C1 & C2 Corvettes General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

[C2] Aftermarket Wheels

Old 04-15-2019, 11:05 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Member Since: Jul 2018
Location: Prospect, KY
Posts: 2
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Aftermarket Wheels

I am looking at getting some after market wheels for my 61. I like the chrome 5 spoke OE Performance or
the same style in Torque Trust. What size should I get?
and should front an back be the same size? What about width. Thanks for any imput.
Vandy2018 is offline  
Old 04-15-2019, 01:29 PM
Support Corvetteforum!
warrenmj's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 2008
Location: Colorado Springs Colorado
Posts: 2,009
Liked 455 Times in 249 Posts

I would seriously look at buying 17” wheels. 15” performance tires are next to impossible to find as many manufacturers quit making them, but lots of choices in 17” tires. I don’t know the exact size or offset for your car, but a search of this forum should find you numerous threads on this subject as it is covered on a regular basis.
warrenmj is offline  
The following users liked this post: warrenmj
Vandy2018 (04-16-2019)
Old 04-16-2019, 08:51 AM
CF Senior Member
GUSTO14's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 2003
Location: eastern NC
Posts: 7,161
Liked 803 Times in 697 Posts

James, welcome top the Corvette Forum. I think you'll soon find it to be a terrific resource for owning, maintaining and even modifying your Corvette.

Here are a few threads about aftermarket wheels, pros and cons, as well as some things to consider when making a decision...


This thread goes back in time a bit, but addresses most aspects of installing aftermarket wheels on the C1's and C2's

This one talks a bit about the advantage of going to increased diameter wheels...

Good luck... GUSTO
GUSTO14 is offline  
The following users liked this post: GUSTO14
warrenmj (04-16-2019)
Old 04-16-2019, 09:56 AM
CF Senior Member
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Valencia Ca.
Posts: 68,325
Liked 1,164 Times in 1,068 Posts
St. Jude Donor '05

like 17s also...the rubber band tires ride like crap.....one pothole and goodbye. No more eyeballling tire pressure either, something to think about

Will always have 15s they never go out of style plenty of choices out there. Wanna go fast buy a set of MT

Last edited by cuisinartvette; 04-16-2019 at 09:57 AM.
cuisinartvette is online now  
Old 04-16-2019, 10:30 AM
CF Senior Member
LouieM's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 2002
Location: NorCal CA
Posts: 7,114
Liked 277 Times in 201 Posts

Another vote for 17" wheels, which expand your tire choice dramatically and work better.
LouieM is offline  
Old 04-16-2019, 11:01 AM
CF Senior Member
Member Since: Dec 2017
Posts: 946
Liked 69 Times in 64 Posts

My personal opinion ( You cannot beat the look of those large white wall tires on a C1 Corvette)
CorvetteMikeB is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: