Wheel suggestions for Z06/Grand Sport body shape

Godzilla

Regular user
Hi, returning to the fold after two previous stints (C4 from '91-'93, C6 Z06 from 2006-2010-ish) and bought a C6 Convertible with APS twin turbos and a Z06 bodykit, although I'm not sure the front end is as wide as a Z06 (but it does have the central air scoop in the nose like one).
However it comes on massive 20" front/22" rear HRE split-rims which are not to my taste and probably won't handle the power as well as smaller diameter rims and fatter sidewalled tyres.
As it's not a Z06, I am not going to try to pass it off as one (it's a convertible anyway), so not necessarily looking for Z06 replica wheels, but a) what sizes/PCD/offset should I be looking for and b) any suggestions of styles that fit?
Thanks in advance. It's great to be back in a Vette again!
 

Chevrolet

CCCUK Member
Last edited:

Godzilla

Regular user
I have a set of OEM Z06 Speedlines in my garage, I would be willing to part with.
They would need a complete refurb and powder coating to your choice of colour etc.
I changed to ZR1 style wheels in black satin, which I really like.
Thanks. I've never tried, but I'm guessing it's not easy or cheap to repaint chrome wheels?
 

Blackzed

CCCUK Member
Apparently from what I have read it would only need a light media blast to remove the plating.
I was actually looking through the order form for the car yesterday and it said "polished wheels".
So even I am not sure now.
I could PM you photos if you like.
 

Godzilla

Regular user
Thanks, but I'll have a look around. As I mentioned, I'm not tied to the Z06 look, as I previously owned a C6 Z06 and fancy something different, but probably in similar sizes.
 

Oneball

CCCUK Member
Thanks. I've never tried, but I'm guessing it's not easy or cheap to repaint chrome wheels?
There’s some powder coats that approximate chrome finish. They aren’t quite as shiny but I like them for it. Had smoked chrome ones on my Spec-b Legacy.
 

Chevrolet

CCCUK Member
I was actually looking through the order form for the car yesterday and it said "polished wheels".
So even I am not sure now.
I had the polished wheels (option) on my Euro mainland 2007 C6 spec. Think I am correct in saying that chrome wheels were not an option on UK or mainland Europe spec cars (US only). I have a 2006 Stratstone C6 brochure and that only lists polished as an option.
 

Chevrolet

CCCUK Member
Any other suggestions? Will C7 rims fit a C6 Z06? Unsurprisingly it's hard to find many suitable rims in the UK.
Think I saw your new "monster" car advertised (the black one)? And as you say, the Z06 bodykit might be just on the rear/standard C6 at the front (have seen that before/see photos )? What are the existing wheel/tyre widths and offsets/backspace? Blackzed's Z06 wheels sound a good option to me (fronts should fit OK?). Will C7 rims fit? At a guess they will, but if you are looking for 12 inch rear wheels like the C6 Z06, you are talking C7 Grand Sport or Z06 wheels, and where are you going to get those/at what cost?
 

Attachments

Godzilla

Regular user
I had the polished wheels (option) on my Euro mainland 2007 C6 spec. Think I am correct in saying that chrome wheels were not an option on UK or mainland Europe spec cars (US only). I have a 2006 Stratstone C6 brochure and that only lists polished as an option.
I hope they are just polished as that should mean getting them colour changed won’t be too difficult. Going to forward Zed’s photos to a wheel refurbisher to assess feasibility.
 
Top