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Tires for the 78 El Camino.

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by Z3PR, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Been doing some shopping around for tires for the 78 El Camino. Anyways, Nebraska Tire has the Mohawk Predator SRS 235/60r15 for $68.95 per tire. I plan on getting a set of Centerline Autodrag rims with the satin finish. I've look at many different rims, but after thinking long and hard, I want the classic hot rod look, and the Centerline Autodrag screams hot rod. Anyone know anything about the Mohawk Predator SRS ??? http://nebraskatire.com/cgi-bin/mivavm?/Merchant2/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=NTOS&Product_Code=MOH14054 So we're talking $275.80 + shipping for all 4 tires. Does that sound like a good deal ?? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Supposedly made by Yokohama , but I can't dig up proof online . Some of those off brands are made by other people anyway :dunno:
     
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    But for $275.80 + shipping for all 4 tires, what do you think ?? I'll be paying $650.00 for the 15X8 and 1/2 Centerline Autodrag rims with 3 and 5/16 back spacing.
     
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    Those tires are too small for the rear of your elky. I'd go with some 275/60's. We had a 78 Malibu street/strip car and were able to fit some 29/10.5's no problem.
     
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    Depends on the look you want . Some like the big and small look , and some like the same size all around .

    My Chevelle came with 235/60's on it . I plan on running 17" in a classic look , or if I can find them , some 89 GTA rims and 245/50/16 all around .

    I want to go fast and turn myself :wink1:
     
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    I want the same size tire all the way around. I've changed plans, I will be going with a 16x8 rim with a 4" rear spacing. So I need a 16" tire that will fit on a 8" wide rim. I don't like the ultra low profile tires with the sidewall of a rubber band, but a short sidewall is okay.
     
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    245/50's on the front and 255's on the rear.
     
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    Again, I need too stay with the same size tire all the way around. I do NOT want different size tires front from back. I'm a firm believer that rotating the tires they will last longer. You can not rotate the tires if you run different sizes front and back.
     
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    Do you think you'll be able to run 16X8 rims on all four corners with the same backspacing? I don't.
     
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    Why not ?? I'm talking 16x8 with a 4" backspacing. Why wouldn't that work ??
     
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    Lowered it may rub a little sometimes up front during turns with bumps . Not lowered it won't rub at all . Lots of guys at El Camino central run em that size .

    I miss my Monte :(
     
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    I'm not into the lowered thing. Infact, I'm researching stiffer springs for the front end for when the 427 go's in. I'd like it too sit a inch or 2 higher then it does now. [​IMG] Funny that you mentioned El Camino Central. I'm the region 11 director over there.
     
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    Awesome . I read sometimes . Do they allow guys without g-body's anymore :thumb:
     
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    Honestly don't know. It's a free site, so I don't see why not. But I don't decide stuff. Heck, just register and post.
     
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    ????
     
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    Cool , someone used 245/50/16 on 16x8's with 4.33 backspacing on stock height :thumb:
     
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    If you click on the link, it's a fitment guide for g-bodies of what has and has not worked for other people. I thought it might help you out.
     
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    Okay, thanks.
     

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