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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 06, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel question for 68 Camaro w/stock suspension

Hello everyone,
I'm a new member and was wondering if anyone can help me with wheel and tire sizing. I have a 1968 Camaro with all stock suspension with disc brakes front and drums on rear. The wheels that I would like to use is Boyd Coddington (Smoothe 2), with Falken 451 tires.

Size: Rear 18 X 9 275 40 18
Front 17 X 8 245 45 17

Can anyone confirm if this will work and what backspacing? Again I have seen similar question asked but everyone had some kind of suspension modifications. If anyone has this combo, Please e-mail me some pictures with backspacing info. e-mail: [email protected]

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 06, 01:51 PM
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Re: Wheel question for 68 Camaro w/stock suspension

i think you are going to want to measure to make sure you get the right backspacing
but i believe that normal bs for the rear is about 5.5"
the front should be about 4.75"
and both those tire sizes are near the width limit in a 67 or 68

25.7" front and 26.7" rear is fairly tall, you might want to look into something shorter
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Re: Wheel question for 68 Camaro w/stock suspension

I'm running 18x8 with a 5" backside on the front and a 18x10 on the rear with a 6" backside. The rear fender lips are rolled and the front has negative roll upper control arms from GW. Both those mods create more clearance. I have 1 degree negative camber in the front and can run a 235 with no rubbing issues. I run 225/40's due to tha fact that I did'nt want the front tire to be taller than the 265/35's in the rear. My car also has rear discs(Baer), which makes the rear track wider, that's why I run a 6" back space. If you plan on adding discs in the future I would recommend ordering you wheels to accomodate this upgrade now and just run a 3/8 spacer for the time being. Click on the sig to see my application.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 06, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cris,
That is a very nice looking Camaro. Is the suspension dropped at all? Also I heard that Camaros could not fit a 10 inch rim without wheel well mods.

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Re: Wheel question for 68 Camaro w/stock suspension

Yeah, the car is lowered 2" front and 3" rear. These are measurements from completely stock height. Center of wheel to top of wheel well opening. The rolling of the rear fenders can give you 3/4" more fender clearance and when you run an 18" wheel, you don't have to worry about the rear lower shock mount.

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'04 GMC Duramax Crew Cab- Edge Racing Juice/Banks exhaust/Weld Wheels
'73 BMW 2002
'88 BMW M5

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