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Anyone running 17's larger then 9-1/2" wide in the rear with a lowered car?

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    Anyone running 17's larger then 9-1/2" wide in the rear with a lowered car?

    My camaro is lowered...maybe an inch or so with eibach springs. I already have 17 x 9-1/2's Tq Thrust II's on all for corners with 285-40 tires in the rear. I am looking to use wider rims and tires in the rear for traction issues. Will larger rims fit without rubbing. I have already rolled back the inner fender as a precaution and even then I would think the tire is pretty close when my suspension fully compresses. Its tough to judge what I have for space between the inner tire and the car/suspension but its not a lot. Anyone running 17's bigger then 9-1/2" wide in the rear with a lowered car? If so what backspacing are type of rims are you using and have you had any rubbing issues?

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    Theres one member here, thats running 17x11's on all four corners. How he did it is beyond me.

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    An why he did it is beyond me.

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    I am running the 17x11 TTII's on the back with Nitto DR's.

    Rubbing was minimal at first.
    Then once the LCA brackets and LCA's were in, it was completely gone.
    Springs are the Eibach ProKit.

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    That's a badass setup there. Me, coming from a BMW and JDM cars, I'm big into wheel fitment, offsets and negative camber. It's not something you see every day on F-Bods, but it's my style and I might try and pull it off.

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    I am running the 17x11 TTII's on the back with Nitto DR's.

    Rubbing was minimal at first.
    Then once the LCA brackets and LCA's were in, it was completely gone.
    Springs are the Eibach ProKit.
    What are the specs/offset on the rear? Did you have to use any additional spacer or anything? Did you roll the underside of the quarter panels above the tire or leave it? Are your LCA's adjustable?..... I already have LCA's and brackets but not the adjustable ones. And finally, what size DR's do you have on there.....are they generic 17x11 size or can you specify widths and sidewall size like a regular tire......I've never really looked into DR's.

    Car looks sweet with the TTII's BTW.

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    I have 315/35-17 Nitto DRs on my 17X11s, but I don't have those wheels or a lowering kit, so I can't be of any more help, sorry
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    who, it's me.
    why, cause i wanted grip especially while turning.
    as for fitting wide wheels in the front, there is WAY more room in front than in rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikid NaSSty View Post
    What are the specs/offset on the rear? Did you have to use any additional spacer or anything? Did you roll the underside of the quarter panels above the tire or leave it? Are your LCA's adjustable?..... I already have LCA's and brackets but not the adjustable ones. And finally, what size DR's do you have on there.....are they generic 17x11 size or can you specify widths and sidewall size like a regular tire......I've never really looked into DR's.

    Car looks sweet with the TTII's BTW.

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    Rears = 17x11
    Backspacing = 7 3/4"
    Offset = +45.72mm
    I did not roll my fenders.
    LCA are not adjustable, but my torque arm is.
    I am running the Nitto DR's. 315/35/17. They are probably a little thinner than most 315's. But they are sized the same.
    I also run a M/T DR 275/50/15 on different wheels. Just as wide.

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    TT2s 17x11 will work well in front and back with no modification/spacers

    edit: meant to say "front and back", not "rear and back"
    Last edited by Eugenio_SS; 09-04-2006 at 09:31 AM.

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    who, it's me.
    why, cause i wanted grip especially while turning.
    as for fitting wide wheels in the front, there is WAY more room in front than in rear
    Thats not the case on my car, my 9-1/2 TTII's on the front actually rub a little while turning and at the same time going over an uneven surface. Maybe its because my fitment isn't perfect.

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    Rears = 17x11
    Backspacing = 7 3/4"
    Offset = +45.72mm
    I did not roll my fenders.
    LCA are not adjustable, but my torque arm is.
    I am running the Nitto DR's. 315/35/17. They are probably a little thinner than most 315's. But they are sized the same.
    I also run a M/T DR 275/50/15 on different wheels. Just as wide.
    Good to know..........if I decide to get 11's in the rear i'll use those #'s.

    Is your rear end stock???? With the power you have and DR's on a 11" rims i'd think you would have some issues. I have a T/A rear end girdle installed but if I went with DR's I would be concerned with the ability of the rear end to hold up.

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    Not 17's, but I've got 18x10 TTII's on all four corners, eibach pro kit. No rubbing, 295/75/18's on the rear 275/35/18's on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikid NaSSty View Post
    Thats not the case on my car, my 9-1/2 TTII's on the front actually rub a little while turning and at the same time going over an uneven surface. Maybe its because my fitment isn't perfect.



    Good to know..........if I decide to get 11's in the rear i'll use those #'s.

    Is your rear end stock???? With the power you have and DR's on a 11" rims i'd think you would have some issues. I have a T/A rear end girdle installed but if I went with DR's I would be concerned with the ability of the rear end to hold up.
    what kind of alignment specs are you using ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikid NaSSty View Post
    Is your rear end stock???? With the power you have and DR's on a 11" rims i'd think you would have some issues. I have a T/A rear end girdle installed but if I went with DR's I would be concerned with the ability of the rear end to hold up.
    It was.
    About 3 weeks ago I installed a Moser 9" though.

    I was never able to get the Nitto DR's to hook for me at the track. My stock rear end looks great, all still in one piece in the garage.

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    what kind of alignment specs are you using ?
    I honestly dont remember what the fronts are.....I believe about 7" backspacing. The rubbing is minimal......but i think over time it will eventually rub a small hole.

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