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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 09, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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back spacing on a 2nd gen rear in a 1st gen

i have a 2nd gen rear with disc in my 67 camaro. the rearend has disc brakes and measures 61 1/2 from hub to hub. my rally wheels rub the outer fenders some. there seems to be plenty of space to the inside of the rim. anyone running this set up and can comment on the bs they used. tire is a 265/60/15.

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Re: back spacing on a 2nd gen rear in a 1st gen

I believe you can measure the distance between the inside sidewall and shock and use this measurement to increase backspacing accordingly. You would want to a min of 1 inch between the sidewall and shock, maybe 2 inches.

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Re: back spacing on a 2nd gen rear in a 1st gen

i was thinking most people use a 5.5 inch back space on the rear. i was going to add another 1/2 to 3/4 of back spacing since my axle is a little wider than stock.

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Re: back spacing on a 2nd gen rear in a 1st gen

This should help for figuring it out, just keep in mind shocks etc.


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Re: back spacing on a 2nd gen rear in a 1st gen

thanks djd. i'm thinking it's going to take a 17" wheel to clear the shock mount. i'm going to wait and see if the new hotchkis lower shock mounts are different than whats currently on the car. might go 15" old school buldge if i can as this will be more of a hotrod than corner carver.

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