Wheel adapters - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 09, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: France
Posts: 101
Question Wheel adapters

I am thinking about changing the wheels on my 67 Camaro.
I recently saw a Nova on pro-touring.com with 2000 SS Camaro wheels:

I have found that these wheels only exist in 17x9, with 7" backspace:
So that would require a 2" adapter to be able to put it on the Camaro (I think it would still be tight on the front).
Do you this size of adapters is safe? Will it kill the bearings quicker than wheels with the correct backspace? is there a risk to drivelike that?
What do you think?

Does someone here has a Camaro with these wheels, I would like to see a picture in order to see if they look as good on a Camaro as they do on the Nova
gui67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 09, 12:38 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Skeeter55's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 6,628
Re: Wheel adapters

I personally wouldn't run a 2" adapter, just for safety reasons. As far as a risk, i would think there is a definite risk of prematurely wearing down parts and stressing them out.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Skeeter55 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 09, 04:41 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 104
Re: Wheel adapters

The risk of Billet Adapters has been argued for as long as I've been doing wheels (10yrs).

I personally have run adapters in the past as a temporary app until I could get into a wheel I custom built for a project, and during those times, I never ran into an issue.

The cons are really in the pricing. A good, billet, adapter can cost about 75 bucks each, and at that price, you are almost into custom building a cast wheel to fit, like a Billet Specialties Legends Series, or StreetLite, or a Vintage Wheel Works, so if you are only going to run the Camaro wheels and the adapters for a short time, I wouldn't bother, and just save the additional few hundred bucks to get the wheels you really want.
DriverzInc is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 09, 07:35 PM
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 21,341
Re: Wheel adapters

Please do your wheel search HOMEWORK very GOOD b/c I bet that if you look hard/long enough that you will find what you want that will fit.

I now have Pony-car "Bullitt's" on my car after redrilling everything b/c I think they are onna the greatest looking retro wheel ever made.

And later I found out that Verda make's them in our 4.75" bolt pattern so go figure!

It's even crazier b/c guy's fit BMW rims on our old cars too!!


pdq67 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 09, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: France
Posts: 101
Re: Wheel adapters

thanks for your answers,
for the moment, I didn't find reproduction wheels with the correct backspace.
I will continue searching
gui67 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome