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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 12, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Help on front and rear wheel size!

I have a 1967 camaro and was looking into purchasing the Billet Specialties Street Lite wheels. I want to put on some 17" wheels front and back. I have front disc brakes and rear drums. I was looking at Summit and they have these: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSP-RS037956155N/. I found these for the front http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSP-RS037706140N/. Not sure of these will fit correctly. I am planning on lowering the rear 2" or 3" and the rear is not mini tub. The front will be lowered 1.5". Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Help on front and rear wheel size!

Not sure if these http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSP-RS037956155N/ will fit better tucked in the rear. Any opinions or recommendations?
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Re: Help on front and rear wheel size!

This is what I put on my stock 68 with front disc and rear drum. No rubbing issues what so ever. My future plans are to lower the front 1.5 and the rear 2.0 and best I can tell there is plenty of room to do so. The wheels are the TT2's with Nitto 555 tires.

Went with the 17x7 4.0 bs with a 235/45 for the fronts

Went with the 17x8 4.8 bs with a 255/45 for the rears.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 12, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help on front and rear wheel size!

I think the front 17X7 with 4"backspace should be fine. The rear is what I worry about. Not sure if the 17X9.5 with 5.5"backspace will fit or if the 17X9.5 with 5" will work better. I want a wider tire in the rear.
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Re: Help on front and rear wheel size!

You may want to browse these 43 pages and see if you find any good info.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=100853
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Re: Help on front and rear wheel size!

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I think the front 17X7 with 4"backspace should be fine. The rear is what I worry about. Not sure if the 17X9.5 with 5.5"backspace will fit or if the 17X9.5 with 5" will work better. I want a wider tire in the rear.
5" b/s in the rear on a 9.5" wide wheel is not enough,you'll be hitting the outer fenders...

Plus,it'll be tough to squeeze a 9.5" wide wheel on a 1967-8,a 9" wheel is really maxing it.

Contact my buddy Jon Henson over at [email protected] that should be up and working by now...tell him I sent you and he'll take care of you.

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