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This thread is for everyone to post their wheel and tire info along with photos of their cars.

 

Information that is needed...

 

Wheel diameter.

Wheel width.

Wheel back spacing.

Example...15x7 with 4" of b.s.

 

Tire size.

Example...255/60/15

 

The make of the wheel and tire.

Example...Rally Wheel with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.

 

Added info like springs, spring spacers, airbags, etc...being used is also helpful so everyone one will know how you achieved your cars stance. Also any info like if the wheel lip was trimmed, wheel spacers were needed, wheel well altered, etc...to get tires to fit.

 

Comments are welcome of cars posted but may be deleted overtime to keep this thread simple and condensed.

 

Bill

 

 

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16x7 front with 4" backspacing

16x8 rear with 4.5" backspacing

255/50/vr-4 16 all the way around

16" chrome rally wheels from Stockton wheels BF Goodrich comp T/A

Hotchiks lowering springs KYB gas shocks. 1/4" gap between the wheel well lip and side wall of tire, no tire rub front or back. bath001.jpgHPIM0067.jpg

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Stock 15X7 Monte Rally with 4" of backspacing

245/60/15 BF Goodrich T/A

Totally Stock suspension,all new though.Small block car,no a/c

No trimming anywhere,and no rubbing issues whatsoever.

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15x7" with 4" of backspacing on the front.

15x8" with 5" of backspacing on the rear.

 

Centerline Auto Drag wheels.

 

255/60/15 BF Goodrich T/A tires on the front.

325/50/15 BF Goodrich Drag Radials on the rear.

 

QA1 adjustable Coil Over system on the front.

Hotchkis lowering rear springs

Adjustable spacer under rear springs.

 

Rear wheel lip trimmed, 1/4" wider aftermarket axles used (or use a spacer), massaged inner rear fenders. Very tight fit.

 

Front setup fits no problem.

 

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1970 monte:

Rims - Stock 15x7 with 4" backspacing

255/60/15 BFGoodrich tires (all 4)

Stock suspension with OEM style springs (Moog)

No rubbing whatsoever

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17x8 with 4.5 backspacing in front.

17x9.5 with 5.5 backspacing in the rear.

 

Mickey Thompson Drag radials 295/45, 27.1 inches tall, 11.6 tread, rear.

Falken 255/45, 26.1 inches tall, I think 8.6 tread, front.

 

Stock suspension.

Had to trim the rear lips about an 1/8 of an inch....not much, used a disc grinder.

 

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Steve

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1971 monte

stock 15x7 wheels 4 inch backspacing

235/50 15 front

255/60 15 rear

 

hotchkis 1 inch drop springs all around

heidt's 2 inch drop spindles up front

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Centerline terminator telestars. Back: 15x8 w/ 4.5 in. BS 295/55-15 M/T Drag Radial, 27.8 in. tall, Front: 15x7 w/ 4.0 in. BS 225/70-15 BFG, 27.4 tall

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15X8 aftermarket Rally wheels 5 in. BS all the way around

B.F. Goodrich TA Radials 255/60 in front 275/60 in rear

Small block springs of unknown origin in the front airbags in the rear for maintaining "attitude" when the trunk is fully loaded for road trips. I get a slight rub when I hit a severe "whoop-te-do" in the front. Tires are hitting the inner fender well not lip. I would have no rubbing in the rear without the airbags. Probably none in the front if I had proper big block springs like I should. Side note: the stock 15X7 trim rings fit for a semi-sleeper look.

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Front: 255/45-17 on 17x8 Cragar Soft 8's with 4.5" backspacing

Rear: 285/40-17 on 17x9 Cragar Soft 8's with 5" backspacing

Eibach Pro-Kit springs all around, approx. 2" drop in front, 1" in rear.

1/4" lip clearance on rear pass side, 3/8" on rear drv side, get some rub on lip during hard cornering. Front tire hits fender liner bolt head only on pass side during moderate-to-hard cornering and full lock.

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16X8 REAR AMERICAN RACING THRUST RIMS 5" BK. SPACE

16X7 FRONT " " " " 4-1/2 BK SPACE

255/55/16 FALCON TIRES FRONT AND REAR

 

NO SHOCKS OR SPRINGS CHANGED YET

 

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Factory 15x7 rally wheels

245/60x15 Cooper Cobra (front)

265/60x15 Cooper Cobra (rear)

Front coils Moog big block (1971)

Rear coils Moog (1972) also running air bags inside coils,(min. amount of air)

 

Rides very well,no rubbing,no modifications.

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Just saw this post. Great idea Bill.

 

17x 9-1/2 with 5-1/2 BS on rear. Coddington's

17x 8 with 4-1/2 BS on front. Coddington's

 

Nitto rubber.

245-45-17

255-50-17

 

Stock big block springs and suspension. No rubbing issues at all after I trimmed the rear wheel wells. I think that with another 1/4" BS on the rims you would not have to trim the wheel well. I had the rims custom cut so I could not return them and change the BS.

 

Vaughn

 

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20x9" front, 6.5 backspacing w/ 1 inch spacer

20x10.5" rear, 7.5 backspacing w/ 1.5 inch spacer

 

245/35/20 front

275/35/20 rear, will go to a 295 or 305 when i need new rears

 

Greg Weld Racelite Wheels with Kumho Ecsta SPT fronts

Michelin Pilot Primacy rears

 

hotchkis 1 inch drop springs all the way around, 2 inch drop spindles

 

Had to trim rear wheel lips, but when i get wider rear tires I will get the rear spacers machined down a bit, have about a inch and a half of room on the inside, half an inch at the closest point on the outside.

 

Thinking about dropping the saggy old springs in the back...

 

One day I will get the OPG 3" drop rears and cut a half coil or so on my fronts.

 

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17x8 front wheels w/ 235/40/17

17x8 rear wheels w/ 275/45/17

All wheels have 5" backspacing and no trimming was needed. No rubbing issues.

 

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Factory 15x7 rally wheels, 245/60R/15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A. all the way around.

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I like the way you are going... a smaller diameter tire will lower the front end slightly, and improve brake performance up front. With a 14" rim you can still put decent rubber around it to look like a big tire. The problem is that I don't know if it will fit over the calipers; I can't think of any GM car that had disc brakes and 14" wheels.

I don't think there would be any problem if it had drum brakes, but with discs...I dunno.

I like the "anti-social" old-school thinking here. If all the kids are wearing their pants on the ground, then I'm proud to have mine belted below my ribs. Imagine a Monte with 14" wheels all around, and BIG rubber tires! 245/60 14 looks as about as big as they get

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...But those are about the same diameter as the 245/15

Of course there are much smaller sizes available in 14" for the front axle...

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Guest Jacked63

well i just picked up 3 rally wheels 14 x 6,

i put one on the front passenger side......SUCCESS!!!

its spinning freely and the wheel didnt hit

the caliper. there was about a 1/2 inch of room between the caliper and the wheel. So, next its off for sandblasting

and then powercoating. i still dont know what tires to put on it had p235 70 R15 with the old ones,

so if yall have any suggestions let me know

 

thanks

Jamie

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Hey guys, does anyone know if a 275-50/15 will fit in the rear?

I see the section width is identical to the 275-60, but it has a bit wider tread and is shorter in height.

 

I found a good deal locally on some Hoosier quick time tires in this size....Maybe I should be asking you if the Hoosier is any good?

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The shovell is a little different, I'd think.

I've seen that most everyone here runs a 275/60 drag tire, but I like the shorter height of the 50 series.

 

The Hoosier quick time is a bias-ply tire. Does that make it bad?

I also see that tire sizes vary from manufacturer:

 

The MT ET street 275/60------------Hoosier quick time 275/50

Dia...section....tread-----------------Dia.....section....tread

28.0....11.0.......9.5-----------------26.1....11.6.......10.0

 

The 50 series Hoosier is 2" shorter, but is also 1/2" wider in both section and tread width.

It's an expensive gamble. I'd hate to buy them and find they won't fit...or work well for that matter.

 

 

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I run a M/T 275/50/15 on a 15x8 4 1/2BS. Lips are trimmed. Nice and wide.

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