C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

Putting C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

C6 Wheels

I’ll put all the technical stuff up front for those of you looking for the details you need to know for this wheel and tire combination.

Summary:  This is a set of OEM C6 Corvette Wheels on a 4thGeneration Camaro.  The rears are 19×10” (+79mm offset) and require a 1.25” adapter to compensate for the deep offset on them.  The fronts are 18×8.5” (+56mm offset) and are a direct bolt-on.

C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

C6 Wheels

Wheels:  C6 Corvette Wheels span from 2005-2012 and came in several designs and finishes.  Note that the Standard-C6 and Z51-C6 wheels are the  most common, as well as easiest and the most popular, for swapping onto older vehicles.  C6 Z06, ZR1, and Grand Sport wheels are larger, and more difficult to swap.  (See dimension chart below for all C4, C5, and C6 Corvette wheels.)  This article and pictures cover the Standard-C6 and Z51-C6 wheels.

Camaro:  The 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird spans from 1993-2002 and regardless of the model, whether V6 or Z28 or SS, Formula or Trans Am, the bolt pattern and track width of the car are the same, so the information here applies to all F-Bodies of these years.

C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

C6 Wheels

Adapters:  Both the Camaro and the Corvette use a 4.75” bolt circle with 5 mounting bolts.  The rear Corvette wheels require a 1.25” adapter to fit the Camaro.  Be certain that you get adapters that have the center hole machined to fit the hub on your axle flange.  The adapters are very simple:  They bolt to your existing wheel studs, and have a 2nd set of studs which you then bolt your wheel to.  You can find these on ebay for as little as $60.

Tires:  These photos show 295/30-19’s on the rear wheels and 255/40-18’s on the fronts.  Both of these tire sizes calculate to a 26.00” diameter in spite of the staggered 18/19” wheel sizes.

Base Camaros were programmed for 26.17” diameter tires, while Camaros with Z-rated tires were programmed for a 25.66” tire diameter.  With the 26.00” tire diameters above, you’ll need to reprogram your computer for speedometer accuracy.  This will only affect your speedometer, not engine performance, so if you can’t reprogram right away just remember that your speedometer is a little off.  With larger diameter tires, you’re going a little faster than your speedometer indicates.

C6 Corvette Wheels on Your 4th Generation Camaro/Firebird

C6 Wheels

My Personal Take:  I really wanted GM wheels for various reasons, and the style of these wheels is very similar to the stock SS wheels.  I thought over various styles and colors, as even this wheel design is available in silver painted, polished aluminum, and chrome, stock on the Corvettes.  This set is the polished aluminum variety.

More Pictures:  If you search google images for ‘c6 vette wheels camaro’ you’ll find at least eleventybillion pictures of different Camaros with the various Corvette wheel designs on them!

Corvette C4, C5, and C6 wheel dimensions:

Size                 Offset Application

17″ × 8.5″        +56      88-96 front/rear, 97-04 front

17″ × 9.5″        +54      88-96 front/rear, 97-04 front

17″ × 11″         +36      90-95 ZR1 rear

17″ × 11″         +50      96 Grand Sport rear

18″ × 8.5″        +56      88-96 front/rear, 97-12 front exc. C6 Z06, ZR1, GS

18″ × 9.5″        +40      84-87 front/rear, 06-12 Z06 & Grand Sport front

18″ × 9.5″        +57      97-04 rear, 05-12 front

18″ × 10.5″      +58      97-04 rear

19″ × 10″         +40      C6 Z06, ZR1 & Grand Sport front

19″ × 10″         +56      97-04 rear

19″ × 10″         +79      05-12 rear

19″ × 11″         +64      97-04 rear

19″ × 11″         +79      05-12 rear

19″ × 12″         +59      C6 Z06 & Grand Sport

20″ × 12″         +59      C6 Z06, ZR1 & Grand Sport rear

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