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Old 03-21-2019, 09:34 PM
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Question, does anybody know if C 5 Wagon wheels fit on a 88 C 4 ? I'm planing sending my stock wheels out for chroming an I found a set of wagon wheels that are reasonable for the time being.

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Old 03-22-2019, 09:55 AM
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Front wheels 17s will, rears 18s I think you need spacer
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:00 PM
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Thanks , I think I'll keep looking for a better deal.
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88 has the same wheel offset as the late model C4’s, which is also about the same as C5 backspacing. Wagon wheels will fit on your 88 just fine. I wouldn’t get them unless it’s a really good deal though, of all the C5 wheels styles the wagon wheels tend to sell the cheapest. I will say I actually think wagon wheels look better on a c4 than a c5 though.
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I have tried C5 wheels on mine. The wagon wheels are shown on a '94 and the Z06 wheels are on a '96.

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The C5 will fit without spacers/adapters but the rears for the base C5 wheels will be slightly inboard. (about 9mm (about 0.35") compared to the C4 wheels.)

The sizes and offsets are listed below.

88-96 base
16"x 8.5"- 50mm
17"x 8.5"- 56mm
17"x 9.5"- 56mm

ZR1 rear
17"x 11"- 36mm

Grand Sport rear
17"x 11"- 50mm

C5 base
17"x 8.5"- 56mm
18"x 9.5"- 65mm

C5 Z06
17"x 9.5"- 54mm
18"x 10.5"- 58mm

I put C5 wheels on mine a couple times. See pictures below. Without any spacers.

Note that the rear C5 tires are taller than the fronts, so it will change the "rake" of the car. I did not like that change and if you have stock C5 run flats they are very stiff too.

C5 wagon wheels (the thinspokes (polished or painted) have the same sizes and offsets.)


C5 Z06 wheels (replicas with the same sizes and offsets as stock)
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Thanks for the information been on a vacation this week. Been looking a round for a set while mine goes out for chroming. Just not sure yet how things are gonna works out.

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Picked up a set of four 16in x8.5 6 slotted original style wheels. Now looking for reputable chroming co. Any suggestions?
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Local Chevy dealer maybe able to refer you to local source. You may want to investigate tire availability before chroming wheels.

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Good idea, thanks
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Originally Posted by 2nd chance View Post
Question, does anybody know if C 5 Wagon wheels fit on a 88 C 4 ? I'm planing sending my stock wheels out for chroming an I found a set of wagon wheels that are reasonable for the time being.
Always wanted my wheels chrome. Can I ask what it costs to do this?
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:40 AM
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Many times chrome wheels on exchange with core charge provided your wheels where never chromed. Pitted chrome/aluminum wheels are scrap. Keystone/LKQ was reconditioning and chroming at one time. Larger Body shops have sources also.
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Detroit Wheel & Tire Quoted me 650.00 to 700.00 plus shipping
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