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Old 03-06-2002, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default 17" wheels on a C3?

Has anyone out there installed 17" wheels on their C3 vette?
If so what is involved in this switch?
thanx wade
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Old 03-06-2002, 12:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (wadey)

I think Zwede has 17's.

I know alot of people that have 16's....
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Old 03-06-2002, 12:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (wadey)

go to my home page. http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/gkull

It's not a well done page, but I don't care. Anyway the same rules apply no matter what size wheel you use. About 4.5 inches max back spacing front and rear. The use of wheel adapters or offset trailing arms alter the back spacing numbers.
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Old 03-06-2002, 12:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (wadey)

Yes, and it depends on the wheel, if you want stock vette rims, as I did, keep my car all vette..in general....I used 17x9.5 '92 vette rims/tires...
wheel adaptors are needed though...as well as moving the ebrake tab off the t-arms.....to behind the rotors...
with custom aftermarket wheels, no adaptors should be needed, but you gotta measure your offsets...and make damn sure the wheel center stays the same or you can load hell out of your rear hubs, shortening life...

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Old 03-06-2002, 02:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (mrvette)

Someone on the forum has 17x8 rally style wheels. I think they're made by vintage or vintique, something like that.
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (wadey)

The Torq Trust II's are a direct bolt on :yesnod: .
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (sharklover)

If you're just interested in going to a plus two without increasing the tread width then you can mount any wheel with a 5 on 4.75" with 7/16 stud bolt patter with a 4" backspace (or zero offset). These measurements will put the rim in exactly the same location relative to the hub.

The factory looking 17" Rally rims are made by Wheel Vintiques and you can order them through Jeg's or Summit.
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (gerry72)

http://www.corvettefaq.com/wheels.asp here is a small list of wheels. If anyone has others to add, please let me know. Apologize in advance for any red x's you see - those are bad wheel records in DB. I'll fix those ASAP.

Anyway, I got the 17x8 Wheel Vintique Rallys and enjoy them. I have more info about them on my page.
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Old 03-06-2002, 05:15 PM   #9
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (terryrudy)

those centerline 806's look awesome on that '82

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Old 03-06-2002, 05:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (SmokedTires)

SmokedTires-I've seen your vette on the forum before and I like the 17" TTII. I wish I would of went with 17" TTII's instead of 16".
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Old 03-06-2002, 05:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (wadey)

Here they are.......and NO changes are involved in using AR TorqueThrust II's!
:yesnod: :chevy :chevy :yesnod:
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Old 03-06-2002, 10:56 PM   #12
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SmokedTires-I've seen your vette on the forum before and I like the 17" TTII. I wish I would of went with 17" TTII's instead of 16".
Dan
[EDIT]Dan- I've seen your vette on the forum before and I like the LT1, it looks really cool in there, and lots of upgrades available :D . I kinda wish I went that route too instead of the plain Jane sbc ;) [EDIT]

Thanks VetteDan ! :cheers:
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Old 03-06-2002, 11:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (SmokedTires)

I already ordered my wheels and should see them next week. I can hardly wait.

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Old 03-08-2002, 10:09 PM   #14
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GKull,
I've said it before and I'll say it again - THAT is one fine looking Vette!
Well Done.......
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Old 03-09-2002, 03:02 AM   #15
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (flynhi)

I saw a c2 with GOTTI wheels in corvette fever, looked
way cool. I for the life of me can't find a GOTTI dealer.
Does anybody know if there still in business?
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Old 03-09-2002, 06:55 AM   #16
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Default Re: 17" wheels on a C3? (wadey)

I checked my setup and the 17" seemed to come very close to fixed or moving parts.

I now think of getting 18" rims........

But first of all I need to get the whole puzzle back together......

Have a look at the mess as of current status......:D

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