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A Quick Guide to Wheel/Tire Sizing for Late-Model Camaros

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Aftermarket wheels and tires have always been popular upgrades for performance enthusiasts. For late-model owners, a wheel/tire swap is often the very first upgrade because it won’t void the factory warranty yet can transform the entire attitude and personality of a new car or truck.

The trick is simply making sure the new wheels and tires fit the vehicle.

We have taken the guesswork out of upgrading stock late-model Camaro wheels and tires by doing the necessary homework. The chart below includes factory wheel/tire sizes, bolt circles, and backspacing measurements for 2009-up Chevrolet Camaro models to help you quickly and easily choose aftermarket rims and tires of the same size. It also includes a few popular plus-size options that will fit each specific model in case you desire a more radical change to your vehicle’s rolling stock.

As you browse the chart for your specific Camaro model, there are a couple things to keep in mind:

  1. The measurements in the chart are designed to work with your vehicle as it came from the factory. If you’ve made changes to your suspension system, braking system, or other related areas, you’ll need to verify fitment before purchasing your rims and tires.
  2. The larger rear wheel/tire upgrade options listed in the chart are just that—options. You may decide to opt to stay with a smaller or stock size.

We already did this for the Ford Mustang and plan to provide this same information for other late-model vehicles in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s the rundown on late-model Camaro wheels and tires (click on the chart to enlarge):

2009-2013 Chevrolet Camaro

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3 Comments

  1. Bill Squires says:

    Hi, I have a 2014 Camaro ZL1, stock tires are front 285 35Z R20 and rear 305 35Z R20, Good Year Eagle F1 . I want to increase road clearance if possible. If I installed something like 285 40Z R20 and
    305 40Z R20 would it increase the ride height?
    Thanks

    • Hey Bill. We’re not all math experts around here, but near as we can tell, the best way to figure this out is to determine how much larger the diameter is of your new tires.

      If the diameter is, for example, 1 inch larger, across all four tires, that would increase your ride height by a half-inch. (In other words, assuming the diameter increase of all four tires is equal, you will increase the ride height of your vehicle by one half of whatever that diameter-increase number is without making any other changes to the vehicle.)

  2. Is there no way to fit a 20×10 rim on the front of a 2012 camaro ss

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