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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Would anyone happen to know how much back spacing I would need on my 71 camaro for a 17x9.5 set up all around with torq thrust 2's with out modifing anything?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 01, 02:18 AM
 
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Smitty:

Im sorry to bring you bad news, but the 17 x 9.5 won't work up front no matter what with out whipping out your cutting torch for the control arms and fender wells. I will tell you what DOES work though. I put those same wheels on my car 17x 9 back, 17 x 8 front. The back spacing needs to measure 4 inches, or 102 MM. I had great success with that backspacing all around, and P 255 35 R 17 back, and P 235 35 R 17 Front. Hope I have been some help!
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Are you sure you installed the American TorqThrust II's? The manufacturers website has rim widths of 17x8 and 17x9.5, not 17x9 as you mentioned. Also, they dont show a 4" backspace available for the 17x9.5 inch rim...the smallest backspacing they show for the 17x9.5 is 5.5".
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Smitty,

Go to www.nastyz28.com. Do a search on 17" TTII's. they have the offsets that work.

By the way the Hotchkis second gen Camaro ran the 17X9.5's on the front with no mods. There is a link to the article over there.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 01, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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hey Camcojb,
Thanks for the info on the tt 2's. You told me exactly what i wanted to know. 9.5 up front with no mods. Now i just need to figure out backspacing. Would you happen to know off the top of your head.

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Smitty,

I think this has the info you need.
http://www.hotchkis.net/frames/F71/wheels.htm

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