View Full Version : C6 Z06 rims on a TA


skeels
05-30-2007, 02:40 AM
Took a few pics of the new rims on my 01 WS6. Never been a huge fan of apperance mods, im more of a go > show guy, but a bent rim put me in the market for some new ones. 17's all the way around. Still a little undecided so any comments / criticism would be appreciated. Your not gonna hurt my feelings so give your honest 2 cents, whether it be about the rims OR the car. Click pictures for larger veiw, imageshack lowered the quality but you get the idea.

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E-WAY
05-30-2007, 05:28 AM
Ooo Very Sexy... I would of went with 18's Still looks hot

VSJ
05-30-2007, 02:47 PM
They look great! However, if you sold the 17's out back for 18's it would look even better. Im getting the black motorsport versions for my car as soon as theyre in stock.

TryingT/A
05-30-2007, 03:06 PM
they don't look bad... eh I would have got ws6 wheels over those. It may be because those rims look a lot better in a bigger size, the huge tire on it is def not low pro. IMO you should have gone 19's in the back and 18's in front. Not being rude, just providing the criticism you were expecting.

unSStoppable
05-30-2007, 03:19 PM
would i of spent my money on different wheels? yes
Do those look bad on your car? no
-Overall a nice looking t/a!

CAMAROZ28SS
05-30-2007, 04:10 PM
that looks fucking sweet

Detoxx03
05-30-2007, 05:35 PM
I like them, but I have never been a fan of vette rims or rims that don't have a big lip. I would have went with 18's though. With all that being said they look really good on your ride.

fastbird96
05-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Those look great! Nice choice.

macleod
05-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Definately a good choice:D

BigJls1
05-30-2007, 11:19 PM
I think your wheels and whole car will look even hotter if you raise the back about 1/2 to 1" or lower the front. it looks like your already lowerd so raise the back. almost ever t/a i see including mine the front is taller than the back. I'll bet a little "rake" will help these rims look more agressive and you car will look faster. love the shade band!

brapril714
05-30-2007, 11:24 PM
Looks awesome. What size tires you running.

skeels
05-31-2007, 12:00 AM
Running 275/40/17s all around. They do the job for the street so i just got 17s since i had practically new tires all the way around that went on the stock rims. I actually had the back sitting about 2 inches higher last week, but put those springs back in becuase it just looked odd and not good at all. To much wheel gap.

myk
06-01-2007, 02:21 AM
they don't look bad... eh I would have got ws6 wheels over those.

I'm a sucker for the stock T/A and WS6 chrome wheels also. I wouldn't get anything else, but Skeels' car still looks great...

projectcam
06-01-2007, 02:26 AM
Here are some of my cars with the new z wheels
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/projectcam/P1000221.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/projectcam/P1000222.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/projectcam/P1000153.jpg

ReFtheMC
06-01-2007, 02:32 AM
Looks Good

sbusby
06-01-2007, 11:22 AM
Great looking car

BIG_MIKE2005
06-01-2007, 11:27 AM
They don't look bad, just not my favorites. I barely even like em' on the vettes. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is about them that doesn't appeal to me as much as some others, but as long as you like them thats all that matters anyway.

Overall the car looks good, so more power to ya man. Do what you like to it & make yourself happy with the car.

dklimek
06-03-2007, 06:25 PM
I think it looks great, thanks for the props on the pics though you fag!

D_Rock
06-03-2007, 06:38 PM
Those are the wheels I have on my Trans Am. They are the best in my opinion but Im biased.

I have these wheels for sale a 17x9.5 up front with 18x10.5 in rear with a 295 series tire in rear here http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725545

INMY01TA
06-03-2007, 07:48 PM
I've never been a fan of Vette rims on TAs but surprisingly I think they look pretty good. I like the fact you went with 17s instead of a 18/19 combo. No place on an f bod imo.

Hot94Z28
06-03-2007, 08:10 PM
looks good not bad at all.

02 Camaro SS
06-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Looks good. I'm usually not a fan of big wheels on fbodies but in this case I would have gotten 18s. Still look plenty good though.

BayAreaSS
06-04-2007, 06:21 PM
It looks good. I dont know if i would buy them but they look good on your T/A

LS14U2NV
06-06-2007, 12:06 AM
wow that look really good

koldnrg
06-06-2007, 01:41 AM
I am kinda partial to em myself, I went with the 18's though. Looks good

great421
06-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Those look fucking sweet

Yeah, what he said!

What size / offset are they? Did you have to use spacers?
(Add the normal amount of repeadative wheel / tire noobie questions here)

[Oh, and yes, I did read all the wheel / tire stickies and I' m still confused! So there!]

MIKE

FootLbs
06-06-2007, 01:41 PM
They look good, especially for 17's... (18 w/ shorter sidewall might look good aswell) I was going to order those for my camaro, but turned out they were on backorder for the color I wanted. So I'm getting the C6 wheels with the machined face look.

Johnnystock
06-06-2007, 01:46 PM
They look perfect, I think. I think they still look nice and big even if they are 17's all around. I saw some pics of 18/17 combo, and I was not impressed by the difference.Nice ride!!

CAMAROZ28SS
06-06-2007, 02:03 PM
black trans ams are so sweet

skeels
06-06-2007, 04:42 PM
Yeah, what he said!

What size / offset are they? Did you have to use spacers?
(Add the normal amount of repeadative wheel / tire noobie questions here)

[Oh, and yes, I did read all the wheel / tire stickies and I' m still confused! So there!]

MIKE

+54mm offset. As said before 275/40/17s all the way around. I did not use spacers yet, i proboly will pick up some becuase they were a pretty tight fit.

great421
06-07-2007, 12:47 AM
I wanna say they are +58, but with me just waking up i cant remember. As said before 275/40/17s all the way around. I did not use spacers yet, i proboly will pick up some becuase they were a pretty tight fit.


OK, so the inside of the tire (but not the wheel) is almost rubbing the inside wheelwell, so because the rims are not available with less postive offset (i.e. - 40 mm vs 58mm), a spacer must be placed on the wheel studs in-between the the brakes and the Vette wheels - Is that correct or am I off?

[Given that my above statement is correct; if those wheel were available with less positive offset, then no spacer would be required - right?]

Let me know! (I only want to buy MY expensive rims once!)

Thanks!

Again - They look great and I gotta' get me some!
(BTW - how wide are they?)

MIKE

Blackj98
06-07-2007, 12:50 AM
i think they ONLY look good an the T/A's

skeels
06-07-2007, 04:15 AM
(BTW - how wide are they?)

MIKE

Gah, i was wishing no one asked that. I was in a hurry to mount them (shop was staying open late for mounting) but i wanna say they were 10.5 inches. As for the whole offset thing, i wouldnt be the person to ask. Id call the place you are buying them from up and talk to them, I got mine from TomZwheels and their support helped out. The back clears fine, front is pretty tight, only have about 1cm of room. If you do go the spacer route you will need longer wheel studs if you are still running stock. It was a close fit for those aswell, i didnt get my new lug nuts for another 3 days after i got them mounted and it was almost to the point where i wasnt comfortable using the stock ones, just didnt seem to screw on far enough.

Smokin00WS6
06-07-2007, 10:24 AM
Very Nice! Very Nice!

5301113
06-07-2007, 10:45 AM
They look OK
Maybe if they were 18's front and 19's in the back
I like the C6 wheels better. Not so much the C6 Z06

bonecrrusher
06-07-2007, 10:46 AM
Those look sweet.

great421
06-07-2007, 01:53 PM
[QUOTE=skeels]I got mine from TomZwheels and their support helped out. [QUOTE]

Skeels -

I just moved to NC (Kernersville actually); is "TomZwheels" in NC or are they an online shop (I guess probably not if they stayed open to mount your wheels and tires!)?

MIKE

skeels
06-07-2007, 03:32 PM
Na, TomZwheels is an online shop located in Texas i belive. They are a sponsor here and had a sale when i purchased mine, it may have been for only May though. Came with everything needed, centercaps, lugnuts, and stems. Shipping was pretty cheap and they got here in about a week if i remember right. Alot cheaper then buying them from the Chevy dealership, even with them not being on sale. I just got them mounted at a local Firestone since they are the only place that stays open past 5pm and had a buddy that worked there mount them while the manager was bitching about closing up shop, but free mounting and balance for the win.

The Guz
06-07-2007, 06:28 PM
I think it looks good. At first I did not like the C6 Z06 style wheel but they have grown on me and might one day get some Z06 rims again. Good choice.



Mike

dklimek
06-07-2007, 07:06 PM
As skeels said the fronts were close (but still clear ok) and the rears cleared plenty.....just for looks i would go with some spacers though. They are set in the wheelwell a tad and would be absolutley perfect with some spacers to make them flush with the body of the car. If skeels can find his reciept it might say the offset on them or he can give you a part number to give to tomzwheels and they could tell you.

<--- the guy who got hell for making the shop stay late as shit..lol.

SMOKNSS
06-07-2007, 07:21 PM
I was wondering....I think the gunmetal C6 Z06 wheels are SICK!!! Where could I pick up a set of those for my ride.....besides G.M.!

skeels
06-07-2007, 10:01 PM
[QUOTE=dklimek]If skeels can find his reciept it might say the offset on them or he can give you a part number to give to tomzwheels and they could tell you. QUOTE]

Wow, way to make someone feel stupid enough to not check the receipt. They are +54mm offset (I was close) and 9.5 wide. Although when we measured i swear it was in the 10s.... maybe someone doesnt know how to hold a tape measure. Also shipping was $75 from texas to my front door in Hampstead NC.

motoo344
06-07-2007, 10:56 PM
I think it looks good.

fuel
06-09-2007, 07:32 PM
i like the new z wheels

dklimek
06-11-2007, 06:39 PM
[QUOTE=dklimek]If skeels can find his reciept it might say the offset on them or he can give you a part number to give to tomzwheels and they could tell you. QUOTE]

Wow, way to make someone feel stupid enough to not check the receipt. They are +54mm offset (I was close) and 9.5 wide. Although when we measured i swear it was in the 10s.... maybe someone doesnt know how to hold a tape measure. Also shipping was $75 from texas to my front door in Hampstead NC.

You are stupid boy!! Our machine was measuring just under 10" i believe it was 9.7" or something like that....still wider then stock though. Doesnt know how to hold a tape measure :jest: you wouldnt make it in a garage!!

MyTA99
06-17-2007, 01:27 AM
I dont like em. They dont do anything for me. I think the old C-5 Z06 wheels look better on our cars.

CRAGER
06-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Looks amazing, and I'm not a fan of any vette wheels on f-body cars. But they look great on your car! :judge:

Peace,
Craig.

1 BAD BIRD
06-19-2007, 08:29 PM
VERY NICE!!!!

Bob S.

chavez885
06-19-2007, 09:58 PM
I think it looks really good,I'm tempted to get a setup like that,only maybe 18's out back,17's front... :headbang:

1meantransam
06-20-2007, 12:45 AM
look i was looking for these with NO luck on here then smoke reffered me to corvetteforum.com and within an hour i had a ton of replies on them. baught them same night and goin on next week woo woo

chavez885
06-20-2007, 06:07 PM
look i was looking for these with NO luck on here then smoke reffered me to corvetteforum.com and within an hour i had a ton of replies on them. baught them same night and goin on next week woo woo

you couldn't find c6 z06 rims for sale? is that a joke?

scalemaster
06-24-2007, 01:21 PM
19 rear and 18 fronts for me

LS1 Life
03-15-2008, 01:27 AM
those look amazing!
Only question is, what do the look like black w/ chrome lip and on a white T/A????

LS1 Life
03-15-2008, 01:28 AM
those look amazing! :naughty:
Only question is, what do the look like black w/ chrome lip and on a white T/A???? :suspiciou

CRAGER
03-15-2008, 01:35 AM
Holy thread from the dead! :lock: Good job LS1 Life!