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Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Most of you have seen my car, 17" wheels, 13" C5 front brakes etc. Well I rounded up a 2002 Camaro spare tire and it won't fit over the caliper on the front, it fits the C4 brakes in the rear fine. Someone posted they are using a '04-'06 GTO spare and it fits over their C5 brakes.

Cool deal, but in researching this I find the lug pattern on the GTO is 5 x 120mm (4.72) not the 5 x 4.75 common Chevy pattern. I know that's only about .7-1mm or 3/100th of an inch difference so that is my question. Will this slight difference matter?
I have another approach which is to get about a 2" wheel adapter that can be bolted to the hub and the spare bolted to the adapter. Either option is about the same cost since the adapters are sold in pairs.

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

since its a spare i would say your ok. I have seen people run bmw wheels on camaros etc... and that is basically the same scenario, but they run them full time.


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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

It may only be marginally off the right PCD, but it will tend to bend your wheel studs slightly, and therefore shouldn't be recommended. As Jeff said, being a spare wheel, you're probably OK to use it in an emergency, but not as a regular thing. Here in Aus, one of the most popular GM Holden cars, the Commodore, uses a 120.65mm PCD, and you can get these later style wheels to fit older Holden hubs that share the same PCD as Chevy (5x4.75"), but it is generally considered a bad thing to do because the wheel studs are placed in additional bending (that they are not designed for), when you try to torque the lug nuts up to specs. When you talk to guys who have done this, you hear some pretty bad stories of wheel not torquing up properly and wheel stud failure.....

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Thanks for the replies, I've never had a flat but the miles are adding up over the years now. I'm kicking around the wheel adapter idea more and more. I'll have to start looking for someone that has an adapter laying around to give one a try. I'd hate to buy only to find out it pushes the spare into the outer fender.

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Dennis...
Will this fit ?

http://shopping.yahoo.com/846683393-...eel-wheel-rim/


Here's the short list of stock wheels that will fit the sol:
(Make/Model; Year(s); bolt circle; hub dia.; offset)

Chevy HHR 06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +42mm
Cadillac Catera 96-01 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +51mm
Chevy Cobalt SS 05-06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +49mm
Chevy Malibu/Malibu MAXX 04-06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +42mm
Pontiac G6 05-06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +42mm
Pontiac Pursuit GT 06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +49mm
Pontiac Solstice 06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +55mm
Saab 9-3 99-06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +41mm
Saab 9-5 99-06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +49mm
Saturn L-Series 01-05 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +45
Saturn Sky 06 - 5x110mm; 65.1mm; +55mm
Saturn Ion Redline 04-06 - 5x110mm; 70.3mm*; +49mm

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Post Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Dennis, I read somewhere (can't seem to find it) that using a 1/4" spacer will make the LS spare work with the C5 brake. Have you considered that option? It would only be a temporary measure so I don't think the spacer would be an issue (unless your wheel studs aren't long enough to allow the spacer).

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Post Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Dennis, I read somewhere (can't seem to find it) that using a 1/4" spacer will make the LS spare work with the C5 brake. Have you considered that option? It would only be a temporary measure so I don't think the spacer would be an issue (unless your wheel studs aren't long enough to allow the spacer).

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Hey Dennis...
Did you find a solution?

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Sorry Kev I got side tracked, I am juggling 3 employment opportunity's, have been interviewing and don't want to burn any bridges in case the one I really want doesn't pan out.

Anyway the ones you suggested are all 5x110mm bolt pattern which won't fit. The 5x4.75" that our Camaros and most old Chevys are is very close to 5x121mm.

Chris I was hoping your suggestion would pan out as I have some 1/4" spacers but the 2002 Camaro spare I have hits the caliper before the lugs hit the holes in the wheel.

I have a call in to a friend that may have an adapter I can try and if he does I'll post back the results.

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

How about a C5 wheel?
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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

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How about a C5 wheel?
The backspacing would be 7-8" which wouldn't work as well the convertible top folds down into the trunk so space is already limited.

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Re: Question for all the big brake 17"+ wheel guys...

Dennis I would think the GTO wheel would be fine that little difference

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Dennis I would think the GTO wheel would be fine that little difference
Agreed, especially as a spare. As stated above, I've seen several people post that they are running BMW wheels (same lug pattern as GTO) on all 4 year round without any problems. If you are just using it to get back home I can't imagine it would cause any issues.
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