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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 07, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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17" Torq-Thrust M

I am looking at the 17" AR Torq-Thrust M wheels, can you get any center caps other than the Shelby caps for these wheels? also, what is the biggest tire size i can run on a stock 1967 Camaro RS?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 07, 06:18 AM
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Re: 17" Torq-Thrust M

Scott me too 17 front 18 back in black had the same question to myself would like to know?67 what back spacing and the biggest tire?I was told 18 by 9.5 with 4.75 backspacing in the back but have not firgured out the front yet?
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I just bought some off e-bay, do a search for 1967 Camaro wheels. I bought 17 X8 with 4.5 backspacing and 235 for the front and 17 X 9 with 5 inch backspacing and 275 tires for the rear. I bought the silver center wheels, not the chrome. My car is silver with black stripes. These wheels do not have the cobra centers, they have the letter "R." You can order center caps with the chevrolet flags. They look great and fit great. The package was under $1100 with Z rated tires delivered to my door in 4 days. If you want a smaller rear tire and rim I think they were around $860.00 without shipping. I will work on getting some pictures posted this weekend. The only thing I had to do is get them balanced when they got delivered. The company used sticker weights that did not work on the rims. After putting these wheels on I see I need to lower the car now, the stance is just too high for my taste.


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Re: 17" Torq-Thrust M

The 17" TTM's I got had black centers and the center cap was black and chrome and says special edition on it. They are American Racing wheels. I looked at the wheels on eBay with the "R" and I don't think they are TTM's just a similar wheel. Mine are 17X8 with 4.5 backspacing. Great fit. I would prefer a wider rear wheel but AR does not make them in a wider size. See pic in the whats it worth section. I am thinking about selling my car. Thanks
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I finally went outside and took a few photos of my car. We just had twins born and life has been a bit crazy. The car needs to be lowered now, that project will be in the spring.

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Re: 17" Torq-Thrust M

I'm also considering these wheels for my current project.

Will 17X9 with 6,75 backspacing with a 255 tire fit in the rear? Or is it too much BS?

Suspension is lowered by Hotchkis leaf springs.
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I'm also considering these wheels for my current project.

Will 17X9 with 6,75 backspacing with a 255 tire fit in the rear? Or is it too much BS?

Suspension is lowered by Hotchkis leaf springs.
Too much backspace. On a 9" wheel I would not go past 5.5".

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I'm also considering these wheels for my current project.

Will 17X9 with 6,75 backspacing with a 255 tire fit in the rear? Or is it too much BS?

Suspension is lowered by Hotchkis leaf springs.
Too much backspace. On a 9" wheel I would not go past 5.5".

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Re: 17" Torq-Thrust M

Thanks for the reply.

I see that they are only offered with that BS on a 17X9 wheel, probably for fitting the modern muscle cars. My option will then be 17X8 with a 4.5 BS on all four corners, but that will not give me the option to choose a wide tire at the rear. Or is 4.5 BS too small at the rear?
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Thanks for the reply.

I see that they are only offered with that BS on a 17X9 wheel, probably for fitting the modern muscle cars. My option will then be 17X8 with a 4.5 BS on all four corners, but that will not give me the option to choose a wide tire at the rear. Or is 4.5 BS too small at the rear?
4.5" will work obviously on the rears but you're right,kinda a skinny wheel for these cars.Try a 255-45 tire in the rear to fill up that wheelwell.

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