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Just started to clean up the wheel wells and found more rust and more rot that needs to be repaired. I plan on running a Cragar 17 by 9.5 in the rear with a 275/55R17 tire. Will this rub the inner well? If not what back spacing on the rim will I need to avoid this? I only ask because Im not going to go through the hassle of repairing these wells if i'll need mini tubs. Give me your input.
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What year and do you have drum or dick brakes... My 69 with a 12-bolt and drums have 18x9.5 with 5.5 back space and tires are 285/40/18 but 275/40/18 will be my next set of rear tires to help clear...

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oh yeah forgot about that, can is a 68' camaro, and as of now its a 10 bolt with drums. I do plan on switching over to a 12 bolt with disks in the rear. But, that's not for awhile, there's a lot more important things to do before that. Ide like to know what specs need to be used to clear both set ups, my 10 bolt with drums and a 12 bolt with disks.
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A 275/55-17 tire is 29" tall. Are you sure you want to go with that tall of a tire? When the body leans you're going to be very tight on the inside of the inner wheel house. That can be a problem with tires that are only 27" tall. Just something else to think about before you spend your money.

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anything under 27 inches and wont rub like crazy on a lean?
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bump, No ones running a 9.5 wide rim with stock inner wells???
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anything under 27 inches and wont rub like crazy on a lean?
255/45s or 275/40s

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bump, No ones running a 9.5 wide rim with stock inner wells???
Lots of guys running 17x9.5s with 5.5" of backspace - do search there is literally hours of reading. You can also go with a 255/50-17 on a 17x9 with 5.25" backspace if you want a 27" tall tire.

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