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best front tire size for 69 17x8 inch wheel ??

im trying to figure out what the best front tire size for my 69 camaro i will be running a 17x8 inch wheel with 5 inch backspace i know the backspace is a bit of an issue im planning on running a 1/2 inch spacers thanks
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Re: best front tire size for 69 17x8 inch wheel ??

Ideal on the front is 17x8 with 4.75" bs so you want a 1/4" spacer not 1/2". Then you could probably run a 245/45/17 tire with the right alignment and button head fender bolts in the upper most fender bolt position.

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Ideal on the front is 17x8 with 4.75" bs so you want a 1/4" spacer not 1/2". Then you could probably run a 245/45/17 tire with the right alignment and button head fender bolts in the upper most fender bolt position.

ok thanks very much do you know if i'll be ok with 5 inch backspace in the rear or will i have to space rears out as well
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Same wheel size 17x8? If so 5" bs will work but that is a bit more bs than and 8" wheel needs.

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Re: best front tire size for 69 17x8 inch wheel ??

yes same size wheel i have disc brakes out back to if that makes a difference
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Re: best front tire size for 69 17x8 inch wheel ??

I just put new Nitto NT555's on 17x8 Vintage Wheel Works with a 4.75 BS. Tire size is 235-45-17, no rubbing problems identified yet, but I haven't put on too many miles yet.
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Same wheel size 17x8? If so 5" bs will work but that is a bit more bs than and 8" wheel needs.

hey Dennis does it matter if i disc brakes out back thanks
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Re: best front tire size for 69 17x8 inch wheel ??

If you're going to run same size rim front and back, I would run same backspace front and back which would mean 1/4" spacers all around for you...unless you're into front wheel drive Pontiac wide track that runs the front track wider than the back.


This is 235/45 on 17x8 with 4.75".





This is wheels all same backspace and same tire size on four wheel discs. Only 4" backspace and 7" rim but gives you an idea of how the tires line up. Imagine the rear ones tucked in another 1/4" if you didn't do spacers in the back.


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If you're going to run same size rim front and back, I would run same backspace front and back which would mean 1/4" spacers all around for you...unless you're into front wheel drive Pontiac wide track that runs the front track wider than the back.


This is 235/45 on 17x8 with 4.75".





This is wheels all same backspace and same tire size on four wheel discs. Only 4" backspace and 7" rim but gives you an idea of how the tires line up. Imagine the rear ones tucked in another 1/4" if you didn't do spacers in the back.

ya i hear what your saying i was just a little uneasy about running spacers out back i got a good deal on a set of centerlines so im trying to make them work they have 255 on all four corners so im swapping the fronts so they'll fit
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