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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 9th, 09, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question on wheels for a stock 67

Been looking through all the wheel tech info and had a few questions maybe you all can help me with. I have a stock 67 Camaro and looking for the widest wheel I can get on rear. I see a lot of people running 17x9.5s with 5.5 BSing. Is there any rubbing at all? I have monoleaf springs and that blasted shock that is at a slight angle.

I have about 6in from face of hub(drum brakes) to edge of 1/4 panel and 2.5-3in from face of hub to shock. Using the 9.5 width wheel with the 5.5 BSing, what does the 6 in this chart mean? Is it 6in positive offset?

Also, is there anything I can do to move shock inward to get a wider wheel without cutting anything if there is rubbing? I hope this isn't asking too much.
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Re: Question on wheels for a stock 67

There are 2 ways to measure one is back spacing which is done in inches. The other is "offset" and measured in millimeters. Back spacing is the distance from the pad (mounting surface) to the rims back side edge. Offset is measured from the pad to the center of the wheel. Think of a number line and the pad is zero (0), one side is positive and the other is negative.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 12th, 09, 05:21 AM
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Re: Question on wheels for a stock 67

I have a 67 with rallys 10" in the rear no rubbing with 4 1/4 back spacing.Some can put 4 1/2 back spacing but with a slite rub on corning or bumps.There is a bar you can buy that let you move the shocks inward it attaches to the rear frame and the upper part of your shocks mount to it.But i would only use it if you tub you car.Use the search key here there are alot of ideals on this site.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 12th, 09, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Question on wheels for a stock 67

Thanks for the info. I'm still reading up on all the wheel info. FastFred, you wouldn't have any pics of your wheels so I can see how they look on the car would you? They are 15in correct? Also, wouldn't you be able to squeeze alittle more BSing going with 17s? The shock goes up at an angle and tilts away from the wheel.
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Re: Question on wheels for a stock 67

Dont have a picture but they are 15.Do a search pleaty of pictures on this sight.Im have 17 by 8 with 4 3/4 fronts and 18 by 9 wicht is a 10inche wide rim for the back.Have not got the tires yet.Cant remmber the back space on the 18s.Custom made Budniks looks like Jewery!Cant wait to get the tires and get them on Man there nice Glasser fat lip.Look at the other 67s at the top of this page.
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