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C6 Z06 wheels on an 02 Trans Am

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    C6 Z06 wheels on an 02 Trans Am

    Has anyone done this yet? I'm thinking about doing this depending upon whether or not they will clear the wilwood brakes I'm thinking about getting. I'm curious what it would look like on a trans am. They look amazing on the new Z06. any thoughts or photos??

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    looks like I won't be getting them. They apparently (per the manufacturer) won't clear the wilwood brakes I want to install. It seems that virtually nothing clears these brakes (how odd).

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    They're 18/19 staggered, correct?

    In that case, unless you have larger than a 13" rotor they should clear..

    You think they might just be saying that 'in case' they won't clear?!?

    Also, just have a new vette owner measure the inside diameter, and find the specs for overall for the new caliper.

    That's too good of an idea to give up on I'd say.

    They'd look sweet.

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    not the rotor to worry about. it's the caliper itself hitting the wheel. wilwood caliper is shaped differently and larger. shape of the wheel spokes is the problem.

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    seems like you are all correct. I seem to have become a wheel expert in the past several weeks of trying to make my littel project work. I found a dealer that had the Z06 replica wheels in stock. I was able to measure the 18x9's for the front. They will definately clear the wilwood brakes. They were designed to provide serious clearance for the new Z06 brakes which are massive 6-piston in front. My only concern now is how the offset will work on the car. Looks like it's going to work. That company (verde wheels or topline) is completing production on a 19x10 that I am looking to put on the rear. Unfortunately, the best offset I can get is 56mm which puts the wheels to far under the wheelwell. I'm looking at a 3/4" billet spacer with longer studs. I think it's going to work guys. The rear wheels are about 4-6 weeks out but will be available. The offsets for the front are 40mm and 50mm. The 40mm is borderline too far out. I may go with the 50mm and use a 1/4" spacer only if needed. The look I want is to have the tire right in line with the edge of the fender, front and rear. I love the way that looks.

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    Yep, I didn't even think about that. I notice on the vette's the calipers run close to the spokes as is. Regardless, it's not hard to correct offset. Wether you're shaving (which you can't do much of) ..or spacing with longer studs Its something that can be worked with 99% of the time.

    Sounds like you got it all figured out.. I'm curious to see, also!

    I say good luck and go for it! It's definately worth the money for the look it'll yield I think.

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    I personally have done the 18" C6 Chrome Vette Wheel Package, With Kumho Ecsta MX Tires with 265/35/ZR18 And They Are Beautiful!! I suggest you look into those, I like the C6 Z06 Wheels, But C6 Look Better, Just My Opionion Though

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    OK, I just bought a set of 2007 Z06 18 & 19 rims. I have 2 questions about fitment that I am really hoping some here has already solved, and can provide answers? So, I know its going to be tight, but here are my questions:
    1. HEIGHT CLEARANCE- I'm planning on buying a set of Strano springs to drop it back down a little once I get the larger diameter wheels/tires on there. Will the height clearance be good enough? I think that spring is about 1 1/4" drop, is that going to be to little, too much, just right? Not talking about aesthetics right now, just physical clearance.

    2. OFFSET CLEARANCE- Any recommendations on spacer's? I've hear about 1" in the front? not sure about the rears, I know a few people had to do a bit of a 'BFH' mod on the rears to get clearance from rubbing.

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    18x8.5 - 56mm offset.
    http://www.houseofwheelsonline.com/i...20wheel%20.jpg

    Thank you for any and all help-

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