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View Poll Results: Which would look better on a 79 Z28
wheel 1 0 0%
wheel 2 6 15.38%
wheel 3 25 64.10%
wheel 4 8 20.51%
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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 09, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help me decide which wheel

My 79z28 currently has the wrong wheel on it size wise and its causing tire rub with the 15's. Previous owner ran low profile tires to avoid it but I needed new tire so I went with originals not knowing the backspacing was incorrect on the rim. SO...................
I was looking for cheap solution in the $84/piece range. I love the Salt Flat Special but not at the price for this car at this time.
Please vote or if you know anyone with original factory rims 15x8 let me know. Not looking to spend stupid money for a steel factory wheels either but would prefer to go stock.

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Of those 4 choices I like the #3 also.

I will also say steel ralley wheels with tophat go with everything and they're cheap


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Whats the cost on those although I'm not sure they would look right on a 79 Camaro ??
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post #5 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 09, 02:56 PM
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I also like the rally wheels, and I think they would look good on your car, I like the disc brake center caps better than the derby style.
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I need to make sure i do this right though as well. I measure my curent backspace and its 3.5 inches and the 15x70 rubs in the inner well at the panel closest to the door. Not on the lip, does it in the same spot on both wheels.

Wheels & Tires: 15 x 7 rims, Goodyear GR70-15 steel-belted radials standard. Identical to 1978

Is supposed to fit in there from the factory so I need to make sure I'm selecting the correct wheel.

Size 15x7
Bolt Pattern 5x120.7
Offset -5.08

Is that correct?
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Not real sure but sounds like you have the wrong backspaced wheels.

5 on 4.75" bolt pattern.

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I thought I read the factiory wheels were 4.25 on the back space and I measured whats on the car now and its 3.5. I'm guessing this is the issue with my tire rub.

But I kmow different style wheels have different offsets and the back spacing is effected by it IIRC so I'm like lost that this point.
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Get in there and look where it hit,how much room you have to move in,and maybe remove a wheel and get some measurments.

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Well the wheel is off and I've been checking it out but Im not sure. Thats what I mean...LOL There is plenty of room to inward and my guess this will fix th issue but it's a hard thing to measure for. Where it's hitting is the flat part by the door when you turn to far or hit a bump.

I'm doing the bushings, sprins and shocks right now to see if it will help as well, I know the shocks are shot. I habe replacement leafs for the rear as well, pulling the air shock system out the previous owner was using.. it leaks anyway, is old and jacking a car up with air shocks is not my bag
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all of those choices look like they belong on a truck...sorry,you asked.

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Well then post up a better wheel in the 85/per range
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Re: Help me decide which wheel

If current wheel rubs on inside of well with 3.5 backspace how does factory fit with 4.25? If I understand correctly the factory wheel is .75 inch closer toward the middle of the car. I'm lost.

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By moving the body of the wheel closer to the inside of the car it makes more room on the outer edges of the wheel well. It's rubbing out the outer side of the wheel well but not the lip. IT rub right in fron t of the quarter panel in front of the door.... if you can picture that..LOL
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Well then post up a better wheel in the 85/per range
Probably can't,unless you'll settle for off-shore made crap.
Personally,I'd save up until I could afford better made,better looking wheels.

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