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17 s on a 1968

i have four new bfg 17 inch tires off of a 1994 corvette. 285/40 zr17 and 255/45 zr 17. will these fit my 68 camaro ?what back spacing should i look for? the car has stock suspension and it is not tubed. any input would be appreciated.

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Re: 17 s on a 1968

do a search on here for largest tire, etc. From my limited knowledge....mostly gained here...245s on front and 275s on back. I have heard that some have gone a little bigger but your back space has to be right on and you might still have rubbing issues.

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thank you very much.

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Re: 17 s on a 1968

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I have a 68 and run 17x7 with 4 in back spare on the front and 17x9.5 with a 4.75 back space on the back. I wish that I would have put 4.5 on the back as I am running 275 50 17 tires on the back and 215 40 17 on the front and the back ones are slightly rubbing the inside on the wheel well.

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Re: 17 s on a 1968

Good info John. Any pics?

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thanks john . this info will same me so time .

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Re: 17 s on a 1968

For a 17x8 front, you should be looking for a 5.00" BS with that tire, or very close to it. For the rear a 17x9.5 with a 5.5-5.75" backspace or close to it. I am going to warn you that those tires are just a tad bit wider than what we normally recommend. We normally recommend 245/45 fronts and 275/40 rears on first gen camaros. With running the slightly wider tires you mentioned, a little extra backspace would only help you out, which is what I recommended.
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