Whats the fattest rear tire I can mount on my STOCK Z28 craiger SS wheels?

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    Camaropunk69 New Member

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    Can someone link me a picture of the ass with 275's on it? Im just looking to hook on the street / strip when the motor is built
     
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    I personally think that at 275mm I would go with a 50 series tire over a 60. A 275/60 is going to be a pretty tall tire. In any case it won't be ideal but it would work.

    If you're looking for it to truly hook with a strong engine then that isn't going to happen with any regular radial tire.
     
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    I'm not suggesting this, I'm just providing some perspective. My car has tall (29.1"), 255/70/15's on the rear (10.0" wide) with N90's.

    At that point, I had to remove the rear seat belt humps. I have no rubbing anywhere now that I removed the seat belt humps.
     
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    Eric what effect did moving up to 70 series tires have on the ride quality. Is it better? These cars all came with 70's and I have been thinking about switching back from the 245-60's that are on mine now.
     
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    There is more sidewall, so yeah, the ride is a bit softer. Obviously, the biggest difference is the height - the 255/70's are a good 2.5" taller than your 245/60's. I'm marginally wider, but the tires clearly rubbed the seat belt humps.

    Up front I'm still running 225/70's. I'm used to 17's on my daily driver, so the Camaro feels like it is floating a bit more, lol.
     
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