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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 04, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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What would be a good change from 15 inch rally's. I want a new look so help me with new wheels and tire sizes please...

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 04, 09:49 AM
 
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Well, I'd say go to 17's or 18's. What's your budget allow?
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Haven't seen too many with Weld Rodlites.Kindda look like a slot knock off.

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I've got the money to spend. I had some rally's with trim rings and put some knock off in the center for fun, just looking for something to draw alittle more attention to the 69.

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Your options are almost limitless. Budniks, AR, Bonspeed, Colorado Custom... there are A LOT of options.

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We went with 17-in Boyd's on our 67 coupe. Check out the link in my signature for a photo.

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Depends upon the 'look' that you're going for. Seems that lots-o-folks are doing the pro-touring look these days (17/18 inch rims and tons of choices). I decided on the 'classic' look and went with Cragar s/s, 14x7 front and 14x8 rear with Goodrich T/As.

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I found a guy on Ebay who sells alot of American Racing Torq Thrust polished aluminum rims, I emailed him and he is giving me a DEAL, $950 shipped to me door for two 17"x8" (4.75" backspace) and two 17"x9.5" (5.5" custom backspacing), both 5x4.75 pattern. I haven't bought from him yet but he has a high rating on Ebay
His email address is : [email protected]

I'll be getting tires from Tirerack
Front: 235/45 Fuzion ZRi (Ultra High Performance Summer) $96/each
Rear: 275/40 Fuzion ZRi (Ultra High Performance Summer) $111/each
*Kumho priced the same, 40AA less treadwear though (320 vs 280)

So about $1,425 out the door for rims and tires, plus probably another 80 for mount/balance.

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1969 Camaro - GM 2003 Electron Blue
Beck Racing 383 cu in 465HP Engine - Sean Murphy Inductions Stage 2 Quadrajet
TCI Streetfighter 350 - 3.73:1 Posi 10 Bolt Rear - 12.6 sec qtr mile

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OK, you'll be putting 17X8 (4.75 BS) up front and 17X9.5 (5.5 BS) in the rear. Will this fit a stock suspension or will modifications be required?
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WildBill, that will work fine with stock suspension. For tires, I used 245/45 and 275/40.
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according to CHEVY HP
http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/te...18/index1.html
Front - 17 inch wheel, 5.00 backspace, 8.5in width, 245/40 tire
Rear - 17 inch wheel, 5.50 backspace, 9.5in width, 275/40 tire

So I am going just slightly smaller up front, 8" is wide enough for me. These will fit on a 69, to prevent any chance of rubbing you might need to roll the rear fender lips or hammer them in slightly to support a 275/40 tire, this is why some go 255/50 instead. I had Mickey Thompson Indy Profile H50-15 on the car when I bought it, which are 295/50-15 with just a bit of rubbing so I know a 275/40 will fit in my case. Remember this is a 1969 which has more room for the rear tires.

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I just went with 17" Boyd's on my 67. I went with 17x8 in front and 17x9 in the rear. You can see the pics on my site from the link in my sig.

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by the way mine are 20x8.5 with a 5.25 backsapce, no rubbing or fender lip rolling , cutting . and the fronts are 18x8 with a 4.75 . i would recomend that you go with a 5.00 backspace if your car has factory disc brakes . the drum and disc spindles are different about a 1/4 " . the disc will put the wheel out that much more than a drum spindle . i used drum spindles . the raer is very close , but no rubbing . i think you way be able to go a little widder , but there isa very big chance of getting some rubbing .

alot of this depends onhow low you want your car . mine sits over the tires . the tires do not stick out at all .
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