Camaro Wheels not fitting

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scott42076
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Camaro Wheels not fitting

Post by scott42076 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:11 pm

20” staggered Camaro SS wheels. I am trying to install on my 2014 PPV. The tears don’t set flat against the rotor and thus wobble. Front seems fine. What am I missing?
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Re: Camaro Wheels not fitting

Post by Navy Lifer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:04 pm

the wheels absolutely should (will) fit - are you removing steel wheels? Zeta application wheels are all the same hub bore/register size and do interchange.

Check for rust buildup on the hub register (the part that extends beyond the rotor/wheel mounting surface). Use some elbow grease, rust-buster, wire brush, emery/crocus cloth to get rid of any junk /corrosion. Check wheel bore(s) to be sure they're not banged up in some way.

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Re: Camaro Wheels not fitting

Post by scott42076 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:50 pm

Thank you. I finally got them to seat properly

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Re: Camaro Wheels not fitting

Post by elc32955 » Wed May 12, 2021 7:59 pm

Just resurrecting an old post to reinforce the point Bill made. I just swapped to the 18" LT wheels off a 2016 Camaro from my old dinged up & rusting police steelies. The tire shop I was using could NOT get the wheels to mount correctly on the first attempt, same problem - not seating properly on the hub. The manager had them take the surface down to bare metal by cleaning the rust off the hub register (106K worth of corrosion) with a wire brush, after this was done BAM! Wheels slid right on.

SO... if your 2016-2019 Camaro alloy wheels will not fit at first try, you know what you have to do. Clean up those hubs!

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