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    I just bought c6 zo6 wheels for my 1999 convertible.
    The wheels are 17x9.5 and 18x10.5.

    What would be the best size tire for these wheels.

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    Before you put tires on the wheels which might render them not-returnable, you better make sure they fit properly.

    C6 Z wheels have different backspacing than C5 and C5 Z wheels.

    Also, C6 Z06es have flared fenders. 99 Convertibles do not. The backspace issue asside, it might be that those wheels with the right tires will not fit due to tire rub.

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    I bought ones from oe wheels that are made for the c5.

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    Then you bought C6 Z06 style wheels, in C5 Z06 sizes, as C6 Z06 wheels will not fit on a C5 without a tub and flared quarters. I know, because I was given a set and tried like hell to make it work, no way.
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    Do you know what wheels I am even talking about? Does a stock c5 zo6 come with flared fenders or tubs. These are the same size and backspacing as those wheels. They just look like the 06 wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 540vette View Post
    I just bought c6 zo6 wheels for my 1999 convertible.
    The wheels are 17x9.5 and 18x10.5.

    What would be the best size tire for these wheels.


    I think those are C5 Z06 wheel size in width and diameter, which had 265/40/17 front tires and 295/35/18 rear tires if I remember correctly.
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    That's exactly what I said, you bought C5 size wheels in an 06 Z06 style. They will fit fine, obviously. You must have misread what I wrote.
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    Anyway, to answer your original question, the stock C5 Zo6 tire size is 275/40/17 fr, 295/35/18 r. Those tires are a great improvement in traction and feel over stock C5 sizes. I run Eagle F1's in those sizes on my C5. A 285fr, 305r, will also fit on those wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac-man View Post
    Anyway, to answer your original question, the stock C5 Zo6 tire size is 275/40/17 fr, 295/35/18 r. Those tires are a great improvement in traction and feel over stock C5 sizes. I run Eagle F1's in those sizes on my C5. A 285fr, 305r, will also fit on those wheels.

    Stock OEM front tires were 265/40/17, rears were 295/35/18 according to Tire Rack and Z06 Forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLC5 View Post
    Stock OEM front tires were 265/40/17, rears were 295/35/18
    That is correct!!
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    Sorry bout that, 265fr,295r is correct. You can run 275fr,305r also.
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