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Old 06-19-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Small cheap wheels that clear SS roller skate brakes

It's 90 degrees outside but I'm already trying to think ahead to winter when the Pirellis are going to have to come off in favor of some winter meats.
Essentially I'm looking for the cheapest and smallest wheels I can find that will clear the roller skates on the SS brakes.

Tirerack has these in 19's for $79 a piece. Is there any info from the specs that will give me a hint about whether they'll clear the front brakes? Are there any 18's that will fit?
If I accelerate my upgrade plans and buy some fancy ceramic pads without the roller skate counterweights will all 18's fit then?

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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It's 90 degrees outside but I'm already trying to think ahead to winter when the Pirellis are going to have to come off in favor of some winter meats.
Essentially I'm looking for the cheapest and smallest wheels I can find that will clear the roller skates on the SS brakes.

Same question here, wondering if anything smaller than 20's would work...
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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not sure about the wheels but I don't believe the pads have anything to do with the counterweights on the calipers.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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Just call Tirerack they should be able to tell you what fits and what does not!!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:31 PM   #5
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Yes, tirerack has 18's that fit on SS that don't have the counterweights.
Change pads or cut them off if you want to run 18s on SS.
I have no weights on mine (stock).
The wintertires made all the difference.
No problems and a blast to drive
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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Nice winter wheels George. I also don't have the goofy counterweights. My

Tirerack 18" pkg with Blizzaks made winter fun again.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:40 AM   #7
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not sure about the wheels but I don't believe the pads have anything to do with the counterweights on the calipers.
The new "roller skate" style weights are part of the pads, so switching pads will eliminate them.

Some 18" wheels will fit when the weights are gone - but you really need to test fit them before buying to make sure you still have about 1/2" clearance to the calipers.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:30 PM   #8
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are we talking about the weights on top of the caliper? im confused...
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:13 PM   #9
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Me too, what are "roller skate" style weights? Ans how do I know if I have 'em?
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #10
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"Roller Skate" weights were on later builds of the 2010 Camaro. Here is the thread with photos:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58624

Yes, they are part of the brake pads. You need to get new (aftermarket) pads to get rid of them.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:32 PM   #11
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Me too, what are "roller skate" style weights? Ans how do I know if I have 'em?
DUDE Sorry, but thanks for the great LAUGH.

I didn't know until George showed me, they are SO UGLY.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #12
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Nice winter wheels George. I also don't have the goofy counterweights. My

Tirerack 18" pkg with Blizzaks made winter fun again.
Jeff, are the wheels in your picture these (Sport Edition F9)? (They look pretty damn close!)
It's a shame Tirerack only has "fewer than 2" in stock on those or I'd snap them up in an instant. I wonder if the other Sport Edition's have a similar inside diameter... I guess the only way I'm going to find out is to buy a set and either have them fit or get screwed.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #13
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Hey, plastrd... Did you ever get the answer to your original question re: will the 19" wheels noted mount over the roller skate brakes? I know the 18" won't.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:42 PM   #14
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Nope :/
I wound up buying two sets of the front 20x8's from the RS package to make my snow package. Overall I think I'll be about $200 over what a clearance set of 19's and tires would have cost from tirerack which sucks but isn't horrible.
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