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. Chicagopd50

    Chicagopd50 New Member

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    thanks for the info.. im gonna go with the us mags rambler 121 black rims...18x8 fronts and 18x9.5 rears. i will go with 285s on the rear and the fronts just like yours
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Let us know what backspace you go with And Let’s see those pics when you pull the trigger and if you have some hub to fender lip measurements for ride height that would be really helpful! Pics of tire Andy proximity to the rear springs and ebrake cable would be awesome as well.
     
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    Chicagopd50 New Member

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    Ok will do..
     
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    Here is what my rears look like with 275's, lowered 1.5" @ 5.75" BS. All else is stock. The tightest area is the seat
    belt hump. 285's would be tight, but it think doable. Maybe safer with a 5.7 or 5.65" BS. The fenders are easy to roll if required, and with my set up, not necessary.
    IMG_6743.JPG
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks great. Doesn’t look like you are running an ebrake. My measurements indicate a possible issue on the drivers side with mine running TA rear discs.
     
  6. Chicagopd50

    Chicagopd50 New Member

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    Awesome thanks for the info.. from what I remember I had 285s and didn't do any mods. I don't remember the back spacing.
     

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    I have the stock Camaro drums. I plan to use Wilwood big disc in the future. What issue are you referring to? I haven't anticipated any issues swapping to discs, I hope I don't get blindsided...
     
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    Guys, please include your backspace/offset info so everybody is helped.
     
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    Rayden2009 - Thank you for that photo - it really does help alot - as I plan on a 5.75" rear backspace on a 10" rim - was planning on running a 285 tire but, as I can see, I'll be going with a 275 tire. The difference between the total width of a 275 tire and a 285 tire is: .5" difference. So I wont sweat it. Besides, Im sure the 275 tire would be less expensive.....just a thought to everyone studying rims/tire sizes here.

    So, to keep with the rules of this post, this is my plan for wheels and tires:

    Front: 18X9 - 5" BS, 0 offset. - 265/35/18 tire
    Rear: 18X10 - 5.75" BS, +6 offset (per manufactures spec - American Racing) - 275/35/18 tire.

    This set up would be for my 1980 Camaro Z28 - all 4 wheel lips rolled (already)

    Hope this helps others.
     
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