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Old 04-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Running our rear rims as fronts

Hi all, I have a spare rear on the way and now I have become a little bit curious. Is it possible to run the ZL1 rears on the front of the car for 11's all around?

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Old 04-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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I may be wrong, but I thought someone tried this, and the wheel hit part of the suspension. They discovered this, as I remember, because the rear wheel they had was marked front.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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Agreed with above.....I believe it rubs on the front strut.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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^ yep. Tried it for fun one weekend. It is a no go...
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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The Camaro was designed with a staggered wheel set up in mind. Therefore the offsets are different.
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The Camaro was designed with a staggered wheel set up in mind. Therefore the offsets are different.
...which will it be.... sig or avatar?
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #8
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Hi all, I have a spare rear on the way and now I have become a little bit curious. Is it possible to run the ZL1 rears on the front of the car for 11's all around?

Thanks in advance,
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275s is pretty much the max width on any model besides the ZL1. Anything wider and you will have rubbing on the suspension and fender.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Not really, you can get 285 or 295's without rubbing depending on tire brand and wheel choice. Heck the 1le and ZL1 have 285's in the front from the factory.

305's will rub a bit but can be done with perfect offsets. Thats the route I'll be taking, screw the fender liner I want tire.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #10
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275s is pretty much the max width on any model besides the ZL1. Anything wider and you will have rubbing on the suspension and fender.
This is false. there are people with 315's. This is the setup I plan on moving to.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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Dont those with 315s have coilovers which are much narrower than the stock springs?
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Not really, you can get 285 or 295's without rubbing depending on tire brand and wheel choice. Heck the 1le and ZL1 have 285's in the front from the factory.

305's will rub a bit but can be done with perfect offsets. Thats the route I'll be taking, screw the fender liner I want tire.
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This is false. there are people with 315's. This is the setup I plan on moving to.
Not with factory suspension.

The 1LE and the ZL1 has a different suspension setup then the SS which is why they can go wider.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #13
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Not with factory suspension.

The 1LE and the ZL1 has a different suspension setup then the SS which is why they can go wider.
Ah I gotcha, didn't notice you had the SS
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