I'm trying to go for the pro-touring look on a budget, has anyone seen Z06 wheels on a first gen?
My first dilemma is that the fronts are 17x9.5, now is the problem in the tire hitting the frame, the inner fenderwell or the tie rod (25.5 in tire with a 2" drop)?
Also the rears are 18x10.5, I read that the biggest you can go on a stock setup is 9.5 in the rear, I can get at least 2.5 in. more by relocating my shocks and doing a minor tubb while keeping the factory tank and spring setup. Has anyone done this?
I know I'll have to use some thick wheel spacers.
If I can't go with this setup I might consider the 05 vette wheels because it's 18x8.5 up front and 19x10 in back. 19' seems kind of tall but its got to work out well if it's on a new vette.
Look on Ebay. Some companies offer the Z06 style wheels for standard C5 tire sizes, ie 17 x 8.5" and 18 x 9.5". I've thought about this combo several times as they should fit fine with about 2" wheel adapters.
Gary M.<br />'69 Camaro<br />Red Pro-touring<br />383 ci 440 hp
You'll need wheel adapters, not spacers. A spacer has only holes, so you would need really long studs. An adapter is bolted to the hub and then your wheel is bolted to the adapter. Just in case you didn't already know.
That's odd, they were there for 03, under the "Sundance Series"..but now they are not, I just tried to find them.. I would call them and inquire. No spacers are necessary, made to you custom backspace. I did 4.75 in front and 5.5 in the back. Well, at least I know that my wheels will be unique!