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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel change

Hi everyone, the time has come to change my wheels, i have 14" on at the moment and want to go with 17", i have looked at all the combinations, some say the suspension set up and some dont, i was looking to fill the arch with wheel and tyre, but dont know if i have to drop the front and rear. The combination im looking at is 17 x 7 or 8 on the front with 235/45 and 17 x 9.5 on rear with 275/40, i also have drum brakes at the moment but im gonna change to discs as well, will the brake change affect my wheel change, any info is appreciated
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 03:56 AM
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Re: Wheel change

Mick -

Which year of Camaro do you have? Fitment on 67-68 or 69 are a little different because of the shape of the fender opening.

An OE style front disc brake setup changes things slightly, with the wheel mounting surface approx 0.25 inches farther outboard, meaning you would want 0.25 more backspace to compensate. Are you thinking of discs in the rear as well?

Give us some idea of the overall plan for the car.

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Re: Wheel change

Mick,

On your '67,a 17x7 (235/45) and a 17x9 (275/40) should fit fine with the right backspacing,contact Jon Henson @ www.driverzinc.com for expert fitment on a complete pkg if you prefer.

I'd consider Hotchkis 2" lowered front springs and a 1" lowering block on the rear to achieve the right stance.

What color is the car and what type/style wheels do you have in mind?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wheel change

Thanks for your replys, my car is gonna be Ford Focus ST Orange, with black stripes and i was thinking about Coy C-5 black chrome wheels, i am going for discs all round but will do the front first, i will put some pics on soon, but having some welding done first before painting. I also have to go for maximum ground clearence because here in london we have a major problem with speed bumps or sleeping policemen as they call them, they are everywhere and really annoying, thanks again guys
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Re: Wheel change

I don't think 17's with 40/45 series tires will fill up the wheel well entirely but that's a good start. You'll need to consider lowering the front/back. I am running 18's with 40/45 series tires. My front is lowered close to 2" while back is lowered 1.5". Check out pic in my sig. You should be go to go with 17" wheels and a future disc brake conversion. Most kits require a minimum 16" rim in order to clear.

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i also have drum brakes at the moment but im gonna change to discs as well, will the brake change affect my wheel change, any info is appreciated
That depends on the brake system that you choose. There are lots of 4 wheel disc sytems that fit easily behind 17s. There are also quite a few that won't.


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 10, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Wheel change

Thanks again guys, i think im getting ther now, but i just see some coys staggered 18 front and 20 rear, they look good as well and hey fill that wheel well right up, but i guess it would be a hard ride?
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I don't think 17's with 40/45 series tires will fill up the wheel well entirely but that's a good start. You'll need to consider lowering the front/back. I am running 18's with 40/45 series tires. My front is lowered close to 2" while back is lowered 1.5". Check out pic in my sig. You should be go to go with 17" wheels and a future disc brake conversion. Most kits require a minimum 16" rim in order to clear.
Hey Matt, your car looks a real beauty, if mine comes out looking near that way i will be very happy
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 10, 12:26 PM
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Re: Wheel change

I'd agree that most aftermarket brakes require at least a 17" wheel, in some cases, in the cast wheels, you even need an 18". In VWW's the larges you will be able to get are 17s, but with some careful work, we can provide you with a set and brake recommendations that will work, and we can help you with your suspension options too.

Best thing to do is call and talk with us, we can work together to make sure you get everything that you need/want, and make sure that everything works together.

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