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Year One 17 X 9 Snowflake wheels

 
1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/10/13
04:42 AM

I want to put some wider tires on my 1979 TA, I have 15 X 8 Snowflake wheels with 235-60-15 tires.  I decided to go with the 17 X 9 Year One cast Snowflake wheel with 275-40-17 Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500 tires.  Has anybody else tried this combination?  I did get the Black insert because it is a red car but I almost got the grey.  The wheels were $900 shipped to my house and the tires will be $700 mounted and balanced with the weight inside of course.  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/10/13
04:58 AM

i have a friend that has the same wheels on his 80 bird i will call and ask what size tires he has.

oh buy the way keep a close eye on the clearcoat his turned white around the valvestem! year one gave him the run around untill i talked to their customer relations guy on the power tour then he got a new set of wheels!  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/10/13
05:43 AM

he has 255/45/17s.  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/10/13
10:07 AM

I am going to go with the 275-40-17, according to Year One they will fit.  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/10/13
05:26 PM

my buddys tires are too short 26" issues with ground clearence. yours will be 25.7 tall. you may want to step up to the 275/45/17. same width but 1" taller than the 275/40/17s when new.

i had some 25.7" tall bfg's on my 76 trans am they did not fill the fender wells and also was a turtle killer.                        



                    255/45/17     275/45/17
Diameter inches (mm) 26.04 (661.3) 26.74 (679.3) 0.71 (18) 2.7%
Width inches (mm) 10.04 (255) 10.83 (275) 0.79 (20) 7.8%
Circum. inches (mm) 81.79 (2077.54) 84.02 (2134.08) 2.23 (56.55) 2.7%
Sidewall Height inches (mm) 4.52 (114.75) 4.87 (123.75) 0.35 (9) 7.8%
Revolutions per mile (km) 774.64 (481.34) 754.11 (468.58) -20.53 (-12.75) -2.6%  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/10/13
06:14 PM

I'm running 235-60-15 now, they are 26.1" tall and they are OK, the 275-40-17 will only be .4" shorter.   I couldn't find any 275-45-17 on Tire Rack anyway.  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/10/13
10:00 PM

they may not make that size. the tire calulator site spit that size out to compair. by the way the new 17" snow flake look awsome. you can see my friends white 80 on trypowerguy.com  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/12/13
06:26 PM

Does anybody know where the Year One 17 X 9 Snowflake wheels are made.  I bought a set and I didn't see anywhere where they were marked where they were made, I am assuming China.  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/14/13
08:19 PM

my buddys first set said made in china right on the front of the wheels it was cast in. boy did he catch hell for that! i don't think the new set does .  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/19/13
06:53 PM

I got the wheels and tires on, the fronts look great but the tires look to low on the back.  I did replace the leaf springs last year.  I am going to try 245/45/17 in the front and 255/50/17 on the back.  I know they are a little narrower but I think the height will be the correct look for me.  The wheels look great, I am really happy with them.  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/20/13
11:04 PM

if you keep the same size all the way around you can rotate the tires and get more life out of them!  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/24/13
03:21 PM

I got my new tires today, 245/45/17 in front and 255/50/17 in back.  They fit perfectly the gap between the top of the tire and the wheel well is the same front and back.  Now I just have to sell my 275/40/17 tires.  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/24/13
08:14 PM

got any picks?  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

1979TA461 1979TA461
User | Posts: 63 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 07/26/13
05:02 PM

I'm not sure how to post pictures  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 07/28/13
10:16 AM

you will need to use a photo sharing site. do a search for how to post pictures on this site.  
76 455/4spd TRANS AM
69 GRAND PRIX 455/5SPD

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