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Old 11-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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My recent plan was to get all seasons on my stock 19" wheels and then go with TSW Nurburgrings with 275s all around sometime this spring/summer. Now I have the opportunity to purchase some 20" Camaro midnight silver rims which just became available from a coworker at a nice price. These would become my summer wheels. I really had not considered a staggard set-up for quite sometime and really wanted 275s all around.

So can you all give me some pros and cons on each?

18" TSW Nurburgrings and summer tires

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20" Camaro Midnight Silver rims with summer tires (not sure I will like having 275/30's on the back since it is my DD)

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Go with less weight, better overall performance.

TSW Panorama has the +48 offset on a 20X9.5 wheel for the rear.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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Don't think you would be pleased with 18" summer wheels. I would not go any smaller than 19". It just doesn't look right on such a big car. Too little wheel.
Also why the 275mm the whole way around, if I may ask? It's not a truck. :P
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Camaro wheels way too damn heavy. Get the tsw nurburgrings in19s better look and still get enough sidewall for safety. 10 lbs less per corner than camaro wheels
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Oh yea, go staggered. Looks better imo
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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Camaro wheels way too damn heavy. Get the tsw nurburgrings in19s better look and still get enough sidewall for safety. 10 lbs less per corner than camaro wheels
Yeah, but the Nurburgrings don't look anything like a 5 spoke.
I believe the OP wants a 5 spoke.
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Don't think you would be pleased with 18" summer wheels. I would not go any smaller than 19". It just doesn't look right on such a big car. Too little wheel.
Also why the 275mm the whole way around, if I may ask? It's not a truck. :P

Ahh but I believe that I would be pleased. I saw Matthewo's vehicle (many pics on this forum) with the TSWs and it looked very nice, plus they are quite a bit lighter compared to the Camaro rims. The 275s would offer a nice aggressive look, help handling, plus 18" tires are quite a bit cheaper than 19" tires....and I could rotate them.

The Camaro MS rims look very nice and I do not mind a staggerd look too much, but I will need to put 275/30s on the rear, which will degrade the ride a bit and will be more sensitive to vibrations. Could I put on 275/35s on the rear or will that just jack up my speedo/odo readings?

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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The largest pro to the Camaro 20s is the price. I love mine especially for the price. I have 245/275 and didn't notice a difference performance wise from the factory 19s, but did gain some grip but that was mostly the summer only tire.

Also the proper size is 275/30 for the rear or really 285/30.
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275/40/19 should work no problem with proper offset. My dads g8 has that on his no rubbing anywhere. That being said 275/35/20 should work as well.. will throw speedo off a lil if that bothers you
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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Camaro wheels are heavy man! Also, IMO, too overplayed on the G8's.

I'm sure you'll find something you like, Mike
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go 18" TSW Nurburgrings, lighter weight and more available tires at a better price, plus the 275 are a more appropriate size tire for the car. I saved 6 lbs per corner over the stock 19s with tires.
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The Camaro wheels being machined from solid chucks of lead* stopped me from buying them. They look great but could be used as anchors for cruise ships!



*DISCLAIMER* Please note the "machined from solid chunks of lead" was a joke they are not actually made of lead but they are way too damn heavy.
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Camaro wheels are heavy man! Also, IMO, too overplayed on the G8's.

I'm sure you'll find something you like, Mike
I'm on the same page on this.

I wanted them for awhile, however now that I'm a little more seasoned on wheels for the G8 I feel like they are the equivalent to the mustang bullits
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*DISCLAIMER* Please note the "machined from solid chunks of lead" was a joke they are not actually made of lead but they are way too damn heavy.
Thanks for the disclaimer! LOL

The price of the Camaro rims is fairly nice, which seduces the monetary/logical side of me, but the reality is that they add no performance value, just looks. The TSWs seduce my more carefree fun side cause they would add something performancewise and looks! Just more expensive!
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If it means anything, I could not tell any difference in performance/handling based on the wheel/tire weight savings.

Go with what you will like to look at everyday!
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I agree with romneyjdog's first post about the Camaro wheels being overplayed. Think about how many Camaros you see on a daily basis, all with the same wheels, now it's bleeding over to other cars! They do look good though, there's no denying that. But their weight is lofty.

I might be a little biased with my 18" Nurburgrings Their design makes the 18's look like 19's and the 19's those look like 20's, plus the rim is forged. Also, I had no issues running a 285 on the rear of my car with the fenders rolled.

I love my 18's, but if you were to go the TSW route you might be happier with 19's since you like the Camaro wheels.
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If you are on a budget go for the Camaro wheels. Tires are cheaper than 19's and the rums can be picked up any a discount. I have chrome aftermarket from Tire Rack and really like them on the PSM blue. Again its your car choose what you like and what makes sense for your budget.

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The cons of the camaro wheels is weight and they are played out on these boards. However, I am the only person around with camaro wheels in my area, so they aren't played out to me.

The pros are great looks, wider rear, and i personally like how the low offset makes the wheels fill the rear fenders.

Its up to you really. Before going camaro 20's or nurburgrings i would look at vmr's.
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The cons of the camaro wheels is weight and they are played out on these boards. However, I am the only person around with camaro wheels in my area, so they aren't played out to me.

The pros are great looks, wider rear, and i personally like how the low offset makes the wheels fill the rear fenders.

Its up to you really. Before going camaro 20's or nurburgrings i would look at vmr's.
I agree. Although the camaro wheels are played out on the boards its not the same out in the real world. I just saw my first g8 with camaro wheels this week (other than mine of course). They look good and are super cheap in most cases. Yes they are a lil heavy but I plan on getting a set of gto 17s and spares for the track.
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In person i have not seen another g8 with the camaro 20s i run 285/30 rear and 255/35 front and it rides nice. Not that i even remember what the stock rode like only had them on for 2 weeks!!
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