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This is a discussion on wheels are too tight!! within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I just bought a pair of z06 aftermarket wheels and they wont go in because the stock lca are in ...

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    wheels are too tight!!

    I just bought a pair of z06 aftermarket wheels and they wont go in because the stock lca are in the way i have a 99 ss m6 i am guessing i need spacers which was do i need though?

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    My Z06 wheels fit fine. They measure 17x9.5 with 275-40-17 tires
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    With the wheel off the car, lay a straight edge across the rotor hat and measure from the face of the hat to the LCA. Next, lay the wheel face down (on a towel preferably) and lay a straight edge across the rim or tire. Measure from there to the back of the wheel where the lugs go.

    The difference between the two is your clearance (or lack of clearance in this case). You then need at least that much to clear the LCA, plus an extra amount added for comfort. The sidewall on low profile tires doesn't roll much, but you have to remember that your rear moves in an arc as it pivots on the panhard bar. Therefore, as the suspension goes up and down, the tires alternately move closer and further to the inside of the wheel house.

    I would think that you would want at least an inch of clearance, but that is a pretty thick spacer. Hard to tell without actually seeing it. Better to have wheels that fits versus a dangerous mount setup imo. They do make spacers with studs. You bolt the spacer to your wheel and your wheel to the spacer, but I have no experience with these.

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    okay i am thinking about an inch if not an inchand a half ! reccomend any good places to find these spacers

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    Question: Is it about the same on both sides with the suspension loaded?

    You can find spacers at most parts stores and on-line at Jegs and Summit, if I recall. You'll have to be careful though as the tire may protrude from the wheel well and look funny.

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    what do u mean protrude bud

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    Stick out from the side of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Question: Is it about the same on both sides with the suspension loaded?

    You can find spacers at most parts stores and on-line at Jegs and Summit, if I recall. You'll have to be careful though as the tire may protrude from the wheel well and look funny.
    when you figure out what size spacer you need cut out a couple wood blocks that are the right depth and tape them to the wheel studs. with the car on Jack stands (preferably under the axle) put the wheels on and lightly tourque. then you can see how much they will stick out before you go and buy the spacers.. just a suggestion

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    Did you mount tires to them already? If not call up whoever you got them from. Talk to them about your problem. Maybe they can switch them out for a pair that fits correctly.

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    Don't know if these will help but its another option.


    http://www.umiperformance.com/catalo...roducts_id=107


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    Already got the tires I got a smaller size went with some 295 instead of the 305 already got the lca they will go up on the car soon any other recommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancam99ss View Post
    Already got the tires I got a smaller size went with some 295 instead of the 305 already got the lca they will go up on the car soon any other recommendations
    now that you have the offset bushings the only thing in your way is the inner fender so go git yerself a big fuckin hammer and show that inner fender some tough love

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    Is your car lowered? Did it only hit on one side? I would look into an adjustable panhard bar as well if so
    and if you end up running spacers look into longer hardened wheel studs

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    I got a 1.25" Wheel Hub Centric Adapter. It is well made and worked perfect for me with my OEM C6 18"/19" wheels. Its only $65 +$12 shipping, I copied the link below.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...23838636435809

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    Tater my car is lowered! but it is hitting on the lca i am going to install my new lca's hopefully this week! and keep you posted but i am deffinetly doing spacer i think it is highly needed but dont know to go with 1 inch 1.5 or 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by JE 300 View Post
    I got a 1.25" Wheel Hub Centric Adapter. It is well made and worked perfect for me with my OEM C6 18"/19" wheels. Its only $65 +$12 shipping, I copied the link below.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...23838636435809
    already contacted them if they dont fit i get to return them


    thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancam99ss View Post
    Tater my car is lowered! but it is hitting on the lca i am going to install my new lca's hopefully this week! and keep you posted but i am deffinetly doing spacer i think it is highly needed but dont know to go with 1 inch 1.5 or 2
    But is it hitting on one side or both? ether way if you're lowered and are running wider tires, do yourself a favor and get an adjustable panhard bar

    You gotta center that rear end because once you lower the car it pushes the rear end over and out of alignment.

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    spacer. lowercontrol arms and adjustable panhard going on the car on friday

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    just incase anyone didn't know umi also sells offset bushings by themselves so if your somone who already has rod end lca's (like me) you can swap out the bushings pretty easy. I think they're like 40 bucks

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    i actually have lca's but bushings dont match i bought umi but they are too thick

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