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Old 07-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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18 in. Rear wheels for Racing

I'm looking for a set of 18 inch rear wheels. I want to have these just for going to the track. Need something in black to match the 1LE wheels. They don't need to be a perfect match. I will use a M/T drag radial 305/45/18. Just want to make sure it clears the caliper/rotor. What's everyone using? All I have found was Bogart and Weld. Not looking to spend 1,000 on a set of wheels I mayl use once a month.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Try looking at TSW Nurburgring, TSW Interlagos, Forgestar F14, or Forgestar CF5. They are all available in black 18" sizes that will fit over the Brembo Brakes. Or, you can shop for a Corvette Reproduction wheel in a 18x9.5 (+40mm offset), which will probably be your cheapest option if you are JUST looking for rear wheels. FYI....You WILL have to clamp back your emergency brake cable to keep it from rubbing on the inside lip of the wheel. No other modifications should be required for 18's.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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I bought a set of front C5 Z06 replicas. 18x9.5 w/ 40mm back spacing. I think that's the right back spacing. Paid less than $300 and plasti-dip painted them. Now sending them out for powder coat in something close to IOM.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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Where did you buy for that price Inferno?
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Maybe this link would help, they are lightweight 18s
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306047
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Where did you buy for that price Inferno?
Can get em for 200 each here

http://www.factoryreproductions.com/...-Black-c87.htm
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Those look good and the price What width would you go with 9.5 or 10.5 ?
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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Try looking at TSW Nurburgring, TSW Interlagos, Forgestar F14, or Forgestar CF5. They are all available in black 18" sizes that will fit over the Brembo Brakes. Or, you can shop for a Corvette Reproduction wheel in a 18x9.5 (+40mm offset), which will probably be your cheapest option if you are JUST looking for rear wheels. FYI....You WILL have to clamp back your emergency brake cable to keep it from rubbing on the inside lip of the wheel. No other modifications should be required for 18's.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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9.5" since it is the correct offset.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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Looks like a lot of places our out of stock on M/t P305/45R18 DR.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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9.5 is good. You can always go with with Nitto DR's if the mickys are out of stock.

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #12
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They have ARC-8's and EC-7's

I have the EC-7's on my car (18x10 25mm offset)
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #13
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Where did you buy for that price Inferno?
Www.onlinetires.com
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...+-+c6+z06.html

Very cool! Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:42 PM   #15
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Is the price still cheap? I was waiting for the ZR1 replicas but they were taking a long time.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #16
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I mean 170 a wheel sounds pretty cheep
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:14 PM   #17
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Yah that's a good price. I thought it was less than that. Was a few years ago so either I forgot or the price went up a bit.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:57 AM   #18
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I bought a set of front C5 Z06 replicas. 18x9.5 w/ 40mm back spacing. I think that's the right back spacing. Paid less than $300 and plasti-dip painted them. Now sending them out for powder coat in something close to IOM.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #19
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Do the front Z06 replicas fit around the rear calipers dampers without modification?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #20
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Do the front Z06 replicas fit around the rear calipers dampers without modification?
You will need to trim them off I think.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #21
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I didn't think we had dampers on the rear? I don't remember cutting them off at least
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Do the front Z06 replicas fit around the rear calipers dampers without modification?
An 18x9.5 (+40mm offset) will fit on the rear. But you will most likely need to clamp back the emergency brake cable (just secure it out of the way somehow), otherwise it will rub on the inner wheel lip. That is the only modification needed.

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I didn't think we had dampers on the rear? I don't remember cutting them off at least
That is correct. No "Roller-Skates" on the rear brake pads, only on the front.
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