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Old 03-13-2019, 01:34 AM   #1
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Rims and Tires

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So Iím looking to get rims and tires for my 2013 LS. Iíve done a ton of research and am still feeling a tad confused. I was wondering if anyone knew off the top of their head the largest tire size you can fit on the front axle of the 2013 LS. I want to run a square setup for more of a track feel to the car not the drag or ďmuscleĒ car look. I was thinking 20Ē rims with 10Ē width, but Iím not sure if anything larger than 275-285 is gonna rub. I know it all depends on the aspect ratio as well but Iím talking purely tire width. How far will 315ís stick out on the front? Iím not totally knowledgeable with cara and mods. Iím willing to learn though. I have mechanics on both sides of my family and I feel like I get yelled at more for not holding a tool in the right place more than I get taught lol.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:11 AM   #2
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I would not run 315s on the front....go with a 285 if you want a squared set up. I have 20x9 in the front with 275s and 20x10 in the rear with 295s.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:51 PM   #3
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I have 20x10 square set up on my 2012 LS running Michelin Pilot Spot A/S 285/35ZR20. I have no rub and the ride is comparable to the stock setup. I'm pretty sure 10 is the biggest you can set up in the front, but you can go up to 11" in the rear as that's what the ZL1 has.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:12 PM   #4
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I would not run 315s on the front....go with a 285 if you want a squared set up. I have 20x9 in the front with 275s and 20x10 in the rear with 295s.
I wanted to go as wide as possible for a square setup but I think youre right, 285's would be perfect. Thank you!
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:14 PM   #5
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I have 20x10 square set up on my 2012 LS running Michelin Pilot Spot A/S 285/35ZR20. I have no rub and the ride is comparable to the stock setup. I'm pretty sure 10 is the biggest you can set up in the front, but you can go up to 11" in the rear as that's what the ZL1 has.
I was thinking 285's as well. I know I can get an 11 in the back if I really wanted but i think ill stick to a square setup for now. Do you think it would be a problem to add lowering springs at all if I went with 285's? I saw the recommended wheel sizes on a thread in here.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:59 AM   #6
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I was thinking 285's as well. I know I can get an 11 in the back if I really wanted but i think ill stick to a square setup for now. Do you think it would be a problem to add lowering springs at all if I went with 285's? I saw the recommended wheel sizes on a thread in here.
Iíve got the 1le setup on mine; 10-front, 11-back, stock backspacing with MRR wheels. I have coil overs and I am just guessing at 3/4- 1Ē drop. It is just a bit lower than a stock 1le. I parked next to one at work and saw side by side. I donít like too low for looks and function of axles. No rubbing what so ever but I also have all bmr rear suspension and hotckiss sway bars so I donít get much roll in corners. I ended up with Michelinís A/S tires which are nice but I havenít really tested them. I had bfg on and really like them, they pulled +1gís but my car had steering wheel shimmy with them. I think they just brought out a wearing part that the Michelinís didnít. But at 12k, shouldnít be much going bad yet. Iím replacing front hubs with z/28ís and new inner/outer tie rods when warmer weather hits. I think the wider setup really stresses the smaller front bearings of the original V6.
But no rub and you could go 295/305/315 on rears if you like that look but I didnít as much as the 1le look. But thatís me.
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I was thinking 285's as well. I know I can get an 11 in the back if I really wanted but i think ill stick to a square setup for now. Do you think it would be a problem to add lowering springs at all if I went with 285's? I saw the recommended wheel sizes on a thread in here.
You will be fine lowered with 285s.
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Old 03-23-2019, 03:21 AM   #8
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Iíve got the 1le setup on mine; 10-front, 11-back, stock backspacing with MRR wheels. I have coil overs and I am just guessing at 3/4- 1Ē drop. It is just a bit lower than a stock 1le. I parked next to one at work and saw side by side. I donít like too low for looks and function of axles. No rubbing what so ever but I also have all bmr rear suspension and hotckiss sway bars so I donít get much roll in corners. I ended up with Michelinís A/S tires which are nice but I havenít really tested them. I had bfg on and really like them, they pulled +1gís but my car had steering wheel shimmy with them. I think they just brought out a wearing part that the Michelinís didnít. But at 12k, shouldnít be much going bad yet. Iím replacing front hubs with z/28ís and new inner/outer tie rods when warmer weather hits. I think the wider setup really stresses the smaller front bearings of the original V6.
But no rub and you could go 295/305/315 on rears if you like that look but I didnít as much as the 1le look. But thatís me.
Sounds like exciting stuff man! I think I found my setup. Iím gonna run a black and gold theme. Gonna run a 285/35R20 square setup with some BFGoodrich performance tires. Hopefully next I can get some coil overs at a decent price or at worst Iíll go with lowering springs for now. Sway bars would be an amazing addition as well. Iíve just always liked taking a corner smooth as silk vs going fast in a straight line. Donít know why but hopefully I can reflect that in my build!
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:37 AM   #9
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They are called wheels, not rims. Unless you are installing just the outer edge of the wheel without the hub.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:24 AM   #10
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They are called wheels, not rims. Unless you are installing just the outer edge of the wheel without the hub.
Fair point. Just what I grew up referring to wheels as. Thanks for the clarification though!
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:51 PM   #11
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The younger guys really are sticklers on wheels vs rims.

I'd imagine something like telling them you were really banging the tranny last night would get you banned for life.

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