Post up your "big wheeled" cars...AKA...17's or larger AND ADD YOUR BACKSPACING INFO!!!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by CarNDrvr, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Jball

    Jball New Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    4.5 in the front 5 in the rear. I've thrown two center caps on these wheels already...the only downside.
  2. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member have been going through this thread fixing photobucket posts and while I was at it I removed posts posts with dead pics and superfluous posts (nice car!) just to shorten the thread a bit. 2+ hours and pages 1-20 are done lol. Oh and shaved like 15 pages off. I'll do more as time allows. Just an FYI.

    I am also amazed how few people post backspacing info.
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  3. DEE$2017

    DEE$2017 New Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    Looking for a good set of 20" for my 79 , whats out there and looks good? Direct bolt on and whats your tire sizes and back spacing if possible and i do still have rear drums. Pics please if you have any
  4. SS Performance

    SS Performance Veteran Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    Thank you.

    You are welcome to delete this superfluous post as well.
  5. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    LOL eventually I will (this one too!)
  6. willem

    willem Veteran Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    foose F104
    18*8 front ET0 235*40
    18*9 rear ET7 265*40

    plenty of spare room... in future the rears will go in front and ill get larger ones for the rear

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  7. Mike b73

    Mike b73 New Member

    Mar 12, 2018
  8. Rayden2009

    Rayden2009 Member Gold Member

    May 12, 2016
    Calgary AB
    Wow those are very nice. I got mine from Bonspeed as well. I was inspired by a mustang guy on this forum that rebuilt a z28. My info is as follows:

    18x8 front. 4.85” BS 245/18/40
    18x10 back. 5.75” BS 275/18/35

    I was being conservative in the back. Now that I know how everything fits together, I may experiment with a 285. Definatly a 40 at the rear next time also.

    I currently have stock brakes. Apparently a big brake kit will move the tire outbound a tiny bit.

    I rub in the front a very minute amount when I hit a huge bump I definatly should have avoided. Minute meaning it doesnt impact driving performance or stability. Tubular control arms may angle the tire in at the top a bit ive heard.

    Im also lowered with Hotchkis springs at all corners
  9. Chicagopd50

    Chicagopd50 New Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    do u have completely stock rear suspension? and do u have more room to go to a wider tire?
  10. Rayden2009

    Rayden2009 Member Gold Member

    May 12, 2016
    Calgary AB
    I have all stock except Hotchkis springs. It would be tight. I can just barely get my fingers through the tightest spot. Now im wondering if 285 is a stretch. 40 height for sure though.

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