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I was browsing wheels and I feel in love with the factory Camaro SS set in black, only 16lb each for a 20x9! Only problem is their low offset. The 20x9 has an offset of 35mm, and with the thinnest spacer I could find (15mm), that is a 20mm offset compared to our standard 55mm. They would stick out a bunch, am I right in assuming those numbers are correct? Too bad then, because the wheels remind me of a concept version of the production Solstice wheel..

Then I ran across the spy pic of the Mallett Solstice from a few years ago, and look what it's riding on! A set of Camaro SS wheels. My question is, did they fill and redrill the wheels? Or am I wrong in my offset numbers?

 

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16lbs?? That's incredibly light. Are they forged?

My Enkei RPF1's in 18x8 weigh in around 17lbs.

Best way to make the fit would be to re-drill your wheel hubs for the new bolt pattern. Any competent machine shop can do this, and you would avoid the +20 offset issue.

P.s. i've sen this picture pop up a few times, always just ASSumed it was a photochop... EDIT: if you look closely, the wheels are exactly the same, with the rear caliper removed, it's definitely a photoshop, though it looks great.
 

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16lbs?? That's incredibly light. Are they forged?

My Enkei RPF1's in 18x8 weigh in around 17lbs.

Best way to make the fit would be to re-drill your wheel hubs for the new bolt pattern. Any competent machine shop can do this, and you would avoid the +20 offset issue.

P.s. i've sen this picture pop up a few times, always just ASSumed it was a photochop... EDIT: if you look closely, the wheels are exactly the same, with the rear caliper removed, it's definitely a photoshop, though it looks great.
I'm a designer and I didn't even think they were photoshopped haha.. pretty good. Although once I inspected them, the wheels are way too clear for the pixelated car. And the reflection colors are a little off


On a more serious note, I could just pull the hubs and have them drill the 120mm pattern? I assume this would greatly weaken them.. Unlike adapters which are solid billet, aren't they cast steel?

I absolutely love them, but the widest I can find is 20x9 and I need them to be beefier for the power I want to put down after the v8 swap
 

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I'm a designer and I didn't even think they were photoshopped haha.. pretty good. Although once I inspected them, the wheels are way too clear for the pixelated car. And the reflection colors are a little off


On a more serious note, I could just pull the hubs and have them drill the 120mm pattern? I assume this would greatly weaken them.. Unlike adapters which are solid billet, aren't they cast steel?

I absolutely love them, but the widest I can find is 20x9 and I need them to be beefier for the power I want to put down after the v8 swap
Should be fine. The cobalt guys are road racing on drilled hubs.

Why not run a wheel like the OZ ultraleggerra in 18x10? I believe they make quite a few wheels in the 5x110 pattern.
 

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Should be fine. The cobalt guys are road racing on drilled hubs.

Why not run a wheel like the OZ ultraleggerra in 18x10? I believe they make quite a few wheels in the 5x110 pattern.
I think the cammed LS3 i'll be putting in the Solstice could have around 480hp, are you sure? I like the look and weight of the SS wheels.
 

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I think the cammed LS3 i'll be putting in the Solstice could have around 480hp, are you sure? I like the look and weight of the SS wheels.
There's a number of big turbo cars running around with no issues. Making that much or more power too.
 
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