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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 04, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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I want to buy 18" wheels for my 67 camaro. I went to yearone's website and looked up the size they put on their 69 camaro. It turns out they put on 18 X 10 in the back and 18 X 8 in the front. I know the 69 camaro is a little widder in the back than the 67 camaro. Would these size wheels fit the 67 camaro? If so, what would be the back sizing? Can anyone help?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 04, 04:17 AM
 
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A 9.5 inch wide wheel is the widest you can go an a 67 without minitubbing. I think the backspacing is 5.5 on the rear. A search will get all sorts of info on wheel sizing.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 04, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the help baz67. however, do you know if you could bigger wheels than 18"?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 04, 04:00 PM
 
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IMHO, don't think you want to do that b/c a whole bunch of people have chimed in here in the past AND said they thought our cars just flat didn't look right with wheels bigger then about 18"er's or so...

And at 18" the sidewalls get so short that rim longevity comes into play b/c of potholes dinging h-ll outta them!!

But to each his own..

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BUT if you want to run max. height rubber, here is how you do it!!

Run a stock width and backspace rim but say in a 16" or a 17" and then look in the truck and SUV tire section and come up with a skinny tire that is about 29 to 29.5" tall!!

IT should center and fit, but you will probably have to raise the backend using coil-overs b/c there isn't enough room up top if you add any weight at all!! BUT you should be able to stick a finger in the space between the front AND rear of the tire and the sheetmetal!!

Been there done that when I mounted my old Firestone 500 Town&Country Mud& Snow tires on my car years and years ago, (using my stock 14 x 6 steel painted rims), that were right at this height!! AND I raised my rearend up like about 4" to get them to fit, plus my speedometer was off about 12 mph at 70!! Topped out at 145mph one night for about an 18 mile high-speed run when I was late for my car-pool to Iowa on the RR.... That got me in more trouble then I care to remember b/c I went through a Tripod radar trap, but changed cars for the week so they didn't get me...

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