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Is anyone currently running 18" x 9.5" rear rims on a 68 Camaro with a standard width rear and without any tubbing?
What backspacing are you running & what tire size?
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Roger,
I've got 17x9.5's on the front of my Chevelle that I tested on my '67 Camaro one day. They are 5.5" backspace, and they leave about 1/2" of clearance between the wheel tub and the tire. That is with drum brakes, if you have disks, it may give you a little more clearance. It will also depend on what size tire you run as well, mine was with a 275/40/17 which has almost 11" section width.
 

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Yep, the standard MAX is a 275 tire on a 9.5" wheel w/ 5.5" b.s. when using a stock width axle and disc brakes...on a first gen.
 

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Thanks guys, Anthony is it the same for 17" & 18" rims?
 

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Yes Roger, it's the same for 17s and 18s...just the tire sidewall will be different between the two since you still want the same overall tire diameter...approx. 25.7" give or take...
 

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Yes 18 x 9.5 rim, standard wheel wells & standard width rearend with discs.
 

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I have a 17 x 9.5, 275 40 17 on my 67 and I have tire rub on the inside wheel well. Every car is a little different and depending on how low you want to go. It will make a difference. 67's and 68's are different than 69's because of the rear quarter design.
 

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67RS RAG

Do you know what the backspacing is on your wheels?

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5.5 BS in rear and 4.75BS in front. Drums all around. I also have put 1/4" spacers on the rear to help but under hard accelaration and big bumps I get rub on the inside wheel well. Some others have the same problem and some get away with it. Like I said depending on how low you want your ride it can be avoided.
 

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Thanks 67RSRAG.

Got any other pics you could send to me? Your car is a lot like where I'm hoping to get mine to, mine is a 68RSRAG
 

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Aussie let me know if there is something specific you are looking for and I will be happy to send you some.
Rob, I have 275 40 17 on the rears and with the spacers I am still hitting on the inside wheel but not on the outside
 
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