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Tires affecting Geometry of Viper?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Victor96, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Victor96

    Victor96 Enthusiast

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    I currently have a 96"GTS with stock tires and wheels:
    front:275/40/17= 25.66 diameter rear:335/35/17=26.23 diameter =.57 difference in height between front and rear wheel(stock)

    I will be purchasing Gen II ACR wheels:
    front:275/35/18=25.58 diameter rear:335/30/18=25.91 diameter =.33 difference in height between front and rear wheel (stock)

    Here's my question: If I put 285/35/18 (25.85 height) tires on front ACR wheels and stock 335/30/18(25.91 height) on rear ACR wheel, the difference in height between the front and rear wheels is only = 0.06
    Will this be a significant change and perhaps cause problems since the rake and geometry of the car would have changed? I don't plan racing car, simply street use.
    Is there another tire I can use for the rear to increase the height?
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
  2. Stuntman

    Stuntman Enthusiast

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    Increasing the front OD 0.27" will raise the front ride height 0.13". I would not be concerned about that at all.
     
  3. MoparMap

    MoparMap VCA National President Venom Member

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    For street driving I don't know that you would ever notice the geometry change. I think it could cause more issues in a track setting as I have also heard a little rake to the car helps the handling.
     
  4. Peter K.

    Peter K. Viper Owner

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    No, you will have no problem.
     
  5. viper k

    viper k Enthusiast

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    i have 18" on front and 19'' on back on my 1996 GTS with no problem !!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Victor96

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    Thanks for info. I will be getting my ACR wheels this week and then I'll have to decide what brand tires to install.
     

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