Jan 11th, 03, 12:46 PM
I WANTED TO PUT 17X7 CRAGAR SS WHEELS ON THE FRONT OF MY STOCK 68 CAMARO AND 17X8 ON THE BACK. I WAS TOLD THE BACK SPACING ISN'T ENOUGH. WHAT IS THE REQUIRED BACK SPACIN? WHO MAKES A SIMILAR WHEEL AND WHAT SIZE TIRES WOULD BE OK?
Jan 12th, 03, 08:35 AM
American Racing makes similar wheels which are custom made with a variety of backspacings. You can check them out at wheelsforless.com. If you look at previous postings backspacing is a very common topic with wheels. After doing tons of research, I ordered a set of Classic Torq Thrust wheels: 17x9 in the rear, 5.5 backspacing and 17x7 in the front, 4.75 backspacing.
Jan 12th, 03, 10:43 AM
Do you have any pictures of your car with those wheels? Are there any clearance issues?
Jan 12th, 03, 12:30 PM
What backspacing are those Cragars offered in? If you can get around 4.5" backspacing, that will work.
68 468 700R4, and here it is;
Jan 13th, 03, 03:43 AM
I do not have the wheels yet. The wheels are a Christmas gift from my wife. They unfortunately take 4-6 weeks to arrive. I agree that 4.5 backspacing should work for the rear with a 8" wheel. If you go to some of the past postings on this topic you will find numerous pics of other members cars. I actually went under my car and took measurements to double check the size. My back tires may rub a little on the inside, not 100% sure. I plan on possibly machining a thin spacer from billet aluminum if necessary.