Re: Tire and backspace question
There is a local guy selling a set of rims im interested in for my 68. The rim size is 17x8 and he says he has 275/40 on all 4 rims. From all my readings, I have seen its not ideal to run this size tire on a 8 inch rim. Second I cant picture a 275/40 tire fitting up front and not having any rubbing going on. Is there any back space setting that would fit this up front.
The seller says they came off his 68 camaro and everything should fit. Since he is local I can go by and see for myself but Im kinda iffy on the tire sizes. Im only enteraining the idea since he is selling them for a good deal.
What does everyone think about this?
I think the guy wants to sell his wheels...badly
There's no way 275 will fit on front wheels without modifications. 245
is pushing it for the front...and even then, would probably rub. Hell, most of us would have some rubbing with 275 on the rear! But hey, if you're getting a good deal...you can always change the tires. 17x8 is fine for front...as a wheel size...and would work fine for the rear, too.
Oh, and the BS for 17x8 would probably ideally be 4.75".
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69' - Built 350, 750 Holley, Elgin E920P Cam, 283 PP Heads, Long Comp Headers, MSD, TKO-600, 12 Bolt Posi 3.73, Hotchkis Rear, Eibach Front w/Hotchkis Sway, SPC UCAs, 3rd Gen PS, AR TTII's. Still working on it.