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Old 01-25-2018, 03:47 PM   #1
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Tire fit

So, it looks like everything is going to work out and I'll be getting a new (to me) Z/28 this weekend! I'm curious about tire fit, my 1LE has 235/55/19 winter tires on for storage/the occasional snow fun. The Z/28 is over an inch lower and has a completely different suspension than the 1LE, does anyone know if this is going to cause fitment issues? I won't be able to get the car home if the wheels/tires don't fit so fingers crossed. Thanks!

p.s. this is the super cheapy wheel it's on. https://www.ebay.com/itm/19x8-5-Blac...1aZ~qc&vxp=mtr

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Old 01-25-2018, 09:51 PM   #2
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id be more worries about clearing the z28 brakes. make sure the disc size on those wheels will be compatible with our BBK's. maybe bring along a spacer to be safe...
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:02 PM   #3
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id be more worries about clearing the z28 brakes. make sure the disc size on those wheels will be compatible with our BBK's. maybe bring along a spacer to be safe...
Are the calipers on the z/28 that much bigger than the brembos on the 1LE? There is a lot of space between the caliper and the wheel on my current car, yikes!
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:46 AM   #4
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Are the calipers on the z/28 that much bigger than the brembos on the 1LE? There is a lot of space between the caliper and the wheel on my current car, yikes!
not exactly sure on size specs, but seeing now you clear the 1LEs without any issue it sounds like you may be fine clearance wise
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:57 AM   #5
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Those wheels equal out to a 6.13" back space, they should clear. Clearing the calipers is one thing, but having the right BS to clear control arms/shock mount is another. Its going to look goofy as all hell, but they will get you home. With a 6.13 it should clear the suspension.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:45 AM   #6
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That size is also 29.2" overall diameter. Chances are high you'll be rubbing something like fender liners on compression.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:03 AM   #7
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That size is also 29.2" overall diameter. Chances are high you'll be rubbing something like fender liners on compression.
That was my biggest concern. It fits great on the 1LE but I'm worried most about the overall diameter of the tire. I guess I'll find out but if anyone can tell me for sure to put my mind at ease, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:24 AM   #8
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The biggest sottozero winter tire available in 19s does work with the OEM wheels.

I know somebody here was running these on the OEM 19s. I know it was a 295 I'm not sure if it was the 30 series or the 35.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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The biggest sottozero winter tire available in 19s does work with the OEM wheels.

I know somebody here was running these on the OEM 19s. I know it was a 295 I'm not sure if it was the 30 series or the 35.
We run them, 30 series.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:07 PM   #10
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Not sure about your other tires/wheels, but I am sure that I got stuck in the snow yesterday while driving the Z/28. Luckily it was only in my driveway and I was on the way home. Not having snow tires aside (MP4S), the car definitely does not like snow... Nannies were kicking in left/right, and the ABS was pissed as I slid backwards down the slope of my driveway. On my 4th attempt up the hill, a bit more speed and disabling the nannies allowed me to get thru the muck. Holding the nannie button for about 7 seconds will turn off your 2 nannie features, allowing you to (perhaps) rooster-tail your way home with your new purchase. Consider it drifting practice, preparing you for the upcoming track season!

Not sure if the "nanny disablement procedure" is the same for your other car or not, but thought you might like to know if you didn't.

Congrats on your new purchase! Enjoy!!
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:23 AM   #11
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On a positive note, driving a Z28 in snow the front spoiler would double as snow plow

although I dont own a newer Z/28, I do remember living in Colorado driving my 69Z and one day I couldnt get up the hill out of our driveway so I went the back way into Durango and well I didnt make it, I started smelling rubber burning so I pushed the clutch in and the engine dies so I opened the hood and all I could see was the top of the alternator it was packed with snow so I had to dig it out it was so low the fan pulled it in until it couldnt turn anymore and the belt was burning
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