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    Question Compatible Wheels for Gen II

    Hello! I apologize in advance if there is another post on this topic. For the life of me, couldn't find anything under the "Tire , Wheel, Brake and Suspension" category, nor in here under the advance search fuction.

    I would like to know if any Gen II owners have swapped out their stock wheels for an after-market set that has more tire options, especially for the Michelin Super Sports? I just got my Pirelli P-Zero Rossos (thank you Jon B @ PartsRack) installed and have no complaints so far; however, I'd like to have more options available to me when it comes time to change the Rossos out in the distant future.

    I have Stop Tech big brakes in front (not sure on size as previous owner had it installed) and a Paxton centrifugal supercharger (also installed by previous owner) so not sure if that limits the wheel types/sizes I can use.

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    Any 335-355 rear tire will fit. Most will upgrade to a Gen 3-5 wheel for better tire options. Usually cheaper and better looking than the old 17-18" wheels.
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    I've got forgestar F14's on my car. They are in the Gen5 size/offset. Fits great and I don't have to worry about tire availability (yet at least).

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    PartsRack has 18-19" NEW WHEELS in stock, OE, from $1795/set of 4! Stupid-Cheap price for OE NEW. Add tires from $1395/set 4......

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    I've changed wheels sizes for that very reason...so I could run Michelin PSS. Best all around tire IMO.
    If you go 345/30-19 rear, it'll be fairly tight in the fender well if you're lowered. Stock ride height, no problemo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98RedGTS View Post
    I've got forgestar F14's on my car. They are in the Gen5 size/offset. Fits great and I don't have to worry about tire availability (yet at least).
    I bought a set of these GenV F14s for my Gen2 as well in 19/20, but haven't gone past opening the boxes. Do you have any issues with the gen5 offset on the gen2? Local guys here run a 3/4" spacer to correct the offset in the rear and the fronts are really aggressive...almost sticking out of the fenders. Has this been your experience too?
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    I can’t recommend making the jump to 19s enough. Fills the wheel wells, more tire options than you can shake a stick at and gets rid of the awful 4x4 stance. Look at the difference between GenII ACR wheels and GenV ACR wheels. F2DA3FE1-C153-4776-B785-45848622C2C4.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACR_Matt View Post
    Look at the difference between GenII ACR wheels and GenV ACR wheels.
    Are you using rear wheel spacers to fit those GenV wheels on your Gen2? Extended reach lug nuts? Do the fronts stick out of the fender/hood area? Post some pics on the car if possible please. Thanks
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    GenII ACR BBS 18x13 with Toyo R888 335/30/18
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    GenV ACR Wheels 19x13 with ACR Kumhos 355/30/19
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    Stock ride height both pictures.

    No spacers, extended lug nuts or anything of that nature. I do have GenIV ACR brakes so that may affect fitment slightly. The fronts are getting mounted today. Had to wait for the ceramic coating to cure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MH60M View Post
    I bought a set of these GenV F14s for my Gen2 as well in 19/20, but haven't gone past opening the boxes. Do you have any issues with the gen5 offset on the gen2? Local guys here run a 3/4" spacer to correct the offset in the rear and the fronts are really aggressive...almost sticking out of the fenders. Has this been your experience too?
    Not sure why they are using spacers. I bolted them up just fine. Here are some pics of how the sit on the car with my crappy phone (you'd thing a Galaxy S10 would do better...). Car is on BC coilovers with about a 1.5 inch drop.

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    Thank you all for the input, definitely enlightening! As soon as I chew through the PZ Rossos, I'll definitely be looking at 19" wheels.

    Follow up question: Anyone has the Gen II 18" OE wheels (see below)? If your clear-coat is chipped in places, what have you done to mitigate/maintain the c.c. on the wheel from spreading? The highways/freeways here in California is so bad and always under construction, I am not surprised the wheels have been getting pelted. I try to avoid bad roads as much as possible.

    *Note: These were the tires/wheels I picked up the GTS in. I'll post some with the new PZ Rossos on when I wash up the wheel.
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    not a lot to do with that, I stripped the CC on mine, polished them out for even more shine. Fairly simple to maintain as well.
    another option would be to re-clear or clear powder coat.
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    Gen 1 car that I added the Gen 2 wheels right away, recently purchased aftermarket Jongbloed racing wheels 19/18 (easier for tires) purchased 345/30/19s and 275/35/18s all Nitto for less than $1000 new, only problem is the car needs to be lowered a bit in my opinion with the 19s in the rear, ordering BC coilovers for this...IMG_20191004_163358853.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvbnbit View Post
    not a lot to do with that, I stripped the CC on mine, polished them out for even more shine. Fairly simple to maintain as well.
    another option would be to re-clear or clear powder coat.
    @uvbnbit, When you stripped the CC on yours, did you re-coat it or just had it polished? I am worried about mine getting milky or dull or any form of oxidation.


    Quote Originally Posted by Robertk View Post
    Gen 1 car that I added the Gen 2 wheels right away, recently purchased aftermarket Jongbloed racing wheels 19/18 (easier for tires) purchased 345/30/19s and 275/35/18s all Nitto for less than $1000 new, only problem is the car needs to be lowered a bit in my opinion with the 19s in the rear, ordering BC coilovers for this...
    @Robertk, your G1 looks great with both wheels! If I ever have an opportunity to own a second Viper, I would love to have it murdered out. I just like the black paint job on all the cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voros_Siklo View Post
    @uvbnbit, When you stripped the CC on yours, did you re-coat it or just had it polished? I am worried about mine getting milky or dull or any form of oxidation.




    @Robertk, your G1 looks great with both wheels! If I ever have an opportunity to own a second Viper, I would love to have it murdered out. I just like the black paint job on all the cars.
    Thanks Voros_Siklo... Just chiming in on the cc stripping/polishing on the alloys, frankly I think you get more "milky" look with the clear, the alloy is richer to me without the clear and polished, both my stock wheels and those Jongbloeds were cleared and the Jongbloeds were also machined... stripped with oven cleaner as they were anodized clear... started with 500, 1200 and then 2000 before polishing, they both need little upkeep polishing and the Jongbloeds are a harder allot so they stay looking nice with very little maintenance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voros_Siklo View Post
    I would like to know if any Gen II owners have swapped out their stock wheels for an after-market set that has more tire options
    Probably half of all Viper owners. That would be thousands and thousands of anyones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voros_Siklo View Post
    @uvbnbit, When you stripped the CC on yours, did you re-coat it or just had it polished? I am worried about mine getting milky or dull or any form of oxidation.




    @Robertk, your G1 looks great with both wheels! If I ever have an opportunity to own a second Viper, I would love to have it murdered out. I just like the black paint job on all the cars.
    Not re-cleared. I polished it, keep a wax or suitable wheel wax on it. Fairly easy to maintain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvbnbit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Voros_Siklo View Post
    @uvbnbit, When you stripped the CC on yours, did you re-coat it or just had it polished? I am worried about mine getting milky or dull or any form of oxidation.




    @Robertk, your G1 looks great with both wheels! If I ever have an opportunity to own a second Viper, I would love to have it murdered out. I just like the black paint job on all the cars.
    Not re-cleared. I polished it, keep a wax or suitable wheel wax on it. Fairly easy to maintain.
    I did the same thing on my stock 18 in rims. Stripping the CC was pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACR_Matt View Post

    Stock ride height both pictures.

    No spacers, extended lug nuts or anything of that nature. I do have GenIV ACR brakes so that may affect fitment slightly. The fronts are getting mounted today. Had to wait for the ceramic coating to cure.
    Looks awesome, I have Gen4 brakes on my Gen2 as well, and I'd like to show them off. May we please see some pics from the front or rear of the car to highlight offset? I think the front ACR wheels are wider than the regular GenV and the rear offset is about 1/2" off from Gen1-4. Just like to see the offset difference (without spacers) on a Gen2 GTS before buying $5K in wheels.
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    I'm glad I joined the forums. Great looking Vipers and awesome discussions! Beats my daily driver's forums (will post about it in the appropriate section of the forums in the near future).

    As for current upkeep, soapy water seems to have kept it fairly good with the CC thats on it at the moment. (thank you again @Jon!. Being that the roads in my area and places I like to travel have terrible road conditions, I would like to keep the CC as a layer of protection.


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    @M5toViper, nice ride! Wheels look great! What's the tint level if you don't mind me asking? (sorry for the tangent)


 

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