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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 11, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Wheel spacers / adapters

Has anyone used a wheel adapter in order to use wheels with
more off set? I have a set of 16" 1997 Z28 wheels that I'd
like to use on my 2nd gen camaro. To do this I need a set of
2" wheel adapters (4.75 x 4.75).

Does the off set spacers cause too much pressure on the bearings & suspension?

Will they cause any vibration issues ie hub centric to lug centric? (I don't recall if camaro wheels are hub centric or not)

I'd love to hear from anyone who has dabbled with this delemma
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 11, 05:31 PM
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Re: Wheel spacers / adapters

Haven't done this on a Camaro but did it for many years on Porsche's. The original Porsche Turbos starting in late 1975 had 27mm (just over 1") spacers in front and 54mm (just over 2") in rear. The spacers and wheels on Porsche's are hub centric as are most European cars.

Camaro's like most American cars do not have hub centric wheels, the wheels center based on the 60 degree cone of the lug nut. If you get a good set of offset spacers you should be okay for street driving. I would not in good conscious recommend these for drag, road race, or autocross due to the risks involved when multiplying axle load off the extended spacers.

Russ (RJ)
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(sold June 15,2014) 1968 RS convertible that is not quite stock

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 11, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wheel spacers / adapters

Good info. This car is not for racing so as you said it should be fine. Thank you for the reply!
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