Love them or hate them, big wheels aren’t going anywhere. We sell and install truck-loads of custom wheels next door at BLVD customs. From Asanti to Vossen and everything in between, they are a great way to improve the looks of your ride. To show potential Camaro customers that giant wheels can be fitted to the 2017 model, Chevrolet released the 2017 Camaro SS Slammer last night. Pushing the styling of the latest Camaro to the extreme, they turned to none other than John Cafaro. As the director of Chevrolet Global Design, he is responsible for such hits as the Gen 4 Camaro and C5 Corvette.
The press release mentions modifications to the body were needed in order to fit 22″ x 9″ wheels up front, and 24″ x 10″ on the rear. Tires are 245/30/22 and 275/25/24, which have just enough side wall to be comfortable. Because larger rolling stock transmits more road feel into the body, the Slammer rides on air suspension at all corners. Much like the Chevelle Slammer concept unveiled yesterday, the air bags allow the car to lay frame when parked and offer a menacing rake while cruising. We are big fans of air suspension because dropping your car from an app on your phone is addictive. While the Slammer Chevelle is not bound by clean air laws, the engine of the Slammer Camaro was left untouched in order to keep the car 50 state legal. Along with the 2017 Camaro COPO and the SS Drag Race Development car, it makes for a potent display at SEMA.
Adding a few hundred pounds of weight to the car will make it porky in the corners, but you can’t deny the visual appeal of this build. We have done several late model Camaros with big wheels, including a 2012 Camaro SS with 24″ wheels front and rear. If you would like more information on how we can do this to your car, contact BLVD Customs here. Tell us how big is too big on late model Camaros and stay with us for more SEMA coverage.