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  1. #1
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    Default 1968 Camaro Wheel and Tire Size

    I have a 68 Camaro trying to figure out whats the largest Tire, Wheel combo I can run? 2" drop in front, stock 12 bolt rear. I want the pro touring look with out tubing?? Any help would be great.



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    When you say largest are you asking about width, diameter, or both? Most of our customers end up going with 18" wheels. If that is the case, 18x8/18x9's with 245/40/18 and 275/40/18 is the sweet spot. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at the shop.

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    I was refering to width and diameter. Thanks a ton. I thought that would be the size but wasn't sure.

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    These are 19x10 with 275/35 tire on my stock 67. They were on a 69 before i got them, and they barely fit on the 67. Can get back spacing off them if you need. I have an 8.5 10 bolt but the width should be the same on stock 10/12 bolt. Scott

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    NICE RIDE!!! If you could find the BS that would be great. Does the rears rube?

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    We typically do 18x8s and 9s with 245s and 275s for a safe fit on a low car. 19s look so good on them but unfortunately 9.0 isn't a standard width in 19.

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    Im running 18x8 front, 18x9 rear Boyd Coddington Junk Yard Dog 2-piece aluminum wheels, powder-coated in flat black. Toyo Proxes 225/40-18 front and 275/35-18 rear. But the rears are a bit too small diameter, Im going to go with 295/35 for next set, that will be a half inch larger diameter. My car is lowered 3" in rear and 1.5 in front.

    Check out this site for measuring changes: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

    Pete

    1968 Camaro
    2003 Boxster S

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2543199

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    Default Offset of 8J wheel for C5 brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete68 View Post
    Im running 18x8 front, 18x9 rear Boyd Coddington Junk Yard Dog 2-piece aluminum wheels, powder-coated in flat black. Toyo Proxes 225/40-18 front and 275/35-18 rear. But the rears are a bit too small diameter, Im going to go with 295/35 for next set, that will be a half inch larger diameter. My car is lowered 3" in rear and 1.5 in front.

    Check out this site for measuring changes: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

    PLEASE Pete can you give my the offset of your 8J wheel? (9 inch wide wheel lip to lip)
    I am going to install the same C5 brakes and will get it same way. Will go with 17".

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    PLEASE Pete can you give my the offset of your 8J wheel? (9 inch wide wheel lip to lip)
    I am going to install the same C5 brakes and will get it same way. Will go with 17".

    Thanks
    I think it was:

    Front: 18x8. Offset: +12, Backside Setting: 4 1/2 (Tires: 225/40-18)

    Rear: 18x9. Offset: 0, Backside Setting: 5 (Tires: 275/35-18)

    But check with the guys at Boyd's, they can help. http://billetwheel.com Talk to Chris
    Pete

    1968 Camaro
    2003 Boxster S

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2543199



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