what backspacing do i need for my 68 camaro with 17" wheels?? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 00, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I want to get some American Racing TT II's 17x7 up front with a 235/45/17 and 17x8 275/40/17 in back. What backspacing do i need to be safe?? thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 00, 11:20 AM
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Try 4 1/2" backspacing. I know this will work on 8 inch wheels.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 00, 08:46 AM
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Before you buy those Americans, you should check out Mooneye's "Cast Smothie" they make them in 17", and there is a cool looking yellow 69 camaro on their web page with these wheels. They look similar to the torque thrust, but they are a little different.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 02:51 AM
 
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4 1/2 will work well with wide profile tires. You can go all the way to 4 7/8 with a low profile tire that doesn't extend past the bead. I have a set of 4 7/8 backspaced 8x15 inch Centerlines that I run on my 68 camaro at the track with a fairly wide profile 28x10x15 tire and they only rub the inside when I turn real hard or put the car in a bind. If you have a stiff suspension with a sway bar you will get less sway and most likely won't have a rubbing problem if you go with 4 3/4 or 4 7/8.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 05:01 AM
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I have the same wheels and tires you want on my '69. The bs on mine is 4-1/2" and everything fits fine.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 09:43 AM
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Mark -

I checked out the Mooneye Smoothie wheels - very cool! They are great looking wheels and the '69 looks awesome with them.

However, they want both your left and right nut for those things! $1200 for wheels alone is just a little too much for even my budget. (I popped for The American TT II's and I'm still getting grief from the wife!)

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 10:42 AM
 
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I have 15X10 Crager SS on my 73 Camaro and noticed that the bolt from the rear shock is rubbing against the rim. Any suggestions here?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 00, 01:41 PM
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Carma,

Are you running the 12 or 10-bolt shock plates?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 00, 02:27 AM
 
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What is the difference on the shock plates?
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