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Old 10-01-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Biggest Size Rim?

It was bound to come up sooner or later.. call me crazy but theres something about Coupe's and Big Wheels that gets me going. Anyone think 23's will fit comfortable on the Maro??

No Cut, No Rub, still put a decent size wheel on w/o avoiding dodging potholes?? like atleast a 255/35/23

I say 23's because they might be able to squeeze on with the factory suspension and because 24's might look goofy on this car and i know those wont fit.

Worst case: I throw my 22's on there thats on the MC now.
But i want some bigger/wider tires.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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ok well im think thiers no way you can fit that size wheel with that size tire in that wheel well, anything bigger then a 22 will be hard to fit without a rubber band around it.


And please i dont want anyone to be down on him for this, it will be his car and his own personal style. you dont like it keep it to yourself
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I know GM had 22's on a couple show cars but they had almost no rubber showing in order to fit. I don't think 23's would fit.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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You should be able to fit 255/35R23 on it. No reason you couldn't. The overall diameter would only be 1.36" taller than stock. There's enough of a gap in between the tire and the fender to handle the .7" increase in tire radius. Just get the computer reprogrammed to account for the larger diameter tires so your speedometer and odometer are still correct.




The 2008 GMC Denali XT concept ran that tire size on the fronts. The tire sidewall was short but I've seen ones much shorter running around the streets in Houston.

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Old 10-01-2008, 10:31 PM   #5
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If you want big rims, you can probably get away with 24s on low-profile tires. You'll be riding on blades, and that could be nice with an urban, low Camaro. You're safe with 22s. 23s probably won't rub, but we won't really know until someone tries.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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thanks guys, i appreciate what headpunter said to about not flaming me for this topic i know how some people feel about these type of cars with big wheels. But I think your right 22's would be the safest route because i could steel get some good size tires on there..

23's Would be purely for bragging rights because thats an exotic size wheel and they would be bigger than the 2's.. Im not worried about losing that much HP by putting a bigger wheel 400hp is still more than the 303 the monte carlo has and the MC still gets up with the wheels on...

What size wheels wioll you guys be putting on if you change the stock 20's on the SS?
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:11 AM   #7
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thanks guys, i appreciate what headpunter said to about not flaming me for this topic i know how some people feel about these type of cars with big wheels. But I think your right 22's would be the safest route because i could steel get some good size tires on there..

23's Would be purely for bragging rights because thats an exotic size wheel and they would be bigger than the 2's.. Im not worried about losing that much HP by putting a bigger wheel 400hp is still more than the 303 the monte carlo has and the MC still gets up with the wheels on...

What size wheels wioll you guys be putting on if you change the stock 20's on the SS?
Mine will be a semi-stripper SS. It will probably have the stock rims on it for a while. I'll keep the 20" size if I change rims.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:02 PM   #8
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It's already been stated that the chassis and those wheel arches have been engineered to take up to 24 inch wheels. Whether the car "works" with them is another thing entirely
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:40 PM   #9
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It's already been stated that the chassis and those wheel arches have been engineered to take up to 24 inch wheels. Whether the car "works" with them is another thing entirely
willisit, if its not to much trouble could you provide me with some documentation that states this?? if you can remember where you got it from this would allow me to win a bet with a friend. lol
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:38 PM   #10
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It's been on here and on videos shown but I have nothing personally as I don't keep that sort of documentation - nor would I. It's just too hard to do so.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:13 PM   #11
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why not run 27s?


you can do it on a 4th gen, should be able to on the 5th gen


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Old 10-04-2008, 07:38 PM   #12
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you can do it on a 4th gen, should be able to on the 5th gen


That guy is balling.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:42 PM   #13
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if i get aftermarket rims i wont go any higher then 20's. may even drop them a size for more tire. wish i had bigger for my truck but no bigger on a camaro
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:10 PM   #14
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LOL.. now 27's are too big im into that whole big wheel thing. I wouldnt go more than 24's on this car. You still need room under there and i still wanna keep the car kinda low.

(Im also in love with my BIG Time Muscle Jada Cars Replica which looks like 24's on the back and 22's/23's on the fronts) Even though i wont stagger the wheel, just maybe wider tires.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:17 PM   #15
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they actually said 24's will fit on the car without changing anything.
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you can do it on a 4th gen, should be able to on the 5th gen


now that is just not right. i meen, i like big wheels but thats way to ghetto. dude needs to go buy an old caprice if he wants to do that.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #17
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what about what width rims will be able to fit? I am at least hoping on putting 9" in the front and 11" or 12" in the rear and for diameter i'm thinking 20's or 21's.....
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nothing much wider then 9's will fit in the back if it is left in stock form, this was told to us by the camaro team at indy. mods will be required to fit anything wider in
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so the widest tire is already coming on it? the 275 in the rear?
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I believe you're right - 275 in the rear. That's a nice size but I'd like to get into the low 300s; maybe 325 or 335
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275 tire is stock, but oppenheiser said we could fit a 285 in the rear on the stock rims, not sure how that plays out with a bigger rim but it will have to start gaining offset and come past the outside fender unless you are going to tub or hammer out the trunk.
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285 is closer to what i want (295) but i dont want to tub or roll any fenders.
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i dont remember who i was talking too about it, but we should be able to fit wider tires in the back with a little hammer work...
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roll the fender lips... with a bfh
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i see a bunch of Charger SRT8 and R/T's on 24's in the Chicago area which look really f'IN good.
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