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Old 08-02-2018, 11:23 PM
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Hello fellas, I have been a lurker for a little while so I thought I would sign up and contribute to this great site. I have been a Camaro junkie since I was a little boy who collected Hotwheels. We have five Camaro here. I own three and my son has two. I got him interested in cars when he was very young and now he owns a 91 350 TPI and a 1980 Z28 (I gave him this car when he was 13). I own a 1980 T top Z28, a 1978 RS/Type LT and a 1998 T top Z28 LS1 car. I have a few questions about the 98 Z. I have seen a few of these on the internet with Torque Thrust wheels and was wondering what size they were. I really like how they filled up the wheel well and came all the way out to the quarter panel. Anyone know what the biggest rim you can tuck under the cars if you use a 16 or 17 inch wheel? I think the factory wheels are ugly and too small. I just bought this car last week and it is completely stock with only 100,000 miles on it. Anyway, thanks for reading fellas. Have a great night.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:01 AM
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Welcome to CamaroZ28.com ! ! !

Pictures are always encouraged.

Typical Setup on the Torque Thrust II VN515 wheels would be 17”x9.5” 46mm offset, 120.65mm bolt circle, all around, with 275/40-17 tires.

Or, with a different model like the Torque Thrust M, the 17”x9 45mm in the front and 17”x10.5 44mm offset in the back, with 315/35-17 tires.

You could also go with 18’s. Definitely not 16’s..... not a lot of high performance 16” tires available.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:39 AM
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Thanks so much. I just out back from Omaha picking up my first Corvette. I have been a Camaro/Corvette lover my whole life and never had a Vette so I finally pulled the trigger on a very nice low mileage one. Red of course. Anyway, thank you sir for your reply. Now off to find those wheels.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:05 PM
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I ordered the VN515 in 17x9.5. Thanks again.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:16 PM
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Welcome to CamaroZ28.com ! ! !

Pictures are always encouraged.

Typical Setup on the Torque Thrust II VN515 wheels would be 17x9.5 46mm offset, 120.65mm bolt circle, all around, with 275/40-17 tires.

Or, with a different model like the Torque Thrust M, the 17x9 45mm in the front and 17x10.5 44mm offset in the back, with 315/35-17 tires.

You could also go with 18s. Definitely not 16s..... not a lot of high performance 16 tires available.

Thanks injuneer. I have one one question. First my rims came today and they are SWEEETTT!!!! Thanks again for your help. My question is....do you think 305/40-17 on the rear would be too much for this rim and wheel opening for a 98 Z?? I just bought new Nitto 555 tires for my Vette and the rear are 285/40-17s and they look real nice. Wondering what you thought about going with larger tires in the rear. All the rims are the same size just like you quoted...17x9.5. Would that look stupid?..
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What brand/model 305/40-17 tire? The manufacturer publishes the acceptable/recommended wheel widths as part of the tire specifications. I looked at the Nitto 555 and the 555 G2, and at all the brands on Tire Rack and couldn’t find that size.

You can fit a 315 in the back, but it is tight, takes some hammering, possibly rolling the inside edge of the fender lip, etc. The correct size would be 315/35-17, but that size typically requires a minimum wheel width of 10.5”
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Thank you for getting back to me. I ordered the Nitto 555 G2 for the rear in 285/40-17 and fronts are 275/40-17. I found out that these should be able to clear everything without body mods. I bought the American Racing Torque Thrust II VN515 in the size you said.. 17x9.5 and just installed only the rim on the car and the rear wasnt as offset as I wanted so I ordered two 17x9.5 with 32mm offset for the rear and 46mm for the front. I saw a 98 with this type of set-up and it looked great. Thanks again. Now I need to know what type of brakes to buy. There are a ton on eBay and the parts stores only seem to sell the China made stuff for double the price. Any ideas?? I will try to get pictures as soon as I can get all this stuff resolved.
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