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Old 03-11-2010, 07:55pm   #1
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I have been looking for the polished C5 Z06 wheels in mint condition at a good price but no luck. I can not lower my Z06 as it scraps now entering and exiting my driveway so I was considering a little taller set up. I stumbled across C6Z06 wheels for a good price but the tires are shot. A Hugh thank you to Y2Kvert4me for informing me these will work on my C5Z06! I need some new tires and was wondering what to go with. They currently have the Eagle Good Year F1’s run flats. Should I stick with run flats, exploring all options? I will not be using TPMS. I found General, Bridgestone, Eagle Good Year and Nitto in the 325/30ZR19. Should I try a different tire sizes? Are there other choices, I would like to keep the set all 4 matching. What are you running and do you like them? My Vette is not a Daily Driver; I do not run on the Drag track, SCCA auto cross events or drive in inclement weather. This is my cruiser, that I enjoy going out and having fun on nice sunny days. There are extremely hot days in Texas; I put an average of 1,500 mile a year on my weekend toys but plan to enjoy my 1st Vete a bit more! I appreciate any feed back.





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Go with the Nitto Envio's in stock C6Z sizes and you will be fine
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What scrapes? If it's the front air damn. Is "suppose" to take abuse... I've lower mine to the max with ZIPs kit an trimmed the front air dams about 1" an it works nicely
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What scrapes ? If it's the front air damn. Is "suppose" to take abuse... I've lower mine to the max with ZIPs kit an trimmed the front air dams about 1" an it works nicely
I back in and something scrapes , I need to get out and look to see but have not done that yet as I'm always pissed to hear that sound and pull forward. I try from different angles until I find the sweet spot and then just the front air dam scrapes.
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Go with the Nitto Envio's in stock C6Z sizes and you will be fine
Suggestion on a Good Place / Good price to pick them up from?
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In our area most use Discount Tires, Tire Rack does not carry Nittos
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In our area most use Discount Tires, Tire Rack does not carry Nittos
I checked them out. Thanks..
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New Tires are Here!

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OK they are on!
1st let me say Holly Sh^t Batman these are night and day over the Good years! I have always ran Good years and have been extremely happy but D$M these Nitto Invo's are absolutely incredible! With the Good years I heard every line in the road, made a thumb noise like I was running helium instead of air. The Nitto Invo's are smooth as glass and I have Much more Bite in the Arse end as they are 12" wide!! They Stick out a tad bit to much on the front end, the Back looks OK! Overall look is Sweet and they Handel Incredible! Next, new Shocks and Lower her..
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Hmm, the rears fit much better than expected, the fronts not so much.

It looks like I had the wrong info on size/offset for the C6 Z06 front wheel. Now searching, I still cannot find a consistent answer of what stock actually is.
Reproductions vary over the place in offset availability, and that's all I'm finding for answers.

If you pull one of those front wheels off in the near future, can you do a backspace measurement for me? (lay a straight edge across the rear lip of the wheel, and measure down to the hub surface).

I was under the impression they were 18x9.5" -50mm offset, which would put them at 7.22" backspace (or 3.28" out, from hub to outer lip edge). If this is what they were, then they would fit fine and not stick out like that.

Now searching more, I'm seeing either 18x9.5" -40mm (6.82" backspace - 3.68" out), or 18x10"-40mm (7.07" backspace - 3.93" out) as being OE.


I guess I did warn you they would stick out of the fenders some, shame on me for being wrong on which end of the car it would happen.


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Hmm, the rears fit much better than expected, the fronts not so much.

It looks like I had the wrong info on size/offset for the C6 Z06 front wheel. Now searching, I still cannot find a consistent answer of what stock actually is.
Reproductions vary over the place in offset availability, and that's all I'm finding for answers.

If you pull one of those front wheels off in the near future, can you do a backspace measurement for me? (lay a straight edge across the rear lip of the wheel, and measure down to the hub surface).

I was under the impression they were 18x9.5" -50mm offset, which would put them at 7.22" backspace (or 3.28" out, from hub to outer lip edge). If this is what they were, then they would fit fine and not stick out like that.

Now searching more, I'm seeing either 18x9.5" -40mm (6.82" backspace - 3.68" out), or 18x10"-40mm (7.07" backspace - 3.93" out) as being OE.


I guess I did warn you they would stick out of the fenders some, shame on me for being wrong on which end of the car it would happen.


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If your driving style and route allow, lower the snot out of it and it will all work out.
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Default C5Z with GS OEM WHEELS

Love my wheels! Looks like you need bigger tires 335, and 285 in the front, these are the Toyo Proxy street track tire. LOVE the handling capabilities. Better than a 2015 Z06! Sorry my phone won't let me upload better images...so I screen captured a section of photos, we'll see if we can see...
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Looks awesome ,you might want to put mud flaps on to save the paint,I think Apex carries them fir the C6 not sure about C5.
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