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Im looking to update my wheel and tire package for my 85 Vette. I like a staggered look but not sure if that is the best option for cruising. I would like the entire package to cost no more than $1700.00. I have discovered the 2013 Grand Sport Front Wheels are 40 mm. The requirements I have are: 1) No spacers required 2) 38-40 mm offset 3) maintain my 9.5 tire width or go a bit wider 4) I do not want 16 wheels. Here are a few pictures of options I like. Which wheels would you choose and why?







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Old 02-09-2019, 03:44 PM
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I have a set of these for sale if you are interested, make you a sweet deal if so. Took them off my 09, pm me for more.

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I would hold out for a used set of forged wheels for that much money.
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I would hold out for a used set of forged wheels for that much money.
and IMCO the Rally Wheels just don't "fit" a C4.
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I wouldnt run c6 grand sport wheels personally. Tires for them are VERY expensive, and limited in selection. Tires alone will be 1000-1500 for them. It's the biggest downside of my c6gs.

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Idk......those ralleys looked pretty Sweet!!
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I am partial to these. Here is a link to OE Wheels. That is where mine originally came from. My buddy with a 90 also bought from them and the quality and price are good. I know you have an 85, the 1st year they start listing for Corvettes is 88 that is why I picked 88 in the filter. Which ever wheel you choose, get a set that will complement the color of your car.

https://www.oewheelsllc.com/make/Che...ette/year/1988

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Here's another option, close to what you have shown. I got mine in 18"x9.5" 40 backspace. Add 255x40zr18" tires to it and they fit just like the originals did. Don't even have a change in the speedometer. They are reproduction rims and be gotten in multiple finishes too. I obviously like them as I bought them myself.
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Here's another option, close to what you have shown. I got mine in 18"x9.5" 40 backspace. Add 255x40zr18" tires to it and they fit just like the originals did. Don't even have a change in the speedometer. They are reproduction rims and be gotten in multiple finishes too. I obviously like them as I bought them myself.
Good looking!
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Edited my post.

I am running C6 Z06 black wheels and what seems to differentiate them is the polished lip with Motorsport bolts. Ive not seen others running these and have had them 9 years.

Rears are 295/35 18 with 10.5 wheels.
Fronts are 275/35 18 with 9.5 wheels.

Not sure where you can find them now (if anywhere) but thought Id share for potential inspiration.



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I love the look of the old school rally's with the raised white letters. Reminds me of high school.
I'd like to find that set-up for my 96.
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I love the look of the old school rally's with the raised white letters. Reminds me of high school.
I'd like to find that set-up for my 96.
Here you go:

https://www.americanracing.com/wheel/4830/vn327-rally

You are going to cringe at the cost though.
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I just had my 86 painted over the winter and, like you, I am looking around for a custom set of wheel to finish off the outside look. Following this thread and looking at every posting. Still looking ,so far tho.
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