Who’s running torq thrust 18s?

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  1. 72BIGBLOCK

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    Yes it is

    I checked online and nothing

    if anyone knows anything it would really be helpful
     
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    I GOT YOU!!!!
    Wheel and tire sizes on the 70Z:
    Font 18x9.5, 6 1/8 backspace, 275/35 tires, the inner fenders were modified for clearance.
    Rear 18x9.5, 5 1/2 backspace, 285/40 tires outer tubs modified & lip rolled for clearance
     
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    You run 18x9.5, 6 1/8 up front and had to modify the inners? Where? What sway bar are you running?

    My 18x9.5 are closer to 5.68" BS (+11mm offset) and the only issue I have is the hotchkis sway bar at full lock. A little less BS would have been better. 275/35/18s all around. I have trouble imagining pushing the wheel in more fits well. But every old car is different!

    I actual run those at all 4 corners. The back I use small .125" Baer spacers, could go to .250 w/o issue. Currently one side has very minor rub with 3" tail pipe probably on a turn. Sitting still it's got decent space. Hammered the seatbelt hump a bit too. All on the LH side. Oh yeah, the rear on these isn't always perfect side to side. Lol

    I'm looking for some 18x9s in the 5.20-5.30 BS range for my street tires w/o spending custom money. I'm trying to find out if the US mags i saw will clear c5 calipers (that are still on the shelf lol)

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    What the ?! Haha wow I’m speechless
    Now I gotta offer these !! Stat !
    Can’t even thank you

    I had the specs and when my phone got lost so did all the pics :(
     
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    Being that the Firebird has a different inner wheel well what I need to get the inners modified?
     
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    Birds have more room than camaros iirc
     
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    Similar dilemma here I actually got the Z 51 Corvette brakes which I now regret because if I would’ve gone with something a little different I probably could’ve got the year one honeycomb wheels and 17 but since I have a Z 51 caliper I have to run 18 size wheel or higher :(
     
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    Yeah that’s what I remember hmm
     
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    BONZO.. I sent you a PM
     
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