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Old 06-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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Camaro wheel sizes

So we know that the Camaro is not going into production with the concept version's 21" and 22" wheels, does anyone have any info on what they will actually be? I sure hope they are at least 18/19 and I do hope they keep the same scheme with the 1" larger rear wheel and fatter tires. I'm also curious what tire manufacturer will equip the Camaro with tires.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:17 AM   #2
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Hope so...I dig that look!
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:49 AM   #3
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The most commonly seen wheel sizes were.......
245/45ZR20 front
275/40ZR20 rear
There were V6's with smaller wheels, probably 17's or 18's.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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yep...MIFbody's event had the IVER Camaro there and it had a full set of 20's on it. It'll be a lil' more expenisve to replace tires, but man, do they look better.
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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Yup.... 20's are good enough for me. Either way its gonna smoke the mustang in every way possible so i guess we shouldnt be too worried, right?
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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i hope to se 20's on the front and 21's on the back
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:15 AM   #7
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^Only problem...can't rotate the tires to all four corners.....just left to right. AND...that's if the tires are NOT directional. If you want to rotate the directional tires from left to right, you have to remove them from the rim and get them rebalanced.

No thanks on 20's and 21's from me. That would be mighty expesive having to replace the tires.....and a little more often for me...
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:13 AM   #8
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^Only problem...can't rotate the tires to all four corners.....just left to right. AND...that's if the tires are NOT directional. If you want to rotate the directional tires from left to right, you have to remove them from the rim and get them rebalanced.

No thanks on 20's and 21's from me. That would be mighty expesive having to replace the tires.....and a little more often for me...
What do you mean? The fronts will last forever and the rears you will change every few weeks. You'll only ever need to buy 2 at a time!
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:47 AM   #9
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What do you mean? The fronts will last forever and the rears you will change every few weeks. You'll only ever need to buy 2 at a time!
The fronts WILL wear if you like to drive the the curves.......at the camaro's limit. Not that Camaro owners would drive irresponsibly...
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well we has 20's and about $1000 to get em done
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:21 AM   #11
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How about these awesome 15s???

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:03 PM   #12
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Shoot...I priced tires for my 17's and to get some good ones were $700. I ended up searching, got Z rated Sumitomo HTR+ and only spent $450 or so. Spending a grand on new tires every couple of years doesn't sound that great to me.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:12 PM   #13
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i dig the look of the concept with 20" front and 21" rear, but i don't think this would be very practical. i'll be happy with just 18" all around
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #14
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is the wheel well gap that much of an issue if you are going to drop the car anyway? ;-) I'd be happy with 19 or 20's, as long as there is room to go down a little bit.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:26 PM   #15
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My guess is 17 as the standard and 18's as the optional wheels.
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No bigger than 19".
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:25 AM   #17
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I would love if 20s were an option.
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i had 20's on my 4th gen. im going 22's on this one 22x9.5 three Name:  af120.jpg
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:23 AM   #20
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I really hope that 18's are the largest size or the 20's are just an option, otherwise finding drag radials is gonna be a pain.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:23 AM   #21
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I'd be happy with the 20s that we've seen in spyshots. I'm liking more and more wheels that GM's come out with in the last few years. I kinda' doubt we'll see much bigger wheels than are offered on the 'Vette though. I don't think it comes with 20s though, even the ZR1, so maybe I'm way off. Regardless, I think 17s will be standard, and 20s on V8s. The wider the better
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im gonna need some after market wheels right away anyway.i doubt they have black chrome wheels to go with my hugger orange Camaro
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:13 PM   #23
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Either 18" all around, or 18" front/19" rear is about the biggest I'd care for. Bigger wheels = more weight, less acceleration, more cost to replace, stiffer ride, poorer handling... just not worth it, imo.
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Same size rims all the way around has some nice advantages, so I'd say between 18" and 20" for all 4 would be fine.

Increased rotational mass is something to consider as well, so whatever matched set tire/rim combo nets the best balance of street performance, ride, noise, clearance, and tread-wear. Larger rims can have diminishing returns.

Another thing to consider is availability of good tires in a particular size.

Some data from tirerack.com:

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

Size: 245/35ZR20 $269
Size: 275/45ZR20 $229
Size: 305/35ZR20 $452

Size: 245/40ZR18 $201
Size: 275/40ZR18 $293

Size: 245/40ZR17 $177
Size: 275/40ZR17 $212

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Size: 275/45VR22 $239
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Yeah, but those GSD3s a super expensive. I won't argue they aren't a way superior tire, to say Summitomos, however, the price of the tires should be considered in this option; absoutely.
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