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Old 07-30-2008, 09:39 AM   #1
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How wide can go on rims?

If getting aftermarket rims, how much wider can you get with the camaro? Fronts and rears?
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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take it no one knows?
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:36 AM   #3
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How can anyone know? They aren't making them yet.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:25 AM   #4
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I'm thinking 9.5 in there rears only because of the IRS. But of course we will not know until it comes out.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:12 AM   #5
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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You'll have to take several things into consideration when it comes out though.
1. You don't want it to look like Azz by sticking out the side.
2. Rear end and half shaft strength. You could kill components with stickier tires and more surface contact. We'll just have to see down the road..
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:49 AM   #7
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According to the specs page on the Camaro site, all 4 corners on the LS and LT are 245s. The SS gets 245s up front, and 275s out back (10.8 inches).

What I can't find: is what width tires the RS package gives the car.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:51 AM   #8
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According to the specs page on the Camaro site, all 4 corners on the LS and LT are 245s. The SS gets 245s up front, and 275s out back (10.8 inches).

What I can't find: is what width tires the RS package gives the car.
Hmmm, good point, all the stuff I see only says 20s. Do the videos from Milford give any visual hints?????
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
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This is from the chat sessions:
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what size are the tires front and back

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18 inch tires are all season AL-2 245/55R18. These are BF Goodrich. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 132 feet.

19 inch tires are all season AL-3 245/50R19. These are Perelli. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 125 feet.

20 inch tires are summer HW-4 245/45R20 front and 275/40R20 rear. Stopping distance from 60 to 0 mph is an impressive 117 feet.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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Maybe, no mention of anything other than the SS sizes, so that seems the most likely by far....
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:24 AM   #11
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Anybody know what car in particular Doug Houlihan was referring to in that clippit? The various V6 models?
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:02 PM   #12
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I think all they had to drive was a couple of RS v6 cars, one red one yellow...
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:11 PM   #13
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The way I understand it is:
18s - standard V6 (steel)
19s - optional V6 (aluminum)
20s - Standard on SS and with RS package on V6
21s - offered through GM parts with a credit on the factory wheels/tires
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:07 AM   #14
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sweet thanks guys...because i've been thinking about getting aftermarkets, but some of the ones I like are sometimes like 10 inch or wider on the rears. I think I may stick with the stock tho, they indeed are sexy. Gm's really stepped up the apperance of their wheels the past few years.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:41 AM   #15
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sweet thanks guys...because i've been thinking about getting aftermarkets, but some of the ones I like are sometimes like 10 inch or wider on the rears. I think I may stick with the stock tho, they indeed are sexy. Gm's really stepped up the apperance of their wheels the past few years.
I read somewhere (Blonde moment) that the fronts were 20x8 and the rears were 20x9. If the production version (referring to the SS model) is anything close to the concept (look at the rear wheels and you can see they have alot of meat) that going to a 10.5" or 11" shouldn't be a problem, but until we get the full specs it's all just speculation. ")
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:15 AM   #16
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IT would be nice to have a nice meaty set on the rear
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:48 PM   #17
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According to the specs page on the Camaro site, all 4 corners on the LS and LT are 245s. The SS gets 245s up front, and 275s out back (10.8 inches).

What I can't find: is what width tires the RS package gives the car.
so we're lookin at about 8s up front (or all around) and 9s in the rear...not bad.

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Hmmm, good point, all the stuff I see only says 20s. Do the videos from Milford give any visual hints?????
from the spec sheet, the wheels will be as such:
LS : 18x7.5 (245/55/18)
LT : same ^^^ and 19X8 (245/50/19)
SS : 20x8 (245/45/20) (front) and 20x9 (275/40/20) (rear)



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The way I understand it is:
18s - standard V6 (steel)
19s - optional V6 (aluminum)
20s - Standard on SS and with RS package on V6
21s - offered through GM parts with a credit on the factory wheels/tires

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IT would be nice to have a nice meaty set on the rear
it would indeed. but IMHO, 20's are a bit much for this car. im going to see if i can get a set of 16" wheels to fit on there over the brakes (cus i know my 15"s wont, but ive got my stock salad shooters from my 94Z with drag slicks on them ready to put some numbers down
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:10 PM   #18
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The way I understand it is:
18s - standard V6 (steel)
No way, do you mean that basic V6 will have steel rims? What a fail...
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:35 PM   #19
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No way, do you mean that basic V6 will have steel rims? What a fail...

just like damn near every other base model out there, YES, it will have steel 18" rims for the LS

if you opt for the LT you can get aluminum
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #20
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From all the official pics it seems that the rear quarters arch lips are rolled. Not having to roll rear quarters would be nice. Mercedes rolls the rrear wheel arches on all its cars at the factory allowing many a customer a credit card swipe at the rim shop to get exact offset correct 1st time out w/o rubbing. Hope we get pre-rolled cars and a 305 width will fit w/o modding.
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16's? hell no...that car is impressive as heck with the 20's. I'd even shun away from 18's. Do you think that putting 16's will have anything effect on brake cooling?
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16's? hell no...that car is impressive as heck with the 20's. I'd even shun away from 18's. Do you think that putting 16's will have anything effect on brake cooling?


20's might look cool on the street, but the low profile tires and stiff sidewalls suck at the track... unless you like to spin thru your 60ft.
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I hope we can put 10" wide tires in the rear. Or i may have to start ripping out plastic.
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I hope we can put 10" wide tires in the rear. Or i may have to start ripping out plastic.
A 275/40/20" Yokohama Advan Sport is 11" wide and 28.7" tall.

Thats the OEM rear size on the SS.
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