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05 Chrome Vettes on 99 Z28 M6

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    I just put chrome 05 vette's 18x10.5 on the back with 18x9 on the front of my Z28. The problem is the rear end travel stop (rubber thing above the rear axle) is dangerously close to the top inside rear rim. Should I unbolt the rubber stop and use a grinder or torch to cut off the excess metal? I don't want to use a wheel spacer because I like how it looks now. It will only hit if I were to have the suspension at a weird angle, like taking a steep driveway sideways etc. Should I just leave it and hope the worst case scenario doesn't happen?

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    I'm running the same wheel on my 99 SS and I just left them on haven't had any problems so far!

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    Curious - what's the offset for your rims - front and back? I'm also wondering on what size tires you used.
    thanks

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    SIZE AND SPECIFICATIONS: There are two 18" x 8.5" (+56mm offset with 6.93" backspacing) rims for the front and two 18" x 10.5" (+56mm offset/7.94" backspacing) for the rear. The lug pattern is 5x120.65mm.

    I think the front tires are 245/40/18 and the rears are 295/35/18 (Toyo Proxes T1R all around). They look awesome. If I turn sharp I just noticed some scrubbing at the left rear, and thats not the one that is closest to the bump stop. It must be something else. As long as I don't go four wheeling with the car and put it at funny angles, I don't think I have to worry about it damaging my wheel. AFR wheels would have been better off making that rear rim 18x10 with the same backspacing.

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    corvette rims...uhg

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    Don't remember what the offset is and can't find it at the moment, tire sizes are255/35/18? up front and 285/30/18?? out back I think. Sorry not at work and don't have the info around.

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    had them twice and decided to sell them every time however its hard to find rims that look good on a camaro!

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    You had 18" 05 chromes and didnt like them tondss? I get a lot of compliments and they look awesome with the 295/35's.

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    Chrome Vettes!!!
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    Sorry guys, I noticed those are 275/35's on the front, not 245/40's.

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    awesome look.

    I'm thinking of these or the AFS Z06 style. same size 18x 9.5 and 18x 10.5.
    Any problems yet?

    I wonder if you lower the car an inch if it would then be even worse of a problem (that's what I was planning to do.)

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    Yeah, I ran into problems. There are bumpstops that do not like 10.5" rims. It is on both sides, and one the right one is more of a problem than the left. It would be best to remove both with a torch, but I only had a side grinder. When you lift the car to put the rims on, the rear hangs much lower, and the bumpstops become a problem with installation. I ended up having to jack the car up, and then the rear end in order to install the rims, and set them both down at the same rate. God forgive you if you jack up the car and the bumpstops comes above your rim, when you go to set it down, the bump stop will rest on your rim! That, my friend, is bad news!

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    I just jack mine up by the middle of the rear end, you can get both on and off with out any problems and unless you're ramping they'll never touch the rim while driving.

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    Yeah, 99 SLP is right, they did not touch during driving. But I jacked up the front right of mine to listen for an exhaust leak and I didn't notice, but it had picked up the bumpstop above my rim and when I let it down it was sitting on it. I tried jacking it up at different angles and letting it down, but I ended up having to remove the rim and using the same method as above to reinstall the rim. You don't have to remove the bump stop to get them to work though, just a little convenient and it offers piece of mind in case something strange happens.

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    Roastem are those aftermarkets for camaros or the actual vette rims? I also want the 10.5 AFS wheel for my 97 but if its gonna be that much trouble I'll go with 9.5's.

    If it's the vette rim maybe they need spacers?

    Thanks

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    I think the vette rims come polished not chrome. I might be mistaken. These are aftermarket rims, and they would be better suited being 9.5" on the rear. I love the look of 10.5's though, and it only took about 30 min to remove the bumpstops. Oh yeah, they scrubbed on the fenderwell when taking corners hard, I took a ball peen hammer and just whacked where they were scrubbing and I have not had any more problems.

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    Ya those 10.5's look good.

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