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Old 07-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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? What is the largest front wheel rim

Just wondering if anyone knows the largest rim and wheel size that can be put on the FRONT of an SS 2010 SS.... Can a 10.5" rim be used all the way around the car? Thanks
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Yes if you go down to a 305/25/20 with XA coilovers and there running 305/30/19 om all 4 rims there 10.5/19
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Well that is the size Pedders used all around: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37333.

I think they also used the 10.5 wide wheels.

Just be real careful choosing your offsets - the size of the tire has more impact than the wheel so be sure to use the tire width to determine clearances.

I have 10 inch wheels all around with +40 offsets, using with the stock 275 tires in front and 305 tires in back. I find the front real close to the struts using the 275 tires, I tried the 305 on front and it rubbed. So I would guess you would need a +20-25 offset for the front with the 10.5 inch wheel with 305 tires...

I think a good combination for you would be +20mm in front and +40mm in back for your 10.5 wide wheels based on my experience.

Hope this helps.
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Well that is the size Pedders used all around: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37333.

I think they also used the 10.5 wide wheels.

Just be real careful choosing your offsets - the size of the tire has more impact than the wheel so be sure to use the tire width to determine clearances.

I have 10 inch wheels all around with +40 offsets, using with the stock 275 tires in front and 305 tires in back. I find the front real close to the struts using the 275 tires, I tried the 305 on front and it rubbed. So I would guess you would need a +20-25 offset for the front with the 10.5 inch wheel with 305 tires...

I think a good combination for you would be +20mm in front and +40mm in back for your 10.5 wide wheels based on my experience.

Hope this helps.
Was it rubbing on the spring or you struts?
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Was it rubbing on the spring or you struts?
rubbed on the struts..
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But what if I want to run 22"s.... I am trying to get new rims and if you stay with the exact offsets and 35+ front and 40+ rear that are the stock#'s, then there are not a lot of rims other then custom out there. Can the offset be a little off if you need it to be.
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rubbed on the struts..
My car do's not do that weird, but i have coilovers on the car that may be why.
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There is a lot that gos into fitting large rims and tires on the front so you need to ask the rim manufacturer if it will work for there rim.
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But what if I want to run 22"s.... I am trying to get new rims and if you stay with the exact offsets and 35+ front and 40+ rear that are the stock#'s, then there are not a lot of rims other then custom out there. Can the offset be a little off if you need it to be.

Running with 22 inch wheel instead of 20 inch means you should go with a lower profile tire - most people will maintain the same tire diameter...

If you want to use the 305 tires in front I don't think the +35mm offset is enough, if you go with something around the 275 you should be fine..
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My car do's not do that weird, but i have coilovers on the car that may be why.
2SSRS, that is good to know, when I need new tires I will look into upgrading to the XA coilovers - it would be nice to have the 305s up front also..
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Well, I am looking to run 305/25/22 in the rear and 275/30/22 or 295/30/22 in the front. Reason is that I am having a hard time finding rims I like that are staggered and have the proper offset. I found some I like but the 9" rim does not have the right offset for the front but they have a 10.5 rim with a +35 offset and a 10.5 rim with a 40+ offset. Do the offsets have to be exact or when you change the sizes of the rims and tires, do the offsets change also...
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Offset is only related to the width of the wheel. It will (should) remain the same, regardless of wheel diameter. Basically, the tires will always be about the same outer diameter, no matter what wheel diameter you use. Camaro uses close to a 29" tall tire.

Most of us run the Pirelli PZero 265-22 front on a 9.0 wheel, and the matching 315-22 tire on the rear 11.0 wide wheel. This is about the only perfect tire size combo available for us right now, as no other brands have stepped up to make a 315-22 yet.

As far as finding wheels, don't settle for less than a custom tailored set built specifically for your Camaro. We can build the offsets exact. Just about every wheel on my gallery can be built for the new Camaro. www.dv8motoring.com
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