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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 13, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Gents, have been reading everything i can regarding what would fit my bone stock 327, powerglide, 4 wheel drum, NON power assist brake, 1968 rag top camaro with 205 75 14 tires and skinny ralley wheels. Am i correct in my research based conclusion that my non mini tub, stock height, UN-modified suspension will accept the following wheel and tire package without rubbing either front nor back either turning compressed or otherwise.
front: 235/45 18 on 18x8 wheel with +6 offset and 4 7/8" back space
rear: 275/40 18 on 18x9.5 wheel with +6 offset and 5 1/2" back space
Any corrections/tire combinations that will work close to my current selection based on real trial and error would be greatly appreciated as i have cash in hand and ready to put some new boots on.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 13, 08:39 PM
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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

You can look at th link in my sig. I am running 15 inch wheels but you can check out what I know will work. If it's cost your worried about my 15's were only $130.00 per wheel!! I personally think a good 15 inch combo will look better on a stock suspened camaro like yours. If your doing 17,18 etc you need to get some of the suspension right or they just look goofy....that's just my opinion though.

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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

I run 245/40/18 on 18x8 w/ 5" BS up front and 275/40/18 on 18x9 w/5.25" BS in the rear.

I'd go 235/40/18 in the front if I were you. Mine would rub if I didn't have steering stops built into my LCA's. I think the 40 series would give you a little more clearance than the 45's.

Your rear wheel selection looks good.


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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

8" wide wheel +6 offset = 4 3/4" back spacing not 4 7/8"...

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 13, 02:35 PM
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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

I have pretty much the same question except I do have discs out front BMR tubular control arms with coil covers and a BMR torque arm suspension also with coil overs on a 10 bolt ... I have also read every forum and even talked with many wheel guys I'm leaning towards Rushforth rated x wheels but I'm still very nervous cuz once there ordered you can't return them I've read that 18x8 with 4.75 and 18x9 with 5.25 are the correct fit... Does anyone want to back that up and also does anyone have 19 on the rear and how do you like it seeing as I live in the north east I can't have rubber bands for tires too many pot holes
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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

9" wheel with +6 offset = 5.25 back spacing
9.5" wheel with +6 offset = 5.5" back spacing.

The 9.5's will fit the back of a '69 no problem...

No comment on 19's...

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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

I was a little lost on backspacing also but recently bought some Rushforth Wheels and Jason over there could not have been any more helpful, he was right on the money with my sizing. Extremely nice guy and a pleasure to deal with.

I have factory disc up front and factory drum in the rear and I am running:

Front - 18x8/ 4.875" Backspace - 245/40zr/18's

Rear - 18x10/ 5.625" Backspace - 275/40zr/18's

I still plan on lowering the car a bit, but there still seems to be plenty of clearance.

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Which wheel did you choose and any pics

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 13, 07:05 PM
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See now talking with Jason he said differently 18x8 4.75 an 18x9 5.25
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 13, 07:22 PM
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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

You have a different setup from Xcalibadboy and I.

He's done a lot of Camaros so I do think he knows what he's talking about.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old May 18th, 13, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wheels and Tires Beat to death

great feedback all but just bought the ridetech tru turn with 2"drop spindle system going to go 18" x 9.5" x +6 offset = 5.5backspace and 275 40's at all four corners. Any feed back on problems i may encounter? have heard that i will have to open up front upper outer wheel wells but other than that food to go.
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