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Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (1/7)
 11/19/21 10:40am
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Hello,

I tried searching for the answer to this on this forum before posting this question (as well as on Google), but did not see a hard and true answer.  My '76 has the original aluminum slot wheels on it.  Can anyone confirm that their size is in-fact 15 x 8 wheels, and not 15 x 7?   They look like the ones at the following link:

https://topclassiccarsforsale.com/uploads/photoalbum/1976-corvette-nice-survivor-28986-miles-restored-wheels-wnew-tires-clean-car-1.jpg

I am looking to replace the wheels with a more modern-looking one, and want to confirm that the originals are 15 x 8.   Thanks!



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Re: Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (2/7)
 11/19/21 2:29pm
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As far as I know, from 69 on, all wheels were 15x8.



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Re: Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (3/7)
 11/19/21 2:50pm
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Thank you for your quick response!

Re: Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (4/7)
 11/20/21 2:36am
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Since the rally wheels are 15 X 8, pretty sure the factory aluminum wheels are too. But you could check with the aftermarket and see.



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Re: Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (5/7)
 11/20/21 10:23am
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Steel ralleys were standard.  The slotted aluminum ones were optional in 76'.

Re: Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (6/7)
 11/20/21 11:41am
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15"x8" is correct. The set on my '74 are original from a '76, and they are 15"x8" and marked so. All of the rims from '69 up are 15"x8", steel or aluminuminum. 



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Re: Was original wheel size 15 x 8 for 1976 aluminum slot wheels? (7/7)
 11/24/21 9:01am
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Thanks, all!

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