1969 Camaro Wheel Fitment(read stuffing) advice
Hi, read alot of posts here, but never actually posted anything.
A little background on the car first: It is a base car, 12 bolt rear end, multi-leaf springs, SSBC rear disc conversion kit, SSM Lift Bars, Current rear wheels: 15X8.5 with a 5" backspacing.
I am in update/change the car mode and trying to decide on the rear wheels for the car. My mind tells me that 18X9.5 with 6" backspacing will fit in here without a problem. I am adding an inch in wheel width while increasing the backspacing 1" to compensate. This should leave the quarter panel spacing the same, while decreasing the inner wheel well space(@ 2"). I have attached pictures showing the existing wheels and clearances. Note: the body does not drop much at all because of the lift bars. Tire size height will end up being the same as the current tires that are on the car---right at 26" tall. I am also curious about the tire size that others have used with a 18X9.5 wheel that fills out the rim with a little bit of rim/sidewall protection.
Because the wheels will essentially be custom made, I am skittish about ordering them. I wish I had some to try on first, and this is as close as I can get without buying first.
So what do you think? To clear or not to clear? Do you think it would be wise to increase the backspacing to 6.5" to give more outward clearance for the future if I decide to change the suspension?
Last edited by ZZ572StreetCar; Apr 25th, 13 at 07:22 PM.