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Old 03-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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ZL1 Road course wheel setup

I've done a lot of searching, but haven't come up with any good responses on this subject.

Does anyone run a dedicated wheel/tire setup for road course use?

It would nice find a cheaper and smaller diameter wheel (19" or 18" all around) with similar offsets to retain the track width of the car and similar tread widths as well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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I've done a lot of searching, but haven't come up with any good responses on this subject.

Does anyone run a dedicated wheel/tire setup for road course use?

It would nice find a cheaper and smaller diameter wheel (19" or 18" all around) with similar offsets to retain the track width of the car and similar tread widths as well.
Are you competing for money? If not I would stick with what you have. Only thing I plan on doing is getting something similar to the PZeros for rain days, or a dedicated tire for rain days.

I have done two track days with stock Pzeros that where next to new tread and they did great. on the 8" & 9" OEM SS wheels.

Now on dry time, you need something more like the GY F1 G2's or Nitto's (big blocks). Which this will be my first year doing track time with the ZL1 wheels and tires.

Trust me, I understand you wanting a smaller tire for quicker turn in, less rotating mass, etc, but unless you are competing professionally. I wouldn't 19" tires are harder to find and more expensive.

18" tires are more accessible, but it is hard to find a 18" tire to clear the front calipers.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Not competing, but I want to try and run a different setup then my DD wheels and tires down the line. The CTS-V guys are able to go with Z06 wheels as they don't have the crazy front offset the ZL1's do. Just seeing what options may be out there that could work.
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I looked into the same. So far I am tempted to try out Justice Petes's recommendations.

See more here from post 30 and here
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I looked into the same. So far I am tempted to try out Justice Petes's recommendations.

See more here from post 30 and here
Ya, they actually have a set like that for sale, Bruce does, he is asking $4,000 OBO for tires and wheels
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #6
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Ya, they actually have a set like that for sale, Bruce does, he is asking $4,000 OBO for tires and wheels
Yes, that is an awesome set up. He quoted me $3700 shipped. I went with TWS Nurburgrings 20x10 et35 all around with 285/35/20 Michelin pilot super sports. Light and the PSSs handle and wear great. With the square set up you can also rotate to extend tire wear.
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Ya, they actually have a set like that for sale, Bruce does, he is asking $4,000 OBO for tires and wheels
I saw that and was very tempted. My idea was to pair them with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup. This wouldn't be though an economical solution as they are almost double than the O.E. good years.
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I just bought 4 20x10 tire rack wheels rapped them with 285's front and rear so I could rotate them as needed.
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I just bought 4 20x10 tire rack wheels rapped them with 285's front and rear so I could rotate them as needed.
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I just bought 4 20x10 tire rack wheels rapped them with 285's front and rear so I could rotate them as needed.
Link? LOL, just noticed we have another thing in common...my wife drives a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. Her Christmas present.

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Nice the overland is my wife's jeep as well. I have a 05 1500 That i drive in the winter. tire rack sold out of the wheels i bought that had them at 60 bucks a peace when i bought them. here is the link to a couple of pics

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The release of the Z/28 confirms the road course setup Pedders has been running since 2009 is optimal -- 305/30/19s on all four wheels.
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cheap alternative for similar track width tread width and offset in 19's

Forgestar F14
19x10 front
19x11 Rear
295/35/19 Hoosier R6
315/35/19 Hoosier R6

Anyone fitted 19x11 front and 19x12 rear to fit similar or wider tires than above?
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We have had our best results on the same width rim front and rear.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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We have had our best results on the same width rim front and rear.
What width and offsets?
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #16
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We have used both 10.5 and 11s in 19 and 20s.

I'll explain why I don't have the offset data. I have used and will continue to use Forgeline on our custom builds. We do things that most others don't and always are asking the impossible from Dave (owner of Forgeline). Whe we started down this path on the G8 the consensus was it was impossible to run 275s all around on a ZETA. Working with Dave we got them to fit perfectly. We did the same with the 305s on the Camaro, then the Mustang and then a Challenger. Dave and Forgeline put in the time and effort to get the wheels perfect. In exchange I don't keep records of the offsets. I refer questions and opportunities for sales back to Dave.

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