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Old 03-29-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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will zl-1 brakes clear 18" steel wheels?

I want to know if you can run 18" steel wheels on the zl-1. It would be nice to have a set of track tires and a set of street tires. I'm saving up for the '13.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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I want to know if you can run 18" steel wheels on the zl-1. It would be nice to have a set of track tires and a set of street tires. I'm saving up for the '13.
Those would have to be custom I believe. Check Weld out. Also - get over to our Wheels/Tires Section and hit up Tire Rack and Nineball. They should be able to point you in the right direction.

I've been thinking along these lines, too, but I'm worried the smaller profile of the wheels might look funny :(
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I would think not, unless like Radz28 said you have them custom made due to clearance issues with the Brembo brakes.
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I want to know if you can run 18" steel wheels on the zl-1. It would be nice to have a set of track tires and a set of street tires. I'm saving up for the '13.
maybe. ha ha.


Z06 has 18's but 14" rotors. the ZL-1 has 14.6" rotors. the Zr-1 and Z07 have 15.5 rotors and run 19's.

I think this rotor size is new to the ZL-1 so not sure how spooled up the wheel and tire manufaturer's are yet.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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know how big the spare is??
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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know how big the spare is??
What spare? . . No V8 powered 5th gen Camaro had a spare tire, as far as I know . .
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
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If you're looking into smaller rims ... why not go aluminum instead of steel?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #9
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Are the ZL1s tires runflats?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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Are the ZL1s tires runflats?
Doubt it. I think they come with a can of fix-a-flat, like the SS
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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Are the ZL1s tires runflats?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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on the rear MAYBE.

you could always get custom made wheels.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #13
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I want to know if you can run 18" steel wheels on the zl-1. It would be nice to have a set of track tires and a set of street tires. I'm saving up for the '13.
Yes you can run 18" wheels. Just not steel ones, or at least not any that I have seen.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #14
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I currently run a 17 inch CCW skinny on the front with the cts-v breaks and rotors. Very close, but it works :-) Not sure all is the same as the ZL1?
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