Opinions on wheel offset?

Old 01-06-2008, 09:07 PM
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OK guy's, I've been working on the Camaro again and trying to decide what to do about wheel offset. With rear housing, and wheels (6 inch backspace) I have now, my 16 x 33's are about 7 1/2" inset from the edge of the fender. This is way to much in my opinion. If I go to a 15x15 wheel with 3 1/2" backspce it gets me to 4 7/8" from fender opening which is close to where it needs to be.

Have any of you seen or heard of a wheel with more back space than
3 1/2"? I think 3" would be perfect, Haven't been a real fan of them, but what about a 1/2" wheel spacer, I know some guys run them, some say don't, not sure what the IHRA /NHRA rules say? Any thoughts? :?
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:04 PM
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DONOT, use wheel spacers, in fact use drive lugs (5/8") if you have any HP 1/2 studs will eventually break. My friend Jimmy Smith spit off a wheel in the 3rd round, with a 7.00 car and the studs were only 1 yr. old.

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Old 01-06-2008, 10:52 PM
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I have the large 11/16" - (5/8") studs.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:35 AM
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My Alumistars have 3" backspace.

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:31 PM
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NHRA does not allow any kind of rim spacers and will get you a no pass quicker than a cat can lick his azz.
I bet if you called weld or centerline and told them your problem they would make some one offs for your application.
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