18" Camaro wheels on a 4x4

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18" Camaro wheels on a 4x4

Postby 04x4door » Tue May 03, 2016 10:13 am

This is from a post I made on Blazer forum.(2004 Blazer) If you look for on Craigslist, they are all over the place.
Camaro factory OEM wheels and tires
That is a true statement ! I looked and found and machined and installed ! I hope you don't mind that I Aped your modification. This past weekend I found a set of 2013 Camaro wheels that have seen some use. Two of the tires were very worn but I found another pair with 90% tread left. I had all the tires de-mounted so the Machinist could mount the rims on a table and find center first.Image I took it to a higher level by enlisting the help of a Professional Machinist,who happens to be a dear friend.ImageThat is Fort Washington on the Potomac in the background from the Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway.( photo taken at Fort Hunt )Image My stomping grounds.Image Costs: set of wheels and tires $200,demount tires $30,purchase and mount 2 tires $201,remount & balance the other two $30,And To keep my friend happy $100,Total $561 ImageTwo rims have curb rash but hey, it's a truck ! This was a multi State ordeal;The wheels came from Delaware to Rockville where we exchanged,The two 90% tires were from Buckeystown,Md (Way north of me 3 miles shy of Frederick) Machinist was local to me,I guess I should add gas to my costs $30 or $40. http://blazerforum.com/forum/tires-whee ... 4x4-92328/
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Re: 18" Camaro wheels on a 4x4

Postby Rickracer » Wed May 04, 2016 6:04 am

Nice!! So how much needed to be machined out of the wheel centers to fit? :?: :?: 8)
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Re: 18" Camaro wheels on a 4x4

Postby 04x4door » Wed May 04, 2016 9:10 am

The stock hub measurement is 67mm and it was opened up to 70.05mm. They fit the rear nicely and had a friction fit up front. FYI Here is important info on hub centric vs.lug centric wheels. Driving on lug-centric wheels means that any impact will apply shear force to the lug studs, forces at 90 degrees to those the studs are designed to handle. This can cause the lug studs to bend, leading to a vibration ....http://tires.about.com/od/understanding ... wheels.htm
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