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. C4Racer

    C4Racer Veteran Member

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    Rocket Racing Attack 18x10 6" bs all around w/ 275-35 and 295-35 NT05 tires. So far fit looks good. Don't see any issues in the front - should be OK w/o a spacer. In the rear I have 3/8" clearance to the seat-belt hump and 1/2" to the spring. Should work as is - but I have 1/4" spacers I may use to give a little more inside clearance. Car isn't ultra low so doesn't seen to be much of an issue on the fender side - I could go out .5" easy.

    Rear is 4th gen, so it's .75" wider than a factory 2nd gen rear. When I build a 9" I will go with this same width as it works a bit better for these wheels vs. the 2nd gen width. These wheels have more caliper clearance with 6" bs vs. 5" and they don't offer them in 5.5" for the 10" width.

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    Front as far as suspension will compress with motor / trans out of car:

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  3. Rick Figus

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    Perfect stance, aggressive
     
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    ya - can't see the stance with the motor / trans out - here is the car with the old wheels.

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    Lol, reply was meant for sandiego 74.
     
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    I have a 71 rs, I asked a
    Buddy same car he has a z28, hotchkis 2 inch then he put 17/35/275 all around zero problems, Iā€™m doing the exact for mine. The suspension makes the huge difference and the cars on rails as well as 15 inch brakes from 13 rear

    Hope helps
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    How did you fit 15ā€ rotors under a 17ā€ wheel??
     
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    I finally got mine put on. I've got Customworks 4g front and rear springs. I went with Ridler 650s. Front wheels are 18x8 with 4.5" back space and 245/40r18 tires. Rears are 18x9.5" with 5.25" back space and 285/35r18 tires. I will be lowering the car more soon. It sets too high in the rear for sure.

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  10. Rusty Shackleford

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    I've done a lot of reading and think this is the direction I'd like to move in. I haven't bought rims and tires for a Camaro since 1991. Recently picked up a 1979 Z28 with 15" rims on the back and 14" on the front. Suspension is stock as far as I know. I love the car but the rims have got to go. Here is what I have picked out:

    Front - Rev Classic 100 chrome 17" x 8", 4.5" back space, 0mm offset w/ 245/45 17 Nitto NT555 G2.

    Rear - Rev Classic 100 chrome 17" x 9", 5" back space, 0mm offset w/ 275/40 17 Nitto NT555 G2.

    Planning on changing over to disc brakes this year as well. If anyone sees a problem or if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear it before ordering. Any and all input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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