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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 16, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Im looking at these rims for my 67 camaro;
VN3097861 17" x 8" 5x120.65 0 4.50 VINTAGE SILVER W/ MACHINED LIP 83.06 1580 lbs $260 1055001

Will the 4.50 BS be an issue for 235,245,255/45 for the front. I plan to the same wheel and tire size on all four.

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I'm running 17x7 TTII's with a 4.02" back space and 225/45-17 tires on the front of my 68. Under extreme compression I do get a bit of rubbing on the front. I'm lowered about 1.5" up front.

I think you'll be a lot better off to go staggered. Save the 17x8's for the back with some 255's and do the 17x7 up front.

It's a weekend car. Not a daily driver. You'll likely find that the tires need to be changed because of age faster than wear.

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I'm running 17x7 TTII's with a 4.02" back space and 225/45-17 tires on the front of my 68. Under extreme compression I do get a bit of rubbing on the front. I'm lowered about 1.5" up front.

I think you'll be a lot better off to go staggered. Save the 17x8's for the back with some 255's and do the 17x7 up front.

It's a weekend car. Not a daily driver. You'll likely find that the tires need to be changed because of age faster than wear.
Thanks Gbauer,
Its going to be a daily driver its my only other car besides the work van! Right now i just put on Hotchkis a arms and 2in drop springs and some wilwood superlites with 13in rotor. Here this summer im getting a LS3 crate motor and a TKO600. The reason i dont want to run staggered is, one the look is not for me and also my 12 bolt is a half inch longer than stock. So with rear disc brakes i want to keep the rear tire with in the lip of the wheel well. Plus i like the balanced look of the same size tires.
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You can probably get away with 235/45/17's with those. A 245 is probably going to be close to the fender, and a 255 will almost definitely be a problem with a 2" drop on a 17x8 w/4.5"BS. Ideally you'd like to have 4.75" bs on an 8" wide wheel, which would buy you an extra 1/4" of clearance, and allow you to run a 10mm wider tire.


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Thanks Gbauer,
Its going to be a daily driver its my only other car besides the work van! Right now i just put on Hotchkis a arms and 2in drop springs and some wilwood superlites with 13in rotor. Here this summer im getting a LS3 crate motor and a TKO600. The reason i dont want to run staggered is, one the look is not for me and also my 12 bolt is a half inch longer than stock. So with rear disc brakes i want to keep the rear tire with in the lip of the wheel well. Plus i like the balanced look of the same size tires.
Mine don't stick out. 17x8 rear with 4.57" back space. 17x7 front with 4.02" back space.





Technically not TTII's. They're a special edition which means fancy paint and center caps.
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Mine don't stick out. 17x8 rear with 4.57" back space. 17x7 front with 4.02" back space.





Technically not TTII's. They're a special edition which means fancy paint and center caps.
American Racing Authentic Hot Rod AR105 Torq-Thrust M Anthracite w/Mach Lip
Thanks that helps alot! Looks i can do 245's on all four cause the rims i want are 17x8 4.5BS so that should help on the fronts. I just really like a wide front tire.

Nice ride!!
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