Gen 5 rims/tires on a Gen 3

Mradin

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I have a gen 3 and considering installing a nice set of gen 5 rims. I currently have 355's on the stock gen 3 rear rims so my concern is with the front tires.
Two questions:
1) Can I put stock gen 5 rims & tires Front: 295/30/18 Rear: 355/30/19 on a gen 3 viper and not run into clearance issues?
2) Will a stock gen 3 front tire size 275/35/18 fit on a stock gen 5 rim? Or do I need to buy 295/30/18 tires?
 

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I have a gen 3 and considering installing a nice set of gen 5 rims. I currently have 355's on the stock gen 3 rear rims so my concern is with the front tires.
Two questions:
1) Can I put stock gen 5 rims & tires Front: 295/30/18 Rear: 355/30/19 on a gen 3 viper and not run into clearance issues?
2) Will a stock gen 3 front tire size 275/35/18 fit on a stock gen 5 rim? Or do I need to buy 295/30/18 tires?

1. Yes
2. A 275/35 will fit (spec wheel width range is 9-11" on a 275), but it may look a bit stretched. Keep in mind that a 295/30-18 tire has a shorter sidewall, so your front end will sit a bit lower, and you'll end up with more of a gap between the tire and fender. I had to lower my car a bit to make it look a bit better when I switched to a 295/30.
 

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285 MINIMUM on the Gen 5 wheels(10.5"X18")

I have a set of Gen 5s for sale. Getting custom powder coated. If you have a preference on color, I can make it happen.
 

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I have Gen V sidewinder wheels on my 2008 in stock 2008 OEM sizes. Fits just fine, doesn’t look stretched at all.
 

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Did you use wheel spacers to achieve this look or did you just bolt the wheels on?

I honestly do not know as I didn’t do the install. Next time the wheels are off I’ll update this. But bottom line, Gen V sidewinders fit just fine with Gen IV OEM tires sizes.
 
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