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Old 08-23-2008, 06:19 AM   #1
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Minimum size wheel on SS Brembo Brake

I intend to drive my SS year round and need to figure out if an 18" wheel will fit over the 14" front and 14.4" rear Brembo brakes. I already figured out the tire size I want. They are Blizzak LM-25 225/60/18" and are the exact same height as the OEM 20" wheels at 28.7" .

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Old 08-23-2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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You need to worry about the offset of the rims because they may rub on the calipers. HRE makes rims that would work

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Old 08-23-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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I believe you may be able or order templates from many wheel manufacturers to determine your caliper clearance. I remember reading an article where some Fikses were being sized to order and they were able to either order a template for the brakes, or for the wheels, to check compatability. I think 18s are going to be a super tight fit though...
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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Dude, I'm not trying to tell you what to do with your Camaro...but with 225's being way way smaller than 275's I can almost promise you, it won't handle well, won't catch traction well, and certainly make your car look funky....Just IMHO...
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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You must understand that in the winter you must get through the snow, the stock tires are very wide. The 225/60/18" Blizzak tires are 9" wide, they are NOT skinney, they are made to go through the snow, NOT ride on top of it. This is for driving 62 miles a MONTH to work and back, NOT going up north snowmobiling. I don't do that anymore, thats why I SOLD MY 2004 TUNDRA TRD CREW CAB LIMITED 4X4 WITH A 4:10.1 POSI THAT GOT 10MPG. AND THE SNOWMOBILES ARE ALSO SOLD. I AM NOT 16 YEARS OLD. I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING, AND WANT INTELLIGENT COMMENTS AND OPINIONS.

Thankyou for any good ideas, SORRY for getting a little upset.



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Old 08-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #6
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If anybody knows IF 18" wheels with the PROPER OFFSET will fit OVER the HUGE 4 PISTON BREMBO BRAKES, PLEASE DIAL THIS NUMBER.


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Old 08-25-2008, 10:59 AM   #7
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:29 PM   #8
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18's would probably fit. Your making a daily driver a dragster? lol

SS's are gonna come with sweet wheels I don't get it. Why change size?
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #9
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No solid information or measurements yet. Your going to have to wait until someone can get a wheel off and do some measurements..
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:22 PM   #10
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:hijack: i think i missed it, are those 4 or 6 pot front brakes?
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18's would probably fit. Your making a daily driver a dragster? lol

SS's are gonna come with sweet wheels I don't get it. Why change size?
Because 20 inch rims are not exactly performance wheels. They are for show only.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:31 PM   #12
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i have to laugh at that because that is untrue. low profile tires reduce roll under and increase handling performance over higher aspect ratio tires. maybe if you are shifting with the manual a taller sidewall may absorb some shock from dumping the clutch
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Park the SS for the winter and buy a cheap beater to drive. At 62 miles a month (3 miles/working day) should be able to find something reliable enough to do that for cheap. Save on insurance, and tows from the ditch Not to mention the SS will for it cause the Maro has never been much of a winter sports kind of car.

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i have to laugh at that because that is untrue. low profile tires reduce roll under and increase handling performance over higher aspect ratio tires. maybe if you are shifting with the manual a taller sidewall may absorb some shock from dumping the clutch
I was talking about wheels, not tires.
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20 inch tires go on 20 inch wheels


unless you were meaning the stock wheels vs a low weight racing wheel if so my bad
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20 inch tires go on 20 inch wheels


unless you were meaning the stock wheels vs a low weight racing wheel if so my bad
Well that, and a smaller diameter wheel with an equally low profile tire. Though I know it would look strange on a car designed for 20's though lower springs might compensate some.
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well if thats what you meant sorry to have misconstrued it.
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It's cool man, I should have been more specific.
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Park the SS for the winter and buy a cheap beater to drive. At 62 miles a month (3 miles/working day) should be able to find something reliable enough to do that for cheap. Save on insurance, and tows from the ditch Not to mention the SS will for it cause the Maro has never been much of a winter sports kind of car.

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That would be nice, but I DON'T have the room for 2 cars. Already have 3 cars that aren't mine. I have room for just 1 car.

I intend on driving to work only if snow is on the ground. Since I only work 14 days a month, if I get a big snow storm I will just stay home for the day. Plus the streets here get cleared pretty quickly.

I will use the OEM 20" SS wheels/tires from April 1 to Nov 1 each year.

The 18" Blizzak LM-25 snows will go on cheap 18" wheels which I will buy both at Tirerack.

I WISH I COULD HAVE 2 CARS. OUT OF THE QUESTION. NO ROOM.
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:hijack: i think i missed it, are those 4 or 6 pot front brakes?
14" 4 pot in front, 14.4" 4 pot in rear.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:03 AM   #21
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18's would probably fit. Your making a daily driver a dragster? lol

SS's are gonna come with sweet wheels I don't get it. Why change size?
20" SS wheels/tires for 7-8 months.

18" Snow tires and 18" wheels for 4-5 months a year.

Get it.
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Use your head. With a 14" rotor and a caliper that will stick up a couple of inches above that there is no way an 18" wheel will fit over those brakes. No doubt that's why those brakes wont come on the V6 versions. 18" is the outer diameter of the wheel, the inner diameter will be less, especially in the center where the caliper will be.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:53 PM   #23
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Use your head. With a 14" rotor and a caliper that will stick up a couple of inches above that there is no way an 18" wheel will fit over those brakes. No doubt that's why those brakes wont come on the V6 versions. 18" is the outer diameter of the wheel, the inner diameter will be less, especially in the center where the caliper will be.
You are correct, but NO NEED to be rude thankyou.

I wonder WHAT size would fit then.

The BMW 135i has 13.5" rotors and come with 18" OEM wheels.

So I thought 18's MIGHT??? Fit on the Camaro SS rotors.

I am SORRY I asked such a stupid question.
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maybe a solution

Hey new to the forum, want to say hello. I might have a solution for winter tires on the SS camaro

245/50R20 Bridgestone Blizzaks 29.8 Diameter

680 revolutions per mile. Meaning when your speedometer reads 60 your really going 62. Closest thing that might fit.

option 255/50R19 Bridgestone Blizzaks 29,1 diameter

716 revolutions per mile. Meaning when your speedometer reads 60 your going 60.7. the thinner 245 might be better in the snow than 255.

I have looked at all possiblities and these seem to be the two. I am planning on using my SS all year round. So i hope one of these combos work. I have the blizzaks on my BMW and they are awesome. What do you guys think
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Hey new to the forum, want to say hello. I might have a solution for winter tires on the SS camaro

245/50R20 Bridgestone Blizzaks 29.8 Diameter

680 revolutions per mile. Meaning when your speedometer reads 60 your really going 62. Closest thing that might fit.

option 255/50R19 Bridgestone Blizzaks 29,1 diameter

716 revolutions per mile. Meaning when your speedometer reads 60 your going 60.7. the thinner 245 might be better in the snow than 255.

I have looked at all possiblities and these seem to be the two. I am planning on using my SS all year round. So i hope one of these combos work. I have the blizzaks on my BMW and they are awesome. What do you guys think


Thankyou. Thats the advice I was looking for. I wonder if the 245 might be a little wide for cutting through the snow? Not sure. The taller size would also be better for clearance. Taller is always better in the snow. I read alot of people with BMW's drive year round with snow tires and have no problems. The Camaro SS should be like a 135i in the snow. Powerful RWD car.


I will check them out. Thanks again
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