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Old 06-25-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Anyone got 18" wheels on there Z28. Ive been looking to replace my stock rims. I found these corvette magnisium rims they are Staggered 18x9.5 Rear 17 x 8.5 Front. I like the look I'm just concerned the 18's in the rear will look too big. If you have 18's can put up a pic
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18s are perfect and super commonly done. Do it.
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I think I'm going to. I found some pics in the appearance section of the forum they dont look bad.... $500 for those wheels sounds like a fair price also
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Those are pretty hard to find rims. Sought after because they are light weight. Good find.
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I have C5 wagon wheels 18s rear 17s front I think it looks good the only down side is the inability to rotate the tires.
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I have C5 wagon wheels 18s rear 17s front I think it looks good the only down side is the inability to rotate the tires.
I second that
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Here's a pic of my car if you still wanted to see one with 18's. I have them up front and in the rear

Edit: just realized he said z28. Awkward
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Yeah make sure you get those done at a good tire shop. You don't want to have notches in those magnesiums. They're not exactly an easy repair job lol!
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I'm going to look at them this morning. I'm going to try to talk the guy down on his price. Thanks for the responses.
Are the wheels easily damaged (notches) ? Any advise on what I should look for when looking at them?
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I have another question. What size tires should I get ? I don't want to them to be too low profile but not too tall either.

94 T/A what size tires do you have ?
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I have another question. What size tires should I get ? I don't want to them to be too low profile but not too tall either.

94 T/A what size tires do you have ?
Rear: 275/35ZR/18..... Front: 255/50ZR/17
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I'm sorry to keep throwing questions at you guys . I've got another though. Will those rims just bolt on or will I need to get spacers ? I don't want them rubbing on the insides and I don't want to have tear up the insides of my wheel wells.
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I'm sorry to keep throwing questions at you guys . I've got another though. Will those rims just bolt on or will I need to get spacers ? I don't want them rubbing on the insides and I don't want to have tear up the insides of my wheel wells.
I'm going to say thy should just bolt right on. Back spacing should be fine. Wouldn't hurt to trial fit them. The 18x9.5 are the same width that came on my SS, and also the same overall diameter. And the front ones aren't as wide.... So... I believe they will work without spacers.
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I'm going to say thy should just bolt right on. Back spacing should be fine. Wouldn't hurt to trial fit them. The 18x9.5 are the same width that came in my SS, and also the same overall diameter. And the front ones aren't as wide.... So... I believe they will work without spacers.

Everything I've read suggested the same thing. But my local tire guy is saying I may need spacers... I think I'm gonna call another tire shop. Thanks for your replies
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I just sold these wheels they're 18's that's a pic the dude sent me of his car he sed they don't rub and he didn't need spacers at all so I say go ahead and do it
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I just sold these wheels they're 18's that's a pic the dude sent me of his car he sed they don't rub and he didn't need spacers at all so I say go ahead and do it

Those look good ! That's exactly the kind of pic/look I was hoping to get.

So ya I'm definitely in business now. Gonna get them.
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Those look good ! That's exactly the kind of pic/look I was hoping to get.

So ya I'm definitely in business now. Gonna get them.
Those are 18" IROC wheels (after market ) and are 8" wide.
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I have another question. What size tires should I get ? I don't want to them to be too low profile but not too tall either.

94 T/A what size tires do you have ?
I have 245/45 ZR17 on the front and 305/45 R18 out back.
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I ran 275/35/18's on all four corners of my 98 Z28. No problems. The wheels where C5 motorsports too, fit like a charm.
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Those are 18" IROC wheels (after market ) and are 8" wide.
The irocs are different those are 90's model ZR1's ...I have a set myself and they fit perfectly edited soooorrryyy hahaha I thought you meant the original picture from the first post....I didnt even see the polished irocs hahaha /facepalm
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