[V8Vairs] Front Wheel Size Capability...
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:47:54 -0400
Jay Dover used to run 16x9 vette wheels that only required minor bending of the inner lip. I am running 16x8 camaro wheels with only a minor tuning of the front inner fender needed at full lock. The tire is a 225-50-16 so overall about 26 inch diameter.
From: DEvans@csu.org [mailto:DEvans@csu.org]
Sent: Mon 4/26/2004 9:21 AM
Subject: [V8Vairs] Front Wheel Size Capability...
I seem to remember someone on this forum indicating that the late-model
front wheel well will accommodate 17" wheels up to 7" wide. I plan on
using a roughly 24" diameter tire with about 9" of section. As I remember,
the respondent indicated that this would work as long as a 4-1/2" backspace
was utilized. Since I don't have the front end assembled, but would like
to get the wheels on order, I'm forced to rely upon the kindness of
strangers for advice.
Anyone have direct experience with this? I'm using the stock spindle and
hub, but with a disc brake conversion, which should not materially alter
the conditions. Advice?
'67 Coupe with 500 Cad
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