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I want to get some American Racing TT II's 17x7 up front with a 235/45/17 and 17x8 275/40/17 in back. What backspacing do i need to be safe?? thanks
 

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Before you buy those Americans, you should check out Mooneye's "Cast Smothie" they make them in 17", and there is a cool looking yellow 69 camaro on their web page with these wheels. They look similar to the torque thrust, but they are a little different.
 

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4 1/2 will work well with wide profile tires. You can go all the way to 4 7/8 with a low profile tire that doesn't extend past the bead. I have a set of 4 7/8 backspaced 8x15 inch Centerlines that I run on my 68 camaro at the track with a fairly wide profile 28x10x15 tire and they only rub the inside when I turn real hard or put the car in a bind. If you have a stiff suspension with a sway bar you will get less sway and most likely won't have a rubbing problem if you go with 4 3/4 or 4 7/8.
 

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Mark -

I checked out the Mooneye Smoothie wheels - very cool! They are great looking wheels and the '69 looks awesome with them.

However, they want both your left and right nut for those things! $1200 for wheels alone is just a little too much for even my budget. (I popped for The American TT II's and I'm still getting grief from the wife!)

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I have 15X10 Crager SS on my 73 Camaro and noticed that the bolt from the rear shock is rubbing against the rim. Any suggestions here?

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