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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 14, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Staggered Wheels/Tires on 69 Camaro

I currently have 17X8 Torque Thrust M wheels all the way around with 235/45/17 tires in front and 235/50/17 tires in the rear.

I have been thinking of larger wheels/tire and saw a Black 69 Camaro at a car show today that had a Very Nice stance...

They were Boss black/machined 5 spoke wheels with 18 inch wheels in the front and 20 inch wheels in the rear. Front tire was 255/40/18 and rear was 275/40/20.

I have always been opposed to larger wheels on classic Camaros, but the combination of stance/rake and the way the wheel wells were filled in really set the car off....The car appeared to have a stock/non lowered suspension. and the tires and wheels seemed to tuck into the wheel wells perfectly. The owner was not near his car so I couldn't ask what combination of sizes/offsets he used..

My question is does anyone know what size/offsets would allow this combination to tuck into the wheel well without rubbing issues?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 14, 06:09 AM
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Re: Staggered Wheels/Tires on 69 Camaro

I would try for 17/18 or 18/19 combo. Determine available tires before deciding on wheels

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Re: Staggered Wheels/Tires on 69 Camaro

your off set should be 5.5 in the rear.
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Re: Staggered Wheels/Tires on 69 Camaro

You'll need to measure to be sure of the offset. Not exactly the best QC back in 1969....

And I second Vegas. 1" difference is probably best as a 2" difference might look good today but will it look good next year? 5 years from now? Is it a fad now or a long-term enhancement?

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