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Offline maddogmike1001

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Wheel help
« on: April 07, 2017 - 04:43:46 AM »
Hey fellas .
I have a 1971 340 Cuda .I bought the car with a set of 17" rally's .They look fine but I would like to go for a more stock look. So I went out and bought a set of steel wheels 15x7 and 15x8 with dog dish center caps I had the wheels painted B5 blue same as the car. My original plan was to run a set of Polyglas  Goodyears so I bought f6015 for the front and L6015's for the back .But on further consideration I want a more stock appearance so I have returned the L6015's .I though about the G6015 but it still looks on the hotrod side for my taste
Here is the question
If I put a F6015 on a 15x8  wheel will it loose some over all height when compared with the 15x7 ?
If so will it be enough to notice when on the car ?
Any pics of this combo out there?




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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017 - 06:54:25 AM »
Welcome from Texas.
Thats a nice color combo.

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http://www.willtheyfit.com/

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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017 - 07:11:17 AM »
Welcome from Texas.
Thats a nice color combo.

http://www.fitmywheels.com/ 

http://www.willtheyfit.com/

Try these calculators on for size.





Unfortunately those calculators wont  work with the classic tire alpha numeric system they use to use. I can get it close but not an exact conversion .I know they will fit Im just curious how they will look


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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017 - 07:42:24 AM »

Here is the question
If I put a F6015 on a 15x8  wheel will it loose some over all height when compared with the 15x7 ?
If so will it be enough to notice when on the car ?
It will not be a noticeable differnce height wise, you will get a little more 'rounded' sidewall, which I think looks good on these cars.
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Offline maddogmike1001

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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017 - 08:02:18 AM »
It will not be a noticeable difference height wise, you will get a little more 'rounded' sidewall, which I think looks good on these cars.

I would thing the difference would be small but the bulge of the side wall will be more pronounced  on the front wheels (15x7) vs the back (15x8).

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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017 - 01:01:04 PM »
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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017 - 06:06:49 PM »
What's your alignment? If you have an aggressive radial alignment and go back to bias plys, they are going to wear out quickly and unevenly. To utilize a bis ply, you need to go back to the stock specifications.

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Re: Wheel help
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017 - 10:52:17 PM »
What's your alignment? If you have an aggressive radial alignment and go back to bias plys, they are going to wear out quickly and unevenly. To utilize a bis ply, you need to go back to the stock specifications.

Thanks for the heads up .I completely forgot about that