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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 08, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

I am shopping wheels and tires and wondered what everyone's thoughts
were regarding 18" wheels. I know a majority of people are running
the 17's, but I wanted to try 18's. Maybe they won't fit? Comments.
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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

Just a personal opinion..... I don't like the look of wheels bigger than 17 inches, especially on first gen's

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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

Personally 17s don't fill the wheel wells. The one decision I regret is going with 17s. I have been contemplating selling mine and upgrading to 18s but I just can't justify it.

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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

To answer your question. Yes they will fit. My first 69 had 20s in the front and 22s in the rear. The PO had put those on there. They did rub in the back even though he rolled the fender lips. But that was mostly due to the width.

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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

If you were to pick up a set of 17s cheep. But go to car shows and just to fit in you need 18s.


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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

Old skool here. I don't like a wheel and no tire. I think I'm gonna put the smallest rim that will clear the brake upgrade. I think I'll still have 17's. Just my .02

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Jeff yeah the 17s should clear the upgraded brakes, but that would be the smallest size. They still look great and i was gonna go that rout too, but some friends planted the seed to go with 18s. Which means more $$$$

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Whether you choose 17s - 18s - or 20s for that matter the diameter of the rim is not what makes the combination fit. Sometimes it can help because the larger hoop may help clear some suspension on the inside by allowing that particular component to go inside the hoop but that's another discussion. What allows any combination to fit is proper width, height, and backspace selection. If the tire is too tall it doesn't fit. If it's too wide it doesn't fit. If you choose 17s and put 40 series tires on (like a 235/40-17 for example) the overall diameter will be very short. If you don't like that look "the rubberband look" as everyone calls it you can go to a 45 series tire or even a 50 series tire. There are tire size calculator threads all over the internet. The Miata site and 1010 tires are 2 that come to mind. I believe at the top of this forum is a link inside one of the sticky threads. It is debateable if there are any performance advantages between 17s or 18s. As far as looks go that's a matter of opinion. I will say this 17s are less expensive so keep that in mind. Right now 18s seem to be the popular choise. As always just keep in mind no matter what you choose just because the combination fits on someone else's car doesn't mean it fits yours. These cars are all a little different. I hope this helps and doesn't make the descision more difficult.

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i got 18" Boyd coddington junk yard dogs. check out the video



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Skeeter55, your car looks great! Are those the billet rellye's from Wheel Vintiques? What are the sizes and specs? Great combo and stance,you nailed it!


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Skeeter55, your car looks great! Are those the billet rellye's from Wheel Vintiques? What are the sizes and specs? Great combo and stance,you nailed it!
Thank you very much .... Yes they are 18s billet ralleys from Wheel Vintiques. The fronts are 18X7 with 4" back space and the rears are 18X9.5 with 5.5 back space.


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I am shopping wheels and tires and wondered what everyone's thoughts
were regarding 18" wheels. I know a majority of people are running
the 17's, but I wanted to try 18's. Maybe they won't fit? Comments.
As has been mentioned,yes they will fit.
I always thought that 17's were the maximum wheels for 1st Gens too but after I was "talked into" these 18's by Jon @ driverzinc,I am so glad I went this route.Fills up the wheelwells perfectly to me...:






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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

I agree it really is personal choice....

I wanted the pro-street sort of look without massive tubs (did mini-tub) but also hate small....so I wanted big wheel with huge sidewall

Here are mine.

17's (car is still being built)

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cluxford I really like your wheels. They take me back to the very late 1980's & early 1990's when at that time I would see the "Gambler Wheels" made by American Racing. Depending on the center cap your wheels look alot like those wheels. Great choice!

Muscle car John--all I can say is freaking sweet sweet car! Looks Great!

Skeeter 55, those chrome Rally's look cool! I have a set of 15" Chrome Rally's on mine, my car is nothing special. I do like old school original silver painted rally's but you gotta love the wheels in this thread.

Looks great guys. Rock on!!

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Re: Are 18" TT II's too much on a 69 camaro

Here is a pic of my 69 with 18" TT2's......


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