Some time ago some people convinced me to make an investment into better wheels. Coincidentally, I just met with Western Turbine Wheels 15x8 rims on ebay. They were produced as a replicas of original turbines (YJ8). But the reserve price was too high in my opinion. In a few days I found original ones (15x7), over $200 cheaper. The only requirement was to set my alarm clock to 4:45 AM and stay cool while bidding. Then, just few seconds before the auction ended, I put my decent maximum sum and hoped. Just for the imagination, the wheels was presented like on these images:
Beautiful, aren’t they? Well, let’s see what had arrived after 14 days…
The difference is obvious. Anyway, they are over 30 years old and for that age they still look “acceptable”. So I started the renovation process, took them to the wheel repair service. The result was - three of them were twisted or rather oval than round. So, after the repair and alignment I moved them over “the yard” to make them sand blasted and powdercoated with additional layer of high gloss transparent color. And the results?
After some time I also bought brand new lug nuts and center caps which surely will look laughingly for real Z/28 Camaro owners. But those should also know that it’s impossible to buy new center caps with classic Chevrolet’s bow tie logo. The only way is to buy a sticker and replace it. Such operation does not have a priority for me, moreover when I don’t want to ruin brand new items.
The tire combination I selected is:
- 245/60 R15 rear
- 225/60 R15 front
I guess this tire combo is very decent, the dimension difference between front and rear is almost imperceptible. Below are pictures of the final wheels shape and how they appear installed on the vehicle.