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has anyone had any trouble putting 275's on the front of their stock z06? i figure i might as well improve grip when i buy new tires, but i dont want to screw anything up. also, whats the biggest size that will fit on the rear? i have heard 315's but im not sure. :z:

oh yeah, and what tire would you guys recommend for dry/wet performance in florida weather? kumho mx or bfg kdw? it is a street only car.
 

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I have 275's on the front of mine. In parking lots when at full wheel lock I sometimes get a slight rub on the inner fender liner. It only does it during left hand turns. Now that the tires have a few miles on them it has stopped. Mine are 275/35-19. I consider it a non-issue.
 

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audiotwin1 said:
has anyone had any trouble putting 275's on the front of their stock z06? i figure i might as well improve grip when i buy new tires, but i dont want to screw anything up. also, whats the biggest size that will fit on the rear? i have heard 315's but im not sure. :z:

oh yeah, and what tire would you guys recommend for dry/wet performance in florida weather? kumho mx or bfg kdw? it is a street only car.
No problem with 275/40/17 on the front, so don't worry. 315s will fit on the back.

Some will disagree, but I don't think the MX is a good enough tire for the ZO6. Have you looked into Toyo Proxes T1S or T1R?
 

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VettTheRipper said:
I have 275's on the front of mine. In parking lots when at full wheel lock I sometimes get a slight rub on the inner fender liner. It only does it during left hand turns. Now that the tires have a few miles on them it has stopped. Mine are 275/35-19. I consider it a non-issue.
WOW! that a pretty tall tire when compared to the stock 265/40/17

Circumference: 79.60 265/40-17
Circumference: 83.47 275/35-19
Circumference: 80.07 275/30-19 this is the size that most folks run with 19's on the front.
 

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IT L GO said:
WOW! that a pretty tall tire when compared to the stock 265/40/17

Circumference: 79.60 265/40-17
Circumference: 83.47 275/35-19
Circumference: 80.07 275/30-19 this is the size that most folks run with 19's on the front.
Maybe it is a 30.
 

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Have 275-35-18 up front with 18x9.5 high-polished repro's. No rubbing and wheels looks as if it is stock; fits flush with wheel well, etc.. like stock 17's.

Only difference for me is I have Hankook's on my front's and although the profile is now thinner, the car seems like it still handled better with the stock 17's on it..

I thought about 275's on the 17's, but wondered if 275/40/17 would be too much sidewall and would affect the handling, too much wobble...
 

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ill look into the toyo proxes. thanks for the info guys! :z:
 

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I've had the BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW tires on my car since last fall for my street tires and really like them. The 275/40-17's are NO problem at all for the fronts.

I just ordered the BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KD for my Auto-cross set. I'm also thinking of buying stock in BFG.

Good luck.
 
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