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Hi all,
I'd like to put a set of 17" sawblade wheels on my '84 that has 16" factory wheels on it now. Can this be done without a lot of mods?? Can they just replace the original 16's?
 

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There is an 18mm difference in offset between early and late C4 wheels.
Your best bet is buy some 3/4" (19mm) wheel adapters like these from VBP or look on eBay for some cheaper ones.
Keep in mind if you buy spacers/adapters any wider than 3/4" the wheels will stick out too far.
 

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:agree:

Dang...too bad you don't live close to Central Florida. I have both a set of 94 blades and a full set of the 3/4" spacers sitting around.

I had these to roll my 85 on while doing other work. Now it is sitting on C6 Comp Grey wheels with 1 1/4" adapters.
 

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Ok, I'm a novice when it comes to wheel fitment. Where do the adapters go and what is "offset"? Should I just "bag "the idea altogether? I want a little more sizzle from my wheels than the stock ones. I like the blades a lot and hoped they'd fit. I appreciate the help!
 

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Ok, I'm a novice when it comes to wheel fitment. Where do the adapters go and what is "offset"? Should I just "bag "the idea altogether? I want a little more sizzle from my wheels than the stock ones. I like the blades a lot and hoped they'd fit. I appreciate the help!
The adapter bolts on the hub, then the wheel bolts on the adapter.

If you really like those things - make me a reasonable offer for the adapters and wheels + shipping and I'll make them yours!
 

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Yeah, I like 'em. It would depend on the condition. I just wanted to make sure they would even work/fit on the car before making any decisions. Do I have to be concerned of right or left side, front or rear sizing (directional or not)? I've noticed that some rims have to go either on one side of the car or the other and the same for the front/back.
 

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Yeah, I like 'em. It would depend on the condition. I just wanted to make sure they would even work/fit on the car before making any decisions. Do I have to be concerned of right or left side, front or rear sizing (directional or not)? I've noticed that some rims have to go either on one side of the car or the other and the same for the front/back.
Scroll through my page here and you can see them on the 1985 car...albeit the car is smashed (these wheels were not on the car when it got hammered, the ZR1 wheels were). Also, this car looks newer than it is because the body panels are all 91 and up, so don't let that confuse you.

http://www.mcspeed.homestead.com/Frankenvette.html

YES - they are directional meaning there are right and left, front and back. The tires on here have great tread, but they are old and need replacing. The rims are in fair shape, but I haven't even tried to clean them up, so I imagine some elbow grease would make them look like new.
 

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Goonboy61, it's very straight forward. The adapters and wheels 69MyWay is offering you will bolt up with no dramas whatsoever and they will look right.
Here's a photo of the adapter bolted onto a hub assembly, the wheel then bolts onto that:


All factory C4 wheels have recesses in their mounting surface so the nuts that bolt the adapter to the hub are housed in the recess.


Here's a photo of a set of 93-96 wheels, you will notice two are left and two are right.
 
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