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. Jaxons nasty z

    Jaxons nasty z New Member

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    Just pulled off the 20x10 18x8 coys . Im dumping them cheap . Loaded with 275/35r20 and 245/40r18 . They tucked noce . Left sife quarter was rolled with 5.5 backspace . Just removed tge 1.5 drop springs was there mistake as they then put air shocks on . Just got my 2” lift springs on and my new wheels should be here monday . Its sitting on a spare set of 295/50 r15 now . I want to duplicate my old superman . This car is built 4sp with 4:11 so performance wise it will be better . Last pic is superman with 295/50r15 with 4” backspace on 15x10
     

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    why were drop springs an issue? I can see the combo of air shocks and drop springs being an issue, but just drop springs....why? unless you wanted ass end up?
     
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    I want ass end up like my old Z . So heres the way it stands with new springs and hotch 1.5” drop springs out as of yesterday . Sorry the old warehouse lights make things look green . Everyone always wants pics so im taking alot with fast changes . Seats l88 hood and louvers next . Seats are in wheels should be here tomorrow
     

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    Running 17s on 1970 Z28
     

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    I really like those wheels. What are they?
     
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    Jaxons nasty z New Member

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    ar outlaw 2 from SUMMIT ARE-AR625161 $260 pair 10" , ARE-AR625861 $228 pair 8"
    all 4 was $488 w/
    free shipping

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-AR625161

     
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    I’m looking at American Racing Drafts VN510’s. I know I should be good in front with 18x8 with 4.5” back space but I don’t know which way to go on the rear. I want to put on 18x10, but dont know which backspace is best 5.5” or 5.97”. I dont want to run a spacer. I have Hotchkis 1.5” drop leafs and rolled fenders already and have pounded the seat belt hump.
     
  8. 1981z28g92

    1981z28g92 New Member

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    You could put a yard stick on the axle mounting surface and measure back from that(Make a 90 degree intersection.) to see. 5.97 seems like a lot. I know c5 Vette wheels need 2.5" spacers. They're roughly 8 inches in the rear plus or minus based on z06 or regular. That puts them at about 5.5" to fit.
     
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    I run 18x10 on the rear with 6 inch backspace . No problems 1970 camaro
     
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    Stock diff? Stock height?
     

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