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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 06, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I know a lot of folks run the AR TTII's which are similar to the Hopsters, so any advice giving from those running TTII's would be great. I was looking at the AR Hopster rims for my 69 camaro. I have Baer Serious Street front brakes, stock drums in the rear, and hotchkis front and rear drop springs. I was looking at the following combo

17x8 with 4.75 back spacing and Khumo 225/45/17 tires in the front
17x9.5 with 5.5 back spacing and Khumo 255/45/17's in the rear.

Anyone with the same set up using TTII's, do you have any rubbing? Would I be better off with a 17x7 rim up front? If so, what back spacing? I plan on ordering the tires mounted on the rims from the tire rack or Jegs. Thanks in Advance

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You should be good! You could even go to a 235/45 in the front and still be OK. Even if your car is lowered I don't think you'll get any rubbing. Nice combo - good luck with it.
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Any idea if this setup will work for a 68? This is axactly what I am planning to order in a couple weeks for my 68.
The concern I have is about the 9.5's in the rear on a 68. Mine also has the Hotchkis lowing suspension, front and rear.

This combo is my top choice of all the different combos I've researched (so far only about 6 hours of reading posts)... ;-)

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I like the AR Hopsters, but I think my rubber is to short.
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Might need some monster mudders on that one.

DenRS,

I run the same combo on my '69 except with 235's upfront as do many others here. As matter of fact I simply copied their setup to make the decession easier. I've had no problems upfront but decided to use a 1/4" spacer in the rear because the inside would sometimes rub when turning into a driveway with a steap angle. I think most don't use any spacer at all. It's a good combo with the Hotchkis setup, go for it.

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Ghostbuster,

I could be wrong, but the body lift kits are usually for 4X4's...maybe mudders WOULD look cool... ;-)

It's going to settle down when you get it fully loaded...right?

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Thanks rojo. Now I need to scrape the $$ together to get the new rims and tires.

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