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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 10, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel and Tire Combo question

Hi guys ,

I've got a 1968 Camaro ( standard springs)and I want to have 8x16 Torque Thrust D 105 in the front and rear.
My question is which 8x16 ( are there differences or can I use any 5x4,75 ) will fit and which tires in the front and which largest in the rear ( all without contact to the fender).
I live in Germany so I don't have any idea what fits, I read the tire combo ads but I didn't find the torque thrust d in 8x16.

I read only about the max sizes like 255 in the rear.

Please give me some informations and if possible some links were I can buy them for a good price , because they have to be shipped to Germany


THANKS
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 10, 02:34 AM
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

talk to Mitchell at Newstalgia Wheels, I was in the same boat as you are and he helped me with my set up, I whated the widest tire for the rear and he said that the 255 would fit just right and the 275 my hit the fenders, I just ordered mine Monday and they will be here on Thursday and the prices are good www.newstalgiawheel.com
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 10, 04:03 AM
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

You could run a 16x8 wheel up front with a 235 tire with no problem. The rears could go up to a 16x9 or 9.5 with a 275 tire and have no rubbing issues. The trick to good wheel fitment is getting the correct backspacing. Talk to either Jon or Justin at Driverz Inc., they're a sponsor on this forum. Either on of these guys would be happy to hook you up with a set of wheels & tires for your 68 that will fit perfectly. I know....I have purchased 3 sets from them and couldn't be happier!!

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 10, 01:39 PM
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

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Hi guys ,

I've got a 1968 Camaro ( standard springs)and I want to have 8x16 Torque Thrust D 105 in the front and rear.
My question is which 8x16 ( are there differences or can I use any 5x4,75 ) will fit and which tires in the front and which largest in the rear ( all without contact to the fender).
I live in Germany so I don't have any idea what fits, I read the tire combo ads but I didn't find the torque thrust d in 8x16.

I read only about the max sizes like 255 in the rear.

Please give me some informations and if possible some links were I can buy them for a good price , because they have to be shipped to Germany


THANKS
The 16x8 Torq D only has 4.00" of backspacing. Would not recomend this set up for your Camaro. Would be close to hanging out of the fender.
(Would sit under the car just like 15x8 Corvette Rally)

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 10, 01:54 PM
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

Sent you a PM Mitchell about sort of the same thing.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 10, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

Thanks for help and answers. If you (jcrich54) got your wheels it would be nice to let me know how they fit.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 10, 04:07 AM
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OK I will Giorgio
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 10, 11:50 PM
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

Giorgio, I got the wheels on and they look great and the car sets nice and level, now mine are 15x8 and 15x7 rim and not 16"
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 10, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Wheel and Tire Combo question

Mine look also great , but I think the front wheels will touch the fender during a hard bump.

Here a picture :
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