Monte Carlo SS!

Monte Carlo SS!

Monte Carlo SS!

Monte Carlo SS!

Monte Carlo SS
Tire & Wheel FAQ
Updated July 24th, 2009

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Q: What size tires will fit on my SS?
Q: What's the offset / backspacing and bolt pattern for the stock rims?
Q: What are the proper wheel lugs for the Monte Carlo SS?
Q: What type of wheels were stock on an SS?
Q: Are the wheels from the 1981 Camaro Z28 identical to the later (86-88) SS Wheels?
80-81 Z/28 wheel (N90 option)
-15x7 w/ 5x4.75" bolt circle
-Take a shanked nut/washers (or "shoulder" style shanked nut)
-Have 4.25" BS (therefore less of a "dish" compared to SS wheels)
-slightly different (flatter & wider) outer wheel lip than SS wheels
-"Z28" centercaps
Reference pics:

Image 2, Image 3, Image 4

86-88 SS wheel
-15x7 w/ 5x4.75" bolt circle
-Take regular acorn nut
-Have 3.75" BS
-slightly different (taller and narrower) outer wheel lip than Z/28 wheel
-"Chevrolet" centercaps
Reference pics:

Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5, Image 6, Image 7

NOTES:
-centercaps will interchange between wheels
-there is also a very rare 14x7 version of this wheel that was optional on base model Camaro's in 80/81
-to use the Z28 wheels on a G-body, you will require wheel spacers. A 5/16" spacer will allow a stock 215/65R15 tire up front and a 245/60R15 out back.

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