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Old Sep 9th, 10, 01:41 PM
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Default My 1968 Wheel / Tire Combo

I was running 14" stock rims with cheap Yokohama tires (purchased the car in early August with this configuration) until last Saturday.




I now run:

RIMS CONFIG
FRONT - 17x8 Torq Thrust II Polished one piece (505 series)
REAR - 17x9.5 Torq Thrust II Polished two piece (405 series)

TIRE CONFIG
FRONT - 235/45/17
REAR - 265/40/17








Originially I tried to install 275's on the REARS, but the inner tire would RUB on the inner wall whenever I turned, even in low radius slow speed situations. The RUB was more prevelant on the driver side rear than the passenger side, leading me to think the rear alignment is slightly off.

I was going to add spacers to the REAR to make the 275's fit, but then I would also have to change my wheel studs as the stock ones are not long enough to accept a 5/16" spacer in-between the wheel and hub. Also, I bet dollar to donuts the outer fender would have started to RUB. The new STUDS would have been Dorman 980481 - 7/16-20, 1.75 inch, .475 knurl, 27/64 shoulder. The original is .472 knurl, but they don't make them in 1.75 inch, nor do they make them with the original 11/32 shoulder. But the 980481 from dorman would work fine.

That said i will be installing new Edelbrok IAS shocks to eliminate the remaining RUB on the REARS altogether.

I have NO RUB in the REAR on the outer fender, but I do have very slight RUB in the FRONT on the outer fender when I smack a really hard bump. Nothing special.
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Old Sep 9th, 10, 01:50 PM
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I will post some better photos later.....
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Old Sep 9th, 10, 02:25 PM
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Wow ! What a difference that made. It went from a most expensive bucket to a Rocket ! Looks freaking bad A** ! Most Awesome !
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Old Sep 9th, 10, 06:40 PM
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looks really cool, i need to get an aligment aswell, and replace the electrical, then ill be able to use my Camaro bucket on the road.
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Old Sep 9th, 10, 07:57 PM
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The car is still a work in progress, you can see more photos of the BEFORE here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/103297251813264855195

I will post some more DURING resto this weekend.
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Old Sep 9th, 10, 08:37 PM
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I wouldn't feel bad using a spacer on just one side if needed......
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Old Sep 12th, 10, 02:55 PM
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Some new photos. In case anyone was wondering I'm running Dunlop Direzza DZ101 96W, the tread and sidewall looks real nice.
I also added the Edelbrock IAS shocks, the body now does not sway and I don't hear any rub during cornering..except when turning into driveways at sharp angles.











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Old Sep 12th, 10, 03:14 PM
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Looks good!! Whats the backspacing on those new wheels?
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Old Sep 12th, 10, 03:56 PM
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5.5" Backspacing
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Old Sep 13th, 10, 08:30 AM
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Looks really good ! Now you're ready for the Wednesday shows at Mervyn's Plaza.
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Old Sep 13th, 10, 10:36 AM
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Looks nice, dramatic change for sure
Where are the blingie fat rotors and calipers? Planning to upgrade?
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Old Sep 13th, 10, 12:55 PM
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Thanks, the wheels while the most dramatic change to the overall look were nothing compared to the interior work. I love the new rims though!

I'm putting on the front disc's next week, the rears will stay drum for the foreseeable future.
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Old Sep 22nd, 10, 08:29 PM
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all camaros should start out in primer love it even though i hate the tts. 1/4 spacer would of taken care of the rubbing in the rear unill u upgraded to discs un less the leif bushings were all shot
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nice another original corvette bronze 68!! gonna paint it back to original color??
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Thats the first step of a long journey!! : )

Now lower that thing. : )

Seriously tho, looks much better already...
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