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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 00, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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One of the mag's recently had an article in it about a new Camaro being fitted with, I think, 315/35-17's on the front.
Will these fit, or do you have to massage everything to get them on???
Wow, it seems like a heck of a front tire. pdq67

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 00, 11:43 AM
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2001 SS comes std. with 275/40/ZR17's on all 4's.... on 17X9 wheels.

Thats a big jump up! Do you remember what rag?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 00, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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It would help if my darn magazines weren't all over everywhere when I go to find one.

The article is in the Sept, 2000 issue of Chevy High Performance, (Pro Touring Shootout 2000).

The car is a '96 Camaro with American 17" x 11" rims and 315/35-17's on them all around.

I guess I just don't know enough about these new cars.
But that sounds TOOOO big on the front but must not be. pdq67

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 00, 03:15 PM
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Why would you want to put that big of tire on a car? That makes no sense. 275 is the biggest. If they did that would ride poor, can we say rebuild front suspension.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 00, 05:17 AM
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Also, how long would a power steering pump last turning meats that big? I'll stick with my 195/75x15's on the front of my 68.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 00, 08:57 AM
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315/35-17's on the front? That's got to be a misprint, and Super Chevy is known for their lack of correctness (go do a Super Chevy search at Team Chevelle's board ). I've got the 315's on the back of my chevelle, and there was only one size bigger I could've gone (335). Let me tell you, that is a BIG A$$ TIRE! about 12.5" wide. I can't see the practicality of that on the front.

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