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Old 09-20-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
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Tire Size Advice Please

So, I just put a set of M228s on my 2010 SS. 20X10 and 20X11. Front tires are 275/30R20 and rears are 295/30R20. I like how the rears look and fit but, the fronts are too low of a profile and, I think, don't look right.
I am thinking of switching the front tires out to 275/35R20.

The problem is that the 275/35 is .85" taller than my current rears (295/30). So, will having the fronts showing more sidewall than the rears look bad? Resulting in me having to change the rear size?

Uhhhhg...
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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It should be fine, I ran 275/35/20 front, 305/30/20 rear and it didn't look that bad.
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The " it didn't look that bad" part is not totally comforting... lol

Not sure which direction to go.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:05 PM   #4
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those are the tire sizes in my signature photo btw.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #5
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I have 275/35 in front and 315/35 rears and love them. more meaty look for the "muscle car"
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:29 PM   #6
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Those wheel sizes are the the same as the ZL1.
Stock tire size: 285/35/20- front 305/35/20- rear
Optional sizes: 275/40/20- front 315/35/20- rear
Some even use a 295/35/ 20 front.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:40 PM   #7
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those are the tire sizes in my signature photo btw.
Thanks. Those do look good. I am beginning to think that, since my new setup is soooo different than the stock size tires and old wheels, I am just in shock...

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Old 09-22-2017, 01:49 AM   #8
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So, I just put a set of M228s on my 2010 SS. 20X10 and 20X11. Front tires are 275/30R20 and rears are 295/30R20. I like how the rears look and fit but, the fronts are too low of a profile and, I think, don't look right.
I am thinking of switching the front tires out to 275/35R20.

The problem is that the 275/35 is .85" taller than my current rears (295/30). So, will having the fronts showing more sidewall than the rears look bad? Resulting in me having to change the rear size?

Uhhhhg...
30 profile on the 5th Gen is too low (if u ask me). The perfect set up that I like and have is 285/35/20 305/35/20 like the 5th Gen ZL1, It looks Perfect! only .5 taller. Lowering camaro 1.25” all around and it will look great!

U have a huge wheel gap, thats why it looks off. Car needs to be lowered to look better, or do consider changing tire.

I Like the 30 profiles on the 6th Gen better.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:09 AM   #9
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30 profile on the 5th Gen is too low (if u ask me). The perfect set up that I like and have is 285/35/20 305/35/20 like the 5th Gen ZL1, It looks Perfect! only .5 taller. Lowering camaro 1.25” all around and it will look great!

U have a huge wheel gap, thats why it looks off. Car needs to be lowered to look better, or do consider changing tire.

I Like the 30 profiles on the 6th Gen better.
Thank you. I am going to change tire size. The dealer I bought them from will exchange with no problem as long as I don't drive it until next Tuesday when my new tires come in. I originally wanted the ZL1 setup but, they could not locate them. So, I compromised on the 30's. I really think I want to go with 275/40 and 295/40. Lowering where I live is not a great option. Especially since I need my wife to able to drive it without too much worry.

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Old 09-29-2017, 02:11 AM   #10
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Thank you. I am going to change tire size. The dealer I bought them from will exchange with no problem as long as I don't drive it until next Tuesday when my new tires come in. I originally wanted the ZL1 setup but, they could not locate them. So, I compromised on the 30's. I really think I want to go with 275/40 and 295/40. Lowering where I live is not a great option. Especially since I need my wife to able to drive it without too much worry.

Thanks everyone!

Heres my front tire in 285/35/20 before lowering.
next pic is after lowering, i didn’t wanna go too low, don’t want to scrape on driveways. As u can see it doesn’t look much lower than before, but it is.
I got coilovers, so I can adjust height on the fly.
Hope u got your tires and your happy with them.
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:00 PM   #11
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Ive got 20x9.5 fronts and 20x10.5 rears but theyre currently wrapped in my stock 245 and 275 tires lol. Ive been wondering about right tire sizes too since ill be buying new tires soon. My issue more or less is will the meatier tires look good at stock height or will I still need to lower the car about 1-1.25" to get rid of the huge wheel gap?
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:34 PM   #12
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Ive got 20x9.5 fronts and 20x10.5 rears but theyre currently wrapped in my stock 245 and 275 tires lol. Ive been wondering about right tire sizes too since ill be buying new tires soon. My issue more or less is will the meatier tires look good at stock height or will I still need to lower the car about 1-1.25" to get rid of the huge wheel gap?
In my opinion if you stay at stock height tires 45/40, you should be okay without lowering. I lowered my car because I went with a lower profile tire. They are 35 series tires and the wheee gap was moderate. If u go to a smaller tire. Say 30series, U will have a huge wheel Gap. But I’m reality these cars look best lowered at least 1-1.5”
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:03 AM   #13
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275/40 front and 305/35 rear. Looks sweet.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:05 AM   #14
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A 295/30/20 tire is 27" tall
A 275/35/20 tire is 27.6 " tall
A 265/35/20 tire is 27.3" tall

Why not run a 315/35/20 and a 275/40/20 - they are both 28.7" tall

Go to tiresize.com - you can compare all sizes and see what they look like in comparison next to each other before you buy any particular combination
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