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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 07, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Backspacing for my Lowered 68..HELP!

Ok, I've read all over and can't get it straight.

My 68 Camaro has 3" drop in rear with leaf springs.
4" drop up front.
Now, I want to run 18" rims with as wide of a tire as possible.
4.75 backspacing? or 5" backspacing?
Shocks are in stock location.
I don't understand these tire sizes...I'm use to Mud Grips that are 36"x14"...get my point? I'm LOST !! HELP !!
I NEED TRACTION ! I am going to run Nitto NT01? I think that's right.
I LOVE my NT 555's on my other Muscle Car !
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Re: Backspacing for my Lowered 68..HELP!

Biggest front wheel 18x8 - 4.75 to 5.0 backspace. If the top of the tire is inside the the wheel opening I would go with a 225/45-18 tire. You can go wider but if the car is lowered that much I would go conservative on the tire. In the rear a 18x9 or 9.5 with a 5.25 or 5.5 backspace. Again conservative on the tire 255/45-18. You will get different opinions. Each car can be a little differenet also. With the car that low I would play it safe. Do a SEARCH this is constantly beat to death. You can go as big as a 245/40 in the front and a 275/40 in the rear but again with the car that low unless you want rubbing go a little smaller. Good luck with what ever you decide.

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thanks Jack !! Very Helpful!!

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Re: Backspacing for my Lowered 68..HELP!


275 40 17 rear 5.5bs
245 40 17 front 5.0bs
no rub with rear disc and 12 bolt
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Re: Backspacing for my Lowered 68..HELP!

Going that low on the front, I also would suggest the 225 tire, but NOT on an 8". Too skinny of a tire for that, I'd run it on a 7" with 4-4.5" of backspace. On the rear, the 18x9 is dead on with a 5.25" backspace. Depending on manufacturer, it should be easy to get wheel sizes in these incriments. For tires, run a 40 series tire. 275/40/18 rear. If you need help, feel free to give me a call. All we do is custom build wheels, and I've owned several camaros.

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