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Old 12-07-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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so i cancled my order on the rims from chevy

i just want to know if any body would know if a set of 22x9.5 inch rims would fit in the rear and a set of 20x8.5 rims would fit in the front of the camaro. i had orderd the black 21's from chevy but as i got to look at them it just wasnt working for me. So i was thinking about getting the foose nitrous legends. now of course i wasnt going to get them until i get the car but it would be nice to know if it would fit or not so i could plan on it.

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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i just want to know if any body would know if a set of 22x9.5 inch rims would fit in the rear and a set of 20x8.5 rims would fit in the front of the camaro. i had orderd the black 21's from chevy but as i got to look at them it just wasnt working for me. So i was thinking about getting the foose nitrous legends. now of course i wasnt going to get them until i get the car but it would be nice to know if it would fit or not so i could plan on it.

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Tyler, there has been a lot of discussion about the rims, tires, spacing, offsets, etc. However, there hasn't been any firm confirmation about what will and won't fit on the car. It is clear that the 21s will, but anything beyond that is speculation.
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Don't forget, clearance isn't the only concern. You have to make sure the larger wheels don't screw with the suspension geometry and the added unsprung weight doesn't adversely affect performance.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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Don't forget, clearance isn't the only concern. You have to make sure the larger wheels don't screw with the suspension geometry and the added unsprung weight doesn't adversely affect performance.
If he is talking about putting on 22 I dont think he is too worried about performance.
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Sadly, true. Still, durability and safety things like avoiding bump steer should always be considered, even if you're going for show over go.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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have you seen the pictures with the 21 inch chevy rims on the sema pictures it looks like there is at least another inch of space to fit a 22 inch rim on it and i dont think a one inch size up will hurt the suspension and the tires on those rims are kinda big i plan on getting the lowes profile pirelli tires they make what do you think
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have you seen the pictures with the 21 inch chevy rims on the sema pictures it looks like there is at least another inch of space to fit a 22 inch rim on it and i dont think a one inch size up will hurt the suspension and the tires on those rims are kinda big i plan on getting the lowes profile pirelli tires they make what do you think
because its only an Inch I think you should be good, but as it has already been stated were just guessing.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #8
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does anyone think the factory chrome $4600.00 21" wheels are worth it? Will they hold their value? Or is it better to get some basic wheels and then change them out?
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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does anyone think the factory chrome $4600.00 21" wheels are worth it? Will they hold their value? Or is it better to get some basic wheels and then change them out?
With that kind of money your better off getting aftermarket IMO
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22s should be fine. There was another thread on here that somebody said that GM made enough room for a 24" wheel. The 21s arent worth it. You will be able to get an aftermarket set for alot cheaper and still have the stock set that came on the car. 21"s is an oddball size and not many tire companies sell 21" tires so when you have to replace tires, you would only have a few options and the best one would prolly be the tires that the dealer sells. I would say stick with the standard wheels and buy the aftermarket set in 22".
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:48 PM   #11
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With that kind of money your better off getting aftermarket IMO


I would just wait a bit and see what the market will produce. I am sure there will be all kinds of set-ups in a short period of time for the Camaro, or you could have a custom shop that could fit them to your car. There should be plenty of options to choose from.


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Old 03-18-2009, 11:49 PM   #12
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i just want to know if any body would know if a set of 22x9.5 inch rims would fit in the rear and a set of 20x8.5 rims would fit in the front of the camaro. i had orderd the black 21's from chevy but as i got to look at them it just wasnt working for me. So i was thinking about getting the foose nitrous legends. now of course i wasnt going to get them until i get the car but it would be nice to know if it would fit or not so i could plan on it.

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I thought the camaro as long as it is a Rs or ss version they come with 20/8.5 infront and 20/9.5 out back. ANYONE?????
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:58 PM   #13
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22s should be fine. There was another thread on here that somebody said that GM made enough room for a 24" wheel. The 21s arent worth it. You will be able to get an aftermarket set for alot cheaper and still have the stock set that came on the car. 21"s is an oddball size and not many tire companies sell 21" tires so when you have to replace tires, you would only have a few options and the best one would prolly be the tires that the dealer sells. I would say stick with the standard wheels and buy the aftermarket set in 22".
I ordered the 21s because I wanted to fill the wells up better and I have looked far and wide and I can't find any I like better. They'll be on the sticker as stock and you get to keep the stock rims and tires. I figure I can get a couple grand for them and use the cash to have my ghost stripes painted on.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:11 AM   #14
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I thought the camaro as long as it is a Rs or ss version they come with 20/8.5 infront and 20/9.5 out back. ANYONE?????
I think it is 9 on the rear and 8 on the front.

edit: 9 on the rear and 8 on front is for the 20's, the 21's is 9.5 on the rear and 8.5 on the front!
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:00 AM   #15
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They'll be on the sticker as stock and you get to keep the stock rims and tires. I figure I can get a couple grand for them and use the cash to have my ghost stripes painted on.
I'd double check on that if I were you. If you order the bigger wheels from the factory they will NOT send you a set of 20" stock wheels and tires.

Take the stockers and then buy the 21's from the dealer. That is the only way to get both.
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Just out of curiosity anybody like the American Racing Torq Thrust M's(gray) i used to like the Torq Thrust II's (chrome) but idk if they still make 'em
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:47 AM   #17
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I think those wheels will fit the camaro perfectly, it gives old school look. The factory 21 are not going well with the camaro, its my opinion.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:03 AM   #18
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Just out of curiosity anybody like the American Racing Torq Thrust M's(gray) i used to like the Torq Thrust II's (chrome) but idk if they still make 'em
http://www.americanracing.com/browse_ar.asp

I actually asked the AMR rep at a show recently how big these can be made. Unfortunately, they will not fit our car he said.

I talked to the Cragar Rep for their similarly styled wheel. Same thing. The Cragar rep seemed to know the exact spacing, offset, and pattern for the Camaro, which I found interesting.

He said "Without going into specifics, two special wheels will be made for the new Camaro." I asked what they would look like and he said "check back with us in early May. We guarantee if you like our classic look, you'll love what you see."
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I'd double check on that if I were you. If you order the bigger wheels from the factory they will NOT send you a set of 20" stock wheels and tires.

Take the stockers and then buy the 21's from the dealer. That is the only way to get both.
Got it in writing. Double checked allready. Go to the build your car site. You'll see when you add your 21s it keeps the 20s as well. No worries here.

I made absolutely sure before I ordered.
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Well good deal then. That is definitely a rare occurrence. Sell those 20's ASAP to get the most $$$ from them.
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I doubt you can find aftermarket wheels AND tires in 21" for better than $4600. Last time I checked 21" tires were $500 each. Seems everyone keeps forgetting you are getting both for that price.
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I doubt you can find aftermarket wheels AND tires in 21" for better than $4600. Last time I checked 21" tires were $500 each. Seems everyone keeps forgetting you are getting both for that price.


GM sells just the rims for $700 each so that places the tires at $450 each. Can you even find nice rims and good tires for these prices?
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I've looked. The key word you said was NICE rims and tires. I honestly didn't find any rims that would look as good imo as the 21" polished. And the cool thing is it will be on the sticker as original equipment.

Plus I should be able to get a couple grand for the stock 20s.

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