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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 1FSTGMC » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:58 am

I am running 99 C5 wheels with 2"spacers in front and a rear end out of a 97 S10 Blazer 4x4(4" wider)...Rims are 17x8.5 front and 18x9.5 in the rear...they sit right at the edge of the body lines...
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:22 am

Alright guys, I've been shopping around on craigslist trying to find a decent set for a good price.
I've come across like these wheels http://lexington.craigslist.org/pts/2545575973.html which I really like...
I've had some people say they'll work, and others say they won't..
What is back spacing!?
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby AWD V8 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:44 am

I have 4th gen F-body wheels on my Jimmy now. I don't know the backspacing, but I do know you will need spacers if you put them on a 2wd. They will fit a 4wd no problems.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:34 pm

Those wheels should be 17x9.5. The backspacing should be about 6-6.5".
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 1FSTGMC » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:33 am

on a 2wd figure the proper backspacing is 4.5" you will need to do spacers for the extra space...2" spacers bring the 17x8.5(6.5" BS) front and 18x9.5(7.3" BS) rear right to the edge of the fender on mine.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:37 am

Found these on Craigslist today.
i like them. 50% tread left.
http://lexington.craigslist.org/pts/2565167953.html will they fit without work needing done?
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 97_lt1_sleeper » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:46 am

mattr408 wrote:Found these on Craigslist today.
i like them. 50% tread left.
http://lexington.craigslist.org/pts/2565167953.html will they fit without work needing done?


The ad says they have the 5 inch bolt pattern. S10's have a 5 x 4.75 inch bolt pattern. So I'd say no they won't fit, unless the seller measured the bolt pattern incorrectly.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:50 am

First make sure the pattern is a 5 x 4.75". It can be other patterns. Next, have them measure the BS on the wheel. That is from the back of the hub to the back of the wheel. If they are more than 4.5" you will need spacers. 5" BS will fit the rears, but will cause problems with the front.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:15 am

Alright, that makes sense.
Any idea what size spacer I'd have to buy in order to run a stock 2002 trans am wheel?
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:15 am

If you can't tell, I'm a little indecisive on what wheels to get :wink:
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:00 am

Most all the Vette and F body wheels were 56mm offset, or in that neighborhood. That is the era of the LT1 til today. The older TPI cars had direct swap with the S10. Expect the wheel to have 6.5-7" of back spacing. The stock s10 wheels are 4.5" back spacing. It is best to get the wheels and put them in place for the depth you want and know how they fit. Don't forget to turn the wheel to see the rub points, if there will be any. Then measure the space between the back of the wheel and the front of the hub. Most the time it will be about 2" spacer required. I elected to run a 4x4 rear end to delete the spacers on the rear. Just so happened to find a 7.5 with rear disc brakes from a 4x4 Jimmy.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby n2oforme » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:16 pm

can't wait to see this. i'll probably be ordering vette wheels here soon too and putting tires on them sometime in the spring.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:37 am

Found some cragar wheels on craigs.
The guy said they were " they are unilug had them on 81 z28 and 67 firebird front are 4 inch depth rear are 6 inch depth front tires 225-60-15 rear 295-50-15"
I'm guessing they wouldn't fit?
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Alright so here's the latest thing...

Found some wheels on a trans am. They have 6.875" backspacing. to make this fit, I'll have to buy 2" spacers, correct?
And will i have to buy them for ALL four wheels, or just the back?
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:54 pm

Lets do the math. The stock fronts were 15 X 7 with 4.25" BS. To match that, take the 6.875 - 4.25= 2.675. The 2" spacer would still allow the wheel to be 5/8" deeper than stock. The rears would not be an issue. The fronts would need a little more. This is why I suggest to get the wheel you want, then order the spacers you need after measuring, vs. taking someone's word. This way, you know what you are getting...

I had 16 x 8 Iroc wheels that had the staggered offset. They were 4.5bs front and 5bs rear. They fit my blazer, but was very close to the ball joints on the lca.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:56 pm

Thanks for the input.
Only reason I'm trying to figure it out before I decide is because of finances.
can't buy them and then not have money for spacers :wink:
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:04 pm

This is why I am not telling you what spacer to buy. You taste on where you want the wheel to fit maybe different than another. I don't want you to have to spend that money twice.... :D
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:51 am

here's why I'm on the market :wink:
Due to finances, I'll just be doing what I can with them instead of buying new'ns.
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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby mattr408 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:13 am

After pic.
Will have to do for now.

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Re: Corvette wheels

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:44 am

Much better. Awesome what some scrubbing and some paint will do.. :thumbup:
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