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Old 04-27-2017, 09:20 PM   #701
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That looks nice. I've been considering these for my '71 coupe.
On these wheels, do you think that a wider tire would fit the the rear, or would it stick out?

I'm thinking 275 in the rear and 255 in front, both on the 18x9.
If I'm correct, that would put the outer edge of the tire out about 1/2" further than yours, and the inner edge of the tire would be about 1/2" closer to the frame rail.


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Chris,
I have to correct my self, these are not 18x9s, they are 18x8s. So the rim width is pretty much comparable to an original 15x8 with the exception of the offset. Originals had a -3 offset, these are a +1 offset which gives me little more wiggle room. But even then it's pretty close to the parking brake cable. So larger tires would probably rub or you would have to relocate the cable or get more positive offset so you have more clearance.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:35 PM   #702
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Chris,
I have to correct my self, these are not 18x9s, they are 18x8s. So the rim width is pretty much comparable to an original 15x8 with the exception of the offset. Originals had a -3 offset, these are a +1 offset which gives me little more wiggle room. But even then it's pretty close to the parking brake cable. So larger tires would probably rub or you would have to relocate the cable or get more positive offset so you have more clearance.
Thank you. That's good info to have before I buy.
I have a spare set of trailing arms, so I may go ahead and rebuild them and relocate the e-brake cable while I'm at it.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:43 PM   #703
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When I fit checked my 17 X 8 X 4" BS I had about 1/2 " clearance between the rim and the e-brake bracket.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:26 AM   #704
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I run 275's all around on 18x9.5. Car is lowered.
No rubs.
Interesting! What's your sidewall height? Have a photo perhaps?
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:32 AM   #705
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This is my ride.
17x8 TT2 with Nitto Invo 255/50-17.
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Old 04-29-2017, 03:08 PM   #706
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Interesting! What's your sidewall height? Have a photo perhaps?
275/35/18


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Old 05-10-2017, 03:10 PM   #707
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Nice, Tire/Wheel sizes please, I'm looking at a used set of these Wheels for my 68 Vert. Thx.
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Nice, Tire/Wheel sizes please, I'm looking at a used set of these Wheels for my 68 Vert. Thx.
Nice to see a set of "Moon Roof's" on another Orange C3
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #709
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suprspooky....275/60/15 rear 245/6015 front. Here is a better look at the stance.
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:37 AM   #710
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I like the 17" and 18" Combos, seems to take the doughnut look out of my 15" wheels unless running BFGR TA's
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I was considering going to 17's or 18's myself, and wrestled with it for months.....Somehow I can't do it. The 15's just look more "right" to me on the car. L88 hood, and fat back tires......nothing like it.
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275/35/18


Looks great. How wide are the wheels? 18x8, 9, 10?
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:30 PM   #713
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Looks great. How wide are the wheels? 18x8, 9, 10?
18x9.5 all 4 with 275's rear & 245's frt
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Here's my wheel/tire combo.

Replica C6 wheels in C5 size, black chrome finish.
Front: 17x8.5
Rear: 18x9.5
I thought the C5 sizes were 17x9.5 and 18x10.5? I guess I am mistaken. It could just be, because when I ordered a set of Z06 replicas from OEWheels, that was the size I ordered for a different application, my 2001 Z28. I was looking for width, and this set was the widest available. Before I traded a pair of the stock wheels from my first Camaro, and an ex-wife to someone I thought was a friend, I had planned to go with the ZR1's in 17x9.5 and 17x11's. I guess the front wheel sizes of both of these sets threw me off.
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I thought the C5 sizes were 17x9.5 and 18x10.5? I guess I am mistaken. It could just be, because when I ordered a set of Z06 replicas from OEWheels, that was the size I ordered for a different application, my 2001 Z28. I was looking for width, and this set was the widest available. Before I traded a pair of the stock wheels from my first Camaro, and an ex-wife to someone I thought was a friend, I had planned to go with the ZR1's in 17x9.5 and 17x11's. I guess the front wheel sizes of both of these sets threw me off.
Base C5 and C5 Z06 have different size wheels. The 17x9.5 and 18x10.5 are the Z06 sizes. Base C5 is 17x8.5 and 18x9.5.
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Thanks for the clarification Kubs!
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awesome setup, where did you get the wheels?
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:50 AM   #718
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Just installed TTII wheels/General tires along with a few other improvements

17x8/245-50-17 in front, 18x10/275-40-18 rear








awesome car, what rear back spacing are you running? is the wheel/tire in the rear outside of the fender at all?
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:27 AM   #719
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Rev classics. 8 x 18 front 9.5 x 18 rear
awesome setup, what backspacing are you running?
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Front:
Van Steel Aluminum upper and lower control arms
Stock spindles bump steer kit
Wilwood 6 piston nickel calipers and 13" rotors
1" swaybar
JRi double adjustable Coilover Shocks
Forgeline Gx3 18 X 10 wheels with 5.25 backspacing
Falken Azenis 275/35R18
Stock wheel well opening (no flares)

Rear:
Van Steel offset trailing arms
Van Steel Adjustable Strut Rods
Stock half-shafts
Wilwood 6 piston nickel calipers with 12.98" rotors (using stock parking brake)
JRi double adjustable Coilover shocks
Forgeline Gx3 18 X 10 wheels with 5.25 backspacing
Falken Azenis 315/30R18
Stock wheel well opening (no flares)
No changes to location of rear exhaust pipes or mufflers

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