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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 14, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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After 30+ years I am going non original wheels on one of my 69's! American Racing VN805 Blvd. 17x8 on the front and 18x9.5 on the rear with 4" and 5.25" backspace. . . .I think. The question is, is this an acceptable backspace and what size tires would you guys recommend. I do not want the rubber band look but as much sidewall as not to rub. The car currently has Vette wheels, 225x60 & 245x60. I like the BFG G force wheels. Thanks for your input, I know this topic is always discussed but I never paid attention. . . .
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Re: Going Custom!

Pretty sure you want 4.75" b/s on the front and 5.5" on the rear with those rim widths


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For the fronts you will want a 235 or 245/45/17 and the rears go with a 275/40/18 on rear with those wheels.

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Pretty sure you want 4.75" b/s on the front and 5.5" on the rear with those rim widths
That's what I'd go with.


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Pretty sure you want 4.75" b/s on the front and 5.5" on the rear with those rim widths
X3 on the backspacing. I'd recommend 17" in the rear if you want some sidewall between the wheel and the road.

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Here are 18x9.5 with 5.5 b/s

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I just looked up those wheels. The problem I see is that you are limited to you backspacing choices. It looks like they are only offered with a 0 offset (4.5"/5.25") in those sizes. +6 would be ideal.

If you went with those wheels, you might have to go narrower on the tire to avoid scrubbing the fender/wheel openings.


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 14, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Going Custom!

I saw the wheel on ebay on a 69 Lemans car with 18 and 20's and really liked the wheel. Thanks for the input guys.
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