BradB, what kind of wheels are you running now? I'd like to see some pics if you want to send me some. In your front with a 7" wheel and 4.5" backspacing, that wheel should fit in there nice. If you go to an 8" wheel with 4.75" b.s. just imagine the wheel you have on your car now sticking outward aboout 3/4" from where it is now, it should still look good, even if you want to get 4.5" b.s. so you don't get more frame rubbing that should look good too, if the tire/wheel is sticking outward 1" further, will it be to far? You'll have to be the judge of that. As far as the biggest tire/wheel you can go with, well I've seen two 68 camaros is CHP with 9"-9.5" wheels and 275 tires in front, one was a orange 68 with TTII's and it was mini-tubed in the rear and 335's, and the other was a 68 in the Pro-touring shoot-out with vette wheels on it, I don't know how they did it withour rubbing, but who knows they might rub alot. But to be safe I'd stay with a 255 or 245/45. The wheels you have on the rear now seem pretty close to me, but might look better with a little more b.s. If you ever get a chance take a measurement from the wheel mounting surface to the inner fender, this can be done with a couple yard sticks. Have you asked American racing when they are coming out with the cast looking torque thrust? It might be worth the wait. How's life in NY,NY? Many car people in that area?
golo: I can't say for sure if a 4.75" bs will be better than 4.5" bs as far as looks and to avoid rubbing the frame, either way should look and work good. I was thinking about the possible use of spacers too. Since my rear is shifter to the passenger side a little, I have less room on the drivers side as far as clearance from the drum to the inner fender, so I might just have to run a spacer on one side. I'll probably just get the 17x9.5 with 5.5" backspacing and if I get some rubbng, I'll throw just enough spacer in there to end that.
Also have you guys checked out the Boyd Smoothie? They look similar to TTII's but are available in a better variety of sizes, I actually like the looks of them better. go to www.bcoddington.com
68 468 700R4, and here it is;
[This message has been edited by MarkM (edited 03-04-2001).]