Results 1 to 2 of 2

00 Transam wheels on a 95 rear.

This is a discussion on 00 Transam wheels on a 95 rear. within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I have a 95 Camaro rear. Bought a set of 2000 16" Transam wheels with new tires mounted on them ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member krisb410's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    23

    Red
    1991 Camaro

    00 Transam wheels on a 95 rear.

    I have a 95 Camaro rear. Bought a set of 2000 16" Transam wheels with new tires mounted on them for $100. But they don't fit on the 95 rear? The center hole on the 00 wheel isn't big enough to fit on the center "hub" part on the 95 axle! Can a machine shop grind or machine the center hole on the wheel so it slips over the center hub. Anybody know how much needs to be taken off?
    20x,xxx miles

    My vbgarage
    My Cardomain Page
    My Fquick Page

    A site for Car Salesmen Only!
    www.CarSalesForum.com

  2. #2
    Junior Member krisb410's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    23

    Red
    1991 Camaro

    Found it on another forum.

    WHY WON'T MY NEW WHEELS FIT OVER THE REAR HUBS ON MY 4TH GEN?

    The 1993 to "late" 1996 4th Gen F-Bodies have a larger hub on the rear axle than on the front spindles. The rear axle hubs are about 0.03" larger in diameter than the front hubs. This problem was corrected in late 1996 model year or possibly in early 1997.

    As a result, if you buy C4 or C5 wheels, or if you buy 1997 or newer F-Body wheels, they may not fit on the rear hubs of your 1993-1996 F-Body.

    The solution is very simple. First, DO NOT FORCE THEM ON WITH THE LUGS! Very dangerous, and you may not be able to get them off. You need to lightly sand or grind (e.g. - Dremel) the inside diameter of the hub hole in the back of the wheel. Don't go nuts.... just remove enough metal so the wheel cleanly fits over the rear hubs, with no interference.

    Think about doing this to all 4 wheels, so you can "rotate" the tires in the future.

    This will not harm the wheels.... you are taking off the thickness of a sheet of paper. Just be sure you do a neat, smooth job. This will also NOT affect the centering of the wheels on the hubs. The 4th Gen wheels are "lug-centric" - they are centered by the conical lugs, not by the hubs.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. '99 TransAm: my rear turn blinker not work,. Corroded plug?
    By BobbyGFirebird in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-13-2015, 10:14 PM
  2. For Sale: C5 VETTE Wheels 18x9.5(CAMARO, TRANSAM, FIREBIRD FIT)
    By widget in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-17-2011, 08:22 AM
  3. WTB: right rear taillight [transam 98+]
    By neophytal in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2007, 08:04 PM
  4. Looking for a TransAm rear seat Monsoon speaker
    By ggoat!!! in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-19-2007, 12:17 PM
  5. 2000 TransAm 16x8 chrome wheels & tires
    By moe howard in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2006, 12:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •