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1969 Camaro, all wheel drive, awd, Camaro, CCW, custom, don abenante, fabrication, fabricator, featured build, hot rod drag week, LS, LSX, pro touring, sobriety, SS, SS Trailblazer, Torsen, Trailblazer, welding -

There's something about a wildly unique build that just gets us going over here and today we're bringing you something that's definitely unique. Meet Don Abenante. Oh, and meet his '69 Camaro, pre-chopping it up to make room for a wild drivetrain. He's 30/m/FL (yeah, you just got A/S/L'd), a mechanical engineer and a big fan of old iron.  Oh, and you can't overlook the striking resemblance to Tony Angelo of Hot Rod Garage and Formula D fame.  Sorry Don, couldn't continue without pointing that out..... Enough of my dated corny jokes.  Let's let Don tell you a little bit...

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CCW, custom wheels, dunlop, goodyear, how to size your wheels and tires, HRE, IForged, mickey thompson, tire sizing, tires, Toyo, wheels and tires -

So there's a lot of wheel and tire choices... Diameters 13", 14", 15", 16", 16.5", 17", 18", 19"....  so on and so forth... Widths from bicycle tires to 395 and even larger... Sidewall profiles 30, 35, 40, 45.... so on and so forth..  What does that number even mean? Let's first discuss a general "goal" for replacing the wheels and tires on your ride. Are you setting your car up for a motor sports application? If so, what type of motor sports? If not, what sort of driving will you be doing?   Do you have a ride quality expectation? All...

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american racing, backspacing, ccw, centerline, custom wheels, fender rolling, offset, offset vs backspacing, suspension clearance, True Forged, weld racing, wheel measurements -

Wheels can be a huge headache.  Particularly, laying out the specifications to clear big brakes, custom suspension components, fit within fenders and allow full travel of the suspension. One thing that got me frazzled in the past was offset versus backspacing. I grew up learning from old men and working on classic cars.  You never heard the term offset and anything metric discussed when looking for Cragars at the swap meet. The term you would always hear would be backspacing. It's a very simple measurement.  Take the width of the wheel, divided by two and that would give you a...

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American Racing, cast, CCW, custom wheels, forged, forged vs cast wheels, HRE, JNC, True Forged, Weld, wheels, XXR -

So you're wheel shopping for the project and you get overwhelmed by the number of options? Not only is there tons of options, there's different construction types and between the two basic construction types, there's a large price variance.  What gives? (CCW D240 3pc Forged) Let's break it down real quick so you can narrow down your choices a bit. In this little diddy, we're not going to get into multi piece race wheels or different material types.   We're strictly going to compare forged aluminum versus cast aluminum for the sake of simplicity. (XXR 521 Flat black cast wheel)...

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