Message Board

 
 

2018 Western Meet
[clock1]

2018 Eastern Meet
[clock2]
 
 
Home  | Join  | Merchandise  | West Meet | East Meet | Monte photos
Meet Photos | Tech  | Museum  | Parts  | Registry  | Links  | Officers
 
 

Jump to content


Photo

28x11.5 MT/ET Streets/Will they fit?


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 dbreese

dbreese

    Gold Member

  • Members

  • 2,367 posts
  • Locationga
  • Occupation:Law Enforcement (retired)

Posted 04 December 2006 - 10:00 AM

Looking to replace my old 26x10.5 ET Streets. I am going to mount them on 15x8 4.5 bs Weld Draglites. Will these fit without any mods to the well opening?

TIA

David

1972 Monte Carlo
Gulf Green.
Family owned since new.
414 s/b
4.30 gear
th350

11.28 @ 119.86 02/01/2015
ad390391-5036-4b2c-81a7-e0ed49d7c959_zps[/URL]




Hot Rod Drag Week finisher 07',08',09' and 13'


#2 502ci

502ci

    MODERATOR in the 11's

  • Moderators

  • 15,362 posts
  • LocationRichfield, Ohio
  • Legal Name:Bill
  • Occupation:Union Electrician / Local 38/Commercial, Industrial

Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:57 PM

On the 28x11.5 MT/ET Streets they have a section width of 11.10 inches on a 8" inch rim.

This is the measurement you will be concerned about. Now on the Weld Draglite having 4.5" of backspacing it will put you close to the outer wheel lip.

5" of backspacing is ideal but the 4.5" may work, for sure it will clear the frame but as I said it will bring it close to the lip, is trimming the lip an option? Because that will make it fit for sure...hopefully someone will chime in and verify a fit with no modifications... smile

Also when I`m figuring if a wheel will fit or not I`m always referring to the sidewall clearing the lip and frame, even if the suspension was fully compressed.

I never say it will fit if you have to lift the rear to keep it from hitting the tire... wink

Bill
us_flag.gif
Molôn Labe
21979060051_large.jpg
11.80's at 114 mph, 0-60 in 3.34 sec.____
Click here to see my never ending project
__________Click here to hear it__________
 


#3 dbreese

dbreese

    Gold Member

  • Members

  • 2,367 posts
  • Locationga
  • Occupation:Law Enforcement (retired)

Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:22 PM

I don't mind triming the lip as long as I can keep the wheel molding. I know with the 26x10.5 I have about 1/2" gap on the lip. The way my exhaust runs I have about 1/2" gap between the pipe and the tire. Course that would be a simple mod if I needed more clearance. lol

Thanks

David

1972 Monte Carlo
Gulf Green.
Family owned since new.
414 s/b
4.30 gear
th350

11.28 @ 119.86 02/01/2015
ad390391-5036-4b2c-81a7-e0ed49d7c959_zps[/URL]




Hot Rod Drag Week finisher 07',08',09' and 13'


#4 502ci

502ci

    MODERATOR in the 11's

  • Moderators

  • 15,362 posts
  • LocationRichfield, Ohio
  • Legal Name:Bill
  • Occupation:Union Electrician / Local 38/Commercial, Industrial

Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:03 PM

I did not know these were the same wheels you had on before with the smaller tire.

Then the answer is easy...if you had a 1/2" of clearance to the lip then with this new tire you will have just over an 1/8 of an inch of clearance... eek

Here`s how I figured it out...your old tire has a 10.5" of sidewall on that 8" rim, the new has 11.1, a difference of .6, divide this by 2 getting .3

You had a .5" clearance now subtract .3" leaving .2" of clearance...trimming will be necessary... frown

Bill
us_flag.gif
Molôn Labe
21979060051_large.jpg
11.80's at 114 mph, 0-60 in 3.34 sec.____
Click here to see my never ending project
__________Click here to hear it__________
 


#5 502ci

502ci

    MODERATOR in the 11's

  • Moderators

  • 15,362 posts
  • LocationRichfield, Ohio
  • Legal Name:Bill
  • Occupation:Union Electrician / Local 38/Commercial, Industrial

Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:17 PM

Here`s a view of my lip that I trimmed...I took off quite a bit and there is plenty left.

I have a 1/2" of clearance on mine but my tire and wheel combo are completely different than yours. I think you will have to trim alot less than I did.


Bill
us_flag.gif
Molôn Labe
21979060051_large.jpg
11.80's at 114 mph, 0-60 in 3.34 sec.____
Click here to see my never ending project
__________Click here to hear it__________
 


#6 Guest__*

Guest__*
  • Guests

Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:28 PM

You will definatley have to trim the lip, and it's still going to be close, keep in mind when your cornering you could get some rub, you will have to trim the lip all off (it's a water catcher anyway) to make sure you don't rub the tires on a hard turn. 2 cents

#7 dbreese

dbreese

    Gold Member

  • Members

  • 2,367 posts
  • Locationga
  • Occupation:Law Enforcement (retired)

Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:15 PM

Thanks guys. Guess I will have to do some trimming. Bill, what size D/R's do you have? They look rather big lol . What is the best way to trim the lip? Would a grinder/cutoff wheel work?

David

1972 Monte Carlo
Gulf Green.
Family owned since new.
414 s/b
4.30 gear
th350

11.28 @ 119.86 02/01/2015
ad390391-5036-4b2c-81a7-e0ed49d7c959_zps[/URL]




Hot Rod Drag Week finisher 07',08',09' and 13'


#8 Guest__*

Guest__*
  • Guests

Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:21 PM

grinder/cutoff wheel work?

Yes it will but be careful not to get to much heat in the qtr panal, do a little at a time.

#9 Sam (Bones)

Sam (Bones)

    FGMCC Treasurer monteholic moderator

  • Administrators

  • 17,777 posts
  • LocationOrtonville,Mi
  • Legal Name:monteholic
  • Occupation:Aviation Ground Equipment & Support Technician

Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:23 PM

I've got 15x9's on mine with 5.5" of back-space, 10.5x28 slicks


Sam


70 & 71 montes

#10 502ci

502ci

    MODERATOR in the 11's

  • Moderators

  • 15,362 posts
  • LocationRichfield, Ohio
  • Legal Name:Bill
  • Occupation:Union Electrician / Local 38/Commercial, Industrial

Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:39 PM

I used a air grinder and took off a little at a time which meant putting the wheel on, lowering it, and taking it off again quite a few times. I also applied por-15 to seal the bare metal forever.

My wheels are 15x8 with 5" of backspacing with 325-50`s with a 1/2" of lip clearance (has never rubbed even with the car sitting low).
1/4" to 3/8" clearance on the frame that has rubbed a little on hard turns but does no harm.

cool

Bill
us_flag.gif
Molôn Labe
21979060051_large.jpg
11.80's at 114 mph, 0-60 in 3.34 sec.____
Click here to see my never ending project
__________Click here to hear it__________
 


#11 AL M

AL M

    L.I. Crew

  • Members

  • 2,029 posts
  • Location Long Island, N.Y. USA
  • Occupation:Professor of Physical Education

Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:33 PM

hey guys how about a 275/50/15 on a 15x8 rally???
<p> med_gallery_159_223_167714.jpg

427ci SBC, Dart SHP block, Dart Pro1 heads, Motown intake, Prosystems carb, TH350, Coan 3500 convertor, Ford 9in. w/411 gear. Best 1/4 time: 11.30@117mph w/a 1.54 60ft.

#12 Sam (Bones)

Sam (Bones)

    FGMCC Treasurer monteholic moderator

  • Administrators

  • 17,777 posts
  • LocationOrtonville,Mi
  • Legal Name:monteholic
  • Occupation:Aviation Ground Equipment & Support Technician

Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:37 PM

I think that is a 26" diameter, how tall of a tire do you want,still agree with Bill, the 5" backspacing will be ideal, it will be close on the out side
Sam


70 & 71 montes

#13 KLASSIK1

KLASSIK1

    Gold Member

  • Members


  • 2,188 posts
  • Locationst clair michigan usa
  • Legal Name:Leo Alexander Konik
  • Occupation:klassik car restorer

Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:05 PM

you know Sam what i like about you , well there are a lot of reasons i like you to many to list , but whenever i have a question you are one of the first i turn to , been there done it kind of guy wink

Leo

#14 Sam (Bones)

Sam (Bones)

    FGMCC Treasurer monteholic moderator

  • Administrators

  • 17,777 posts
  • LocationOrtonville,Mi
  • Legal Name:monteholic
  • Occupation:Aviation Ground Equipment & Support Technician

Posted 17 December 2006 - 05:43 PM

thanks Leo, that means alot
Sam


70 & 71 montes




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Home Page
Mission|Benefits|Join|Renew|Merchandise
Message Forum
Members' Montes|Meet Photos
Tech Info|Museum|Parts|Registry|Links|Contact Us