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Old 03-10-2007, 02:41 AM   #18
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Im prolly gonna eventually get different rims anyways. Im going to get the body black so Ill prolly get dark powdered rims, have whitewall on tire facing in, dark tint, hideaway on headlights, make the whole car black.
Kinda like this?
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:48 PM   #19
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I like the concept tires, but I think that in reality(keep in mind that the concept was never meant to drive), and over the long term we need more meet on the tire part of the wheels.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #20
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Kinda like this?
Add the hideaways to it and yup, exactly what Im going for. Gonna be friggin ridiculous.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:04 PM   #21
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Add the hideaways to it and yup, exactly what Im going for. Gonna be friggin ridiculous.
That is pretty rediculous... I can't wait to see some of the aftermarket stuff they come up with for this car.....
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #22
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5th gen tire sizes

This is something I've been wondering about. Obviously the V8 model will have 400 + HP. Will the tire sizes be similiar to the concept, in terms of wider rubber in the back and smaller in the front, even with reduced rim size? If so, the wear on the very expensive rear tires will be alot with no option of rotating. Even with bringing the fenders in 5-10 mm, alot of wide rubber will be required to fill out those broad haunches.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:37 PM   #23
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This is something I've been wondering about. Obviously the V8 model will have 400 + HP. Will the tire sizes be similiar to the concept, in terms of wider rubber in the back and smaller in the front, even with reduced rim size? If so, the wear on the very expensive rear tires will be alot with no option of rotating. Even with bringing the fenders in 5-10 mm, alot of wide rubber will be required to fill out those broad haunches.
This is a good point, and I had mentioned something about this in another thread awhile back. I would hope that GM will make it an option to have different tire sizes up front and in the rear for the reasons you stated, primarily I don't want to have to turn around and buy new tires every few months.

However, with 400+ hp, it will require some pretty serious tires to be able to transfer that power.
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:25 PM   #24
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This is a good point, and I had mentioned something about this in another thread awhile back. I would hope that GM will make it an option to have different tire sizes up front and in the rear for the reasons you stated, primarily I don't want to have to turn around and buy new tires every few months.

However, with 400+ hp, it will require some pretty serious tires to be able to transfer that power.
Do you think a tire dimention similiar to the 4th gens would work? The 4th gen top dogs had 275/40/17s all the way around. Very, very wide tires, more than capable of handling 400+ HP. Could 275/40/19s on all four work on the 5th gen? Maybe 285/40/20s? Just wondering.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:00 PM   #25
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I personally think they will use 19's or 20's all around, same as the concept tires, but like I said, all around
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:07 PM   #26
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If I were to guess, I'd say we should look to the current Corvette for tire sizes...

The current C6 Coupe rides on:

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT

Front: 245/40ZR18 RunFlat
Rear: 285/35ZR19 RunFlat

These tires are ~$400.00 EACH from the Tirerack.com...

I'd expect something similar for the Camaro... the wheel size jives pretty well, and runflat tires would save a lot of space in the cargo area. They are also safer.

If you look at the tires under the Z06, they are even wider!

Front: 275/35ZR18 RunFlat
Rear: 325/30ZR19 RunFlat

These are also ~$400 each!

These might find themselves under the Z28 Camaro... and it will need it with 550hp!

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Old 03-27-2007, 09:21 PM   #27
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Front: 275/35ZR18 RunFlat
Rear: 325/30ZR19 RunFlat

These are also ~$400 each!

These might find themselves under the Z28 Camaro... and it will need it with 550hp!

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Holy cow. That is almost 13 inches wide! That is wider than the huge tires on my truck!

The current GTOs also come with 245/45-17's of which you can find for under $200 a piece.

I would much rather have the smaller rim and smaller tire than pay $400 a tire. Granted those are runflats.... but still.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:34 PM   #28
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Holy cow. That is almost 13 inches wide! That is wider than the huge tires on my truck!

The current GTOs also come with 245/45-17's of which you can find for under $200 a piece.

I would much rather have the smaller rim and smaller tire than pay $400 a tire. Granted those are runflats.... but still.
Yup. 12.8 inches wide by 26.68 inches tall... that's a BIG tire! But with 505hp and 500lbft of torque you need it!

I think the other reason these tires are $400 each is that they are the softest supercar tires you can buy. The rubber and construction technique used is not exactly cheap... not that you can buy a 'cheap' tire that's a 325 section width!

I think the BASE Camaro might come with 245 -> 275's, but the Z28 is going to HAVE to feature something much wider, otherwise you'll just make a lot of smoke! I also think GMPP will offer wider wheel/tire combos at extra $$ for those that are willing to pay.

If you are using your Camaro to commute to work, then I agree, 245's would be more economical, but if you want to get out and let loose the Dogs of War, you'll need big shoes!

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Old 03-27-2007, 09:53 PM   #29
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If you are using your Camaro to commute to work, then I agree, 245's would be more economical, but if you want to get out and let loose the Dogs of War, you'll need big shoes!

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Old 04-10-2007, 11:46 PM   #30
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CUSTOMIZATION QUESTION

Say i was going to put a 22 in the rear and a 20 in the front of my car. I wanted a 4 inch lip on my car, but when i go to order my symbolic wheels it says a 10 inch width, anyone know what the lip on that would be?
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:59 PM   #31
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I would like to get the concept rims in a gun metal color like in the pic above. Chevy has been good lately at putting nice rims on the vehicles from the factory or you can upgrade to something bigger/better depending on what you want.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:58 AM   #32
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Look at this for some hard evidence...

The Concepts tires got rave reviews(along with the rest of the car), so why change anything?

"Exactly", says GM, and so they meddle with the Zeta Chassis a little to allow for 21's without turning problems...An expensive change to turn around and put 18 or 19's on if you ask me...
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:19 AM   #33
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I've read a few things - but the concept supposedly has 22 inch wheels - and the Camaro has been designed to take up to 24 inches (front/back and with steering in mind).

Since Holden and putting 20s on their current range - I would expect the same. However, with options for larger (up to 22?). I'll take whatever I can get - but if they are small (and they'll look lost in those arches) I'll be budgeting to upgrade almost immediately. The concept is just too fine as it is not to have mine look the same
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:23 AM   #34
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I've read a few things - but the concept supposedly has 22 inch wheels - and the Camaro has been designed to take up to 24 inches (front/back and with steering in mind).

Since Holden and putting 20s on their current range - I would expect the same. However, with options for larger (up to 22?). I'll take whatever I can get - but if they are small (and they'll look lost in those arches) I'll be budgeting to upgrade almost immediately. The concept is just too fine as it is not to have mine look the same
Just the thought of 20" or larger wheels has my wallet screaming for help. I am thinking 18"s or 19"s for me.
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