Will they fit? (again) - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 04, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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I used the search feature extensively, just so you know.

I have a basically stock '69. It has disc brakes from a '71 Chevelle.

I found a set of old Appliance slot mags. They are 14x7 measured at the bead sealing surface. They have 3.25" backspacing. There are no tires on them right now. I put a rim on the front and they clear the calipers and tie rod ends fine. They look like they may "stick out" a little too much. I am running something like a 215 70 tire. (not sure as the car is not handy.) Are these going to rub the outer fender lip?

I know the factory 14x7 rims had a 3.8" backspace. It also seems that the car can handle as much as 4" of rim outside of the hub mating surface. This is what I got from studying the search hits.

Also, when do you have to worry about bearing wear with regards to rim offset?

Thanks for the help,

'69 SS...A Work In Progress for over 20 years.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 04, 03:46 PM
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a 14 by 7 with a 215 will fit without any problem. To be sure, jack under the ball joint to compress the suspension, lay a straightedge across the rim, see where it ends up.

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