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Old 01-15-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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2010 heritage wheels wanted

Anyone that ordered a 2010 LS Camaro with the Heritage wheels and plans to ditch them for custom aftermarkets, let me know. I am interested in purchasing them to put snow tires on for next winter. Preferably in Michigan, but we make a few trips a year to Cincinatti, Ohio. We could arrange pick up in that case.
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If you are getting an SS or RS, those LS wheels won't fit your car because you'll have brake caliper clearance issues.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention, it is a 2LT, so 18" wheels will fit. I want those wheels since it will be cheaper to get 18" snow tires rather than 19". Also figured that people would be more likely to ditch the Heritage wheels in favor of aftermarket units.

Thanks for the heads-up, though.
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No problem. I think those Heritage wheels will look really nice when someone polishes up the trim rings to a high shine.
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If you are getting an SS or RS, those LS wheels won't fit your car because you'll have brake caliper clearance issues.
Where did you hear that? Speculation? I missed that news.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #6
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Where did you hear that? Speculation? I missed that news.
He is right if you get the SS you wont be able to run the 18s because of the Brembos
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Where did you hear that? Speculation? I missed that news.
Ya that's it hotshot....
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If you are getting an SS or RS, those LS wheels won't fit your car because you'll have brake caliper clearance issues.
More misinformation I see. Research before giving advice. LS, LT come with same size brakes. SS are bigger. RS is just a package.
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More misinformation I see. Research before giving advice. LS, LT come with same size brakes. SS are bigger. RS is just a package.

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:59 PM   #10
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #11
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I didnt say they were gonna fit moron. Im saying that when you say RS you are wrong cause RS comes in the LT also goofball.
Time to educate a few -

When you order an RS, you get the 19 inch wheels. This actually triggers the SS hubs in the rear and you end up with a 4.5 link rear end vs the 4 link in the LT and the 5 link in the SS. Spoke to Al Oppenheimer to great length about the rear suspension unit. I suggest some poeple do their own research before calling people names or assuming someone is speculating. Good day.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:20 PM   #12
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Time to educate a few -

When you order an RS, you get the 19 inch wheels. This actually triggers the SS hubs in the rear and you end up with a 4.5 link rear end vs the 4 link in the LT and the 5 link in the SS. Spoke to Al Oppenheimer to great length about the rear suspension unit. I suggest some poeple do their own research before calling people names or assuming someone is speculating. Good day.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:00 PM   #13
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Time to educate a few -

When you order an RS, you get the 19 inch wheels. This actually triggers the SS hubs in the rear and you end up with a 4.5 link rear end vs the 4 link in the LT and the 5 link in the SS. Spoke to Al Oppenheimer to great length about the rear suspension unit. I suggest some poeple do their own research before calling people names or assuming someone is speculating. Good day.
When you order an RS, you get 20" wheels, not 19" wheels. However, I'm sure the rest of your info is correct.
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Thanks Rolnslo. I remembered the RS got the larger rims but I forgot that they were the same size as the SS.
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If you are getting an SS or RS, those LS wheels won't fit your car because you'll have brake caliper clearance issues.
ORLY? Nobody ACTUALLY know whether or not you can fit the stock 18s over the Brembos yet. The 2004-2006 CTS-V ran the same Brembo setup that the Camaro is getting and came stock with 18s. And either way, the RS/LT is still going to have those single piston sliding calipers, so the 18s will still fit.

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Time to educate a few -

When you order an RS, you get the 19 inch wheels. This actually triggers the SS hubs in the rear and you end up with a 4.5 link rear end vs the 4 link in the LT and the 5 link in the SS. Spoke to Al Oppenheimer to great length about the rear suspension unit. I suggest some poeple do their own research before calling people names or assuming someone is speculating. Good day.
So, following your logic, an extra SUSPENSION MEMBER is going to keep 18" wheels from fitting the RS/LT? And the LS, RS/LT, and SS all have different rear suspensions? GM really engineered 3 different rear cradles for the Camaro?





Well, here's the rear suspension out of the LS and LT. Why don't you show us where this 5th member is going to be that is going to physically contact an 18" wheel, Mr. Inside Scoop? Remember, for the suspension to actually contact the wheel, it has to, at least, stick out farther from the center of the hub than the outside of the caliper.

I think you're still speculating.

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So, following your logic, an extra SUSPENSION MEMBER is going to keep 18" wheels from fitting the RS/LT? And the LS, RS/LT, and SS all have different rear suspensions? GM really engineered 3 different rear cradles for the Camaro?


yeah they already told us that.....


and if hylton says that Al told him that, i would bet my life on it.
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Some of the new members need to really learn to respect others.

I mean seriously? Calling someone a moron because you think they're wrong. Even though you are the one that really is wrong.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:04 AM   #18
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YA DITTO THAT ......... when you read all the posts from July 08 on maybe you will be less likely to call anyone who has been here that long or longer anything but a moron.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:27 AM   #19
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ORLY? Why don't you show us where this 5th member is going to be that is going to physically contact an 18" wheel, Mr. Inside Scoop? Remember, for the suspension to actually contact the wheel, it has to, at least, stick out farther from the center of the hub than the outside of the caliper.

I think you're still speculating.
We discuss things here. We don't attempt to show how smart we are by calling other people names or even assume things about someone. I will not be responding to any question you or others like you will have until you learn how things are done around here. I don't believe this is the website for people like you or t3chfr3ak. Have you considered joining Camaroz28.com?
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:42 AM   #20
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OK Ill admit my mistakes. having a shit day. alright already.
Is that your version of an apology?
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SOrry, I wanted to feel like I was part of this "conversation" even though I have no idea what anyone was talking about.
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I want to ask a question that may or may not be relavant, so please excuse my ignorance. A friend of mine told me that the transmission will be calibrated to the size of the wheels at the factory so your speedometer will be calibrated for that size tire. Is this correct? Because I was also considering the heritage steelies for winter time. I am not that familiar with this argument. Does what he said , make any sense? I also ordered the 2LT RS package....Thanks
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I want to ask a question that may or may not be relavant, so please excuse my ignorance. A friend of mine told me that the transmission will be calibrated to the size of the wheels at the factory so your speedometer will be calibrated for that size tire. Is this correct? Because I was also considering the heritage steelies for winter time. I am not that familiar with this argument. Does what he said , make any sense? I also ordered the 2LT RS package....Thanks
Please don't apologize for not knowing something as we are all here to help each other.

To be specific, the tranny speedo has been configured to tire height and final gear ratio, not wheel size. Assuming you get 18 inch wheels that will fit, the speedo will not be affected, provided that the height of the winter tire is equal to the height of your 20 inch tire. With me so far?

Now, with respect to the rear end, Chevrolet designers decided to put the rear spindle/hub assembly of an SS on any LT Camaro with the RS package. This was done so that the 20 inch wheels on an RS car would have the same positioning as the SS cars otherwise the offset would track the car incorrectly and affect handling. The downside of this is that this offset will now make it impossible to put the factory 18 inch wheels on the SS hub without having clearance problems.

Someone can chime in here but didn't Chevrolet say last week that they will only be offering a 20" winter wheel/tire package? Not saying that you can't put 18" winter tires on factory LS steelies.
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got to say, that rear end looks like a work of art. As for the wheels question, I think the biggest problem was going to be the 18" wheels fitting over the brembos...if you look at most of the pics of the ss or ss/rs models, you will see that there really isnt enouph clearance around the calibers to go down 2"s....and while Im posting (since I have been on the site for well over a year,but just dont post much) why do people feel the need to insult each other? I dont care if you have 1000 posts or 10, this site is dedicated to a car that we want and the common shared interst by the members of this site...in other words we're on the same team!!! so stop with the hating!!!(exclamations for extra effect)

Hylton...question from what you said above "This was done so that the 20 inch wheels on an RS car would have the same positioning as the SS cars otherwise the offset would track the car incorrectly and affect handling."....does this mean that since I got a lt model without the rs package, that I wont be able to put the 20's on without having tracking problems?
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Hylton...question from what you said above "This was done so that the 20 inch wheels on an RS car would have the same positioning as the SS cars otherwise the offset would track the car incorrectly and affect handling."....does this mean that since I got a lt model without the rs package, that I wont be able to put the 20's on without having tracking problems?
I believe the stock 20" wheel will stick out farther on your non RS LT. It might actually look good but can't say how it will effect the handling. Pretty sure that the aftermarket will have to offer wheels in different off-sets to the 5th gen community to deal with the difference.

The rear quarter wheel lips have been turned up from the factory which will be nice for those who want to get a big tire in there and are concerned about it rubbing against the wheel lip.
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