16X8 wheels in rear with 255 tires problems mods needed? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 03, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to put 16x8 in. whells with 255mm tires on rear what would I have to do to get it done and is it feesable
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 03, 04:10 AM
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Those wheels and tires will fit with no problems if you get a wheel with correct backspacing. I would look into getting a backspace of at least 4.5". I use a 17x8 wheel with 4.75" inch backspacing and a 255 tire and it fits perfectly! The tire is completely inside the wheelwell and does not contact the fender lip.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 03, 08:33 AM
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i got 255/50/16's on the back (and front) of my Nova on old Trans Am GTA honeycomb wheels, and they clear just fine. a slight bit of rubbing on the framerail over weird angles liek driveways and what not, but clears otherwise. don't know the backspacing of the wheels, as i haven't measured yet. don't know how much this applies to a Camaro, tho.

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