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I just bought a C5 and want to change the wheels......
Which way should I go?
1.) 19" wheels all around.... possibly 19X9.5 front and 19X11 rear
2.) 19" front wheels and 20" rears.....
Car is 100% stock.....
As a newbie to C5's --- I'd appreciate any help.
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TJ
 

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I just bought a C5 and want to change the wheels......
Which way should I go?
1.) 19" wheels all around.... possibly 19X9.5 front and 19X11 rear
2.) 19" front wheels and 20" rears.....
Car is 100% stock.....
As a newbie to C5's --- I'd appreciate any help.
Thanks
TJ
You're gonna hear a bunch of opinions on this, here's mine...

The C5 should have a rake, and the wheels should be staggered, that's the way it was designed. Go with either an 18/19 or 19/20 combo.

Here's mine with 19x9.5 f and 20x11 r :thumbsup:

 

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Thanks for the reply SheriffD2:

What kind of wheels do you have in that picture?
What tire sizes????....

If I go 19/20 like you... on my stock C5 --- I won't have to do anything modification-wise, right?
thanks
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Thanks for the reply SheriffD2:

What kind of wheels do you have in that picture?
What tire sizes????....

If I go 19/20 like you... on my stock C5 --- I won't have to do anything modification-wise, right?
thanks
tj
No modification necessary at all to fit this setup, but, that said, the wheels must be properly ordered, correct offsets etc.

MAKE SURE YOU GO WITH A QUALITY WHEEL COMPANY that understands Corvettes offsets and proper fitment! THis is a Corvette, don't scrimp on quality;)

Wheels are iForged Aeros, in fully polished finish. As I said, sizes are 19"x9.5" front, and 20"x11" rear and will fit a 'big'brake' upgrade if you ever want to go that route.

Tires are Continental ContiSportContact3 275/30-ZR19 and 305/25-ZR20 respectively.

Check out our vendor D2Autosports for wheels and TD4L for the tires, both great companies to work with and very fair pricing:thumbsup:
 

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I had 19" CCW 505a's all around on my car, and sold them for these 19/20 CCW T10s. I agree with the previous poster that these cars look best with staggered wheel diameters. Here are my 2 most recent pics:


 

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I'm thinking of doing similar to FULL-TLT's C5 and running 19" wheels on all 4....19X10 actually..... I think it will look good....
Any ideas on tire sizes for an all 19" set-up?
I'm very "new" in this area.....
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i also have i-forged in 19's all around on my c5. 19x9.5 and 19x11. im running bfg kdw 2 (275-30 and 295-35) i am very pleased with my tires also the price was not to bad either. i could pm you pics if you like.
 

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I had 19" CCW 505a's all around on my car, and sold them for these 19/20 CCW T10s. I agree with the previous poster that these cars look best with staggered wheel diameters. Here are my 2 most recent pics:

What size tires are you running on those CCW's?
 

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What size tires are you running on those CCW's?
I am running 265/30R19 and 295/30R20 Toyo Proxes 4. They are the only tires available in those sizes...I really wanted 275s up front, but they don't make them.

Most people run the 305/25R20s in the rear, but they are really short...looks out of place when the rear tire isn't as thick as the front, ya know?
 

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I had 19" CCW 505a's all around on my car, and sold them for these 19/20 CCW T10s. I agree with the previous poster that these cars look best with staggered wheel diameters. Here are my 2 most recent pics:


Wow :surprised

Nice clean car. I like the wheel choice.
 

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I agree with the dual sizes too, they really look good with the different wheels front to back.

Cray Scorpions here with Nitto NT555's

 

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I wen't with 18's all around. very happy with them. No matter witch way you go you'll be very happy with the outcome. Plan on lowering that bad boy also to complete the look :thumbsup:

 

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I'm thinking of doing similar to FULL-TLT's C5 and running 19" wheels on all 4....19X10 actually..... I think it will look good....
Any ideas on tire sizes for an all 19" set-up?
I'm very "new" in this area.....
thanks
tj
the 19x10's work well... when I replace the tires I will use 265/30/19 for the front the OD is 25.4 same as OE 265/40/17 ... In the rear I'll use 295/30/19 the OD is 25.9 justa little shorter then the OEM 26.1 OD

just my $.02
 

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19" or 20" wheels/tires

absoluthank love the wheel and tire combo, can't find those wheels on any site. tried d2sport nada covette garage nada. please let me know where you purchased them and how much thanks in advance.:partyon:
 

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With the 18-19" combos I've had, both factory and aftermarket, I didn't like the inherent tracking issues that are so typical on NJ roads. When I switched to 19"s all the way around, it really helped.

 

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absoluthank love the wheel and tire combo, can't find those wheels on any site. tried d2sport nada covette garage nada. please let me know where you purchased them and how much thanks in advance.:partyon:
PM sent;)


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As mentioned earlier... you will get many viewpoints on this.

I feel the ideal rim sizes for the C5 are 18"/19"... my CCW SP500's are 18x9.5" and 19x11".

Offset is critical. CCW's with a 3" lip and 8-1/4" backspacing (for the rear) will allow the tread to be inboard, but your sidewall will most likely be outboard.

Here are a couple of pix of mine...



 
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