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Old 06-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Budget skinnies for the v6 crowd? Stock v6 spares.

I don't see where anyone has done this anywhere on here? Doubt this would work on an SS though...

The stock 18" Camaro v6 spare tire weighs in at 40lb 4 oz with the stock tire. I think an M/T 6682 (26x6r18) tire would fit on it fine and weigh about the same or possibly less than the stock spare tire.

The stock 18" LS steel wheel w/ tire weighs appx. 62lb 14oz... So this combo would be a 22lb 4oz savings per side ( 44lb 8oz total )...

Assuming a guy already had one spare tire (such as myself), total cost for an additional spare, plus two M/T 6682 tires would be about $459.82 to save ~44lbs off the front end...

Seems like a worth while purchase?

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18x6(?) wheel only part number GM 92230888, cost @ GMPD $64.82
18" Complete spare kit w/ tire, jack, tools, etc part number 19257799, cost @ GMPD $364.14
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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How much of a spacer would be needed?? 1/4" 3/8" or more?? If not to much i may try them for a skinny for the price of them. If it will work on a SS
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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The topic does say "For the v6 crowd", or those that have v6 front brakes on their SS.

I would imagine with a proper spacer they could possibly clear the brembos? I don't think anyone has ever tried it? SUX2BU had to use a 12mm spacer to run the 18x4 Cadillac CTS spares.
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