17" AMERICAN RACING WHEEL F&R BACK SPACING - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am planning to install the 13" baer brakes on my '69 along with 17 inch americans. Any reccomendations on f/r wheel width and backspacing? Tire sizes? Any ideas appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 01:22 PM
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I've got 17x7 fronts with 245/45/17's and 17x8 rears with 255/45/17's - backspacing is 4-1/2" all around. Everything fits fine with the car lowered 2". Check it out at my site below.


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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the info, RockyMtnRacer. great looking car. (bike, too)
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 00, 07:56 PM
 
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I`m running 17x8 in the fronts with 4.5 back spacing and 17x9.5 inthe backs with 5.5 back spacing. With no fender mods.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 00, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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What size tires do you run, 69 RAGTOP?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 00, 01:12 PM
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RockyMtnRacer,

Did you order the wheels with custom backspacing? I also have a Baer 13 inch front 12 inch rear set up on my 67 and have been looking at the TTII wheels. I thought only 4.25 and 4.75 B.S. are available as standard sizes for 7 and 8 inch wide wheels from American Racing. I was hoping to use the 17x8 with 4.75 B.S. The custom backspacing cost $$!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 00, 08:51 AM
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The backspacing I got was the standard offering at the time(about 15 months ago).

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 00, 07:24 AM
 
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Jay I`m running 245/45/17 in the fronts and 275/40/17 in the backs. I did have to custom order the wheels
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 00, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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ONE more question on the wheels- any ideas on
the best place to buy? Would I have to buy custom offset wheels directly from American?
thanks for the info.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 00, 05:31 PM
 
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Jay Iv`e found that Sears was the best place for me to buy TT2. Then again I Live on a rock and I do work for them.
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