: Corvette C6 Z06 18" Spyder wheels for drag radials won't clear the stock calipers

09-11-11, 04:21 PM
From everything I've read, these should have bolted right-up with no modification or spaces necessary. I didn't notice it till putting the second wheel on, but the wheel touches the caliper and needs at least an additional mm of clearance. I'm just glad I noticed before taking the car for a spin.

What are my options? Could I take the wheels to a machine shop and have them shave off a little off the back of the spokes?




09-11-11, 04:38 PM
Have you thought about using a spacer? I assume it's only for track use.

09-11-11, 05:03 PM
I guess that's an option, but if I can have the wheels machined to fit, I'd rather do that.

09-11-11, 05:26 PM
Are those real GM wheels or reproductions? Most of the time reproductions have a little more "meat" on them, altering clearances.

09-11-11, 06:10 PM
They're reproductions, and that might explain that might explain the slight clearance issues.

09-11-11, 07:50 PM
Curious where you picked them up. I'm looking for some cheap C5 Z06 chrome wheels.

09-11-11, 08:05 PM
It must be because they are reproductions. I know alot of guys running front c6 z06 spiders and have not issues and do not require spacers

Are these the front wheels for the c6 Z06 or the rears?

09-11-11, 08:49 PM
Are these the front wheels for the c6 Z06 or the rears?

Fronts, the rears are 19s. So I'm left with the choice of spacers or shaving the back of the wheels; neither is a big deal. I bought the wheels from a vendor on another forum. I'm not unhappy with the wheels, as they were a good deal and the fitment is only slightly off and can be remedied. I'm just looking for the best solution to get a safe fit.

09-11-11, 09:32 PM
I started the thread with the C6 Spyders. I actually could almost fit my finger between the caliper and spokes, no spacers needed, I'd say there is a considerable amount of excess material on the ones you have. Who was the vendor?

09-12-11, 01:06 AM