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. Jball

    Jball New Member

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    4.5 in the front 5 in the rear. I've thrown two center caps on these wheels already...the only downside.
     
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    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    ...wow...i have been going through this thread fixing photobucket posts and while I was at it I removed posts posts with dead pics and superfluous posts (nice car!) just to shorten the thread a bit. 2+ hours and pages 1-20 are done lol. Oh and shaved like 15 pages off. I'll do more as time allows. Just an FYI.

    I am also amazed how few people post backspacing info.
     
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    Looking for a good set of 20" for my 79 , whats out there and looks good? Direct bolt on and whats your tire sizes and back spacing if possible and i do still have rear drums. Pics please if you have any
     
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    Thank you.

    You are welcome to delete this superfluous post as well.
     
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    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL eventually I will (this one too!)
     
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    foose F104
    18*8 front ET0 235*40
    18*9 rear ET7 265*40

    plenty of spare room... in future the rears will go in front and ill get larger ones for the rear
     

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  8. Rayden2009

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    Wow those are very nice. I got mine from Bonspeed as well. I was inspired by a mustang guy on this forum that rebuilt a z28. My info is as follows:

    18x8 front. 4.85” BS 245/18/40
    18x10 back. 5.75” BS 275/18/35

    I was being conservative in the back. Now that I know how everything fits together, I may experiment with a 285. Definatly a 40 at the rear next time also.

    I currently have stock brakes. Apparently a big brake kit will move the tire outbound a tiny bit.

    I rub in the front a very minute amount when I hit a huge bump I definatly should have avoided. Minute meaning it doesnt impact driving performance or stability. Tubular control arms may angle the tire in at the top a bit ive heard.

    Im also lowered with Hotchkis springs at all corners
     
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    do u have completely stock rear suspension? and do u have more room to go to a wider tire?
     
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    I have all stock except Hotchkis springs. It would be tight. I can just barely get my fingers through the tightest spot. Now im wondering if 285 is a stretch. 40 height for sure though.
     

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