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Offline GoodysGotaCuda

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Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« on: January 13, 2011 - 01:01:11 PM »
I've had about a million PMs and questions regarding the specs of my wheels and tires over the last few years. I figured I'd go ahead and make this an eternal thread I can reference them to for the same information.

Rims
American Racing Torque Thrust M's
Front - 17x8 with 4.5" backspacing
Rear - 18x9 with 5.9" backspacing

Notes - The rear 18s are running 3/4" wheel spacers to keep the tire off the spring. The axle has 3" studs to allow for proper lug engagement with the thick aluminum wheel and spacers. Also, that particular wheel has a different size hub for the 17 and 18. The 18" wheel will NOT fit on the front without modifying the hub on the car, or the wheel. I stumbled upon this when I got the 18s first and I wanted to just try them on the front.

Tires - Nitto 555
Front - 255/45/17
Rear - 295/45/18

Suspension
Front ride height - 24 1/2" from the ground to the center of the wheel well.
Rear ride height - 26"

Front suspension is stock torsion bar suspension. The rear has super stock leaf springs with 1" lowering blocks. (~about stock height)

Rear clearances - 1/2" from the tire to the leaf spring, and 1/2" from the tire to the 1/4 panel. 1" for the same locations, but to the actual rim lip.

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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011 - 02:58:57 PM »
Great post!  Thanks for the information and your set up looks fantastic!
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011 - 05:59:31 PM »
You nailed it...perfect choices.

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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011 - 11:52:16 PM »
Thanks guys  :cheers:
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011 - 02:53:24 AM »
Goody should that read for the rear 295/45/18, you have 17?   :cheers:
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011 - 07:48:58 AM »
great pics!
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011 - 07:52:28 AM »
Goody should that read for the rear 295/45/18, you have 17?   :cheers:
They were probably pretty tough to put on.  ;D
Set up looks good, Goody!
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011 - 09:03:22 AM »
Goody should that read for the rear 295/45/18, you have 17?   :cheers:

Yep, thanks!
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012 - 04:22:23 PM »
Updated pics




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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012 - 07:30:39 PM »
Looking great, Mike!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012 - 07:40:39 PM »
love the new picture the car looks great has the right stance  :2thumbs:

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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012 - 09:36:59 PM »
Right on, looking amazing!!!

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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012 - 10:25:43 AM »
Thanks guys  :cheers:
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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012 - 11:00:36 PM »
Fantastic!      :clapping:

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Re: Goodysgotacuda - Wheel and tire specs
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012 - 02:05:11 PM »
I am duplicating your wheel/tire combo because it looks perfect IMO but going with polished version vice the black.  I need to know what lug nuts you used (especially for the rears with the spacers and 3" studs).   
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