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Old 07-14-2012, 12:45 AM   #76
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Okay, I'll chime in....since Jamie has so eloquently named me the "vette wheel pimp"!!! Thanks Jamie!!! Not sure how I came to deserve such a prestigious title because to be honest guys, I have never owned a set of the Corvette Wheels (replicas or real ones) for my car. However, I have done a lot of research and reading up on them, so....






My understanding is that the C5 Z06 18x9.5 (+40mm offset) will fit the rear of our Camaros (with Brembos) without the use of any adapters or spacers. Yes, you will have to clamp back your emergency brake cables, which you will have to do with any 18" or smaller wheel. I'm not sure about the C6 wheels, but I would assume they would fit too (but I can't guarantee it). And yes, the bolt pattern on these is 5x4.75", and it will fit just fine. The difference is literally .03". If you not comfortable with the bolt pattern, then run some hubcentric rings with the wheels.

This place (http://www.wheelreplica.com/z06.html) used to sell a 18x10.5 (+53mm offset) that would also fit without any spacers or adapters. As seen here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174122

Mlee actually sold a few sets of them, but last I heard they were all gone, and that vendor was not planning on getting any more. I sure wish I would have bought a set of them when they were available!!! Maybe with enough "pressure", that wheel replica place will actually request some more???
I hear you have to break those little roller things off the calipers. They might be for heat, not sure but they get in the way of the Z06 18's.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #77
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I hear you have to break those little roller things off the calipers. They might be for heat, not sure but they get in the way of the Z06 18's.
Yep, you're correct. They are there to reduce harmonic vibrations in the brake system. Most people around here call them "Roller Skates". And yes, you do have to take them off. I forgot to mention that because my very early 2010 didn't come with them.
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Only the front pads have the roller skates so if you are doing rear only....not an issue.
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Okay, I'll chime in....since Jamie has so eloquently named me the "vette wheel pimp"!!! Thanks Jamie!!! Not sure how I came to deserve such a prestigious title because to be honest guys, I have never owned a set of the Corvette Wheels (replicas or real ones) for my car. However, I have done a lot of research and reading up on them, so....






My understanding is that the C5 Z06 18x9.5 (+40mm offset) will fit the rear of our Camaros (with Brembos) without the use of any adapters or spacers. Yes, you will have to clamp back your emergency brake cables, which you will have to do with any 18" or smaller wheel. I'm not sure about the C6 wheels, but I would assume they would fit too (but I can't guarantee it). And yes, the bolt pattern on these is 5x4.75", and it will fit just fine. The difference is literally .03". If you not comfortable with the bolt pattern, then run some hubcentric rings with the wheels.

This place (http://www.wheelreplica.com/z06.html) used to sell a 18x10.5 (+53mm offset) that would also fit without any spacers or adapters. As seen here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174122

Mlee actually sold a few sets of them, but last I heard they were all gone, and that vendor was not planning on getting any more. I sure wish I would have bought a set of them when they were available!!! Maybe with enough "pressure", that wheel replica place will actually request some more???
Sorry B. Mlee is the vette wheel pimp but you know what will work as well as he does. You're the first, and only 2 guys, that I would feel comfortable taking advice from!!
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Sorry B. Mlee is the vette wheel pimp but you know what will work as well as he does. You're the first, and only 2 guys, that I would feel comfortable taking advice from!!
You calling someone a "wheel pimp"....oooooh the IRONY.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #82
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I'm understanding that only the C5 Z06 rears at 18 X 10.5 rears or the C6 Z06 fronts in 18 X 10.5 will work with no clearance issues. Someone also said you had to Zip tie the hydraulic brake lines away from the wheels as well. Since I'm also interested in this setup, I hope someone can validate this information or give us the straight "skinny".
The 18" corvette wheels will not work unless you buy spacers. The spacers you will need cost $135 each. This means it's not worth using the C6 wheels. I know because I tried and have C6 wheels (18"). Just buy light wheels that will fit. Buy the way I have 2- 18" X 10.5" 5 spoke C6 wheels for sale.
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You calling someone a "wheel pimp"....oooooh the IRONY.
Now that's funny right thar!!!! Jamie's the bogarter of all Bogarts!!!!
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Sorry B. Mlee is the vette wheel pimp
Now that I will certainly agree with!!! Mike knows his stuff!!!
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The 18" corvette wheels will not work unless you buy spacers. The spacers you will need cost $135 each. This means it's not worth using the C6 wheels. I know because I tried and have C6 wheels (18"). Just buy light wheels that will fit. Buy the way I have 2- 18" X 10.5" 5 spoke C6 wheels for sale.
Can you clarify this please? I'm at the track right now with a Camaro running c6 wheels. I also ran the C6 z06 18 x 9.5 with no spacers.

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Can you clarify this please? I'm at the track right now with a Camaro running c6 wheels. I also ran the C6 z06 18 x 9.5 with no spacers.

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Thanks Mike!!! Let me know what you can find. I should have bought a set from you when you were selling them before!!! I'm such a dummy!!!
Hope to get the info on the other place which was in California on Monday. Maybe we can do a group buy or something. I'll probably be needing a set too. Like a dummy I sold my own set w/ tires thinking the ZL would use something a bit different. Still might go w/ some black Forgestars.
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the c6 aftermarket repro,s have diff backspacing then the oem rims...also ran the 18inch grand sport wheels with no spacer...only diff between the vette rim and the camaro is the bolt pattern, vette is different by less then 1mm, they slightly spread your studs and would suggest to check for tight every run...
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Can you clarify this please? I'm at the track right now with a Camaro running c6 wheels. I also ran the C6 z06 18 x 9.5 with no spacers.

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I read another post somewhere that said clearly the front C6 Vette 18" wheels were a perfect fit. Thanks for clarifying that. Maybe Supercharged SS was thinking C6 Z06 19" wheels? Not sure.
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Holy confused. SO which vette rim can I get that doesn't require spacers or adapters?

Can I order this rim with a 53 offset
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And just to clarify...the C6 rim will not fit unless you get spacers?

http://www.factoryreproductions.com/...6-Z06-c141.htm
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I will agree they are better than a stock tire but they still spin. I am not sure what your definition of "just fine" is but I have had Nittos, BFGs, and MT ET Streets and Street Radials on my street cars and Nittos are terrible for good 60 fts.

With a MT you can dump the clutch at 6 grand if you want and they will hook and that is with 850 HP in my Z06....

I have had Nitto 555Rs with 400 HP that don't hook.... To me, a 1.8 or 1.9 60 ft isn't even worth driving to the track. A stock powered car will get a 1.65 60 ft when it hooks so anything less is less than an ideal run, why bother? Because going in a straight line in 13.5 seconds is "fun?"

I race NHRA and IHRA Super Stock, race shifter karts, own some very high HP cars, tune stock cars and trucks as well as powerful ones.... I don't know what your background is besides having a supercharger on a Camaro but encouraging people to spend good money on tires to take to the track that simply do not have great traction is a horrible recommendation.

Why not just use what works best the first time??? The guy didn't say he wants a daily driver tire that works better than stock at the drag strip. he asked where he can get some decent drag radials. Key word is decent. Decent starts at BFG. Nittos are hardly decent (for the strip).

OP, if you are looking for something to use at the strip (and drive to and from the strip) I recommend Mickey Thompsons all day long. If you are looking for something you can put on your car without swapping them out, BFGs are better than Nittos but either will work.

If you go with MT, keep in mind radials are great for an automatic but if you have a stick, I only use ET Streets (non-radials). The sidewall takes the hit of the stick much better, radials hop and break parts....

Here is a clip of my old Z06 on ET Streets (non radials). Headers and a 100 dry shot only (and Pfadt coilovers on road course mode, lol):

http://www.streetfire.net/video/2001...gto_139156.htm
I see TONS of tire info explaining your take on what's good or bad. I've set up suspensions that would allow old school Goodyear Polyglass GT tires to hook. Proper suspension tuning can get most any tire to hook. There are folks running 6 second quarter mile ETs on 10" tires.
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I will agree they are better than a stock tire but they still spin. I am not sure what your definition of "just fine" is but I have had Nittos, BFGs, and MT ET Streets and Street Radials on my street cars and Nittos are terrible for good 60 fts.

With a MT you can dump the clutch at 6 grand if you want and they will hook and that is with 850 HP in my Z06....

I have had Nitto 555Rs with 400 HP that don't hook.... To me, a 1.8 or 1.9 60 ft isn't even worth driving to the track. A stock powered car will get a 1.65 60 ft when it hooks so anything less is less than an ideal run, why bother? Because going in a straight line in 13.5 seconds is "fun?"

I race NHRA and IHRA Super Stock, race shifter karts, own some very high HP cars, tune stock cars and trucks as well as powerful ones.... I don't know what your background is besides having a supercharger on a Camaro but encouraging people to spend good money on tires to take to the track that simply do not have great traction is a horrible recommendation.

Why not just use what works best the first time??? The guy didn't say he wants a daily driver tire that works better than stock at the drag strip. he asked where he can get some decent drag radials. Key word is decent. Decent starts at BFG. Nittos are hardly decent (for the strip).

OP, if you are looking for something to use at the strip (and drive to and from the strip) I recommend Mickey Thompsons all day long. If you are looking for something you can put on your car without swapping them out, BFGs are better than Nittos but either will work.

If you go with MT, keep in mind radials are great for an automatic but if you have a stick, I only use ET Streets (non-radials). The sidewall takes the hit of the stick much better, radials hop and break parts....

Here is a clip of my old Z06 on ET Streets (non radials). Headers and a 100 dry shot only (and Pfadt coilovers on road course mode, lol):

http://www.streetfire.net/video/2001...gto_139156.htm
The thread isn't about YOUR car(s) - am I supposed to be impressed? I'm not) and a tire that works for you. The thread is about what will work for the OP who doesn't seem to know much about tires, suspensions, or what works. With the right suspension, you can get most ANY quality tire to hook. Suspension tuning is an art that takes years of experience, especially if you run street tires.

For all we know, the OP has a big turbo that doesn't start winding good until about 2 - 2.5 seconds of WOT. 60' times don't mean squat for that.

Instead of talking what works for YOU, I would kindly ask the OP what his combination is. A wise racer who's worth his salt from a few hundred passes, can then, and ONLY then make a recommendation.

Hell, folks that couldn't tune a suspension to hook BIG block power on "modified" Goodyear Polyglass GT tires back in the day, never made the move up
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