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Old 12-06-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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22" rear 20" front

I see that the concept Camaro is running 22" rear with 21" front. Does anybody know of any pics with a 22" rear with a 20" fronts as most wheel makers don't make a 21". I looking at getting wheels and know for a fact that i want a 22" rear but not a 22" front. A taller wheel in the rear gives it a more aggressive stance. But im to chicken to buy 22"Rear and 20"Front before i see it pictured. Im looking at these (Foose Legends) showed below and am trying to contact Foose about a rear 22".

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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I wish you could put traction bars on these cars.

I love that aggressive stance. However, I don't think putting such a big rear wheel is wise.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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just do 22s all around... I think the 2" difference is gonna look weird
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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just do 22s all around... I think the 2" difference is gonna look weird
I think it may look badass ...check out this old 69 with this set-up


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Old 12-07-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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Well Thanx to forum member "nichoLaS9" who did a photoshop for me it looks killer....Hopefully i can get ahold of someone in FOOSE to get a 22"

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I love those Foose rims, maybe a future add on for me
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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It won't look right. The Camaro does not have a raked wheel height like some other cars. The fender openings are the same size and the tire heights are the same size front to rear. When you go with a smaller front wheel, that means you must use a thicker sidewall front tire to make up for the height difference. This will make the rear tire look very thin on the sidewall, and the front tire look fat and chunky. Sort of the opposite of what is typical in a performance/muscle car (bigger looking tires usually on back, not front)

Ultimately, it is up to you, I'm just trying to save you from spending a few grand and ending up unhappy.

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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Instead of different size rims with all the associated costs and issues, why not try different profile tires? Try a 30 profile in front and a 40 in back or something like that. That way if you don't like it or the car handles too weird, you can just go back to the same size tires and it's an easy fix.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:11 PM   #9
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Just be advised that using different tire diameters front to rear could disable or throw off your ABS braking system, as well as traction control.
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Just be advised that using different tire diameters front to rear could disable or throw off your ABS braking system, as well as traction control.
HAVE YOU GUYS LOOKED UP AT THE PICS...IT LOOKS KILLER...even that orange one up top...if he stuck a 22" in the rear it would look that much better. alot more aggressive....

I going to stick to my guns on this one with a larger diameter wheel on the rear. Maybe do a 1.5" drop up front and a 1.25" in the rear. I think if it looked that out of place they wouldn't have had it on the concept Camaro. I actually was at Walmart the other nite and seen a Corvette with a bigger wheel in the rear and it looked great.

When i had my 350z dealers all said the same thing about ABS and traction control with smaller tire diameters. I still put lower profile tires on and went against thier recomendations and everything turned out great with NO problems. And i got the look i wanted.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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just do 22s all around... I think the 2" difference is gonna look weird
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It won't look right. The Camaro does not have a raked wheel height like some other cars. The fender openings are the same size and the tire heights are the same size front to rear. When you go with a smaller front wheel, that means you must use a thicker sidewall front tire to make up for the height difference. This will make the rear tire look very thin on the sidewall, and the front tire look fat and chunky. Sort of the opposite of what is typical in a performance/muscle car (bigger looking tires usually on back, not front)

Ultimately, it is up to you, I'm just trying to save you from spending a few grand and ending up unhappy.

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Agreed ~ 22" all around looks killer. 20/22 is something that people call us about all the time, but we never end up selling.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:13 PM   #12
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It won't look right. The Camaro does not have a raked wheel height like some other cars. The fender openings are the same size and the tire heights are the same size front to rear. When you go with a smaller front wheel, that means you must use a thicker sidewall front tire to make up for the height difference. This will make the rear tire look very thin on the sidewall, and the front tire look fat and chunky. Sort of the opposite of what is typical in a performance/muscle car (bigger looking tires usually on back, not front)

Ultimately, it is up to you, I'm just trying to save you from spending a few grand and ending up unhappy.

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I agree with Tony here. I don't think it will look right/good at all. (Like that '69 you put up. Nice car, but wheel selection and size is just WRONG!!) Just my opinion buddy. It's your car, your call.
Also, if you throw down the extra cash, Foose may make that 22 for you at a special cost!
Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #13
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(Like that '69 you put up. Nice car, but wheel selection and size is just WRONG!!) Good luck.
Ugly...here's another angle....looks good to me

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Also here's another pic of a Camaro fitted with 24" rear 22" fronts as IMO this looks good also. And with a 22" you will have more room for tire options...As i don't want a 24"

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I also called MHT wheels and they do sell the 22" to fit the Camaro same priced as other 22" Foose Legends...

I'm really suprised nobody on this forum is doing this (bigger wheel in the rear than front) to thier Camaros..oh well the car is only a year old. Most of the cars on Foose "Overhaulen" he's doing this set-up...looks sweet..IMO

Im sold on these....
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:30 PM   #14
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We don't see as many staggared setups with new Camaros since the wheel wells are the same size front and rear. It wasn't the case with classic muscle.

22" all around looks great ~ we've done 20's, 22", and 24". Pics are in the << Savini >> wheel thread.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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You do realize that Chip Foose isn't making those cast aluminum wheels at his hotrod studio right? Some guy named Chi Foo is the one making them, overseas in Asia. They are low quality wheels, with cheap chrome jobs. I had a set of Foose cast 24s on my '07 Escalade. The chrome looked like crap in less than a year.

You get what you pay for when it comes to wheels.

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i was thinking about getting some aftermarket rims.. and getting 20x9 up front and 20x11 in the back...
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #17
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yeah, I wouldn't buy chip foose rims. I don't think they look good at all.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:29 PM   #18
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BLKnCHRME09Deluxe - post pix when you're done. I'm curious. I had thoughts about smaller rims up front, so I'm anxious to see yours.

The wheelwells are all so huge it'll be hard to fill it up with any 20" wheel even after lowering it. I like the big rims on this car, but 24" is too much for me. I will probably go with 22" all around.

9ball made me laugh twice - 1st, he's a billet wheel dealer yet he's running cast Foose wheels on his own truck, and 2nd, he had chrome, which many of the overpriced billet jobs can't even do !!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #19
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bigger the rim, more expensive the tire, has less sidewall height, closer rim is to the ground. road rash will be common with bigger rim diameters. you will be able to spin your wheels easier and break them loose no problem. the ride will also be like a goat wagon. looks aren't everything, but to each his/her own. just take into consideration what you are compromising for looks.
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BLKnCHRME09Deluxe - post pix when you're done. I'm curious. I had thoughts about smaller rims up front, so I'm anxious to see yours.

The wheelwells are all so huge it'll be hard to fill it up with any 20" wheel even after lowering it. I like the big rims on this car, but 24" is too much for me. I will probably go with 22" all around.

9ball made me laugh twice - 1st, he's a billet wheel dealer yet he's running cast Foose wheels on his own truck, and 2nd, he had chrome, which many of the overpriced billet jobs can't even do !!
Yea i was thinking of a 22" rear with a 285/35/22 & 20" front with a 245/35/20....just have to figure out which lowering kit will be best for that set-up...And i dont want to spend crazy $$$ for coilovers... I do know i will have to drop it more than a inch.. excessive fender gap drives me crazy. So you could imagine how i feel about stock hieght...

Yea i don't get that one either...He talks his talk but don't walk the walk...Foose wheels are so cheap and so junk...but hey he runs them...lol..anything to make a $$$...

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Old 12-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #21
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tires on that camaro look F'ing OFF. skinny and tall in bak and short and fat in front. hate it
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Ugly...here's another angle....looks good to me

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Also here's another pic of a Camaro fitted with 24" rear 22" fronts as IMO this looks good also. And with a 22" you will have more room for tire options...As i don't want a 24"

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Still not digging it.
And for what it's worth, Nineball, (Tony), is a reputable guy. He will tell you exactly the way it is when it comes to wheels, or cars for that matter.
Good luck man!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:26 AM   #23
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sizes?

20" pictured below
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Question.... Does anyone know what the EXACT wheel and tire set-up this car has? obviously they're 20's.... What about wheel width, offset, and tire sizes?... this is exactly the set-up I'm looking for! Any help would be great!
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:12 AM   #24
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IMO, that 69 looks like a$$. That car needs more sidewall to look good. If you like the "pimptastic" look, it's for you. Some people like gawdy, some like symmetry. The lines of the camaro scream symmetry. More meat in the rear is always good the height should be about the same. Like everything else, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Wheels that big are good for one thing only...looks. And, that is only if YOU like the look of them. Can't drag in them...road racing ain't that great....

But, if you like them, that's all that counts.
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