Wheel/Tire help (chevy)

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  1. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Heya, Im rebuilding my 78 impala over the winter and need to order my wheels.
    I want the car to have wheels/tyres :mamoru: that look like this...
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    I know those are American Racing Torque Thrust II's, 17x8 and the tyres are Nitto NT450 fonts 255/50R17 and backs 275/40R17.

    Problem is, I don't know what backspacing or offset I need??
     
  2. cheesesauce

    cheesesauce RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE

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    hey no one has those rims.
     
  4. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    lol
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Europeans always look baller when the talk about their tyres, we totally should adopt it!
     
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    4" is the average for chevy cars
     
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    Why not just check with American Racing or whoever you buy the wheels from?
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    they dont list 17x8's for my car, need to know what to order ahead of time since its not a standard factory replacement
     
  10. spiffitz

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    Since their site recommends a 17x7 4" backspace for your car, their 17x8 4" backspace should work if your car can take the extra inch to go towards the fender. I'm thinking there's a reason they don't recommend the 17x8 in their app guide. Maybe it works on the rear but not the front. You'll have to use your Google-fu and see what others are running.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Never seen one of those, must be rarer than chrome Torq Thrusts. Will this device allow me to passively collect information with little effort on my part?
     

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