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Offline MEK-Dangerfield

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2006 - 07:26:45 PM »
MEKrunner unfournately I ordered the 255/70/15 series. Is there something wrong other than the difference from the 60 being 27 inches tall and the 70 series being 29 inches tall? I tried to order the 60 but, they were on back order for 2-3 months. Now you got me all worried.

No, no worries here, it's just that people usually put the wider tire on the rear. Your fronts are fine, and low profile, the backs will have alot of rubber. They will fit. I just don't know how it will all look.  :dunno: I don't mean to scare you.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2006 - 08:24:51 PM »
Well to be honest I figure I would be different from the rest of the crowd. Yeah it will be a lot of rubber but, I like fatties on the back. I could of went with a 15x8 rim with 275s but, I didn't want to push it. Anyways, it will probably look a little weird but, the car will have a little rake to it. Besides that here's the current setup on the car

205/75/14s up front; with 235/60/14s out back.

From I what I can tell the front tires are taller than the back:


« Last Edit: June 17, 2006 - 09:40:48 PM by Rev-It-Up »

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2006 - 08:32:05 PM »
I could of went with a 15x8 rim with 275s but, I didn't want to push it.

Boy, I hope that's not pushing it cause I just bought 15x8 Rallys with 275.60's for the rear and 15x7's with 235.60's for the front.  Waiting on center caps now.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2006 - 08:41:52 PM »
ROMI I know some people with 295s have problems with rubbing but, I guess it depends on the wheel. Honestly, I don't think you'll have any problem with the rears or fronts. There's a guy on the Charger with a 69 General Lee Clone running 15x8s with 255/60/15s and 275/60/15s out back. He had to do a little work on the front fender but, other than that he didn't do a lot.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2006 - 09:21:31 PM »
I saw others including NZ using that combo without mods to the springs so.... i'm keepin my fingers crossed.   :dunno:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2006 - 12:01:53 AM »
I saw others including NZ using that combo without mods to the springs so.... i'm keepin my fingers crossed.   :dunno:

Yours will fit ROMI, perfectly, trust me.  :thumbsup: :bananasmi


Come on lads lets try and keep this one more photo and info as it will hopefully end up in FAQ etc.
We need photos of members set ups, wish more members would pitch in.......
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2006 - 10:03:11 AM »
ROMI, I run your setup on my Barracuda, but I have some thin spacers out rear. Don't think you'll need them on your Challenger dough.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2006 - 11:03:22 AM »
Thanks for the info guys, I'm getting very anxious to get these on but I have to wait for the center caps that are on backorder..

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2006 - 04:55:44 PM »
Quick tire sizing lesson.  Some simple math will help to figure out the over all sizes of your tires.  First of all, the width of any modern tire is measured in millimeters.  Use this formula to convert from millimeters to inches:  Millimeters divided by 25.4 (25.4 millimeters equals 1 inch).  If your tire size reads 255/60/R15, ten your tire is approximatle 10 inches wide (at it's widest point).  255 / 25.4 = 10.03937.  The next number, 60, is a percentage of the tires width for the sidewall.  In other words, the sidewall is 60% of the tires width.  Since we know the tires width is 10 inches, we can take 60% of that to figure the height of the sidewall, approx. 6 inches.  We can also figure the overall height of the tire by doubling the sidewall height (top of the tire plus bottom of the tire) and adding the rim's diameter.  We know that the sidewall is 6 inches tall, so we multiply that by 2 to get 12 inches, then add 15 inches for the diameter of the rim to get 27 inches.  This will work for any modern tire that is described in sizes using numbers.  The old letter system is alot more confusing.  Please note that the second number in the size description is not a set size, but is a variable.  That is why a 215/70/R15 will be close to the same diameter as a 255/60/R15.  Of course all these sizes are approximates as there are variables between manufacturers.  Often times, a manufacturer can give you a good idea of all the tire sizes if you explain to them what size tires you want on what size rim.  Do the research first and save yourself alot of headaches later. 
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2006 - 09:52:44 PM »
Here's mine again, 15x7, 4" backspace 235/60/15 FRONTS.
15x8, 4.5" backspace 275/60/15 REARS
No Rubbing at all. Same Setup as NZ's

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2006 - 04:38:45 PM »
I have a 73 Cuda and I am buying my tires and Rims shortly. I am going with Centerlines. I would like something with a good amount of Meat in the rear and I would like the rear to be taller than the front.
Any recomendations would be appreciated. I do not want to modify anything. I have an 8.75 rear.
What rim width and tire size would you recommend based on a 15" wheel?
Thanks
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2006 - 05:00:12 PM »
I have a 73 Cuda and I am buying my tires and Rims shortly. I am going with Centerlines. I would like something with a good amount of Meat in the rear and I would like the rear to be taller than the front.
Any recomendations would be appreciated. I do not want to modify anything. I have an 8.75 rear.
What rim width and tire size would you recommend based on a 15" wheel?
Thanks

Do you know the backspacing for the Centerline's? That would be a good start here. 4 or 4.5 inches would work best. Then you could go 15X8. You can't go wider than 8" without any modifications, unless you want a low profile tire(which you said you don't).

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2006 - 05:15:00 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately, I don't see any that are 15 x 8. It looks like my only option is 15 x 8.5 for the rear and 15 x 7 for the front. Here is a chart of the info including backspacing from Centerline for the 8.5
   
15 x 8-1/2  3-5/16"  5 x 4"
15 x 8-1/2  3-5/16"  5 x 4-1/2"
15 x 8-1/2  3-5/16"  5 x 4-3/4"
15 x 8-1/2  4-7/8"   4 x 4-1/4"   
15 x 8-1/2  4-7/8"   5 x 4"
15 x 8-1/2  4-7/8"  5 x 4-1/2"
15 x 8-1/2  4-7/8"  5 x 4-3/4"

Is the bolt pattern a 5 x 4-3/4" for our Mopar E-Bodies? If so, it looks like I have 2 options for backspacing.
If I go with these 8.5", what mods or additional parts would I need to purchase? Thanks Again!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2006 - 05:36:22 PM »
Thanks for posting that chart. It helps a bunch.  :thumbsup: These cars are a 5 by 4.5 inch bolt pattern. It looks like one wheel would go too deep without modification, while the other(3-5/16" backspacing), might work with a low profile tire. Again, I know this isn't what you want, but if you put alot of rubber there, it will hit your fender on any bump. Sorry I can't help more.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2006 - 05:43:05 PM »
No problem and thanks for the help. I would consider a low profile tire but I like the look of the 70s muscle cars with the rear sitting higher. I just wanted to get some info from everyone here before I make my purchase.  :grinno: