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Hey guys! Seems like the majority of questions in this section of TC regard what wheel size etc. works with which year car.

To better serve new members and others seeking advice on rim & tire combinations maybe we should compile a table listing common rim sizes, backspacing and tire fitment (and/ or a tutorial on how to determine what might fit your car) for 1st Generation Camaros. Then when it is finalized we could make it a sticky topic like Martin SR's Basics series.

What do y'all think about this idea?


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Be sure to include slicks, Ive tried for an answer on that one several times with no help.
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I'm willing to get this information compiled, but I will need some help! To start with specific information on tire and rim combinations that are working for your car would be a great help. I also plan to extensively research this information in this section of TC to harvest data.

Anyone willing to contribute information please post it here or email me!


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Scott let's go one further and make this a tech reference article... Go through and gather everything you can from this forum and then post any questions you have on what you find. Once you get everything together I can help by proof reading it for you and once you have it finalized I'll fit it into the techref format and publish it...

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Sounds good Dennis. I'll start working on this a.s.a.p.! I'm not sure how long it will take (might be a little while before I get a good rough draft assembled) but everyone will be kept informed as progress is made.


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Scott,

Check out my website for detailed info on spring and tire measurements from my swap. It includes measurements for the 6308 springs and VB 3 leaf springs.

Thanks for picking up the ball.


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I think Larry C's Pro-Touring site has a spread sheet laid out for what has actually been mounted by the guy's that hang out over there.

You may want to go over and check into it..

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Cool! I will check these out too. thanks guys!


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Here's the link to the wheel/tire database over at Pro-Touring.com...

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I'm already gathering information but I cannot seem to find definitive answers on stock rim offsets for all three years, both drum and disc brake setups. The best guesses I get are from 3.75" to 4.25" in backspacing.

Can anyone who has factory wheels measure their offsets and report back? I need to know what type & size rim (steel or rally, plus width & diameter), the type of brakes you have and the wheel application codes, if any.

Thanks!


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The pro-touring chart is a great start but it would be nice to know if the cars had drum or disk and if they rolled the fenders or tubbed.

I have been told to add a .5" to your back spacing calculations if you have disk vs. drum.
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Having a list would be great!

The link below was useful for me, at least provides the theory and terms that get thrown around.

http://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#wheeltrm
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