Corvette C3, 1978/79. What is the original offset on the stock slot wheels?


Asked by Mar 23, 2015 at 05:35 AM about the 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: General

Corvette C3, 1978/79. What is the original offset on the stock slot wheels?

I want to put on the car 16 or 17 or 18 inch wheels, what would you recommend.

I am looking to put on torq  thrust design. Is there any similar looking alternatives?

3 Answers

John Carson

If you go to a well versed rim/tire dealer, they have all the specs for your car. My C-3 came with 15" rims and I was able to fit wider tires on it in the 60 series. I have seen 16" to 17" but had to stick with the 60 series tires to prevent rubbing on the fenders or frame in the front when turning. Too wide on the rear and the brake hose bracket will cut the tires. There are ways to get wider tires under the fenders and taller rims. The A-arms can be changed out with ones that are curved to fit the wide tires. Fender flares, ala L- 88 design works also. I used those, but modified them to fit the tires sticking out the rear, and put on American Racing 200S rims, 15".

John Carson

Different angle.

John Carson

Another view

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Original wheel offset 2 answers

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me what the original front and back wheel offset is ? Thanks, Joe

    1985 Chevrolet Corvette



  • Wheel size for my 96 corvette. 4 answers

    I want to buy new wheels for my 96 corvette and I keep getting asked this question? Are the front and rear wheels the same width size? Can someone tell me if they are both 17 x 9.5 or are the front 1...

    1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe



  • corvette 13 answers

    are chevrolet corvettes low to the ground

    2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe



  • top speed for a corvette 17 answers

    how fast does a 2003 corvette go.

    2003 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible



  • What is offset of stock 17X9.5 wheels? 1 answer

    Want to install different corvette wheels from C6.

    1989 Chevrolet Corvette


    Car Customization


Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 20,234 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,688.


Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,940
#2 carGrrl
Reputation 1,310
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
798 Great Deals out of 38,851 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Challenger"
439 Great Deals out of 25,365 listings starting at $7,980
Used Porsche 911"
147 Great Deals out of 4,436 listings starting at $12,995
Used Dodge Charger"
647 Great Deals out of 29,677 listings starting at $2,275
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
109 Great Deals out of 3,663 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150"
3,272 Great Deals out of 216,647 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,606 Great Deals out of 39,620 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5,621 listings starting at $48,940
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 4,024 listings starting at $44,900
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 944 listings starting at $41,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,014 listings starting at $37,074
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 441 listings starting at $25,500