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Old 07-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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REAR WHEEL MAX SIZE

what would be the max sizi tires i could put on the rear of my camaro 1ss?

thanks for all info...
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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Assuming you mean width, theres plenty of guys running 315 width. If you mean height, theres a 2010 Camaro on 28" rimz on Miami craigslist LOL
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:48 AM   #3
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Assuming you mean width, theres plenty of guys running 315 width. If you mean height, theres a 2010 Camaro on 28" rimz on Miami craigslist LOL
thanks.. yeah i saw that post... that is just wrong !!
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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305's fit perfectly.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:43 AM   #5
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315's fit amazing lol (just got them!)
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Max width tire is 315 wide. Fits perfectly, even on lowered cars. Of course, you will need a 10.5 to 11.0 wide wheel to accommodate that tire width properly. And an experienced wheel source to get the proper fitment
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:30 AM   #7
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I wouldn't put bigger than a 305 on stock rim's. If you plan on ordering aftermarket (see Tony) and get a 10.5 or 11 inch then slap on 315's.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:11 PM   #8
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I wouldn't put bigger than a 305 on stock rim's. If you plan on ordering aftermarket (see Tony) and get a 10.5 or 11 inch then slap on 315's.

bws_82, not intending to be offensive, however, I think you are pushing it to far recommend putting a 305 tire on the stock wheels. The recommended ranges for the 9 inch wheel shows a 295 tire as the largest tire for a 9 inch wheel, I would not recommend anything larger for a tire on the stock wheels.

Here are the recommendations:
295 tires: 9 to 11
305 tires: 9.5 to 11.5
315 tires: 10 to 12

I would recommend staying mid to wide side of the width range when buying wheels for the tire size you want to use.
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i assume you would need correct offset of 35mm on rear to fit a 315? you would not say a wheel with offset of 25mm can fit under fender?
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #10
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i assume you would need correct offset of 35mm on rear to fit a 315? you would not say a wheel with offset of 25mm can fit under fender?

The stock rear wheel has a +40 mm offset, if you use a new wheel with same offset and the 315 tire this combination will stick out an additional 0.8 from stock position. If you go to a +35mm offset it will stick out an additional 1.0 inch, +30mm -> 1.2 inch. Pick up the trend?

I have the 305 tire and am using a +40mm offset and seeing 0.6 inches from stock - the tires are still within the wheel well - this set up works great for me.

I think +40mm would work fine for me as well for the 315 tires. The front wheel/tire combination seems more sensitive to offset however I think for most wheel/tire combinations something in the range of +30mm would be the target offset.
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Be careful when discussing offsets. Offset measurements must be included and referenced to a specific wheel width, or the information means nothing. Both are linked directly. A 20x9 wheel and a 20x10 wheel with the same offset do not fit anything alike.
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Nine Ball has good advice.

Here's a good calculator: http://www.rimsntires.com/rt_specs.jsp
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I bought my wheels from Nine Ball. I have 11" wide rims and 315 wide tires on the back. My car is lowered and they look and fit great!
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Be careful when discussing offsets. Offset measurements must be included and referenced to a specific wheel width, or the information means nothing. Both are linked directly. A 20x9 wheel and a 20x10 wheel with the same offset do not fit anything alike.
Nine Ball; I do not agree, a 20X10 and a 20x9 wheel with the same offset and the same tire (assuming the tire is properly sized - or works with both wheels) will have the same inside and outside clearance. You see the tire is what determines the clearance being it has the greatest width not the wheel.

Please check into this a little bit more. Regards.
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Yes, offset is the distance measured from the center line of the wheel width to the backside of the lug pad. However, I said the wheels would not fit the same. You are correct that both 9 and 10 inch wheels would be centered relative to eachother, but the outward appearance of the wheel relative to the fender edge will not be the same. The narrower wheel will tuck in more, given the same exact offset.

The aesthetic way to fit a wheel is to push the offset out so that the tire sidewall is about flush (or just inside) the max width of the fender opening. Assuming proper matching sized tires and wheels, of course. Then any additional wheel/tire width is added to the backside of the wheel, towards the inner fender.

So, we prefer to use the outer face of the wheel as the baseline reference, then measure back towards the center of the vehicle. This gets you maximum lip depth, and the best fitting tire track width.

Just depends on what you want, I suppose.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #16
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All this talk of fatty rear tires and no pics... shameful
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Yes, offset is the distance measured from the center line of the wheel width to the backside of the lug pad. However, I said the wheels would not fit the same. You are correct that both 9 and 10 inch wheels would be centered relative to eachother, but the outward appearance of the wheel relative to the fender edge will not be the same. The narrower wheel will tuck in more, given the same exact offset.

The aesthetic way to fit a wheel is to push the offset out so that the tire sidewall is about flush (or just inside) the max width of the fender opening. Assuming proper matching sized tires and wheels, of course. Then any additional wheel/tire width is added to the backside of the wheel, towards the inner fender.

So, we prefer to use the outer face of the wheel as the baseline reference, then measure back towards the center of the vehicle. This gets you maximum lip depth, and the best fitting tire track width.

Just depends on what you want, I suppose.

Nine Ball, I agree the 10 inch wheel will have deeper dish effect and have its outside edge closer to fender opening.

My point was that the position of the tire and the clearance around the tire would be the same for both wheels.

So you are making a point that the appearance factor is a big issue for most and it should not be over looked. Could not agree more...
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Here are my 305s on a 20x10 with +40mm offset.
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Here are my 305s on a 20x10 with +40mm offset.
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I have 20x8.5 +35 and 20x10 +40.

What are the max tire sizes I can run on those?
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Here are my 305s on a 20x10 with +40mm offset.
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Yes, offset is the distance measured from the center line of the wheel width to the backside of the lug pad. However, I said the wheels would not fit the same. You are correct that both 9 and 10 inch wheels would be centered relative to eachother, but the outward appearance of the wheel relative to the fender edge will not be the same. The narrower wheel will tuck in more, given the same exact offset.

The aesthetic way to fit a wheel is to push the offset out so that the tire sidewall is about flush (or just inside) the max width of the fender opening. Assuming proper matching sized tires and wheels, of course. Then any additional wheel/tire width is added to the backside of the wheel, towards the inner fender.

So, we prefer to use the outer face of the wheel as the baseline reference, then measure back towards the center of the vehicle. This gets you maximum lip depth, and the best fitting tire track width.

Just depends on what you want, I suppose.

Nine Ball,

In your opinion, what offset produces the best lip (farthest out before the tire hits the fender) for both 11 and 11.5 inch respectively (assuming a 315 tire)
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bws_82, not intending to be offensive, however, I think you are pushing it to far recommend putting a 305 tire on the stock wheels. The recommended ranges for the 9 inch wheel shows a 295 tire as the largest tire for a 9 inch wheel, I would not recommend anything larger for a tire on the stock wheels.

Here are the recommendations:
295 tires: 9 to 11
305 tires: 9.5 to 11.5
315 tires: 10 to 12

I would recommend staying mid to wide side of the width range when buying wheels for the tire size you want to use.
Read it again.... i wasnt saying to put 305's on, i was saying i would never put anything bigger than a 305 on a stock rim. There are plenty of Camaro's on here and out there running a 305 on stock rims. Does that make it right? NO... but it is possible and you can run it at your own risk.
I dont know of anyone that's had any problem running a 305 on a stock rim (9inch).
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Based on these recommendations (Camaro5), 305s require a wheel that's 1'' wider than stock.

Recommended 20" tires for 2010 Camaro
245/45-20 = 28.7" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/45-20 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/40-20 = 28.4" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/40-20 = 28.7" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/40-20 = 28.9" tall, 9.0-10.0 wheel
295/35-20 = 28.1" tall, 9.5-10.5 wheel
305/35-20 = 28.4" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
315/35-20 = 28.7" tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel
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