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Old 04-13-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Do C5 or C6 Z06 wheels fit C3's?

I have seen a few nice cars here with Z06 wheels. I Know C3 wheel offset is 0. These Z06 wheels carry something like a +50 offset if I am not mistaken. Wondering if modifications are necessary because from what I have seen they seem to sit right at the C3's fender which looks really nice. Thanks in advance.
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you need wheel adapters to get them to fit. the 9.5 rims work really well. if you stay with a 275 40 wheel size in the 17s you should be able to put them on the back with no modifying. its about getting the right adapter size. if you want to tuck them in in a more stock position you may need offset trailing arms and a swaybar modification

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I have seen a few nice cars here with Z06 wheels. I Know C3 wheel offset is 0. These Z06 wheels carry something like a +50 offset if I am not mistaken. Wondering if modifications are necessary because from what I have seen they seem to sit right at the C3's fender which looks really nice. Thanks in advance.
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Thanks 82CEtuner. Damn nice look Bee Jay.
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CEtuner, when you say wheel adapters are you talking about spacers? Is the bolt pattern the same? Just trying to be clear. Thanks so much.
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CEtuner, when you say wheel adapters are you talking about spacers? Is the bolt pattern the same? Just trying to be clear. Thanks so much.
adapters and spacers are very different things. Adapters bolt to your hub and have a separate set of studs that bolt to the wheel. They are basically and extension of the center part of the wheel.

Spacers put all the stress on your original studs.
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Thanks man. So then my question is are new Vette bolt patterns the same or are they different? Then if they are the same that only leaves me to worry about my spacing withing the wheelwell which I could adjust via spacers. Correct? Only reason I am considering this is just in case a deal on some Z06 wheels were to come up by someone who didn't want them anymore. Maybe could get them for a good price. Just keeping alot of options open. Is it just me, or are new wheels horribly expensive? Especially custom forged ones. I am getting a rude awakening. Wife and kids taking all of my wheel money (crying on the inside though)
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Then if they are the same that only leaves me to worry about my spacing withing the wheelwell which I could adjust via spacers. Correct?
not quite that simple. You'd need huge spacers to get the Z wheels to sit right in the wheelwell. Your standard studs probably aren't long enough to begin with and even if they were you would NOT want to use that large of a spacer.

you need the right size adapter. I'm sure bee jay and tell you what he's got
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The stock Z06 rear wheel is 10.5x18" and mounts 295-35/18" tires. It won't fit. I had to modify my sway bar, notch my frame, mount offset trailing arms, and use 2" adapters to get it all to fit inside the fenders. If you are buying aftemarket Z06 wheels, 9.5x18" wheels with 275-40/18 tires will fit with 2.5" adapters and modified rear sway bar. No notching, no offset TAs. Do a search under my username.
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Thanks so much for the info. I wouldn't be against aftermarket. That may be the easiest route to get that look.
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Oh I almost forgot. Who do I turn to for the adapters?
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Bee Jay also what do you recommend on the front?
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I have 17x9.5" wheels with 275/40-17 tires up front with 2.5" adapters. I tried 18x9.5" wheels with 275/40-18 tires, but the front tires looked bigger than the rear. The staggered look works better. VBP sells adapters.
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Thanks so much. You and everyone else here are the best. I am really loving that look. I noticed that at Corvette Guys one of the 18x9.5 wheels specified +50mm, whereas another did not. What is your opinion on this if you don't mind me bothering you. You have been more than helpful. Thanks again.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:33 AM   #15
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Never mind. It was the C6 Z06 style. Thanks.
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