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Old 06-23-2005, 09:50 PM
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Wheel Adapter?

I have an 85 Monte Carlo which has these ugly 14 inch rims on it right now...
well i like them-- i just cant put any big tires on a 14 inch rim

so I work at Pep Boys, and some guy brought in a 1994 Camaro Z28 to put on new custom chrome rims... and didnt' want the original ones back.... so.. I now have in my posession 4 aluminum 1994 Camaro stock 16 inch rims.....

they won't bolt up..... what size adapter will I need?


thanks in advance


btw, another thing I noticed...... they almost fit on the front wheels but the hub is like.. cone shaped in a way, its smaller at the end and gets bigger as u get closer to the brake rotor....... what happens here? I guess an adapter would sort that too... I know that when i tried them i had that problem, and in the rear, the tire itself, the sidewall, is hitting the chassis!


Soecs? Stock Camaro wheels that i have are 16x8 rims and.... have 235/55/16's on them.... My 14" rims are either 6.0 or 6.5, and have 215/75/14's on them. I read somewhere they're 5.5? but i dont think that's so.. at least not when I had them on the balancing machine at work.


I found this link searching the site... but i dunno?
http://www.fbodymotorsports.com/inc/...l?v=1&pid=2892

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Old 06-23-2005, 11:29 PM
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I have an 85 Monte Carlo which has 14 inch rims on it right now... i like them-- i just cant put any big tires on a 14 inch rim - I now have in my posession 4 aluminum 1994 Camaro stock 16 inch rims..... they won't bolt up..... what size adapter will I need?

btw, another thing I noticed...... they almost fit on the front wheels but the hub is like.. cone shaped in a way, its smaller at the end and gets bigger as u get closer to the brake rotor....... what happens here? I guess an adapter would sort that too... I know that when i tried them i had that problem, and in the rear, the tire itself, the sidewall, is hitting the chassis!

Soecs? Stock Camaro wheels that i have are 16x8 rims and.... have 235/55/16's on them.... My 14" rims are either 6.0 or 6.5, and have 215/75/14's on them. I read somewhere they're 5.5? but i dont think that's so.. at least not when I had them on the balancing machine at work.

I found this link searching the site... but i dunno?
http://www.fbodymotorsports.com/inc/...l?v=1&pid=2892
If the wheels you hope to put on the car cause the tires to rub the wheelwells now, what do you think will happen after utilizing 2" and 2-1/2" spacers? For the price of those expensive adapters that will only make your situation worse rather than better, you'd be better off to find the proper size wheels and tires that will fit your car, sell both your original wheels and tires along with the free Camaro ones, and use that money to purchase the right wheels and tires you can use.

I suggest that your first step should be to determine the largest wheels and tires that you can safely use on your axles and within the wheelwells. For the right way to learn that critical information, I highly suggest that you use information available on a website such as the following (great info on the first one that was shown for my search) Wheel Technical Information
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Well they don't rub on the wheel well at all...in fact, in the front, they're clear very well all around, only fact is they don't get over the hub completely, but with that extra inch or two, would fit snug.

The rear hits the chassis only because the offset of the rim is more positive.

I've seen people with 20 inch, 21 inch rims on a Monte Carlo which... while interesting, is far too dangerous of a thing for me to even consider trying, but one inch higher from 15x7 rims which were standard on the SS whose only difference was the nose and the trunk, to a 16x8 doesn't sound too horrible to me....

I've seen guys with 15 inch rims on these.... with tires 2x as big as these 235/55/16's...... I'm talkin.... 295/50/15's and stuff like that..... which i think when a tire sticks out of the wheel well THAT much is certainly more damaging than one adding just a small adapter.?

But I dunno..... if I can get them to fit, great.. I want them to. It's one of those things where... I'd just like to see it work, and if I don't like the way it drives or the way it all feels to me after I've got these on, then fine... sell it all and try something new.. but why not give anything a shot at least once? I appreciate the saving me time and money concern, but.... eh.. id like to at least try it before i give up on it. learn from my own mistake or good decision. I have read on these forums that as long as u don't go over 4 inches in an adapter, and even that's cutting it close, and be sure its made of billet aluminum, then u should be good.

2 inches and 2 1/2 doesnt sound all that bad to me, but if i have to put a lot more work into it than that (and i wouldnt buy them from that expensive site either), then maybe ill trash the idea.

http://www.montecarloss.com/images/Alderton84SS.jpg
http://www.montecarloss.com/images/Vergo85SS1.jpg

Plus Two would be 225/60/16's... from what I have now... so maybe the small difference there would help when doing this too.? I know one thing, the tires on these wheels are shot anyway, so I'd need to change them if this worked.

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don't fit....

trade them off for something that does fit.


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back space

G-body back space is 3.5 inches. I have 15 x 8 inch rims with a 28 x 10 inch wide tread (R15 295x60). The tire fits in the wheel well.

I have 15 x 10 inch rims, with 29 x 11 inch slicks. They stick out past the fenderwell. There is room at the top for a taller tire but not enough room at the rocker and rear quarter panels.
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What rims are those u have, the 15x8's, bracket? anything special?

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Try and sell these off grrrr

the funny part is
my girlfriend has a 94 Camaro with some baallllld tires on there... how odd i'd find the same exact rims and get them for free but still end up with bald tires on these rims i got. girl has no luck.. lol
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My street rims are Weld Draglites and my slicks are mounted on Weld Prostars. They are expensive but very light weight.
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