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Offline HP2

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1110 on: July 13, 2017 - 09:39:15 am »
So does that mean that this combo may not fit with stock suspension?   :drool:

Hotchkis is a stock replacement system, so it does not necessarily move anything around at all that would impact wheel selection. However, without the 2" block that Mick has, yours would sit higher in the rear.




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1111 on: July 13, 2017 - 05:51:31 pm »
Thanks!  Good info.  My wife actually likes Mickm's setup.  It's her car, so she gets input.  It's a miracle!   :woo:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1112 on: July 13, 2017 - 07:38:47 pm »
I ordered taller tires for the rear, but I'm thinking of 1.5" blocks until I can afford a 4 link. Priorities tell me my 416 needs to be finished

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1113 on: July 28, 2017 - 11:27:56 am »
After years of combo's, I finally came up with what I thought was the perfect set-up with BFG's on 15" rallye's.
Car is lowered all the way around with the biggest torsion bars MP had for circle track racing, and hemi leaf springs in the rear - KYB shocks.
Fronts fit fine, I had the rears made to get a 1/4" clearance from the leaf springs and just clearing the fenders after rolling them.   
I would have to dig out my notes for specs - its been about 25 years.
Car handled well and looked perfect!
 
front: P275/50R15 (25.825" dia)
rear: P295/50R15 = (26.61" dia (24.9" OE) x 3.55 = 3.301 effective ratio) 

Now I need new fronts & they are discontinued!
               
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1114 on: October 07, 2017 - 01:41:45 am »
hey guys
not seeing many tire sizes for 16" rims. the rims that id like to purchase come 16x8  4.5bs for the rear and 16x7  4bs for the front. any thoughts on what the tires i can use. id like to put a bunch of meat on the rear. they also come 15" but the bs is 3.75. thanks for the help

i have a 73 challenger. 8 3/4 stock location
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1115 on: October 07, 2017 - 11:21:15 pm »
For many decades, I've always considered 16" rims truck wheels. For muscle cars it is either 15" wheels or 17" wheels. Tire availability is the reasoning behind this thinking.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1116 on: October 09, 2017 - 04:10:54 pm »
Tires are a very personal preference but I run 16x8's with 4.5" off set front and back and for tires I run Toyo R888 in 255/50R16 front and back.  There are also BFG's available in this size.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=g-Force+Sport+COMP-2&partnum=55WR6GFSPC2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Toyo&tireModel=Proxes+R888&partnum=55WR6R888&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1117 on: October 10, 2017 - 09:19:06 pm »
A nice day to get the Cuda out finally.
Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500 on Year One Rallye Wheels Front 245/45R17 17"x8" 4.5" BS, Rear 275/40R17 17"x9" 4.5" BS
Both front and rear tires are 25.7" tall. Still sitting on old suspension. Every corner is a different height right now... :screwy:
That should change when I get all the new suspension on. Torsion Bars, ESPO Leafs... :working:









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Hey guys and Randy,

Getting ready to reshoe and rubber for my latest acquisition, a 1970 Challenger 340/4 Speed and while I absolutely love the stock 15" Rallye Wheels, I likely will upgrade to the 17" Year One Rallye Wheels similar to Randys 8" on the front and 9 on the rear.

One question for all, is how flat on the 17" rims will the 245s on the front and 275s on the rear fit?  Don't want all of that rubber to roll over the sides! 

I imagine should have plenty of clearance with the stock suspension which I intend to lower a little.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated....
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1118 on: October 11, 2017 - 02:11:09 pm »
Challengermaniac -- I suggest just going with the YearOne 17x9 both front and rear.. and using tire size 275-40-17 both front and rear.   Anything smaller (rims/tires) ... you'd just be cheating yourself of the available rim width and tread width.   YearOne made the correct backspacing/offset for these rims, in particular for the 17x9.. so to use 275-40-17 tires sizes both f/r with those rims.   Furthermore... with same size rime/tires f/r, you can rotate.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1119 on: October 11, 2017 - 10:59:53 pm »
Thanks for the reply and info.  All I can say is Holly Gee that sounds HUGH! 

Does anyone have pictures of:    17x9.. with 275-40-17 tires sizes both f/r with those rims?
Charlie
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1120 on: October 12, 2017 - 01:48:23 pm »
Challengermaniac -- 275-40-17 tires are not as big as you might think... their overall diameter (25.7"... on the small side amongst most other tire sizes), combined with the critically correct rim backspace/offset.. hats-off to YearOne for making them correct!)... makes this combo work easily for our e-bodies, even if the car body is lowered.   I believe YearOne's picture advertisement of the AAR has 17x9 f/r with 275-40-17 tires f/r.    We have some c-c members here with that combo already.   
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1121 on: October 13, 2017 - 02:50:02 am »
Challengermaniac -- 275-40-17 tires are not as big as you might think... their overall diameter (25.7"... on the small side amongst most other tire sizes), combined with the critically correct rim backspace/offset.. hats-off to YearOne for making them correct!)... makes this combo work easily for our e-bodies, even if the car body is lowered.   I believe YearOne's picture advertisement of the AAR has 17x9 f/r with 275-40-17 tires f/r.    We have some c-c members here with that combo already.

Are you sure 275 would fit in the front w/out rubbing? YO ad/photo shows 17x8 w/ 245 tyre in front and 17x9 w/275 tyre in the rear.

I have the same doubt because going for all 4 tyres of the same size would mean I can switch them around.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1122 on: October 13, 2017 - 05:36:43 pm »
I believe YearOne even promotes 17x9 with 275-40-17 front and rear to fit a-ok.... read their promo ads in detail (I know I've read it).    Further, you can draw some diagrams and see for yourself... because of the correct backspace/offset (speaking of the larger 17x9), that tire size fits a-ok.  Again, its really a relatively short diameter tire (275-40-17), and the extra width isn't much at all.   IF your suspension is weak/soft, you could slightly turn the lips inwards for peace of mind... and that would only be a concern if you'd be driving hard ... cornering hard.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1123 on: December 02, 2017 - 10:49:46 pm »
Don't forget the 225/50 X 17" on a 8"x 17" wheel for the FRONT AAR rake.
    The BFG Comp2 @ 25.5 actual, X 9.0" wide tread.
 9.5" SW on a 8" rim, (9" full rim width). notice how the tread and Side dimension, on the widest rim for this tire are close. W speed 168mph It's perfect.  If tire is any larger it would require power steering.     

     255/45-17 Comp2's on 9" Yearones is the matching rear wheel/ tire setup. The 9" x 17 Yearone Wheels are 28 lbs.

For me, currently with a 5.13:1 spool, I have to go with the Nitto's since I have the 12 lb. 10" Billet wheels.   Nitto 275/50x15" 26" tall,  rated @ Y 186mpn+ @ $164 delivered.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1124 on: July 31, 2018 - 11:34:54 pm »
Hi guys,

I've been reading this topic for several years and now it is the time of my project to decide on my wheels size. The wheels will be the US Mags INDY CONCAVE - U533.

My car is a challenger 74 Hotchkis TVS system, doc diff spring relocation and stock rear end.The sizes I was thinking is front 255/60/15 and 295/60/16  with BFG TAs, wheels 8 and 9 inches.

I have no idea about the back space/offset but I want the fender to look filled with the tire. The car is lowered due to the Hotchkis setup.

I actually measure the rear and attached a picture with the dimensions and space available.

Please let me know your opnions.

Thanks
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