Post up your "big wheeled" cars...AKA...17's or larger AND ADD YOUR BACKSPACING INFO!!!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by CarNDrvr, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Pro71bird

    Pro71bird New Member

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    AR TT II's
    Fronts 17"x 8" 4.75" BS - 245's
    Rears 17"x 9.5" 5.5 BS - 275's
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  2. C4Racer

    C4Racer Veteran Member

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    What tires ?
     
  3. Pro71bird

    Pro71bird New Member

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    Falken Azenis 615K for Autocross
    Nitto NT01 for Road Course / Track Days
     
  4. C4Racer

    C4Racer Veteran Member

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    Nice. Does the car see any street time? I’m debating tires right now. My car is 80pct street but motor makes 500ft lbs so traction is a problem. Will see a few track and autox days. I was going to get conti sports but now leaning towards a 200 rated tire instead for a chance at traction on street and don’t want a second set for track. Car is driven nice days only and less than 4K a year
     
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    The car is street legal and driven to all the events I run, never trailered, as that's part of the enjoyment of owning the car. I would recommend 200 TW tires however the 17" tire selection is becoming more limited so 18" wheels is something you may want to consider.
     
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    Ya eventually I will likely switch to 18” - for now I can find 245/275 17s.

    I’d like to run something larger out back 315” probably and maybe a 255-265 up front so when or if I go there I would move to 18s.
     
  7. giggity

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    question. I've got a factory 70 12 bolt rear. Im going to send to to get built, they want to cut the ends and put ford "big" bearing retainers on it. Should i get them to shorten it 1 inch? Will that allow a bigger rear tire, or should i accomplish the bigger tire with offset?
     
  8. cbeasley

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    Does anyone know if the Pontiac rims from newer gto etc. Will work on second gen camaro. 1980 camaro to be exact. The rims are 18's
     

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    Here's my setup, which I found early in my search for wheels but kept looking for 3 years for a cheaper wheel. I just couldn't find anything that I liked nearly as much as these wheels, so I broke down and broke the bank. I could not be happier with my decision, worth every penny for this look. Last wheels I'll ever have on this car.

    Rushforth Night Trains
    Fronts: 18x8 w/ 5" bs
    • Custom Works 2G lowering springs
    • 245/40R18 Sumitomo HTR ZIII rubber
    • Had some slight rubbing on the front in hard cornering after installing the lowering springs. Some metal massaging of the fender wells took care of that.
    • First picture is before the lowering springs
    Rears: 18x10 w/ 5.75" bs
    • Stock springs
    • 285/35R18 Sumitomo HTR Z-III rubber
    • No rubs at all

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  10. willem

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    anyone ever tried 18x9's on all fours? i have em in the rear and will probably have to get 4 same wheels to pass future stricter technical inspections.. i dont think there'll be any rubs up front but if anyone knows for sure...
     

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