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Hey guys, what wheels will fit off the shelf on a 69 camaro with gen 4 f body brakes on all four points? I want either a 18x18 10 inch wide in the rear or a 19x20 or 21. All will be 10 inch wide in the rear. I have the boss 338 in mind but I want to see all my options. I DO NOT want spacers of any kind. I guess adapters maybe needed but wanna stay away from those things. Thanks in advance guys for the help.
 

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Your wheel sizes aren't making much sense....

Which 4th gen brakes - 93-97 or 98-02? They were different, the 98-02 being bigger.


Sorry I got ripped on one site for saying ls brakes so I changed to gen 4 brakes. I forgot they differed in those years. I am using brakes from a 98-02 f body. What about the wheel sizes didnt make sense? I want either 18" all the way around, 19x20 or 19x21, even a 18x20 would be doable. The rears must be 10" wide. I know the 19x21 might be wishful thinking but I was hurt throwing if out there. I think msr wheels are cool I would consider some of they're styles. I am trying to see what wheels people that did the brake conversion are using and seeing what is a viable option.
 

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What are the chances?! Crazy. Take a look at the plate:

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/3933093567.html



Wow that is really funny, it's even a 350 4 spd car. No that's not mines tho. My car has an ss hood isn't painted yet and has the rs package on it. It's a decent looking car tho. It looks familiar but the east bay is a really big place. That's funny tho. I don't intend on selling my car at all. I just want to drive her. That's really it. Thanks for the concern tho. I hope he has good luck and gets what he wants for the car.
 

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Sorry I got ripped on one site for saying ls brakes so I changed to gen 4 brakes. I forgot they differed in those years. I am using brakes from a 98-02 f body. What about the wheel sizes didnt make sense? I want either 18" all the way around, 19x20 or 19x21, even a 18x20 would be doable. The rears must be 10" wide. I know the 19x21 might be wishful thinking but I was hurt throwing if out there. I think msr wheels are cool I would consider some of they're styles. I am trying to see what wheels people that did the brake conversion are using and seeing what is a viable option.
There are no wheels that are 19x20 or 18x20 ? At least not that would fit 69 ? 19x8 or 18x8 maybe ? How are you measuring these ? The first number is diameter the second number is width but after that you still need to deal with backspacing .
 

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Stock and not mini tubbed you're limited to around 8" wide on the front and 9.5" on the rear. You might be able to do 10" on the rear if you turn it into a hardtail.

The reason Al said your wheel sizes do not make sense is that when you say 19x20 that is a wheel that is wider than it is tall, 19" diameter and 20" wide. That would fully fill the rear wheel well plus stick out another 9" on the side. In other words, it would be about like if these two were one tire/wheel.

 

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There are no wheels that are 19x20 or 18x20 ? At least not that would fit 69 ? 19x8 or 18x8 maybe ? How are you measuring these ? The first number is diameter the second number is width but after that you still need to deal with backspacing .

I was using the first number as the front wheel size and the second number as the rear wheel size. I want an 8 inch wide tire in the front and a 10 inch wide tire in the rear. That's what I was speaking of, sorry I made a mistake with using the x.
 

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I was using the first number as the front wheel size and the second number as the rear wheel size. I want an 8 inch wide tire in the front and a 10 inch wide tire in the rear. That's what I was speaking of, sorry I made a mistake with using the x.
A 10" wide tire won't need a 10" wide wheel; it would be more like 8" to 8.5" for a 10" wide tire. Browse some tire manufacturer sites and see what wheel sizes they recommend for the tires sizes you want to run.
 

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Pretty sure TC member Andrew69 has 16" AR TTIIs - which are noted for not having much spoke clearance - with 98-02 Camaro brakes front & rear.


First of Al I wanted to say to you that your drop 69 is really nice! I loved the rs conversion, what electric kit did you use? Good job tho, I sent Drew a pm asking him about the wheels. If what you say is correct I am positive that either the msr's I want or the boss 338 wheels will work. That was really helpful! Thanks!!
 

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I was using the first number as the front wheel size and the second number as the rear wheel size. I want an 8 inch wide tire in the front and a 10 inch wide tire in the rear. That's what I was speaking of, sorry I made a mistake with using the x.
I believe 18x8 will work in front with no rubbing issues. 18x10 might rub on the back. I have 18.9.5 and had to roll the fenders. You need 5.5 backspacing in the rear.
 

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First of Al I wanted to say to you that your drop 69 is really nice! I loved the rs conversion, what electric kit did you use? Good job tho, I sent Drew a pm asking him about the wheels. If what you say is correct I am positive that either the msr's I want or the boss 338 wheels will work. That was really helpful! Thanks!!
Thanks for the kind words Anthony. I made my own elec system. The motors have been changed since this picture (and the underside cleaned and painted!) - using motors from a late 80's Toyota Celica, and a control module from a Ponty-whack Firebird, around 98 as I recall. Member Mat Klemp helped with the control module.





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Now....back to your regularly scheduled programming.
 

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Pretty sure TC member Andrew69 has 16" AR TTIIs - which are noted for not having much spoke clearance - with 98-02 Camaro brakes front & rear.
Anthony

Got your PM and will write back in a bit. My experience is the 16" wheels are the smallest diameter that will fit around the 12" LS1 brakes.
 

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I have the Torque Thrust II with these specs:
Front 16 x 7 w/ 4" backspace 225/55 tires
Rear 16 x 8 w/ 4-3/4 backspace 255/50 tires

I'll post this here for other people's reference. The folks at American Racing gave me this cross-sectional drawing to help me determine if the wheels would fit around the disc brake calipers. Ultimately I have about 1/4" clearance on both the diameter and the face of the calipers.

If your wheel supplier could give you the same dimensions and they are no less than these dimensions, their wheels should fit.
 

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