So a buddy of mine had a set of 4th gen Firebird rims he was going to use on his '85 Camaro, but changed his mind and gave them to me free of charge as long as I could fit them on my '87 Fiero GT. I think they had a set of Z-rated Falkens on them. Kinda overkill for an '85 Camaro with a stocker 305 if you ask me, but hey, I ain' t complaining I don't remember sidewall height or overall diameter, but I think rim diameter is 16" and I know for sure that current tire width is 245. Also, I should mention that I performed the Fiero Store front vented disc upgrade some time ago. My only problem so far is the lug pattern is off. That said, what can I do to correct this? Does anyone sell a kit or are there parts off of other models that are interchangeable to correct the issue? And finally, in your opinion, is it worth the time, money, and potential frustration to get a pair of freebies to work, or would you just say "thanks but no thanks"?
I have fourth Gen Camaro rims on my 84 with wheel adapters, just in the back there are clearance and balancing issues with the front the ones I have a 16x8 with a 55mm offset my wheel adapters are 25mm thick which puts me at a 30 mm offset I have a 235 60 falken ziex 512 on them they seem alright. You are going to have a hard time trying to get these to work properly in the front
I personally would sell them and look for something else that actually fits the car. There are PLENTY of choices in a 5x100 bolt pattern to fit a Fiero (4th Gen Firebirds/Camaros are 5x120.7) that you can find from other cars that it's kind of ridiculous.
They're not 'free' anymore if you have to spend all kinds of money to make them fit.
Keep the tires if you want and sell the wheels. Get new wheels that fit your car and the tires.
Originally posted by rogergarrison:
Any quality adapters (I wont use them period) will cost as much as a good set of wheels that fit. Ill bet even if you get them the wheels are going to stick out past the fenders like a hot wheels toy.
Yeah, not so much into having rubber on the wrong side of the fender, and even though it would be the perfect excuse to go ahead with a widebody, I just don't have the cash. I think I'll just tell my buddy to sell them and put the money back into his Camaro.
TbirdMarc, thank you for your input. It so happens that I have a spare set of Dodge snowflake rims that I had bought for my Spirit R/T. I forgot about them until your list mentioned the New Yorker and Caravan...