The fifth-generation Chevy Camaro was a smash hit with its combination of style, performance and charisma. What could Chevy do for an encore? They made the sixth-generation even better by tweaking the styling without blurring the Camaro's identity. Even greater strides were made in engineering as Chevy shaved over 200 pounds of weight, stiffened the chassis by 28% and added its amazing Magnetic Ride Control to the options list. The automotive press have universally praised the new Camaro SS, and if you've just gotten yourself a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, you've made the right decision.
Do you love your new Camaro SS but you want to add a little bit more flavor? If you're considering wheels and tires, we've just measured the car so you can now view all compatible wheels and preview how they're going to look on your SS.
Your Camaro SS runs 245/40R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlats on 20x8.5 ET 32 front wheels and 275/35R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlats on 20x9.5 ET 39 rear wheels. Obviously you'll need to find a wheel that's made in a wider size for the rear. Your 275/35R20 rear tires can accommodate wheel widths ranging from 9 to 11 inches, so there's no issue going from the 9.5" Original Equipment size to a wider size. If a listed wheel only has a front width listed then there is no available rear wheel wide enough to run the 275/35R20 Original Equipment rear size, therefore it's best to pick another wheel.
Ideally you want to pick wheels comparable in offset (ET) to the factory to maintain steering feel and tracking. If possible we want to reduce adding unsprung weight in the form of heavier wheels as this can slightly affect braking and acceleration at the limit. We don't have an official weight on the Original Equipment wheels but I've heard from a few SS drivers that have found their front wheels are approximately 30 pounds and the rear wheels are approximately 31.5 pounds. Keep in mind that the SS is blessed with loads of power and great brakes, so a few pounds isn't going make a difference in day-to-day driving unless your daily drive involves setting a new PR on your favorite closed track.
You have your own sense of style so go for the wheels that match your style. The one thing I notice when I'm walking through a parking lot is that every now and then someone picks a wheel that's simply not coherant with the overall lines of the vehicle. The key is finding a distinctive wheel that still belongs.