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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 08, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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69 Wheel and tire?

I have a 69 Camaro, currently factory ride hide without any suspension modifications, I found a set of ROH RT wheels that I would like to buy for my car. However, I am unsure if they will fit. From what I have gathered the factory wheels were 14X7, 5 on 4 3/4 with a back spacing of 4.25" in the front and 4.9" in the rear. The new wheels I would like to run are (same bolt pattern) 18x10 w/ a 5.5" backspacing (rear) and 18x9 w/ a 5" backspacing (front)
The second question is in regards to the tires. I have (on there now) 295/60/15 on 15x8(rear) and 235/60/15 on 15x8 (front). Which are 28.9" tall x 11.6" wide (rear) and 26.1" tall X 9.3" wide (front). I would like to run 295/45/18 (rear) and 245/45/18 (front). Which are 28.5" tall x 11.6" wide (rear) .4" shorter than what I have and 26.7" tall x 9.6" wide (front) .6" taller and .3" wider than what I have.

I know I can measure the car and see if it will work but it is in storage right now. I would like to know if anyone knows of any foreseeable problems with the fitament of this wheel/tire combo and if so how much or what type of work would need to be done to allow these? Or if any one had done something similiar and if they did any modifications, how extensive they were, etc...?

Thanks, Mike
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Re: 69 Wheel and tire?

IMO, an 8" with 4.75 or 5" BS is better in the front and a 9.5" with 5.5 BS in rear with a 245/40 and 275/40. This combo works really well especially if you are plannig on lowering the car.

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Re: 69 Wheel and tire?

most guys use a max of an 8" wide rim on the front, your 9" wide rim on the front may cause you problems

I recommend a few searches, there are tons of posts about different wheel sizes and rim backspacing, there is a lot of good reading to see what has worked for others
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Re: 69 Wheel and tire?

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most guys use a max of an 8" wide rim on the front, your 9" wide rim on the front may cause you problems

I recommend a few searches, there are tons of posts about different wheel sizes and rim backspacing, there is a lot of good reading to see what has worked for others
Correct,9" is too much on the front,turing radius will be compromised.

A safer bet would be the following:

Fronts:
17x8 (4.75" or 4.875" b/s)
245/45's

Rears:
17x9.5 (5.5" b/s)
275/40's

This will fit no problemo.You can bump up to a 285/40 rear (like I run on my '69) but it's tight and all these cars are slightly different.

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Re: 69 Wheel and tire?

I just got my 275/40/17 5.5bs on 9.5 in the rear. It fits great no issues. I went 225/45 on 8in 4.75 bs on front. I could of easly went 245/45 I wish I did. And my car is low.

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