Depends upon the 'look' that you're going for. Seems that lots-o-folks are doing the pro-touring look these days (17/18 inch rims and tons of choices). I decided on the 'classic' look and went with Cragar s/s, 14x7 front and 14x8 rear with Goodrich T/As.
I found a guy on Ebay who sells alot of American Racing Torq Thrust polished aluminum rims, I emailed him and he is giving me a DEAL, $950 shipped to me door for two 17"x8" (4.75" backspace) and two 17"x9.5" (5.5" custom backspacing), both 5x4.75 pattern. I haven't bought from him yet but he has a high rating on Ebay
His email address is : [email protected]
I'll be getting tires from Tirerack
Front: 235/45 Fuzion ZRi (Ultra High Performance Summer) $96/each
Rear: 275/40 Fuzion ZRi (Ultra High Performance Summer) $111/each
*Kumho priced the same, 40AA less treadwear though (320 vs 280)
So about $1,425 out the door for rims and tires, plus probably another 80 for mount/balance.
So I am going just slightly smaller up front, 8" is wide enough for me. These will fit on a 69, to prevent any chance of rubbing you might need to roll the rear fender lips or hammer them in slightly to support a 275/40 tire, this is why some go 255/50 instead. I had Mickey Thompson Indy Profile H50-15 on the car when I bought it, which are 295/50-15 with just a bit of rubbing so I know a 275/40 will fit in my case. Remember this is a 1969 which has more room for the rear tires.
by the way mine are 20x8.5 with a 5.25 backsapce, no rubbing or fender lip rolling , cutting . and the fronts are 18x8 with a 4.75 . i would recomend that you go with a 5.00 backspace if your car has factory disc brakes . the drum and disc spindles are different about a 1/4 " . the disc will put the wheel out that much more than a drum spindle . i used drum spindles . the raer is very close , but no rubbing . i think you way be able to go a little widder , but there isa very big chance of getting some rubbing .
alot of this depends onhow low you want your car . mine sits over the tires . the tires do not stick out at all .
I have the Hotchkis 3 leaf springs (1 1/2" lowered) and the 2" lower Hotchkis in the front. I intend to lower the back about 1" or so by making lowering blocks, it is just a tad too high. I probably only have a couple hundred miles on the car so far with the new suspension in it.
Someone here locally is selling a set of torque thrust II's but they are 17X8's with 4.5" backspacing. (all four) I have hotchkis leaf springs (1.5" drop) with front disc and rear drum.. Does anyone see a problem with the fit??
A forum community dedicated to 1st generation Chevy Camaros owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, restoration, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, reviews, and more!