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Old 10-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Road Course & autocross drivers - tires?

I am looking into 18" rims.
I am wondering what offset you guys are running, what rim width.

What other suggestions do you guys have?
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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For autocross, you'll best determine what class your current mods already put you in. That will determine your maximum allowable wheel widths. I suspect you'd be able to run the ZL1 / 1LE wheels, or at least those widths.

For track days (as in NOT wheel to wheel racing), rim width is not restricted by any rules.


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Old 10-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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For autocross, you'll best determine what class your current mods already put you in. That will determine your maximum allowable wheel widths. I suspect you'd be able to run the ZL1 / 1LE wheels, or at least those widths.

For track days (as in NOT wheel to wheel racing), rim width is not restricted by any rules.


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Thanks for the information. Not too concern with class, I am more concerned with what offsets work and on what size rim.

Like, for a 10" rim, the offsets need to be between "x" and "y" and with a 11" rim, they need to be "y" and "z". Make since what I am asking now?

I am more into road course stuff, I've only done one autocross. It was fun, but there is nothing like being on a road course for 20 minutes to 1hr straight. You really get into a rhythm and just tune everything out
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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If you deal with a knowledgeable wheel manufacturor and discuss what you want with them, they will know how to build the wheel to fit your needs. They will know the "X" and "Y"'s so to speak. I know this doesn't answer your question.....but put the burden to build the appropriate wheel for your exact car and needs on them.

FWIW, I had CCW build me some 18x10.5's front and 18x11.5's rear. Had to do a little work to make fit, but I wanted as much tire as possible. Toyo R888 315x30's and 335x30's.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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If you deal with a knowledgeable wheel manufacturor and discuss what you want with them, they will know how to build the wheel to fit your needs. They will know the "X" and "Y"'s so to speak. I know this doesn't answer your question.....but put the burden to build the appropriate wheel for your exact car and needs on them.

FWIW, I had CCW build me some 18x10.5's front and 18x11.5's rear. Had to do a little work to make fit, but I wanted as much tire as possible. Toyo R888 315x30's and 335x30's.
What offsets did you use? What work did you have to do?

I could really care less at this point what the wheel looks like. I am trying to buy used rims if possible, trying to do this as cheap as possible for now. That is why I am asking the questions I am asking... I guess it would help if I communicated that in the first post huh

Or at least weighing the options of buying used and getting them cheaper, or buying new and paying a premium.

Could you tell me what the wheels cost you? you could PM if you don't feel comfortable posting the information.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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CCW has wheel prices on line so no problem posting.......$3200 for just the wheels (C-10's). Don't know the offsets used to build the wheel. Made to fit over StopTech BBK. Rears fit no issues. Had to grind the front camber knuckle....maybe something else too ...... my shop did the "fitment" work.

This setup is for road tracking the car. Cruising is with Forgelines running Invos .....275/35 and 295/35.

If you're serious about tracking the car, don't go cheap. One little incident there will cost more than the set of wheels do. Going with 18 inch wheels opens up a large selection of tires you can run on the track and cheaper than 19 and 20 inch tires too.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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CCW has wheel prices on line so no problem posting.......$3200 for just the wheels (C-10's). Don't know the offsets used to build the wheel. Made to fit over StopTech BBK. Rears fit no issues. Had to grind the front camber knuckle....maybe something else too ...... my shop did the "fitment" work.

This setup is for road tracking the car. Cruising is with Forgelines running Invos .....275/35 and 295/35.

If you're serious about tracking the car, don't go cheap. One little incident there will cost more than the set of wheels do. Going with 18 inch wheels opens up a large selection of tires you can run on the track and cheaper than 19 and 20 inch tires too.
Thanks for the info. By going cheap, I mean used, or discontinued stuff, etc not cheap quality. I could care less what it looks like on the track, just want something I can thrash on, not going for bling or show if it works out that they look good as well, then great

I wanted to use 18's for that very reason.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:02 AM   #8
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just find a take off set of zl1 wheels and tires... those should be perfect and pretty good deal.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #9
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just find a take off set of zl1 wheels and tires... those should be perfect and pretty good deal.
LOL, I wish. I have been looking everywhere. All the aftermarket rims like the ZL1 are only 8 and 9 inches wides.

Hey, did you check out the in car videos from gingerman yet?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #10
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no i havent yet. ill have to check it out.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #11
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no i havent yet. ill have to check it out.
still looking.....

Hey, i got some ZL1 calipers & rotors to sell you for $4500
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lol.... i bet.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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Front 18 x 9 255 45 18
Rear 18 x 10 295 45 18

I don't have offsets memorized and don't have them in front of me.
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