Looking at some new shoes

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 1971CamaroGuy, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. orkin

    orkin Veteran Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    I have those rims, 18x8 in the front and 18x9.5 in the back. The 9.5 and BF Goodrich "g-Force Comp-2" 275/40R18 rubbed slightly on the finder and the seat belt hump in the back. Nothing a controlled application of a BFH couldn't fix. Also newegg.com was the cheapest place to get them from when I was looking.
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  2. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

    Oct 31, 2004
    cool thanks, that helps a lot
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

    Oct 31, 2004
    Ended up going with the Ridler 695's...got them in and put on the car

    Not really going to know how the car is going to sit until I get the engine back in and the hotchkis springs on. I may have to cut the front springs to get it down more with the aluminum LS engine. Rear should drop more than what it is now for sure.

    So far the 9.5" in the rear went on fine and I don't see anything that's going to hit yet, but when it warms up and I can open my shop door I'll crawl under and start doing a more thorough inspection

    I'm happy with the wheels and changed the look of the car over what I had

    Specs are:

    18 x 8" w/ 4.5" BS and 235/40 tires (front)

    18 x 9.5" w/ 5.5" BS and 275/35 tires (rear)

    2018-03-08 17.43.50.jpg
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  4. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    Looks good,and will be waiting to hear your comments on the rear fit!!
  5. 71RSLS

    71RSLS Veteran Member

    Dec 5, 2017
    Prairie City, Ia
    That looks really nice from here!

    Is your rear wheel back space 5.25 or 5.5"? I can't find any listed for 5.5".
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  6. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    chico, ca, usa
    check out our website, we have many options that actually fit our cars, no guessing

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