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Old 11-30-2017, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
My buddy had that dilemma and took one of the wheels to an automotive paint place and they took some sort of picture of it (as he described it) and mixed him up some paint. Matches great.
Not a bad idea. I wonder if possible to put it into an aerosol can.
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Is anyone running a 4 piston front brake setup with their 17" racestars? Figured this thread would be a good place to ask.

My racestars are 17x7 with 4" backspacing and I was wondering what options there are. At first I was thinking about the JL9 c7 brakes but those brakes on stock ZR1 wheels which are 17x9 with 7" backspace require a 5mm spacer to clear.

Doesn't look like they will work with racestars. What other 4 piston options are there?
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Originally Posted by 5.7stroker
Is anyone running a 4 piston front brake setup with their 17" racestars? Figured this thread would be a good place to ask.

My racestars are 17x7 with 4" backspacing and I was wondering what options there are. At first I was thinking about the JL9 c7 brakes but those brakes on stock ZR1 wheels which are 17x9 with 7" backspace require a 5mm spacer to clear.

Doesn't look like they will work with racestars. What other 4 piston options are there?
Just curious, what size tire are you running on the 17x7s I just got mine and have been on the fence with tire size. Any pics?
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:15 AM
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245/45/17

There should be some pics in the links in my signature.

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Old 12-06-2017, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 5.7stroker View Post
Is anyone running a 4 piston front brake setup with their 17" racestars? Figured this thread would be a good place to ask.
Check posts #521, #624, and 645
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by No Juice View Post
Check posts #521, #624, and 645
Thanks for this. Post #624 shows 17x4.5 race stars (I'm assuming 1.75" backspacing) work with the Z06 rotors which are 13.9' part number 1771126 and CTS-V calipers which are part number 1722287 and 1722288.

The backspacing for that 17x4.5 wheel assuming 1.75" has a -25.44mm offset, which means good caliper clearance.

So the question is will CTS-V calipers clear my 17x7 race stars with 4" backspacing, as they are a 0mm offset.
Seeing as how 0mm is the lowest offset they make in a 17x7 race star and post 521 shows a set of 17x7 fit, looks like I'll be good.

The lower the offset, the more clearance for the calipers. The CTS-V sticky states that a wheel with anything less than a 41mm offset will fit. Another thread talks about converting to 2014+ c7 jl9 base brakes with Acdelco brembo calipers- 722586/87 and rotors #1771155, but those rotors are only 12.64"

The larger diameter of the rotor, the more force that is available to stop a wheel.

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Originally Posted by MY_2K_Z View Post
Just curious, what size tire are you running on the 17x7s I just got mine and have been on the fence with tire size. Any pics?





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That's for posting pics, they look great.
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Originally Posted by 5.7stroker View Post




this looks awesome this is exactly what I'm wanting to do with mine just need to sell my frt 15" wheels
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Originally Posted by IWGF View Post
15x10" w/ 7.5" Backspacing my friend.
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I think Draggin10 and myself are wondering what the tire size is, not the wheel size.

What modifications required to fit such as narrowed rear end, roller fender lip etc ?

Some say you have to massage the calipers, some say not. Did you?

EDIT: Oops - questions answered in an earlier post.

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Old 04-24-2018, 09:29 AM
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maybe someone has tried it and not posted. i've seen the question asked, not answered best I can tell in the 19 pages of posts.

looking to do a 17/17 combo w 17x9.5s because mostly street car but looking at 5.25bs for 3" narrowed rear. Would like it to tuck in under the fender, not a fan of it sticking out.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:47 AM
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maybe someone has tried it and not posted. i've seen the question asked, not answered best I can tell in the 19 pages of posts.

looking to do a 17/17 combo w 17x9.5s because mostly street car but looking at 5.25bs for 3" narrowed rear. Would like it to tuck in under the fender, not a fan of it sticking out.
I did have a narrowed Moser rearend on my Camaro - one inch each side.

Back in the day (2005-2007) there weren't a lot of drag wheel options for the Camaro because of the caliper issue and 7.5 inch backspacing.

I have since sold the Moser and went back to a beefed up 10 bolt.

The issue with a narrowed rearend, IMO, is if you want to run two set of wheels - drag and street.

With the narrowed rear end I could run Centerline Warriors with just a 6.5 inch backspacing. The tires would still show outside of the fender lip - but not too much. With the Centerline Warriors I did not have to grind the calipers.


However, when putting the ZR1 wheels back on I had to use spacers, else the tire fit, IMO, was too far in because of the 1 inch narrowing on each side. And also with a spacer you have to have longer studs. Plus I am not a fan of spacers - front or rear. Was always afraid a spacer if it slipped just a little might share off a lug or two.

So if you can find wheels for the rear with a 7.5 inch backspacing and are not looking to stuff a huge tire into the wheel well I would not choose to narrow the rear end again (if you plan to run a set of wheels and tires for the street).
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Originally Posted by dlandsvZ28 View Post
I did have a narrowed Moser rearend on my Camaro - one inch each side.

Back in the day (2005-2007) there weren't a lot of drag wheel options for the Camaro because of the caliper issue and 7.5 inch backspacing.

I have since sold the Moser and went back to a beefed up 10 bolt.

The issue with a narrowed rearend, IMO, is if you want to run two set of wheels - drag and street.

With the narrowed rear end I could run Centerline Warriors with just a 6.5 inch backspacing. The tires would still show outside of the fender lip - but not too much. With the Centerline Warriors I did not have to grind the calipers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/183593...7623345499537/

However, when putting the ZR1 wheels back on I had to use spacers, else the tire fit, IMO, was too far in because of the 1 inch narrowing on each side. And also with a spacer you have to have longer studs. Plus I am not a fan of spacers - front or rear. Was always afraid a spacer if it slipped just a little might share off a lug or two.

So if you can find wheels for the rear with a 7.5 inch backspacing and are not looking to stuff a huge tire into the wheel well I would not choose to narrow the rear end again (if you plan to run a set of wheels and tires for the street).

That is what I really like about these wheels. I can run on the street if I want and if really want to go to a 15 tire, I can on these. yes that would mean 6 rims, but at least they will always look the same.

so I want 17/17 to run a 275/40/17 all the way around. and then maybe a 15x8 to run a drag radial if I wanted to.
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