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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 07, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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20" x 8.5" wheels on front?

Will 20" x 8.5" wheels fit on the front of a stock 68 Camaro? If so what size tire would I have to run and what backspacing should it have? Thanks in advance
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Re: 20" x 8.5" wheels on front?

This is a joke...right?

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Re: 20" x 8.5" wheels on front?

20's on a 1st gen Camaro

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To answer your question yes. Take a look at this link from Cardomain http://www.cardomain.com/ride/806256/1 Read this carefully because as you will see there were clearence issues. Also realize if this is the look you want notice how low this car is to make it look good (not that I believe for 1 minute that everyone will agree with that statement LOL). Besides that the front tire has NO sidewall. You will need at least 5" - 5.25" of backspace. If you really want this look I would suggest dropping down to a 19x8 in the front with a 5" backspace and a 235 or 245/35 tire. If you use these BIG wheels the ride height has to have the tires inside the tops of the fenders or it will look hideous (some people are going to think that anyway). Hope this helps you to decide.

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And you know that stock brakes ain't gonna get it with anything over 17" wheels, right?

Lastly....don't do it!

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This is at a car show I attended a few weeks ago. I took this picture. I wish I could remember the sizes for you but I don't. If I recall 20s up front and 22s in the rear.


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Please someone tell me that's a photoshop pic.......
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Please someone tell me that's a photoshop pic.......

Reminds me of a really old joke about Harleys and Hondas....but I won't go there

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Please someone tell me that's a photoshop pic.......
No, 100% for sure it is not. I took the picture myself. Infield of the Chicagoland speedway.


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Re: 20" x 8.5" wheels on front?

Sorry Guys I didn't mean to offend anyone. I saw these two Camaro's with big wheels and thought it would look cool on mine (being that i'm building a Pro-Touring car). I'm currently running 15 x 7 Rallye wheels

I'll stay away from the 20's............ I promise




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I'll stay away from the 20's............ I promise
We'll hold you to it

Even though it's not my thing, they don't look all that bad on the 2nd gen. But on a 1st gen? It's heresy!

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here's another one... I've seen this one on the streets here in SacTown.
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17's with fatty meats look good on a first gen.

anything bigger is g.h.e.t.t.o.
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Melvin, I think 19's in front and 20's in the rear look better. Those rims on the maroon car look way too big. I've seen 20's on a 69 and it looked SWEET! I say Do it! It's your car, fix it like you want it. I have 18's on mine and stock brakes and it looks great and stops just fine! Big rims are IN! Get them, just don't go too big lol

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Sorry Guys I didn't mean to offend anyone. I saw these two Camaro's with big wheels and thought it would look cool on mine (being that i'm building a Pro-Touring car). I'm currently running 15 x 7 Rallye wheels

I'll stay away from the 20's............ I promise
No need to apologize - this is your car and you need to build it your taste not ours. If you like the "big wheel" look do it. I agree with the 19s and 20s if that's what YOU WANT. Those sizes will work and if the car is low with the tops of the tires into the fenders will give you the look you're after. Get someone to photo shop for you or go to an on line site like American Racing and play with the wheel diameter and ride height to help you determine what you want to do. At the price of wheels and tires you will probably be stuck with what you buy for a while. So it's best to be happy.

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