help back spacing

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    i got a good deal on craigs list torque thrust II 17's from a guy off craigs list who said he pulled them off his 70 camaro. they wanted $600 dollers, i got them for $500, he said you only needed backspacing for the back rims, but i went to put them on my car and thier rubbing on the front and back, so can i get backspacings for the front and back and how big can you get them in because the back looks like it might need 3", or should i try to get my money back? All 4 are 17 X 9.50. These should fit right? Front and back? How much are backspacings?
     
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    Anyone?????
     
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    Back spacing is from the mounting pad of the rim to the lip edge of the rim. measure from back of rim.

    Your B/S for 9.5 rims should be 5.5 to fit correctly.

    Tell us what your B/S is when done checking.

    you may need spacers, or adapters
     
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    Definetly need backspacing. on all 4 rims just worse in the back. When the rim is sitting flat on the ground 3 rims measure 7 1/2 inches to where the bolts on the rim go through the other is 7 inches and it fits with out rubbing but only by a 1/16 of an inch maybe on the front
     
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    Your asking about wheel spacers. These are used to move the wheel outwards away from the axle.

    Backspacing is the measurement from hub to edge of rim like this.
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    Take a measurement like above picture then we can help you. Wheel spacers arent the safest things to use. Be careful if you need too wide. Studs snapring and wheels coming off at any speed is not healthy.
     
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    OK I measured it like that and 3 of the rims are 6 5/8 and 1 is 6 1/4.
     
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    I would try and get your money back. 1/2 inch spacers are the thickest you can get. you may be able to get the rear to fit with spacers but I can't see the front fitting.
     
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    Anyone 2nd that? Dude said he just took them off his camaro, wich now that I tried them on My 73 camaro I dont believe. Even had the lug nuts. Why wouldnt you believe him he had the lug nuts
     
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    The back rims are going to need a whole lot more than a 1/2" spacers
     
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    He may have lied to you. Did you see them on his car before purchase??
     

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