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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 09, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

Can any of you guys who have 2" dropped front ends get me a measurment....from the ground to your front fender lip.



Here is why...I just sold my 17x7 wheels there are leaving tomorrow. Im going to a 17x8 w/ 4.5 back space. I dont have the tires yet and need to get some SOON or my car will be sitting on jack stands My car still has the stock subframe under it with a LS1 brake upgrade.

I have a second subframe powdercoated and With SPC upper and lower arms, tall ball joints and tie rod ends, hotchkiss 2" drop springs, Lee 670 gear box etc etc. Im waiting till winter to drop my old sub and install the new one. I want to drive my car until then though. So I need to get the right size tires now for when the new sub goes in. Trying to figure out what size to buy. Am I thinking right here by asking this question??

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

my 69 conv has 22 inches to fender...stock frontend, 396 springs, non ac,
15x6 special made 3.5 offset ralley wheels, 205/60r15 tires

hope that helps jay from Tucson, az
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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

I think you should have said on 67/68's due to the 69's wheel well design.

Anywho....with 205/65/15's


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I think you should have said on 67/68's due to the 69's wheel well design.

Anywho....with 205/65/15's

Yes, you are right Doug. I should have said 67/68, mine is a 67. I probably should have also noted that I have a small block car/SB Hotchkis springs. Great pic!, mine was from my cell phone last night and not so good. That was exactly what Im looking for and thank you!

Anyone else want to ad your measurments and tire sizes please.... Can I also get from the ground to the top of your tire while were at it please, Doug is yours 24.5 "? hard to tell with the shadow efect.

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my 69 conv has 22 inches to fender...stock frontend, 396 springs, non ac,
15x6 special made 3.5 offset ralley wheels, 205/60r15 tires

hope that helps jay from Tucson, az
Thank you for taking the time to reply! I do have a 67 as Doug has pointed out, so I think the numbers are probably different for me.

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

26 inches on my 68. I got GW stage-3 suspension package (2" drop in front, 1.5" drop in rear). I am running 18 inch Foose Legends all the way around with Nitto 225/45 up front and 275/40 on the rear.

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26 inches on my 68. I got GW stage-3 suspension package (2" drop in front, 1.5 inch drop in rear). I am running 18 inch Foose Legends all the way around with Nitto 225/45 up front and 275/40 on the rear.
Thanks Matt ! Which nitto tires do you have?

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Thanks Matt ! Which nitto tires do you have?
Nitto 555.

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

With 17" wheels, you'll have to pick your battle. too much BS you'll rub the subframe. too little BS you'll rub the fender. i measure 24" with 17" X 245 X40 up front with hotchkis 2" drop up, but its a 69 with 4.75 BS w/TTII's. i had to lengthen the steering stops on the lower "a" arms to keep them from rubbing at the end of steering travel. also, i run a disk brake that does extend the wheel outward at least 1/4" neting a 4.5" BS. 67/68's fender wells are rounded and taller and can take more outer height. i dont think 4.5BS will be a problem for you since you are on a 67/68 camaro. Maybe others with similar setups can be of more help, but i think 67/68's are more forgiving to smaller BS than 69's.

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I apreciate your input again Joe, Thanks! This makes me feel a lot better. As you already know, the wheels I went to get had a 5" BS and when I got there to pick them up..all they had was 4.5 BS, which I took. I called them back this morning and told them I wanted the 5"BS and they said mid november before I could get them.

So.... I was just thinking before getting on here that I was either going to wait 2 months with my car on jack stands or get 17x7 with 4" BS, but I really had my heart set on 8" wheels. So Im going to try the ones I have.... Thanks again! I will let everyone know how these worked.

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

Remember...too much BS is an easy fix by slapping on a $7 spacer. Too little BS is typically the end of the road. Most places have a policy that once you mount the tires on the wheels, you own the wheels - regardless.

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4.5 BS, which I took. I called them back this morning and told them I wanted the 5"BS and they said mid november before I could get them.

17x7 with 4" BS, but I really had my heart set on 8" wheels. So Im going to try the ones I have.... Thanks again! I will let everyone know how these worked.
the 7" X 4.0 BS places the outer edge of the wheel 3.0" out from the hub.
the 8" X 4.5 BS places the outer edge of the wheel 3.5" out from the hub.
the 8" X 5.5 BS places the outer edge of the wheel 2.5" out from the hub.

Not alot of difference from your 7" wheels if your concerned about outer fender rub. Your tire choice will be as significant as the wheel you choose. with your exisiting wheels and a flat edge, you can get a good idea what you can get away with.

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

Also, the 8X 5.0 BS places the outer edge of the wheel 3.0" out from the hub: exactly the same distance as your 7.0" wheels at 4.0 BS.

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

Im going out to the garage and do this now. The last thing I want to do is have wheels that I cant return if I need to. Thanks guys!

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Re: I need a measurment please...2" dropped cars

[QUOTE=DOUG G;1294262]I think you should have said on 67/68's due to the 69's wheel well design.

Anywho....with 205/65/15's

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