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i bought a set of 18" z06 wheels. what size tire should i use to give it a nice look? (i plan on lowering my jimmy 2/3 or 3/3)
 
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why not go with the size on the Z06?
 
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33x10.5 .
I agree with Chris though. Why not go with a stock size for the Z06's?
 
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Personally, I'd try and keep the overall stock diameter of the wheels, that way you're speedo will be just as accurate as before.

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Originally Posted by oktain View Post
Personally, I'd try and keep the overall stock diameter of the wheels, that way you're speedo will be just as accurate as before.

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If you do get a different size tire and do not re-calibrate the speedo, not only will your speed be off but your mileage will be off on the odo vs actual mileage as well.
 
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i dont wanna put on a too low of a pro becasue of where i live the roads are horrible
 
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Originally Posted by okvortec View Post
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If you do get a different size tire and do not re-calibrate the speedo, not only will your speed be off but your mileage will be off on the odo vs actual mileage as well.
and your ABS too. although i personally care more about my speedo/mileage being acurate (i just unplug my ABS anyways).

i can understand jwayne, about the rough roads, but unless you're able to have your computer "adjusted" for the different OD, you're gonna run into a whole mess of problems with the above mentioned, plus your TCM will read everything improper, which will cause the lock-up to act up (didn't intend to rhyme there) and who knows what else.

what size is the factory Z06 tire? i know the fronts are different from the rears, so give me both.
 
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im using all front tires, all 18s and the size is 275/40/18
 
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wanna see pics!
Those rims will look great, btw.
How much were they? If you don't mind me askin'.
 
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your closest tire size (to the stock truck size of 235/75/15) is going to be 275/50/18. this gives you a OD of 28.82 inches (compared to 28.87 inches), making it out by 0.18% the Z06's tire of 275/40/18 is only 26.66 inches, out by 7.66% more than the 3% maximum to maintain speedo/ABS function.

you can also try 245/55/18, OD of 28.61 inches, out by 0.91%, or a 245/60/18, OD of 29.57 inches, out by 2.37%-but your speedo will show slower than actual speed by 2.5 mph, not good.

go to a tire shop, look at the sizes i've thrown @ you, and see what you like. a 50 series side wall, on that wide of a tire is going to be pretty tall, so it may be to your liking.

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