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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 04, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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i have a 1967 camaro that is lowered 2" in the front and 1" in the rear and i am planing on buying 15by8 rally but i dont no which backspacing to get. i am planing on putting the widest tire i could fit i am hoping it to be 275's. what backspacing on the rims do i need and what is the widest tire size with out rubbing. thanx
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I have always run a 275/60 on my 68's. It depends on the final ride height if you will need to trim the quarter lip or not. As well as what suspention you are using. Was talking to a guy tonight at a cruise who had a 67 that sat real low and he was running a 15x8 with 4-3/4 BS and a 275-60 BFG drag radial. His qarter lip was also trimmed about a 1/4". Each brand of tire is also different. Some give a little more room than others do. If you can keep a good 1" above the tire from the 1/4 it seems to be ok. Start adding passengers/weight the rubbing may start. I would plan on a trim if you want the low stance and a fat tire.

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i am really lucky because i recently had the car painted and right before i sent it in i rolled the inside fender. i was planing on putting the regular bfg's. so i would have to get a rally wheel with 4.75inch backspacing.thanx for you help i apreciate it.
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also i do not do a mini tub and from the ground to the start of the fender is 17 inches
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also i do not do a mini tub and from the ground to the start of the fender is 27 inches
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