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C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  xschop on Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:14 pm

I was going this route before finding Turbo Twist II wheels.
I will still make adapters for the wheel swap if you guys figure the dims that the adapters need.
I have seen adapters for 5x130 to 5x4.75" pattern, but have never seen any that have a hub centric ring on the Chevy side of the adapter. I will only put my name on something that is built solid and correctly with hub centric rings on both sides. Gt1Scca says he knows someone that put them on a 928 with great results, so why not the 944?
Come on let's build some sh$t....
I am privy to these ones but thicker adapters can be made for the later 5 spokes that have deeper backspacing.....
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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  alienwerke on Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:16 pm

hows about you start taking the dimensons off a a set of wheel spacers. i have a pair i could lend u for the purpose dimensions.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:36 pm

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[Sizes and backspacing...]
hows about you start taking the dimensions off a a set of wheel spacers. i have a pair...
Working on that as we speak...( I have a set of front adapters here...)

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Low Cost solution

Post  xschop on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:22 am

Booyah.... I could machine these down to an inch, but not sure if the inner diameter had enough material to leave 1/4" tall hubcentric ring for the Vette Wheel.....But would work and you can't beat the price!
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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  944-LT1 on Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:08 pm

Shocked

Oh those are sweeeeet. Very Happy

Can you do plastic engraving XS??? Maybe put the P-crest on the wheel caps??? Very Happy
Or, put PORH on the rear caps. Laughing Laughing

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:12 pm

I know you have heard of the RS America cars...
How about an "RRS" wheel?

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  Tetzuoe on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:50 pm

uh, holy crap... those are pretty if they were truly rectangular spokes... like those volvo R wheels, id be in love. (I have a soft spot for rectangles.)
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Engrave

Post  xschop on Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:55 am

RRS.......LMAO!
on a wheel no doubt, Fekkin genious.
I can engrave anything with a couple different fonts. If a true basic forum kit comes about which I can see is not far off, I will engrave 944 Hybrids on any billet I do for this Forum's support. If Renegade slanders me one more time, then these next batch of C5 adapter plates will become "creative".... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
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back on track

Post  xschop on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:00 am

If the 944-C5 wheel spacers can be 1" thick, I think some 1-offs are definitely a go. I have found some billet (T-6061) on the cheep at the size I would need Very Happy
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Early Adapters...

Post  gt1scca on Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:05 pm

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Looks like those adapters may work...

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  xschop on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:25 pm

Those would definitely work. The fronts would have a couple of mm's more offset, No problem.
A double-sided hubcentric adapter set would be icing.
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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:41 am

Tetzuoe wrote:uh, holy crap... those are pretty if they were truly rectangular spokes... like those volvo R wheels, id be in love. (I have a soft spot for rectangles.)
Here ya go Tetz...same offset, C6 wheel.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  Tetzuoe on Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:08 am

CHROME IS FORBIDDEN!
otherwise those are pretty Laughing
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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  Tetzuoe on Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:48 am

you were holding out on me! these were in your gallery all along
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this is more like the style I was talking about, man, shoulda found some of those.
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5 X 130mm to 5 X 4.75" adapters

Post  gt1scca on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:57 am

I copied this post from the LS430 thread...

Here's a set (of adapters) that will work...

(not hub-concentric though...)
Part # LM5/130/475

Thickness 1.25 inches (31.75mm)
Studs Installed 12mm x 1.50 Thread Pitch
Lugs Included 12mm x 1.50 Open End Bulge
Center Bore Diameter 2.878 inches (73.1mm)
Special Orders can be built to include optional
stud sizes and adapter thicknesses from 0.79
inches (20mm) thru 2.0 inches (50.8mm)

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Also states they will fab custom orders...hub-concentric should be possible.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  RobotMachines on Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:32 pm

Hmm... but how much do these wheels weigh? I have 16x9 rear aftermarket (made in Japan) cast Fuchs on my 944 and they are heavy; something like 24-25...lbs (the ones in my avatar are the 16x7 OEMs). I mention this because I could really feel the difference (unsprung bounce) from my OEM 16x7 forged Fuchs (something like 18lbs) I used to have on there. The fakes do look too good to take off though.
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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:40 pm

Corvette Wheels Standard Sizes:

Cast Aluminum
Front: 17 x 8.5 Tire size: P245/45ZR-17
Rear: 18 x 9.5 Tire size: P275/40ZR-18
Bolt pattern 5x4.75" (same as 5x120.65mm)
Front offset=58mm, Rear offset=65mm

Z06:

Forged Aluminum
Front: 17 x 9.5 Tire size: P265/40ZR-17
Rear: 18 x 10.5 Tire size: P295/35ZR-18
Bolt pattern 5x4.75" (same as 5x120.65mm)

C5 Corvette Wheel Hard Core Data

C5 Corvette Wheels Weight by brand and type

19.2 lbs, front; 21.4 lbs, rear - 97-99 OEM wagon
22 lbs, front; 29 lbs, rear - 97-99 OEM wagon

17 lbs, front; 19.5 lbs rear - 97-00 OEM magnesium
17.5 lbs, front; 19.5 lbs, rear - 97-00 OEM magnesium


18.08 lbs, front; 20.06 rear - 00 OEM standard, thin spoke, high polish
17 lbs, front; 20 lbs, rear - 00 OEM standard, thin spoke, painted, no sensors or centercaps
16 lbs, front; 20 lbs, rear - 01 OEM standard high polish
19.6 lbs, front; 21.4 lbs, rear - 01 Z06 forged
19.2 lbs, front; 21 lbs, rear - 02-04 Z06 cast/spun
24 lbs, 18x10.5 - 00+ repro high polish
28 lbs, front; 32 lbs, rear - Z06 chrome repro
23 lbs, front; 26 lbs, rear - Z06 chrome repro
23.5 lbs, front; 24.5 lbs, rear - Z06 Motorsports, polished
20 lbs, 17x8.5, 58mm offset, front; 23 lbs, 18x9.5, 65mm offset, rear
22 lbs, 18x10.5, 58mm offset, front - HRE 545 w/clear center
27 lbs, 18x12, 74mm offset, rear - HRE 545 w/clear center
24/25 lbs - Z07 wheel weight, front
28 lbs - Z07 wheel weight, rear

*Not extremely impressive, but lighter than the Fuchs...

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  RobotMachines on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:59 pm

Aaaahhh... magnesium. Nice.
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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  mmacias2 on Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:06 pm

would it be possible to fit these on the back?

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they come in a 9.5" for the front too

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  matthewb on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:33 am

That seems like real cheap for those replica wheels brand new. Do they give any weight information about them. I personaly think 11 rear and 9.5 front is a little big for the 944 but I guess I could settle if they fit right. Is the offeset such on the corvete wheels that there is room for adapters even on the late offset 944 or is this o nly possible on the early offset cars.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:14 am

C5 wheels have an offset of 54 and 58mm, a difference of 31 / 35mm (on early 944 applications w/ a 23mm offset). The late 944 with a 53mm offset doesn't offer enough space for 1.25" adapters. The later C6 wheels, however, have as much as 64-68mm offset. C6 wheels may work on a late offset 944 with ~1.0" adapters.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  matthewb on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:28 am

Wheel width has a large affect on offset numbers doesn't it? Offset is distance that the hub face is offset from the center line of the wheel correct? So if you have 2 wheels with the same "offset" but one is 2 inches wider than the other won't the 2 inch wider wheel stick out an extra inch further than the thinner wheel? I thought I had all this offset stuff figured out, but maybe I don't. Seems like we need to be considering the width of the wheel along with that offset number to figure out if they will fit correctly.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:04 am

Did you read this?

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17 X 9 / 18 X 10 will fit.
Also, all width, offset, etc. was considered when working out the early C5 adapter details.

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  matthewb on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:49 am

Yes I did read the other thread. I actually had the last post in the thread. It didn't talk about wheel offsets directly in the thread.

Looking at the diagram you posted, it looks like the corvette wheel will stick out further by about 3/4 of an inch. That is what I was talking about in the previous post.

Have adapters been made and these wheels put on a car yet?

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Re: C5 Corvette wheels on a 944

Post  gt1scca on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:02 am

Nope.

Lugmanusa.com sells the adapters, and I just haven't gotten to the wheels yet. From the research I have done, they should fit...BUT, theory and application are two different animals. To be 100% certain, they should be mounted and verified. A 1.0" adapter may compensate for the 3/4" difference you foresee at the fender.

I mainly went to the trouble above just to determine if it was possible.
If I missed something, I'm sure I can work it out when I fit the C5 wheels.

Worse case, the hubs can be plug-welded and re-drilled, but I don't really think that will be necessary on the early offset.

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