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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 11, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

I have 69' that has been lowered 2.5" in the rear, I am looking at putting some torque thrust on it in a 17" butthey only come in an 8 or 9.5. I've seen where people are running the 9.5" just wondering how they clear the bottom of the shocks. It has the offset rear shocks, I would need a 5.25" backspace to clear the outer fender on the passenger side, and the shock sits at 4.75" from the face of the disk...any ideas?

Thank you for any help you can give me!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 11, 05:45 AM
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

Common back space is 5.5 with the 17x9.5. The bottom of the shock will actually set inside the wheel.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 11, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

It looks like the bottom of the shock is 8.75" from the center of the hub. I measured yesterday with a carpenter square. Which would mean that I would need an wheel id of at least 17.5". You have me wondering if I got a bad measurement...I'll recheck it tonight.
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

Rojo, those are some nice camaros, 17" on the 69?
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

Thanks. Yes 17's.
front 17x8 4.75bs 235/45/17 2" drop
rear 17x9.5 5.5bs 255/45/17 1.5" drop

A lot of guys run 275/40/17 on the rear as well.

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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

I have 17 x 9.5 TTII on the rear with 5.5 BS. I've had both mono and multileaf lower shock mounts on it with multileaf springs and the shock clears....


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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 11, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

I have converted it to multi leaf hotchkis leafs 1.5" drop with 1" drop blocks, wondering if it's the blocks that have dropped it in the way?
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

That was it! The lowering block moves the axle away from the lower shock mount, which explains why everyone else's will fit....

Anyone in the market for some 1.5" rear lowering multi leafs and/or a set of 1" lowering blocks? Both have about 2-300 miles on them....email me

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Thanks for your help...I'm gonna buy the 3" lowering rear leafs!
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

Which lower shock plates do you have? The miltileaf plates are shorter than the monoleaf plates and give more clearance. I use a 1/2" lowering block, Hotchkis 2" drop leafs and DSE Multi shock plates and it clears easily.





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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

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That was it! The lowering block moves the axle away from the lower shock mount, which explains why everyone else's will fit....

Anyone in the market for some 1.5" rear lowering multi leafs and/or a set of 1" lowering blocks? Both have about 2-300 miles on them....email me

[email protected].

Thanks for your help...I'm gonna buy the 3" lowering rear leafs!
Scott,
Have you already bought the TT wheels? If not, have you looked at the V40 or V45 by Vintage Wheel Works? They look very similar to TT's but come in 17" x 7", 8" and 9.5" and they can make custom backspacing if you need it. Just an idea, but it might be cheaper than swapping out your rear leafs.... and they look pretty good to me:

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 11, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

I need to get on my laptop so I can upload some pics, my spring perch looks identical except with the cpp lowering block there is a 1" gap between the plate and the mounting pad.

I do like those vintage wheel works, great car by the way! Mine is silver with black hockey stripes, I currently have 15" torque thrusts but the passenger side rubs (8.5" with 3.75 BS) so I need to change something...I like the look of the polished tt's just not sure if I should order rear wheels only with the correct bs or all new 17"-18" tt's. Or....dare I shorten the passenger side axle by .5" to make the axle to fender distance the same on both sides??

I'll get some pics uploaded tonight...thoughts anyone?

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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

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That was it! The lowering block moves the axle away from the lower shock mount, which explains why everyone else's will fit....

Anyone in the market for some 1.5" rear lowering multi leafs and/or a set of 1" lowering blocks? Both have about 2-300 miles on them....email me

[email protected].

Thanks for your help...I'm gonna buy the 3" lowering rear leafs!

Scott – As you found out, lowering blocks can move the plate very close or touching a 17” or smaller diameter wheel. This is one of a couple of reasons we don’t usually suggest using lowering blocks. In some cases you can modify the lower spring plate to clear the wheel. Do you have pictures?
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 11, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 17" torque thrusts...9.5"???

Here are a couple of pictures of the leaf and mounting plate as well as one of my baby.

Thought about ordering some aftermarket plates to hack up and weld the shock mount where I need it...

thanks again
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