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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 14, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1968 SS Camaro, I am looking to get help with back spacing, I am purchasing torque thrust 2. I have all original suspension, I would like to go with a little beefy look in the rear can anyone help with what would work with a 15' rim?
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15x9 w/5.25" BS or 15x9.5 w/5.5" BS.

And 275/60/15's for tires.


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15x9 w/5.25" BS or 15x9.5 w/5.5" BS.

And 275/60/15's for tires.
Dam that's a wide wheel for a 68 unless it's a 4X4

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Dam that's a wide wheel for a 68 unless it's a 4X4
Wide or tall? I run a 275/40/18 on an 18x9 on my '67 with no issues. The OP wants a beefy look, there it is.


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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 14, 05:25 AM
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That much backset will probably hit the shock near the bottom of a 15" wheel.
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I run 10"on the back and 8" on the front
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Wide or tall? I run a 275/40/18 on an 18x9 on my '67 with no issues. The OP wants a beefy look, there it is.
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I run 10"on the back and 8" on the front
See 4x4, not under the wheel arch

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quote: See 4x4, not under the wheel arch
but what side is your steering wheel on
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but what side is your steering wheel on[/QUOTE]

The Left side like yours on my 69

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 14, 05:47 AM
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Hi, I was looking at the wheel and tire section and saw a guy running 235/60-15's on the front ...and I was wondering if 15x7 w/4.5 backspace is the ticket? Just wondering ...I was trying to put 235/60-15 on 15x7 4.5 bs on fr. & 295/50-15 on 15x8 4.5 bs...Right now I have 225/60-15 on 8" 4 bs & 236/60-15 on 8" 4 bs ralleys the fronts rub at lock.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 14, 07:44 AM
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The look of wide and meaty has a lot to do with the back space, sets the wheel further out. I have a 69 with 255 x 60 x 15 and to me it looks to big for the car. My other has 245 X 60 X 15 on vet rallys and looks better. . . .at least to me.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 14, 03:29 PM
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If you want to run 15" wheels, a 15 X 8 with 4.5" backspace is the way to go with 255/60/15.

I went with 17's so I could get modern tires. I just bought 17 x 8 with 4.5" backspace and 255/45/17 Sport Comp tires on the back.

225/45/17 tires on the front with the same wheels.

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Hi, I was looking at the wheel and tire section and saw a guy running 235/60-15's on the front ...and I was wondering if 15x7 w/4.5 backspace is the ticket? Just wondering ...I was trying to put 235/60-15 on 15x7 4.5 bs on fr. & 295/50-15 on 15x8 4.5 bs...Right now I have 225/60-15 on 8" 4 bs & 236/60-15 on 8" 4 bs ralleys the fronts rub at lock.
I know the 235/60-R15 will rub you would be better off keeping what you have on the front. I am positive that you can run a 255/60-R15 on the rear. If you try 275/60-R15 it will rub. Plan on buying new wheels 17" x 7" with 225/45-R17 tires with 4.5 BS for the front and 17" x 8" and 275/40-R17 tires with 4.5 BS for the rear if you want the meaty look.
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I know the 235/60-R15 will rub you would be better off keeping what you have on the front. I am positive that you can run a 255/60-R15 on the rear. If you try 275/60-R15 it will rub. Plan on buying new wheels 17" x 7" with 225/45-R17 tires with 4.5 BS for the front and 17" x 8" and 275/40-R17 tires with 4.5 BS for the rear if you want the meaty look.
Thanks for the info.I am going to look over new tires & wheels now ...I was willing to invest in new wheels might as well go modern.
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