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This is a discussion on BFH mod or no? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; well i recently put a set of 17x11 wheels with 315 size tires. i just purchased the eibach pro kit. ...

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    BFH mod or no?

    well i recently put a set of 17x11 wheels with 315 size tires. i just purchased the eibach pro kit. what im wanting to know is if everything will clear okay or if i will have to hammer the piss out of my rear fender well. does anyone have experience with this combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    well i recently put a set of 17x11 wheels with 315 size tires. i just purchased the eibach pro kit. what im wanting to know is if everything will clear okay or if i will have to hammer the piss out of my rear fender well. does anyone have experience with this combo?
    do you know the offset of the wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    do you know the offset of the wheels?
    tried googleing it but to no avail idk there factory 17x11's and they go in there quite a ways so thats what had me concerned when i got the springs in

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    tried googleing it but to no avail idk there factory 17x11's and they go in there quite a ways so thats what had me concerned when i got the springs in
    without the offset its really hard to say. I believe there are two different offsets for the 17X11s. one offset clears the 315s with no problem and the other doesnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    without the offset its really hard to say. I believe there are two different offsets for the 17X11s. one offset clears the 315s with no problem and the other doesnt
    ok i will see what i can find out

    edit 38mm offset
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    "17"x11" Wheels

    ZR-1 Style for Camaro +50 mm (Known as Grand Sport offset)
    ZR-1 Style fo Firebird +36 or +50 mm The wheel well on the "bird" is a little wider.

    With 17"x11"s there is always a possibility of needing the BFH and/or fender rolling mods with 315s. If lowered, an Adjustable Panhard Bar becomes a virtual necessity. Some have used the +38 offsets with an 11" wheel but it does stick outside the fender and is definitly not recommended on lowered vehicles. +50 and +56 are the two most common. +50 is the better fit (for the ZR-1 replica)."
    Last edited by 2001camaroSS; 02-22-2011 at 06:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    "17"x11" Wheels

    ZR-1 Style for Camaro +50 mm (Known as Grand Sport offset)
    ZR-1 Style fo Firebird +36 or +50 mm The wheel well on the "bird" is a little wider.

    With 17"x11"s there is always a possibility of needing the BFH and/or fender rolling mods with 315s. If lowered, an Adjustable Panhard Bar becomes a virtual necessity. Some have used the +38 offsets with an 11" wheel but it does stick outside the fender and is definitly not recommended on lowered vehicles. +50 and +56 are the two most common. +50 is the better fit (for the ZR-1 replica)."
    Ok i will slap them on and if worst comes to worst i will just sell them and buy new ones

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    ok Your avatars look like your talking back and forth with yourself. I had 17 x11's on my 2002 and had to roll the inner fender lip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMBL View Post
    ok Your avatars look like your talking back and forth with yourself. I had 17 x11's on my 2002 and had to roll the inner fender lip.
    haha. were you lowered?

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    Yes it was lowered. It was all done when I bought it. The rearend had to be angled quite a bit before it rubbed. The driveway at my house at that time put it to the test. Most normal every day driving even with two people in the back seat I had no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMBL View Post
    Yes it was lowered. It was all done when I bought it. The rearend had to be angled quite a bit before it rubbed. The driveway at my house at that time put it to the test. Most normal every day driving even with two people in the back seat I had no problems.
    ok cool i have a bodyshop right down the street from the dealership that i can have roll them for next to nothing

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    Not sure if you already plan on this, but get an adj. panhard rod to recenter the rear. When I put prokits on my car, I wasn't told about this initially and couldn't figure out why one side was rubbing the outer portion of the tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlawl84 View Post
    Not sure if you already plan on this, but get an adj. panhard rod to recenter the rear. When I put prokits on my car, I wasn't told about this initially and couldn't figure out why one side was rubbing the outer portion of the tire.
    i did all the measurements on the rear end and is all squared up with out it and no rubbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    i did all the measurements on the rear end and is all squared up with out it and no rubbing.
    i hope i have this luck with my 315s

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    yeah i guess i did get lucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    i did all the measurements on the rear end and is all squared up with out it and no rubbing.
    It was square after lowering it? Thats pretty impressive...good luck with the tires, 315s look killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlawl84 View Post
    It was square after lowering it? Thats pretty impressive...good luck with the tires, 315s look killer.
    i will take some pics of the clearance later tonight when i pull it in the garage

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