View Full Version : Wheel Spacer Source?

04-07-2011, 09:29 PM
Now that Skulte has quit making wheel spacers, what's the best place to get them (for the best price)? I'm thinking of doing a little horse trading, sell, etc to buy a set of AFS ZR1 wheels for my IROC.

Along those lines, what's a set of 91-92 Camaro wheels worth these days?

04-07-2011, 10:06 PM
I have a set of 4 spacers, 5x4.75, and I believe they 1.75 or 2" spacers, Made of 6061-T6 Aircraft Billet Aluminum.
Bought them few years ago, when I put a set of 98Z rims on a 92 blazer, I kept the spacers and put the 98Z rims on my wifes 94 camaro. paid like 180 for them. I was kinda of sitting on them myself, in case I wanted vette rims for my 84Z

04-07-2011, 10:19 PM
I wonder if VBP has something that will work?

04-08-2011, 03:31 AM
they have them on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/5x4-75-to5x4-75-Chevy-Wheel-Rim-Adapters-Spacers-2-0-5L_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26ituQ3d UCIQ26otnQ3d4Q26poQ3dLVIQ26psQ3d63Q26clkidQ3d83047 15897792156194QQ_trksidZp5197Q2em7QQcategoryZ42614 QQitemZ120495599816

04-08-2011, 07:32 AM
91-92 wheels are not worth very much at the moment. i sold a set with good tires last year for something like $180...pretty pittiful

04-08-2011, 09:07 AM
Yah, that is pretty pitiful. I figured they weren't worth much. I'm just tired of looking at them and want something different on my IROC. I looked at the spacers on ebay. I'm not overly comfortable with something I don't know the source of. Skulte's spacers were machined to his specifications and were good for road racing and autocrossing (which is my intended use). It sure didn't hurt that his spacers were competitively priced too.

If it helps, I'm looking for 2 - 2" spacers and 2 - 1.25" spacers (5x4.75) with metric studs.

04-08-2011, 03:50 PM
Did you check VBP yet? (Vette Brakes Products)

04-08-2011, 10:05 PM
Nope totally forgot about them. I'll look them up tonight.

04-08-2011, 10:12 PM
It appears they've quit selling them. I looked in every category I could think of and also tried searching their site with no luck. If someone can find a link, I'd be grateful...on a slow internet connection where I'm at this week.

04-08-2011, 10:16 PM
BTW, does anyone know if Andris Skulte frequents any web boards these days? I've got a few wheel fitment questions to ask regarding ZR-1 wheels on a 3rd gen.

04-08-2011, 10:33 PM
only place i've seen the spacers is on ebay

04-10-2011, 03:06 PM
BTW, does anyone know if Andris Skulte frequents any web boards these days? I've got a few wheel fitment questions to ask regarding ZR-1 wheels on a 3rd gen.

i still talk to Andris on occasions and this list came stright from him along time ago when i was considering certain wheel swaps.

Rim Name Size Offset Backspacing Suggested Thickness (3rd Gen)
Corvette 84-87 16x9.5 38mm 6.6" 2"
Corvette 88-96 17x9.5 56mm 7.3" 2.25"
Corvette GS ZR1 style 17x9.5 50mm 7" 2"
Corvette ZR1 style (Low Offset) 17x9.5 38mm 6.7" 2"
Corvette ZR1 style (Low Offset) 17x11 36.5mm 7.397" 1.25" Rear
Corvette ZR1 style (High Offset) 17x9.5 56mm 7.4" 2.25"
Corvette ZR1 style (High Offset) 17x11 50mm 7.93" 2" Rear
C5 Corvette 97-2000 17x8.5 front 56mm 6.8" 2"
C5 Corvette 97-2000 18x9.5 rear 63mm 7.6" 2"
C5 Corvette Z06 17x9.5 front 54mm 7.2" 2.25"
C5 Corvette Z06 18x10.5 rear 58mm 7.9" 2" Rear
Camaro 82-92 16x8 front 0mm 4.35"
Camaro 89-92 16x8 rear 16mm 5"
Camaro F1 ZR1-style 17x9 50mm 6.8" 2"
Camaro 93-97 16x8 55mm 6.5" 2"
ROH ZS 17x9.5 5 mm 5.472"
ROH ZS 17x8.5 -7 mm 4.5"

04-10-2011, 07:51 PM
My main question is wanting to know if you have to beat up the inner wheel well to get ZR-1 wheels/tires to fit on a third gen. I don't want to beat it up if you do.

04-10-2011, 11:40 PM
I had a set of 17x11 wheels on my car at one point. I was running a 4th gen rear with it

I recall that they hit the bump stop mounts with the suspension fully unloaded.... and close to the lip with it at ride height.

not sure if that helps or not... lol

04-11-2011, 08:33 PM
It does - I'm fairly certain ZR-1 wheels won't require beating up the wheel well. I just want to be sure before I buy something. It's not like I will anytime soon if the engine/trans from the 68 doesn't sell. LT1's sure don't have resale like they used to...

04-12-2011, 10:27 PM
17x9 you wont, anything larger you will have to ither beat he back of the fenderwell back and or roll the inner lip of the fender.

04-13-2011, 06:04 PM
I got a reply from Andris today - he said with the right spacer a 17x11 can be made to fit with minimal beating of the well.

04-13-2011, 09:37 PM
well if you happen to find some 1.75" spacers, let me know

my buddy just upgraded his brakes and now his tires stick out too far for his (and mine) liking