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Offline Cudaragtop

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1095 on: June 02, 2017 - 10:03:51 pm »
yep, 5" backspace for the 17x9" YO Rallye Wheels
Just went out and measured both sides.
1-1/16" to 1-1/8" from leaf spring edge  to the back side of the both rear tires at the closest point.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1096 on: June 02, 2017 - 10:27:32 pm »
After two years of photo shopping countless 'Cuda's rims, tires and stances. I have my favorite wheels on my Redfish and couldn't be happier. I had to add a 2" lowering block to get the stance exactly where it needed to be. The rims are 18" x 8" with 4.5" b.s. front and 20' x 9"with 5.75" b.s. on the rear. There is plenty of clearance everywhere with no fender trimming.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1097 on: June 02, 2017 - 11:46:40 pm »
lookin good. I went with 18 x8 in front and 18 x 9.5 in back. was going to go with 17's but I could not find the rear wheels I wanted with the proper backspacing.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1098 on: June 03, 2017 - 08:13:52 am »
JimK, I too wanted 9.5's in the rear but Billet Specialties does not offer these rims in the half sizes.
I had 17's on the car before I tore the Pro-Touring teardown and thought I wanted 17's and 18's. My best friend talked me into the 18's and 20's, and while I'm extremely glad I went with them, this was the most tormenting decision I have made getting here.

You have any pictures to post of your car with new wheels and tires?

Cheers!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1099 on: June 04, 2017 - 06:28:18 pm »
15x7.  With 3.75" backspacing.   Will these fit on a 70 barracuda? 8 3/4 rear end.  What tires should I run if so?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1100 on: June 04, 2017 - 11:09:36 pm »
Mickm -- your Cuda looks really cooollll!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1101 on: June 05, 2017 - 05:09:26 pm »
Thanks Mitch, I am very pleased with the end result. I was set on 17's & 18's but got talked into the 18's & 20's by my best friend and boy am I glad I listened to him.
The fit  is spot on also with no rubbing or clearance issues anywhere.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1102 on: June 07, 2017 - 05:36:45 pm »
Well, after quite a bit of digging and research the wife and I have decided on MB Old School wheels in gunmetal with a polished lip, and Nitto NT555 G2 tires.  The fronts will be 17x8 with zero offset (4.5 inch backspacing) with 245/45zr17 tires.  The rears will be 17x9.5 +6mm offset (5.49 inch backspacing) with 275/40zr17 tires.  If my measurements are correct, the rears should take up pretty much all of the available space width wise when using stock suspension.  I was having trouble with the backspacing options available on the 17x9 or 17x9.5 wheels in most brands.  The MB Old Schools were the only ones that we could find that we liked in the under $200.00 each price range that didn't have 6 inches + of backspacing.  The tires are identical in diameter, but the combination allowed me to go quite a bit wider on the rear.  I'll post photos once they arrive for additional reference.

Thanks to everyone that has previously posted.  The information helped me quite a bit!

Josh
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1103 on: July 05, 2017 - 09:37:12 pm »
After two years of photo shopping countless 'Cuda's rims, tires and stances. I have my favorite wheels on my Redfish and couldn't be happier. I had to add a 2" lowering block to get the stance exactly where it needed to be. The rims are 18" x 8" with 4.5" b.s. front and 20' x 9"with 5.75" b.s. on the rear. There is plenty of clearance everywhere with no fender trimming.
Cheers!
Mickm



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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1104 on: July 05, 2017 - 10:01:01 pm »
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1105 on: July 12, 2017 - 12:04:28 am »
Finally got some pics from a distance, need taller rear tires

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1106 on: July 12, 2017 - 07:56:13 am »
Mickm, what time size are you running and what suspension mods have been done

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1107 on: July 12, 2017 - 04:42:35 pm »
Mustardbucket,
Tires are 235/55r18 on the front and 255/55r20 in the rear.
Suspension mods are a complete Hotchkis TVS system with a 2" block in the rear. Large Wilwood brakes on both ends.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1108 on: July 12, 2017 - 05:11:59 pm »
So does that mean that this combo may not fit with stock suspension?   :drool:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1109 on: July 12, 2017 - 07:10:34 pm »
I had the same size tires on 17's & 18's and they fit great.
Neither those or the18's & 20 rub anywhere and no trimmimg. And the suspension was all original.
Cheers!
Mickm
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