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To B(fh) or not to B(fh)

This is a discussion on To B(fh) or not to B(fh) within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; ok guys (or gals), i am going to buy C5 vette wheels, ive read about a thousand threads, links, articles, ...

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    To B(fh) or not to B(fh)

    ok guys (or gals), i am going to buy C5 vette wheels, ive read about a thousand threads, links, articles, etc. what i wanna hear, is what size package you put on, and if u did or did not have to BFH the fenderwell. stock 1998 z28 camaro or similar car, anybody get the staggered set
    17x11 rear and do 315's? did u have to beat it much? bump stop mod?
    or anybody try a 295 on a 17x9.5 wheel rear with success and no fender beating?
    i dont mind 'massaging' the fenderwell if i have to, but would obviously not wanna beat the crap out of my baby if i dont have to. let me hear your expiriences.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Beat the crap out of it...relieve some stress..."Let the anger flow through you".
    ha, thats sound advice. i cud go for that right now.

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    I'm serious...cut the bumpstop and beat the fender well like it owes you money. I have a friend who is worried about resale value of his car if he does these two mods...no one will ever notice them.

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    Only unless you don't heat the area properly and crack the paint

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    IDK if this helps, but I run a 17x10.5 Torq Thrust M in the summer...with a P315/35ZR17 BFG Drag Radial. I didnt do anything to the fender and have had no problems.
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    Running the 315 on 10.5" rim is the same overall diameter as a stock 275 on a 9" rim...at 25.7 inches I think! So the speedo is not changed and no rubbing problems, keep in mind I have a stock suspension height!

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    I think the offset of the wheel has a lot to do with it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I think the offset of the wheel has a lot to do with it as well.
    ah yes definatly, all the sets at oe wheels im looking at have +56mm offset, i know this will play a big role in overall fit forgot to mention that. i think TT2's have less giving more room inside. thanks for the replies guys keep em coming! you all know how it is, always good to get advice from fellow F-body brothers before critical mods/purchases. dropping 1200 for wheels witout research isnt in my budget.

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    @ jayl
    any replies help so thanks, and ive looked at those wheels and like them alot, they are my 2nd choice after the C5 vettes. i know the birds have slightly more room in the rear than camaros (from reading anyways) but still good info thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Beat the crap out of it...relieve some stress..."Let the anger flow through you".
    +1 done this with every car I've owned

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    I think your right about the birds having more room...the offset is going to be the biggest issue, good luck and post some pics after you decide!

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