's at 255/50/17 all the way around. Pro-Touring F-body Competition Spring kit (1.5" lower than stock), solid body bushings, welded tubular subframe connectors, G-bar braces, adjustable shocks, front sway bar brace, heavy duty rear sway bar drop links, heavy duty tie rod adjusters, and tubular upper and lower control arms. Rides like it's on a rail, to the point that I now have to get a better oil pan because the lateral g's the car can pull now uncover the oil pickup, LOL! Nothing rubs anywhere, under any driving conditions, and nothing needed to be modified.





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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 01:53:21 PM »
Ridin' high in these pictures. I will have on the ground shots in a few weeks. maybe

Forgeline WC3 9x18 front 255/40 5.5" BS
9.5x 18 rear 285/35 6" BS

Tires are Toyo T1R

285/35 is a common Mercedes size for easy availability

could go 275 wide for front tire and 295 for rear. massaged inner fender and 1/4 lip.







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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 10:11:54 PM »
Rides like it's on a rail, to the point that I now have to get a better oil pan because the lateral g's the car can pull now uncover the oil pickup, LOL!

I had the same problem so I installed a Canton Road Race 7 quart pan when I installed the current engine and that worked out great.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 04:22:51 PM »
Rides like it's on a rail, to the point that I now have to get a better oil pan because the lateral g's the car can pull now uncover the oil pickup, LOL!

I had the same problem so I installed a Canton Road Race 7 quart pan when I installed the current engine and that worked out great.

Yup, that is my plan for my next engine build. Not sure if I want to stroke a 70 400 block that I have or go 505 IAII. Hmm, decisions, decisions, LOL!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 10:02:10 PM »
All your cars look great!!!! I can't wait to get some modern rubber under my car someday.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 11:53:40 AM »
John,
Have you got a pic of your 76 w/ the light shining/highlighting the wheels/tires/fender area?
Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 05:31:28 PM »
John,
Have you got a pic of your 76 w/ the light shining/highlighting the wheels/tires/fender area?
Thanks!


Here are the same photos that I Photoshopped a little to exaggerate the contrast to let you see the wheel well area better.





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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 06:52:46 AM »
Hey Jonny, that's a 255-55-17 tire?
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2009, 10:11:47 AM »
Hey Jonny, that's a 255-55-17 tire?

Close Dave, but all four are 255/50/17's.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 11:17:30 AM »
looks great !

How bout a shot from the rear ?
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2009, 11:48:40 PM »
Front - stock height springs. Wheels 17x8" 4.5" backspace. tyres Nitto 255/50x17
Rear - stock height springs. Wheels 17x9" 5.0" backspace. tyres Nitto 275/50x17

Found rear tyres slightly rub inner fender lip....had to grind away some for clearance. Fronts had no issues at all with clearances.



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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2009, 12:53:32 PM »
I really like the 50's. The extra side wall just looks more correct to me than the 40's do.

American Racing Torque Thrust II's.  17x8"s with 4.75" backspacing all the way around. BFG g-Force KDWS's at 255/50/17 all the way around. Pro-Touring F-body Competition Spring kit (1.5" lower than stock), solid body bushings, welded tubular subframe connectors, G-bar braces, adjustable shocks, front sway bar brace, heavy duty rear sway bar drop links, heavy duty tie rod adjusters, and tubular upper and lower control arms. Rides like it's on a rail, to the point that I now have to get a better oil pan because the lateral g's the car can pull now uncover the oil pickup, LOL! Nothing rubs anywhere, under any driving conditions, and nothing needed to be modified.






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Re: Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009, 01:01:25 PM »
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=5564.0

Courtesy logikfive, GTA fronts on back and backs on front, 245/50/16:





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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2009, 01:46:56 PM »
I really like the 50's. The extra side wall just looks more correct to me than the 40's do.

That's exactly why I went with the 50's. The car was only lowered 1.5" with my new suspension and I thought the 40's would look lost. I've seen some photos of 40's on 17 or 18" wheels on cars with stock suspensions and it just doesn't look right.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2009, 05:03:38 AM »
Exactly, the 50 profile gives you a more "correct" look and fills the wheels arch nicely. Mine still handle very well, and also ride better than 40 profiles would....they are also better at protecting my wheels from damage due potholes.
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2009, 05:52:11 PM »
My wheels Just came....





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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2009, 10:58:29 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2009, 11:20:20 PM »
front  245 60 15   rear 255 60 15     Goodyear eagle II

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2009, 03:27:05 PM »
This is a 79 T/A. Stock snowflake rims 15X7 front and back. Stock suspension.
BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires 235 60 R15
There is no issues with rubbing. They fit perfect on my stock suspension, and went on the rims with ease.





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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2009, 09:44:09 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370155598252&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&viewitem=

I bought these to use on my new 17x9 snowflake wheels.

I really liked the way the 255's looked on everyone elses cars.
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2009, 02:02:27 PM »






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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2009, 06:30:58 AM »
That is one heck of a nice looking Trans Am!  :cool:
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Re: Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2009, 10:56:33 AM »
Here's "BIGBRRD" sitting on the stock 15x7" snowflakes with stock size 225/70-15 BFG T/As.  Click on any of the pics to see a larger version.

   

I can't wait to see what it looks like when I put the 15x8" snowflakes on it which have 245x60x15s on the front and 255x60x15s on the rear.

btw - new front and rear bushings, springs and shocks were put in as part of the restoration project.
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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2009, 09:43:58 AM »
Not the best pic but 255/60/15 going to get the 17x9's today and will post pic tonight.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2009, 10:33:27 PM »
Ok, so its not really ready, I just wanted to be part of the thread.   :P

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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2009, 06:46:56 PM »
My Trans Am sits on 15" X 8" Snowflakes with 245/60/15 BFG Radial T/A's all the way around.

I would like to maybe go with some 255/60/15's all the way around to fill up the wheel wells better, I am thinking those GOOD YEAR Eagle GT II's would look really nice.

I thought about maybe doing the 17" snowflakes, but I guess I kinda like the nostalgic white letter tire look when it gets right down to it.



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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2009, 12:12:03 PM »
"I thought about maybe doing the 17" snowflakes, but I guess I kinda like the nostalgic white letter tire look when it gets right down to it...."

I couldn't agree more.....
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2009, 09:52:19 PM »
C5 vette wheels.
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2009, 10:58:00 AM »
can anyone comment on pros/cons of online tire buying?   pricing seems to be lower, but then you have to add.... shipping/mount/bal.... is it worth it?   comments?   tire rack seems to be popular as i see their ads all the time.   what is the ave price for a set of BFG t/a s?   thx   jeff
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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2009, 01:20:51 PM »
I buy mine online. When I bought my current wheels at Newstalgia wheel I also bought tires from them. They mounted and balanced them for me too! Most of the brick and mortar stores' pricing has had to come down to compete with the online vendors if they want to survive. That fact, on some occasions, make it cheaper to shop locally when you factor in shipping. But then you have to factor in sales tax, where you may not if you shop online. It really comes down to a matter of convenience. Tirerack has deals with a bunch of national tire vendors. You can order your tires from Tirerack and they will drop ship them to any local stores in your area that participate and the store will charge you a nominal fee for installation. I like to shop online because you can take the time to find exactly what you're looking for, then you can either order online or take the info that you have to a local store and do some negotiating on price with them.
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Re: Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2009, 03:37:46 PM »
can anyone comment on pros/cons of online tire buying?   pricing seems to be lower, but then you have to add.... shipping/mount/bal.... is it worth it?   comments?   tire rack seems to be popular as i see their ads all the time.   what is the ave price for a set of BFG t/a s?   thx   jeff

I got all of mine online now for all my vehicles - usually saves a ton - My truck tires are $560 each, best price local, and got them for just under $400 online with free shipping for the set.   

As far as the BFG's  www.buywheelstoday.com usually has the cheapest price and I have used them several times in the past. 

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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2009, 09:58:58 PM »
Online is the only way I'll buy tires. I have bought from tirerack.com and tires-easy.com, and every time I saved money, even including shipping and having a local tire shop mount them and balance them. Funny thing is that the guy who runs the shop I go to buys some of his tires from the same sites, among others, and resells them retail.
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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2009, 12:39:32 PM »
78TransAm very nice car! to the other guys.....not picking because I used to shop online, but since I was layed off after 13 years...............never again I'll support the local guy even if I spend more. Still got go to Wal-Mart (wife wroked there and now sells to them plus the home office is in the next county) Good looking cars on here if If sell my 91 1Le Z-28 I'll buy a differnet '78 or throw money at the one I have.

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Re: Show us your stance..wheel/tire combo's
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2009, 01:31:01 PM »
Sorry to all I just purchased this Bird back in September so I don't know the wheel manufaturer.  But here you go.







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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2009, 07:28:34 AM »
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