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  • Started by tamatt79 Jul 16, 2008 at 3:24 pm
  • Last post by THDRAGON May 31, 2009 at 11:10 am
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  1. #11 Jul 16, 2008 at 3:24 pm

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    Originally posted by unique79ta  Matt, are you referring to the General "Exclaim VHP"? Also, it may be old news to some of you, but I was shocked when a friend emailed me a story about tires that are over 6 years old can be deadly!!!! I have original tires on my 94' F150 Flareside-(18,000 original miles) and a set of Hoosiers on my other 79' that are probably 20 years old!!!!! The story tells you how to read the date on the tires. Check it out! http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897


    Well, the ones i had were the "XP2000", but keep in mind i had put those on in approximately 98 or so, had them for around 6-7 years. And that is very good info for those who dont know, to learn. It is not to say all tires after 6 yrs are no good, but they are prone to go bad w/o warning. Thanks for posting that. You may want to Blog that!!!
     

     

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  2. #12 Jul 17, 2008 at 6:21 pm

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    While researching for the tires, I noticed that a lot of the tires weren't Z rated, but rated either W or Y. I assumed that they had less of a speed rating then the Z's. According to Tirerack.com., The Z rated tires are rated at 149 mph., the W at 168 mph., and the Y at 186 mph. If the Y is in parentheses, they are rated in excess of 186mph!!! For more info , check out http://www.ti...jsp?techid=35
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  3. #13 Jul 30, 2008 at 7:27 am

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    The WS6 needed to get inspected, so I had to make a decision! We narrowed it down to the Toyo Proxes 4s or the Cooper Zeons. I liked the tread pattern on the Coopers better, but we had a friend that could get us a deal on the Proxes, so we went with them. They look good, handle fine, but they might be a little louder then the Goodyears-but, that could be because have tread on them!!!!
     

     

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  4. #14 May 28, 2009 at 9:51 am

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    I have a 2002 Trans Am Ram Air WS.6 I have upgraded to a 18in. HP Design rims and I placed the Nito Invo 245 40ZR18 93w or there part number is 203-110 they will run around $157 each but any of you that were on The Bandit Run this year can attest to performance was unsurpassed on Tail of the Dragon or in the Ozarks as we traveled through.

    I have also added a little more information for those of you that are looking to upgrade and this information should answer all your questions:

    Fitment for new rims and tires

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I decided to go with 245/40/18 Nitto Invo and I have no rubbing what so ever for those of you that know me I load down the TA for the show-on top of that all the added weight of the stereo box and added equipment.


    POPULAR & USEFUL LINKS

    Link: Make your own Decisions.
    Link: Understanding Wheel Offsets and Frequently Asked Questions
    Link: Detailed List of Common Wheel Weights
    Link: Wheel sizing graphic chart - A picture is worth 1000 words!!!
    Link: Drag Wheel and Tire FAQ's

    TIRE CALCULATOR !

    http://www.di...oTireMath.jsp

    http://www.di...tirecalc.html

    Camaro & Firebird Fitments
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bolt Pattern

    5 x 4.75" or 5 x 120.65 mm

    The numbers in the columns are as follows:

    WIDTH ..... OFFSET ......... WIDTH OF TIRE

    Front and Rear

    7.0" ..... +35 to +40 mm .... 215, 225, 235
    7.5" ..... +35 to +45 mm .... 215, 225, 235
    8.0" ..... +38 to +55 mm .... 225, 235, 245
    8.5" ..... +38 to +45 mm .... 235, 245, 255
    9.0" ..... +38 to +56 mm .... 255, 265, 275
    9.5" ..... +38 to +56 mm .... 255, 265, 275, 285
    10.0" ... +38 to +48 mm .... 265, 275, 285

    REAR Only

    10.0" ... +38 to +54 mm .... 275, 285, 295
    10.5" ... +38 to +50 mm .... 285, 295, 305, 315
    11.0" ... +45 to +56 mm .... 305, 315, 335

    NOTE: 315 series tires DO NOT fit 9" or 9.5" wheels. It will not be discussed.

    PLEASE READ @ 315's

    Z06 Corvette Replicas:

    17"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm no problems. 275/40R17.

    18"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm 275/35R18 or 285/35R18.

    18"x10.5" +50 to +53 mm. Higher than 53 mm will require the BFH mod. 285/35R18s thru 315/30R18. Over 295 may require rolling the fenderlip and will need the BFH. +58 mm is the typical available offset for the Z06 replica, which will require a little BFH and/or a small spacer.

    Y2k Corvette Replicas:

    17"x8.5" +56 mm

    17"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm

    18"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm

    17"x11" Wheels

    ZR-1 Style for Camaro +50 mm (Known as Grand Sport offset)
    ZR-1 Style fo Firebird +36 or +50 mm The wheel well on the "bird" is a little wider.

    American Racing TT-2's +45 mm

    With 17"x11"s there is always a possibility of needing the BFH and/or fender rolling mods with 315s. If lowered, an Adjustable Panhard Bar becomes a virtual necessity. Some have used the +38 offsets with an 11" wheel but it does stick outside the fender and is definitly not recommended on lowered vehicles. +50 and +56 are the two most common. +50 is the better fit (for the ZR-1 replica).

    For road race only applications a 17"x11" at all four corners can be made to fit.

    Pontiac GTO Fitments
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bolt Pattern

    5 x 120.7 mm

    +48mm is the stock offset. (Same as most wheels for BMW's and many Audi and other euro cars.)

    WIDTH ......... OFFSET ........... WIDTH OF TIRE

    Front and Rear

    7.0" ............ +26 to +65 ........ 215, 225, 235
    7.5" ............ +33 to +61 ........ 215, 225, 235, 245
    8.0" ............ +39 to +55 ........ 225, 235, 245
    8.5" ............ +45 to +48 ........ 235, 245, 255

    REAR Only!
    8.0" ............ +36 to +65 ........ 245, 255
    8.5" ............ +42 to +65 ......... 245, 255
    9.0" ............ +48 to +65 ........ 255, 265, 275
    9.5" ............ +55 to +64 ........ 265, 275 (body mods are required)

    OFFSETS GREATER THAN SHOWN ABOVE WILL RUB ON REAR
    FENDER LIP. (25MM FENDER LIP)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you did something a bit out of the ordinary...please add to this post.

    For wheel size help, this chart will tell you roughly what fits with the least modification. It is not exactly flawless since some wheels and tires are not exact fit like one would expect.

    Was extracted from LS-1 Tech
     

     

    ThDragon
    2002 Trans Am Convertible Ram Air, WS.6, LS6 Block w/AFR 205 Heads and Comp Cam custom grind, Hurst Shifter 6 Speed, Hotchkiss 1' Lower Coil Springs, Hotchkiss adjustable panard, trailing arms and sway bars, QA1 Adj. Competition Gas Coilovers/Shocks, Granitelli Mass Air Flow upgrade, SLP Cold Air Induc Kit with SLP Air Box, Street Glow Gold Series Neon Blue Tubes, Federal Richochet Strobe Kit, HID Lighting all around incl Driving Lgts, Cobalt Blue Three Pod Piller Guage Kit custom Fabricated, Pioneer Avic N2 1600 Watt Flip Out with Real Time Nav, TV Tuner, XM Rdo, 6 disc DVD/CD/MP3, HP Racing Lightning SS Rims and Nitto Invo Tires and...Blah Blah Blah...
  5. #15 May 30, 2009 at 7:08 pm

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    Originally posted by THDRAGON  I have a 2002 Trans Am Ram Air WS.6 I have upgraded to a 18in. HP Design rims and I placed the Nito Invo 245 40ZR18 93w or there part number is 203-110 they will run around $157 each but any of you that were on The Bandit Run this year can attest to performance was unsurpassed on Tail of the Dragon or in the Ozarks as we traveled through.

    I have also added a little more information for those of you that are looking to upgrade and this information should answer all your questions:

    Fitment for new rims and tires

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I decided to go with 245/40/18 Nitto Invo and I have no rubbing what so ever for those of you that know me I load down the TA for the show-on top of that all the added weight of the stereo box and added equipment.


    POPULAR & USEFUL LINKS

    Link: Make your own Decisions.
    Link: Understanding Wheel Offsets and Frequently Asked Questions
    Link: Detailed List of Common Wheel Weights
    Link: Wheel sizing graphic chart - A picture is worth 1000 words!!!
    Link: Drag Wheel and Tire FAQ's

    TIRE CALCULATOR !

    http://www.di...oTireMath.jsp

    http://www.di...tirecalc.html

    Camaro & Firebird Fitments
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bolt Pattern

    5 x 4.75" or 5 x 120.65 mm

    The numbers in the columns are as follows:

    WIDTH ..... OFFSET ......... WIDTH OF TIRE

    Front and Rear

    7.0" ..... +35 to +40 mm .... 215, 225, 235
    7.5" ..... +35 to +45 mm .... 215, 225, 235
    8.0" ..... +38 to +55 mm .... 225, 235, 245
    8.5" ..... +38 to +45 mm .... 235, 245, 255
    9.0" ..... +38 to +56 mm .... 255, 265, 275
    9.5" ..... +38 to +56 mm .... 255, 265, 275, 285
    10.0" ... +38 to +48 mm .... 265, 275, 285

    REAR Only

    10.0" ... +38 to +54 mm .... 275, 285, 295
    10.5" ... +38 to +50 mm .... 285, 295, 305, 315
    11.0" ... +45 to +56 mm .... 305, 315, 335

    NOTE: 315 series tires DO NOT fit 9" or 9.5" wheels. It will not be discussed.

    PLEASE READ @ 315's

    Z06 Corvette Replicas:

    17"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm no problems. 275/40R17.

    18"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm 275/35R18 or 285/35R18.

    18"x10.5" +50 to +53 mm. Higher than 53 mm will require the BFH mod. 285/35R18s thru 315/30R18. Over 295 may require rolling the fenderlip and will need the BFH. +58 mm is the typical available offset for the Z06 replica, which will require a little BFH and/or a small spacer.

    Y2k Corvette Replicas:

    17"x8.5" +56 mm

    17"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm

    18"x9.5" +50 to +56 mm

    17"x11" Wheels

    ZR-1 Style for Camaro +50 mm (Known as Grand Sport offset)
    ZR-1 Style fo Firebird +36 or +50 mm The wheel well on the "bird" is a little wider.

    American Racing TT-2's +45 mm

    With 17"x11"s there is always a possibility of needing the BFH and/or fender rolling mods with 315s. If lowered, an Adjustable Panhard Bar becomes a virtual necessity. Some have used the +38 offsets with an 11" wheel but it does stick outside the fender and is definitly not recommended on lowered vehicles. +50 and +56 are the two most common. +50 is the better fit (for the ZR-1 replica).

    For road race only applications a 17"x11" at all four corners can be made to fit.

    Pontiac GTO Fitments
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bolt Pattern

    5 x 120.7 mm

    +48mm is the stock offset. (Same as most wheels for BMW's and many Audi and other euro cars.)

    WIDTH ......... OFFSET ........... WIDTH OF TIRE

    Front and Rear

    7.0" ............ +26 to +65 ........ 215, 225, 235
    7.5" ............ +33 to +61 ........ 215, 225, 235, 245
    8.0" ............ +39 to +55 ........ 225, 235, 245
    8.5" ............ +45 to +48 ........ 235, 245, 255

    REAR Only!
    8.0" ............ +36 to +65 ........ 245, 255
    8.5" ............ +42 to +65 ......... 245, 255
    9.0" ............ +48 to +65 ........ 255, 265, 275
    9.5" ............ +55 to +64 ........ 265, 275 (body mods are required)

    OFFSETS GREATER THAN SHOWN ABOVE WILL RUB ON REAR
    FENDER LIP. (25MM FENDER LIP)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you did something a bit out of the ordinary...please add to this post.

    For wheel size help, this chart will tell you roughly what fits with the least modification. It is not exactly flawless since some wheels and tires are not exact fit like one would expect.

    Was extracted from LS-1 Tech


    Thanks for the info I am painting up some 1999 vette wheels for my TA and I am putting on the 18" X 10.5 hopeing to get the tread to 11" should have this done in two weeks. John
     

     

    The need for is growing and spring is time to bring out the BARR"S AM for the shake down run, hope all of you are ready as I am.
  6. #16 May 31, 2009 at 11:10 am

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    John send in some pictures afterwards and good luck glad the information was helpful...

    Mike
     

     

    ThDragon
    2002 Trans Am Convertible Ram Air, WS.6, LS6 Block w/AFR 205 Heads and Comp Cam custom grind, Hurst Shifter 6 Speed, Hotchkiss 1' Lower Coil Springs, Hotchkiss adjustable panard, trailing arms and sway bars, QA1 Adj. Competition Gas Coilovers/Shocks, Granitelli Mass Air Flow upgrade, SLP Cold Air Induc Kit with SLP Air Box, Street Glow Gold Series Neon Blue Tubes, Federal Richochet Strobe Kit, HID Lighting all around incl Driving Lgts, Cobalt Blue Three Pod Piller Guage Kit custom Fabricated, Pioneer Avic N2 1600 Watt Flip Out with Real Time Nav, TV Tuner, XM Rdo, 6 disc DVD/CD/MP3, HP Racing Lightning SS Rims and Nitto Invo Tires and...Blah Blah Blah...

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