ZR1 WHEELS ON 69 - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

 
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which wheels would fit better on a first gen ...38mm offset or 52 ? whats the difference ...which one will need a smaller spacer to work on a first gen ? thanks

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 03, 09:06 AM
 
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I spoke to Kyle Tucker about ZR1 wheels on a '69 a while back since I had access to a set. He said the rearend would actually have to be widened about three inches to use them. Not to say spacers couldn't be used, he just doesn't recommend it. The front suspension is more complicated. The spindle would have to be modified, or a 'vette spindle modified so that the large-offset wheels could be used. Then again, a spacer could work, but it would be quite large and would probably be weaker than bolting the wheels directly to the hub, again not recommended by Kyle.

But to answer your question, I think that the ones with the least offset would require the smaller spacer.

As far as the different offsets, one is used for the front and one for the rear (kind of like the IROC 16-inch wheels). If memory serves me correct, the larger offset wheels were placed on the rear of the car, but someone can set me straight me if I am wrong. You can use the front wheels on the rear of a car if they fit. A lot of guys do that when they put IROC wheels on an older car or S10 pickup.

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