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Wheel Help 68

I need help figuring out what specifics I need to know to order wheels online for my 68 Camaro. We are going to put 15's on it but have no clue on sizing differences from the front to back, since I have disc brakes in the front and drum in the back or if it even matters.
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Re: Wheel Help 68

Are you looking for all 4 to be the same ? Or big and skinnies ?

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Bigger in the back than the front but nothing too drastic. If it matters we are going to use 215 65 15 on the front for tires and 245 60 15 on the back. I have seen a lot about backspacing and when I went online and found the wheels I liked, wasn't sure if I just order 4 the same or need to specify certain things.
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Re: Wheel Help 68

Ok I am thinking about the American Racing Authentic Hot Rod Torque Thrust 2.1 polished. 15 x 6 in the front and 15 x 18 in the back. I'm on tirerack.com and it shows the backspacing for the 15x8 to be 4.5 , and offset is .00 and then for the 15 x 6 , the bs is 3.26 and the offset is -5 mm. Does this sound like it will work and look nice and no rubbing? Thank you!
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Re: Wheel Help 68

i have run 15x10's in the rear of a 67 with 4 1/2 in back space. 3 1/2 on the front 15x8. That is on rally rims, from the other information posted back in 2000 a couple of guys had pics of 5 inch back space. but due to the upgrade on the site it is not accessible now.

Your selection will fit in the specs of your car if you decide on that.






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Re: Wheel Help 68

Before ordering my TT-D's, I went to several car shows, looked at other 67/68's, and talked to the cars owners about what sizes they had and why. I decided to go with 15x7 and 3.76bs front and rear. I run BFG TA's 225/60 up front and 245/60 in the rear and couldn't be happier with the fit or the look.
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Re: Wheel Help 68

215 65 15s front. 255 60 15 rear. Wheels are the same backspacing as you mentioned.
15x6 in front and 15x8 rear. 3-1/2 front and 4-1/2 backspace rear.Click image for larger version

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Re: Wheel Help 68

Thank you so much! Your car is beautiful! We are getting ready to start the suspension work, so another question arises, is yours original suspension in the rear and/or do you have any rubbing with the tires?
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Re: Wheel Help 68

Hirpms, could you give me a height measurement from the top of rear tire to fender lip?

Trying to get the right stance for my car after new springs etc. I was planning on buying the exact same rear tires, & want to get an idea of the height relationship to my car.

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Bigger in the back than the front but nothing too drastic. If it matters we are going to use 215 65 15 on the front for tires and 245 60 15 on the back.
With those sizes I would use 15X7's on the front and 15X8's on the rear; both with 0 offset (3.5 front and 4 rear)

15X6 on the front will cost you some handling; I haven't had any rubbing with 225/60/15's on the front with 15X7 rims.
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Re: Wheel Help 68

Thanks, about 2-1/2 inches clearance with the 255s. 275s will work also, if your running street radials. I went to 255s because I'm running drag radials. When I first bought them, I was concerned if they would fill the wheel well like the 275s. I'm happy with them.
My suspension is stock multi leaf.
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Re: Wheel Help 68

I'm running 15 x 5 with 2.5" backspace wrapped with 205/65/15 on the fronts and 15 x 8 with 4.5" backspace and 275/60/15's.

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Re: Wheel Help 68

Hirpms, thanks for the info. Like the stance of your car.

I just got my suspension back together & have 3.5" to the top of a 26" tall tire with a totally full tank of fuel & 4" empty. My car sits at 29.5" rear & 27.5" front at top of wheel well.

Yours is a 27" tire, so I am confirming my need to drop the rear at least 1".

I am considering a 255/60 or a 275/60 & I definitely need a sticky tire.
Most say drag radials are not good with a 4 speed (even Caltrac & MT), so I may try the regular ET streets or a Hoosier.

I like the stock look of my 245's on there now, but they will spin through all 4 gears to the rev limiter. The Caltracs are at least keeping it in my lane but I desperately need some tire under it.

This is before I redid the rear suspension. Now it is 1.5" higher.

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Re: Wheel Help 68

Lonnie, your car is very nice! We have good taste! The stance looks good to me. I would
not do a thing. I got tired of blowing the tires off the car. ET streets are the best I have tried. Of course even with drag radials if you launch, you will not get any traction on the street. But from a roll, your good. At least with mine.
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