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Old 01-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #151
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HELP!!!
I have a 2012 camaro LS. Im debating on getting 20's or 22's. 22's look better in my opinion. I live in San Diego CA so the weather here is perfect, never have to worry about snow or anything like that. I would like to get them staggered but im wondering if tires are going to be super expensive. Im only 20 years old so I am on a budget.
pros and cons on 22's?
should I go with staggered or go same size all around to stay within my budget?
any other thoughts? THANKS!
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #152
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HELP!!!
I have a 2012 camaro LS. Im debating on getting 20's or 22's. 22's look better in my opinion. I live in San Diego CA so the weather here is perfect, never have to worry about snow or anything like that. I would like to get them staggered but im wondering if tires are going to be super expensive. Im only 20 years old so I am on a budget.
pros and cons on 22's?
should I go with staggered or go same size all around to stay within my budget?
any other thoughts? THANKS!
tires for 22's are more expensive. There are a lot of factors that affect the exact price like wheel size, and how much tire wall you want. I just picked up a set of 22's and the tires are 1400.

20" rims are cheaper, and for the most part, so are the tires. It all comes down to the look you want within your budget. I've seen some pretty good aggressive looks on some cars sitting on 20's. If your going for Auto-X or drag/DD, then your best performance option would be 20's. If your looking for showing the car, then 22's, IMO would be best. I dont plan on doing drag or auto-x till i can put more money into performance, so i went with 22's
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:10 PM   #153
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Cool thanks man!!! Any suggestions on what kind of tires I need? I think I'm going with 22's. Don't need all weather. Just rain and sunny days.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #154
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Went to the pirelli site today and they are not listing the 315's any more!
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #155
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Can I do 255/45-20 9.0wheel?

I've looked at the recommended tire sizes but don't see what i'm planning on doing. It appears that I can only get the wheel I want in a 9.0. Can i put 255s on this or is the wheel to wide? i want to put 255/45-20s all the way around on my wife"s car and thought this would be a good look for her.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #156
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I've looked at the recommended tire sizes but don't see what i'm planning on doing. It appears that I can only get the wheel I want in a 9.0. Can i put 255s on this or is the wheel to wide? i want to put 255/45-20s all the way around on my wife"s car and thought this would be a good look for her.
You could get away with it and some that like that look have done it. Maybe someone will post up some pics.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:00 PM   #157
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tire sizes

would it be recommended to put 305 30 20 and 255 35 20 tires on my ss with 10.5 rear wheels, and 9" front? will this work or will there be problems?
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:08 AM   #158
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If i want to change my stock SS wheels with The ZL1 wheels:

- forged aluminum black painted 10-spoke 20-inch wheels (20"x10" front, 20"x11" rear)
- forged aluminum bright 5-spoke 20-inch wheels (20"x 10" front, 20"x 11" rear)
- Tires:10 Goodyear Eagle f1 Supercar Gen 2 (285/35ZR20 front, 305/35ZR20 rear)

The rear is ok, but the front ?
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:09 AM   #159
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any ideas:245/35/20 20x9.0 +25 offset
275/35/20 20x10.5 +25 offset
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #160
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #161
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I will list tire sizes that are similar to OEM diameter, as this should help tire shoppers. The heights shown below are approximate, based on calculations. Refer to tire manufacturer's specs for the most accurate tire diameters. We recommend you stay within 0.5" (plus or minus) of the factory tire height in order to maintain accurate vehicle systems. This gives you an acceptable range of 28.2-29.3" diameters. Wheel widths shown are recommended, and only serve as a suggestion for proper fitment/appearance/performance.

Factory 2010 Camaro SS tires and wheels
Front 245/45-20 = 28.7" tall, 8.0 wheel
Rear 275/40-20 = 28.7" tall, 9.0 wheel

Factory 2012 Camaro ZL1 tires and wheels
Front 285/35-20 = 27.9" tall, 10.0 wheel
Rear 305/35-20 = 28.4" tall, 11.0 wheel


Recommended 18" Tires for 2010 Camaro
245/55-18 = 28.6" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/55-18 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/50-18 = 28.4" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/50-18 = 28.8" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/45-18 = 28.1" tall, 9.5-10.0 wheel
295/45-18 = 28.5" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
305/45-18 = 28.8" tall, 10.0-11.0 wheel
315/45-18 = 29.2" tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel

Recommended 19" Tires for 2010 Camaro
245/50-19 = 28.7" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/50-19 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/45-19 = 28.4" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/45-19 = 28.7" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/45-19 = 29.1" tall, 9.5-10.0 wheel
295/40-19 = 28.3" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
305/40-19 = 28.6" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
315/40-19 = 29.0" tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel

Recommended 20" tires for 2010 Camaro
245/45-20 = 28.7" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/45-20 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/40-20 = 28.4" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/40-20 = 28.7" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/40-20 = 28.9" tall, 9.0-10.0 wheel
295/35-20 = 28.1" tall, 9.5-10.5 wheel
305/35-20 = 28.4" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
315/35-20 = 28.7" tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel

Recommended 21" tires for 2010 Camaro
245/40-21 = 28.7" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/40-21 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/35-21 = 28.3" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/35-21 = 28.6" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/35-21 = 28.9" tall, 9.5-10.0 wheel
295/35-21 = 29.1" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
305/30-21 = 28.2" tall, 10.0-11.0 wheel
315/30-21 = 28.4" tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel

Recommended 22" tires for 2010 Camaro
245/35-22 = 28.8" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/35-22 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/30-22 = 28.3" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/30-22 = 28.5" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/30-22 = 28.8" tall, 9.5-10.0 wheel
295/30-22 = 28.9" tall, 9.5-10.5 wheel
305/30-22 = 29.2" tall, 10.0-11.0 wheel
315/25-22 = 28.2" tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel

Recommended 24" tires for 2010 Camaro
245/25-24 = 28.8" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
255/25-24 = 29.0" tall, 8.0-8.5 wheel
265/20-24 = 28.2" tall, 8.5-9.0 wheel
275/20-24 = 28.3" tall, 9.0-9.5 wheel
285/20-24 = 28.5" tall, 9.5-10.0 wheel
295/20-24 = 28.7" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
305/20-24 = 28.8" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
315/20-24 = 29.0 tall, 10.5-11.0 wheel

Hope that helps!

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Hi Tony, I got your name from camaro 5 forum, I got a question.
I'm thinking on use 22" foose legend ss wheels for my 2011 ss camaro, i want to use 335/25R22 pzero tires on back, do you think I will have any problem in fit a wide tire like the 335s on the back ?
Thanks for your help buddy.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #162
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Hi Tony, I got a question.
I'm thinking on use 22" foose legend ss wheels for my 2011 ss camaro, i want to use 335/25R22 pzero tires on back, do you think I will have any problem in fit a wide tire like the 335s on the back ?
Thanks for your help buddy.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #163
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Im planning on getting new rims in the next few weeks but I want to keep stock tires on my 2011 2lt vert so would I have to get staggered rims or could I go with regular rims? Also, does anyone know what the dimensions are on my stock 20's? I think the front is 20x8.5 right? Are the rears 20x9.5 or 20x10?

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #164
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Hello, I got a question, Ive just recently bought a 2012 Camaro 1LS and I want to change the heritage wheels; I've been reading this article but I got some question like... it seems for the SS and ZL1 theres different size for the front and rear wheels, what about the 1LS?, are front and rear wheels same size? I want to change to 20" wheels, which one of the official measurements should I buy? Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #165
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A factory LS is fitted with 7in rim but most aftermarket rims start at 8in. Will my factory installed BF Goodrich tires fit an 8in rim?
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #166
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tested and approved tire and rim specifications
Hello, I´m from Germany an must say, this forum is very good
Also good are the informations that i have for everybody who is interrested in tires and rims (for Camaro-Use).
The informations are from the "European Tire And Rim Technical Organisation" (called ETRTO).
I just listed tire-sizes that may be interesting for Camaros.
From the base of stock tires (245/45R20 and 275/40R20) that have a rolling-circumference of 222 cm, I listed tires that are max. +/- 2% difference to stock tires. Note, that this is a total of 4% in difference and that you should just use combinations (front to back-tires) that have max. 2 % difference in rolling-circumference because of the Brake-System (ABS). The datas include the (in Europe) allowed rim-wides for each tire-size. If you want to use smaller or larger rim-wides, this is just allowed with permission of the tire-company, and just for 1/2 inch wider or smaller. Smaller rims are just useful for Off-Roading, because the driving-stability is bad. Wider rims give maximum driving-stability, but worst protection for expensive rims (through the tire) in case of side-impact with curb-stone. Enough blabla, just the translation of the headlines and what they mean:

The fat and yellow line is the measure rim
Größe = tiresize
freigegebene Felgen = allowed rims for this size of tire
max. Reifenbreite = maximum wide of the tire on this rim
max. Durchmesser = maximum Diameter of tire (by driving, not static!)
Abrollumfang = rolling-circumference


Thats it, sorry for bad english and hopefully the Attached files will work.
Regards from Germany, Hans
Attached Files18inch.doc (67.5 KB, 0 views)19inch.doc (81.0 KB, 0 views)20inch.doc (101.5 KB, 0 views)21-23inch.doc (92.5 KB, 0 views)
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:20 PM   #167
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Welcome aboard. Good info, thanks for the post!
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #168
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tested and approved tire and rim specifications
Hello, I´m from Germany an must say, this forum is very good
Also good are the informations that i have for everybody who is interrested in tires and rims (for Camaro-Use).
The informations are from the "European Tire And Rim Technical Organisation" (called ETRTO).
I just listed tire-sizes that may be interesting for Camaros.
From the base of stock tires (245/45R20 and 275/40R20) that have a rolling-circumference of 222 cm, I listed tires that are max. +/- 2% difference to stock tires. Note, that this is a total of 4% in difference and that you should just use combinations (front to back-tires) that have max. 2 % difference in rolling-circumference because of the Brake-System (ABS). The datas include the (in Europe) allowed rim-wides for each tire-size. If you want to use smaller or larger rim-wides, this is just allowed with permission of the tire-company, and just for 1/2 inch wider or smaller. Smaller rims are just useful for Off-Roading, because the driving-stability is bad. Wider rims give maximum driving-stability, but worst protection for expensive rims (through the tire) in case of side-impact with curb-stone. Enough blabla, just the translation of the headlines and what they mean:

The fat and yellow line is the measure rim
Größe = tiresize
freigegebene Felgen = allowed rims for this size of tire
max. Reifenbreite = maximum wide of the tire on this rim
max. Durchmesser = maximum Diameter of tire (by driving, not static!)
Abrollumfang = rolling-circumference


Thats it, sorry for bad english and hopefully the Attached files will work.
Regards from Germany, Hans
Attached Files18inch.doc (67.5 KB, 0 views)19inch.doc (81.0 KB, 0 views)20inch.doc (101.5 KB, 0 views)21-23inch.doc (92.5 KB, 0 views)


Very good info! Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #169
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just a quick clarification, for 245/55-18 = 28.6" tall, we currently use 18x7.5 can i use an 18x8 wheel? as a replacement to use the same tire
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:02 AM   #170
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Did anyone notice the zl1 wheels are .5 wider then the Recommended size



Factory 2012 Camaro ZL1 tires and wheels
Rear 305/35-20 = 28.4" tall, 11.0 wheel



Recommended 20" tires for 2010 Camaro
305/35-20 = 28.4" tall, 10.0-10.5 wheel
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #171
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The BCD for all Camaro version is 5x120, am I right?
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #172
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Hey Guys, I have replaced my factory rims with FOOSE rims 8.5 by 20 front and 10 by 20 on back what are the largest for front and back that you would recommend and what brand of tire ? thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #173
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Hello, I've recently bought a Camaro LS and I'm trying to get rid off those Heritage Wheels and replacing them with something more stylish. My budget doesn't allow me to change the wheels yet, I'll do that next year and planning to use a tire edge narrower than the one it comes. I've read the suggest wheel/tire section, and I've asked around, someone who wants to sell me some wheels says it would fit the tires that comes with the LS (245/55-18 if I'm correct) and the wheel size he is trying to sell me are 18x9.0 35 offset. As I said, it is not recommended, in the Wheel/Tire section but would it still match? Will it give me problems, as I said, choosing these wheels since next year I'll switch tires with a thinner border and those would fit better with the 18x9.0. Any expert, any advice if I'll have problems? Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:34 AM   #174
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maybe i missed it, but can i get 315 on the stock ss wheel. pm me
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #175
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Issue number #1. Tire Rack.com is suggesting I keep my stock tire size despite the fact that I want to go from 18x8 to 18x9, that can't possibly be right. That will make the tire diameter less then 28.2 inches.

#2. I am looking at 18x9 wheels with 30mm offset and 7" of backspacing. The best tire size according to this sticky is 275/50-18 or 265/50-18. However I can't find this size tire anywhere.

So what's the point of offering this size wheel if there are no tires that fit properly, and why does tirerack tell you to put way smaller tires then you should have on these wheels?

I don't want to go to 20" wheels but I also don't see the point of buying 18x8 wheels as that will not allow me to run anything wider then 255/55-18 tires, which won't even be noticable vs stock.
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