Track day wheels (4th gen guys) - CamaroZ28.Com Message Board

Wheels and Tires For all wheel and tire and related discussion - Sponsored by Nitto Tire

Track day wheels (4th gen guys)

Reply

 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:07 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 13
Track day wheels (4th gen guys)

Hello everyone,

Not sure that I've even posted in the technical boards before, been a registered member for a while and bought/sold of stuff off the classifieds.

Anyways, we road race a LT1 F-body in the ChampCar series.

Somewhere in finding the end of the internet I found the 84-86 ZR1 17 x 9.5 wheels in the 38mm offset, which work great, they put the wheels out about 5/8" per corner. Sit flush to slightly in, so no poke issues and no rub issues.

The problem is the 38mm's are getting hard to find. A lot of sites show they have them, then you call to order and they really do not.

I can't find much selection in 5 x 4.75" (5 x 120.65mm) other than the ZR1 replicas.

I'd like to stick with the 38mm's because they work well and I already have 8 (actually, I have 7 - I need to replace one that is damaged, thus my problem). I could always buy a 56mm offset and make a spacer for that wheel... that is the quick and dirty solution.

So this leads me to 2 points:

- What other options is everyone using? Are there any other mfg's out there that have some selection that I am not seeing?

- I contacted Enkei, they would be willing to do the F-body pattern for very little to no upcharge, but the catch is you have to buy 10 sets.

Is there enough interest or people still running track days with F-body's to make that even a consideration for a group purchase or for me to be able to off load 8 sets of wheels? I was specifically looking at the RPF1's. Plus the upside is they are lighter (approx #16.5) and I trust them for severe track day duty more so than the cheapy import ZR1 replica wheels.

pic of Enkei attached and pic of 38mm wheels on the car.
Attached Thumbnails Track day wheels (4th gen guys)-38mm.png  
Attached Images  
pintodave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2018, 05:27 PM
  #2  
Registered User
 
chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Posts: 893
Re: Track day wheels (4th gen guys)

I sold a set relatively cheap earlier this year, but I found the +50mm Grand Sport wheels to fit best. They required a 1/4" (IIRC) spacer out back.

Good luck.
chuck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Louey
Pacific
0
01-20-2012 01:48 AM
MustangEater82
Parts For Sale
1
10-04-2003 04:19 PM
Javier97Z28
LT1 Based Engine Tech
17
05-05-2003 09:14 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread