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. jvle95

    jvle95 Veteran Member

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    With my set up no. I believe they would rub the sway bar a little at full turn, which is common and not a huge deal. Another issue is the upper control arms. Mine are stock and do not allow for extra wheel clearance like aftermarket arms. I do plan on switching in the future. I did try to mount the rear wheels on the front just to see if they would fit and they hit the control arms, which was expected. 9" and 10" wheels can be done with the correct back spacing and control arms.

    Im pretty happy with the fit for now. I have been running around on stock 15" Z28 style wheels for 30 years up until now, lol. These are big improvement for me. My car is a street car and I may try getting into a little autoX soon enough.
     
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    20190520_142126.jpg 20190602_084058.jpg 20190622_153117.jpg Well I can finally add to this thread after reading through it countless times over the last few months/years.

    I have a 79 that was imported to the UK in 1984 which was running on some 16" Revolution wheels when I bought it. Needed to replace these and the suspension so replaced the suspension first (courtesy of Pro Touring F-Body) and with the limited availability over in the UK had decided on TTII's 17x9.5" rear and 17x8" front. As it turns out the only size NOT in stock was the 17x9.5" so I bit the bullet and tried some 18" wheels.

    Managed to squeeze 18x10" rear (5.74" backspace) and 18x8" front (4.5" backspace). Tyres are Nitto 555 G2 285/40/18 rear and 245/40/18 front.

    Had to bash the seat humps in, but due to the slightly off-centre positioning of the rear axle I don't think it was required on the driver side. Definitely needed on the passenger side however!

    I am over the moon with the stance and how the car drives now, it is utterly transformed and hold the road better than my seat hold me!

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  3. 75Maro

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    Car looks good congrats!
     
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    Cheers!

    I will endeavour to take some better photos when it stops bloody raining here!
     
  5. Burak Unal

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    [​IMG] Foose Knuckle 18x8 front, 18x9.5 rear.

    Cheers,

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    Burak, what is your backspacing and what are you using for rear brakes?
     
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    American Racing Torq Thrusters. 18x8 ET0 with 235/45R18 front and 18x10 P6 with 275/40R18 rear
     
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    Damn that Red is nice
     
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    Back spacing is 4.5 for the fronts (18x8), 5.25 for the rears (18x9.5) They are shod with Pirelli P Zero 225/45/18 and 265/40/18 tires. The rear brakes are SSBC, Wilwood at the front.

    Best
     
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    Foose Legends
    18x8 4.5" 245/45/18 Front Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2
    18x9 5.25" 275/40/18 Rear Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2
     
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