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A body Tire fitting

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by ABO, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. ABO

    ABO Registered Member

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    So this up comming summer I am going to get some new tires and wheels for my 72' cutlass.
    I've got a bunch of articals, I've checked out some sites and I'm still not sure what size tires will fit.
    I'm thinking that I want to go with a set of 15 inch torq thrust D's. I know that it's going to come right down to just trying some out but I wanted to know if anyone out there had any other info or sites before I decide.
    Thanks for any help


    Fred
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    If you go with a 10" wide rim you will have to pay attention top the backspacing or the tire will hit the fender. I think you 3.5 inches or so to clear the wider tire. A 10" wide crager would barely clear on my '71 chevelle and would not clear very well on my '68 Chevelle. the fenders are a little different in the back. With the right backspacing lots of tire will fit.
     
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    I just got new Cragar SS 14 x 8 wheels with 3 5/8" back space. The tires are 245/60/14 rear and 235/60/14 front. They are mounted on my 72 Chevelle. The rear looks tight but they do clear. With a 15" wheel, be very careful which backspace you choose. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I fit 28x12.5/15 (equal to a 325/50r15) M/T sportsman pros on the back of my 70 GTO. 15x8 rims with 4" backspacing. You may have to trim the outer lip just a little, it was really close, but didnt hit on mine. My GTO also had the 8.2 Pontiac rearend with bolt in axles. Dont know if that makes a difference.

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