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95 base wheels vs ZR-1 wheels (1/3)
 2/21/23 7:07pm
Mark Wentworth
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, AB - Canada

1995 Black Convertible

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My question is: will 11 inch rear wheels (ZR-1) fit my 95 base Convertible? I would love to put the 315/35ZR17 Michelins on my car but not sure they’ll fit. Was the ZR-1 set up wider to handle the wider rims and tires? 

thanks, Mark

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Re: 95 base wheels vs ZR-1 wheels (2/3)
 2/22/23 12:16am
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West Burke, VT - USA

SOLD - "The Beast" - '90 ZR-1 (#682)
SOLD - "The Toy" - '70 Convertible
SOLD - "Betty" - '28 Ford Model A Tudor
Still have - "BLKBRRD" - '78 Pontiac Trans Am

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Short answer - yes, the rear bodywork on the ZR-1 was 3 inches wider than the regular C4.

There were two different sizes of wheels for the GS.  The convertible's wheels, front and rear, were a bit narrower than the coupe's.  That's why the coupe had the little added on wheelwell flares and the convertible did not.  This article points out a few things that were special about the Grand Sport.  #7 is on the wheels and tires.

A good friend has a regular '94 coupe and has the wider wheels on it.  He has chosen not to add the wheelwell flares and they definitely fill out the wheel wells. 


Jim Olson

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Re: 95 base wheels vs ZR-1 wheels (3/3)
 8/17/23 4:03am
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I'm a little late seeing your question but here's my answer anyway.  I bought a set of Grand Sport knockoff's from OE wheels, 17x9.5 front and 17x11 rear.  I have Nitto NT05, 275/40-17 front and 315/35-17 rear.  They fit my 96 Collector's Edition coupe perfectly.  No rubbing front or rear.

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