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Offline Carlwalski

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E-Body Tire Combos
« on: March 27, 2006 - 08:02:50 am »

OK, lets get a tire/tyre size combos thread started. Too many wasted threads about one topic.
Chryco if you or Ross or someone could sticky this topic that would be good.

Post what rear end you have, tire size, wheel size + back spacing etc
Also any mods or relocation kits that were needed to fit your wheel combo along with photos, definitely PHOTOS.


I'll go first:

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
8-3/4 SureGrip

15x8" Rallyes Rear with 275/60 BFGoodrich Radial T/As
15x7" Rallyes Front with 245/60 BFGoodrich Radial T/As

Chrysler Rallye wheels: 56 Series purchased from www.jegs.com All wheels have a 4-1/2" (4.5) Back Spacing.
Rear trim rings leave a 1" gap due to the wheel being 8" and repro/OEM rings only available in 7" sizing.

No rubbing, no relocation kits, no worries.  :thumbsup:

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NZ440R/T




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006 - 08:37:32 pm »

Panther Pinks Combo:

295/50 R -15 with little clearance to the leaf spring.  Fits inside the wheel wells though.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006 - 05:56:30 am »
1972 Dodge Challenger
Centerline Autodrags rims and BFG T/A Radial tires.
 The fronts are 15x7's with 3-5/16" bs on 225/60/15's
 The rears are 15x8.5's with 4-7/8" bs on 295/50/15's
 ******NOTE: This is on a stock E body width 8 3/4 rearend, I HAD to use a 7/16" Mr.Gasket wheel spacers to give the tires at least 1/2" clearance from tire bulge to leafspring, because all it had was 1/16" to 3/16" clearance without them. I also installed 3" long ARP wheel studs and open end lug nuts in the back, so I'd have plenty of threads for the spacers*****
 ***So if you like this look and want to use a 8.5 wide rim just find a rim with a 4 1/2" backspace and you won't need any spacers! Yet it will look the same.
 It just barely touches the drivers side when I hit a big bump, but I'm still using stock shocks with re-arched leafsprings. If I added KYB shocks or rolled the inner lip a little or trimmed it wouldn't hit.

 
 
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006 - 06:48:15 am »
I have 275-60-15 MT drag Radials on 8 in ralleys now.. but i had MT 12.5 x 28 Street ETs on the same wheels on it before. Just had to use a half inch spacer.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2006 - 03:34:19 pm »
Just put on new tires. Car is a 71 cuda--stock 8 3/4 rear with new espo 1" over stock height springs. To fit 275/60-15 tires I had to buy new  15x8 ralleye rims(from wheels vintique)  4.5" backspace. Front tires are 235/60-15 on stock 15x7 ralleyes.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2006 - 09:46:31 am »
What are the original sizes on 15 inch rallys and tyres on 1970 challenger.
Dont know what to do what is whith the back spacing.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006 - 10:58:30 am »
Wonder would the new 18" charger wheels fit on a Challenger?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006 - 09:48:43 am »
Here's my info for the 14" crowd:

1972 Challenger Rallye
Stock suspension, 8 3/4" rear end
Factory Mopar 14"x6" Styled Road wheels (Magnum 500 style)

Fronts: 215/70R-14
Rears: 225/70R-14 (a little taller and wider)

For the 14"x6" rim, from what I saw, the widest tire you can "safely" mount is a 225/70R-14 or a 235/60R-14 tire.
There's also a pic comparing the 2 sizes.





1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006 - 05:35:25 pm »
I'll go ahead and post mine even though I don't have them mounted yet and I don't have any pictures yet. But, here's what I have.

American Racing 15x7 AR23 Wheels all the way around.

BFGoodrich Radial T/As all the way around:

P215/60/15 on front
P255/70/15 on the back

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2006 - 06:12:43 pm »
I'll go ahead and post mine even though I don't have them mounted yet and I don't have any pictures yet. But, here's what I have.

American Racing 15x7 AR23 Wheels all the way around.

BFGoodrich Radial T/As all the way around:

P215/60/15 on front
P255/70/15 on the back


 
  Don't you mean p255/60/15 on the back??? I'm hoping you made a typo there.  :thumbsup:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2006 - 06:34:03 pm »
thanks for pulling mine over NZ, I also have a 8 3/4,  stupid question: what is the best way to measure backspace?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2006 - 06:37:05 pm »
also I'm running centerlines as well.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2006 - 06:58:32 pm »
thanks for pulling mine over NZ, I also have a 8 3/4,  stupid question: what is the best way to measure backspace?


The way I did it (If I did it right!  :banghead:) is you can take a straight edge/ruler/rigid tape measure and lay it across the diameter of the rim on the lip then measure down from the straight edge/ruler/rigid tape measure to the mounting surface of the wheel. 

1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2006 - 07:08:42 pm »
thanks for pulling mine over NZ, I also have a 8 3/4,  stupid question: what is the best way to measure backspace?

Sorry to stumble on to this late, but did the springs have to be moved inward to fit these tires? Any more than 4 inch backspace or so, will give you trouble in an E-Body. You might get away with 4.5 inch max on a low profile tire.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2006 - 07:16:51 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.