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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 10, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone help me with Offset numbers?

Hey guys, I'm a long time reader but not much on posting. I need to order custom off-set wheels for my 68 Camaro and it's kinda nerve racking. I want to do this only once so I hope that I can ask you for help regarding offset for my wheels. My budget is $2k-2.5k for a wheel/tire combo. I'm leaning towards a 18" rear/17" front stagger. To stay within budget, I'm limiting my rear tire width to 295mm. I'm open for suggestions and recommendations. Measurements are as follows:

Rear: DSE mini tubs w/ 9" diff from a 68 Bronco. 89ish Corvette hat rotors with the parking brake incorporated calipers:

From the face of the hat on the rotor to outer wheel house: 5"
From the face of the hat on the rotor to the inner wheel house: 8 1/4"
Caliper distance from hat face: 1/4"
Caliper radius: 6 7/8"


Front: Heidt's drop tall spindles. C-5 rotors/ calipers"

From the face of the hat on the rotor to outer wheel house: 2 7/8"
From the face of the hat on the rotor to the inner wheel house: 10"
Caliper distance from hat face: 2 7/8"
Caliper radius: 8"

I really need a sanity check from those more experienced.

Thank you,

Roy
69 Firebird
68 RS TPI Camaro (in process)
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 10, 03:18 PM
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Re: Can someone help me with Offset numbers?

Do what I do when it comes to new wheels...let someone else do the math!
I suggest contacting Jon Henson over at www.driverzinc.com and get his take on what would fit your car best.Wheels are something you want to measure 5 times and order once,you want to be able to fill up the wheelwells without fitment issues and I'd say Jon has enough experience to be the man for the job...tell him I sent ya.

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