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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 06, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

Just bought a set of 15x7 Torq Thrust II's with tires, and now need a set of rears for my '69. Is the 15x8 with 4.5" backspace a correct choice, and can I put a 275/60/15 on them without clearance issues? Suspension is all stock, with multileaf springs.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 06, 01:37 PM
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Re: 1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

Check out this link. It says to use 15 x 8-1/2", 4-7/8" backspacing and that 28x10.5 rubber will fit.

I also have a '69 that will be getting new rims and rubber this winter.

http://camarotech.com/WheelsAndTires.html
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Re: 1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

I have a 69 with exactly that, 15x8 with a 4.5 back spacing and 275x15 tires. Its a tight fit, but they fit fine.

They look good too

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Re: 1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

I would use a 9" rim with a 275 (5.5" bs) but an 8 w/4.5" will work.





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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 06, 04:44 AM
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Re: 1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

Jim,

I have seen you post a couple of times that you would use a 9" rim with a 275 (5.5" bs) but an 8 w/4.5" will work.

Have you actually done the 9" / 275 combination on a 1969 Camaro? I am ready to purchase a set of Torque Thrust II's and would rather have the 9" than the 8" (more "visual" depth).

Not questioning you, just want to make sure my hard earned cash doesn't turn into restocking fees.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 06, 10:15 AM
 
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Re: 1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

To the original post, I have 15x8, 4.75 back spacing, 275/60/15 BFG Drag Radials. I have mono-leafs. Just by eye-balling it, the 4.5 back space will fit.

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Nice view.........


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To the original post, I have 15x8, 4.75 back spacing, 275/60/15 BFG Drag Radials. I have mono-leafs. Just by eye-balling it, the 4.5 back space will fit.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 06, 06:28 PM
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Re: 1969 Camaro w/ Torq Thrust II's

i have this combination on my '69 convertible ... torque thrusts w/4.5 backspacing and 275/60R15 tires. i did have a slight problem with the drivers side outside edge of the fender rubbing the tire. i increased the rear shackles by about a 1/2 or so and no more problems.

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