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Offline josecuervo62000

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #900 on: September 24, 2015 - 12:19:01 am »
two more angles




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« Reply #901 on: September 24, 2015 - 08:34:53 am »
Thats the exact set up was looking at!  Just need to sell my other ones first....looks amazing!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #902 on: September 24, 2015 - 08:43:13 am »
two more angles

Looks great  :thumbsup: Any mods to the leaf spring location/fenderwell to have them fit?

Also, what color is that paint? I'm currently looking into dark shades of grey...
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #903 on: September 24, 2015 - 09:47:10 am »
two more angles
Looks great  :thumbsup: Any mods to the leaf spring location/fenderwell to have them fit?

Also, what color is that paint? I'm currently looking into dark shades of grey...

I'm with Dave, shopping for dark grey or black wheels.  Any mods to the suspension?  Any rubbing?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #904 on: September 24, 2015 - 04:48:21 pm »
Looks great  :thumbsup: Any mods to the leaf spring location/fenderwell to have them fit?

Also, what color is that paint? I'm currently looking into dark shades of grey...

Those would be what you are looking for..they are gun metal gray!  Ive seen them in person..they are nice...I wish they came out with them when I bought my bandits..... :banghead:

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E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #905 on: September 24, 2015 - 10:12:59 pm »
Anyone running a 9.5 rim with 5.25 backspace with a 275 tire? 
That's the rear (275 50 17 which I know is way too tall). Looks like I'm going to be stuck with the rims so I guess I'll order the fronts...I'm thinking a 275 40 17 will fit but will be close.  I will be rolling the fenders and removing the brace....


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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #906 on: September 29, 2015 - 03:42:04 am »
Anyone running a 9.5 rim with 5.25 backspace with a 275 tire? 

That's the rear (275 50 17 which I know is way too tall). Looks like I'm going to be stuck with the rims so I guess I'll order the fronts...I'm thinking a 275 40 17 will fit but will be close.  I will be rolling the fenders and removing the brace....


Not quite, but I'm running a 17x9 with 5" of backspace and 275/40/17's in the front. The 17x9.5 with 5.25" of backspace has the same exact offset (0mm) as my combo, so the tire should be in exactly the same location on your car as mine. On the driver's side all I did was remove the brace, on the passenger side I did a little massage work on the fender lip, it's not even fully rolled. And my car sits pretty low.

The only possible concern isn't tire clearance, it's the rim clearing the outer tie rod end. The additional width of the rim, and therefore backspace, will make it a tight fit on the outer tie rod end. But that has a lot to do with the design of the inner edge of the rim too, so it will be hard to tell without mocking it up. You're into a combo that may or may not work depending on which rim you actually use. Some will, some might not. The only good news is that even if it doesn't clear, you're probably within a 1/8" spacer of making it work. And if you're planning on rolling the fenders, you should have the room.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #907 on: September 30, 2015 - 09:07:05 pm »
Not in the cuda anymore but my 72 runner is very similar in a lot of ways.
Replaced the soft 8 blacks steel rims with the torque thrusts, but in all my research I found that American Racing now produces the TTs with a new type finish called PVD, which is similar to black chrome. I thought it looked cool so I bought em, through newstalgia. I think the darker color has an effect which hides the spokes a little. Makes them look smaller because the curved sides of the spokes blend into the dark background behind the rim. A big feature for me: the polished aluminum TTs require a lot of polishing to keep them looking nice. The PVD finish is a durable coating that doesnt need polishing.
Heres a link and a picture of the real thing. I think they work well on dark colored cars.

http://www.americanracing.com/wheels/4604/torq-thrust



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92 Dodge Stealth RT-Twin 15g Turbos-SAFC2 Tuned-Mystic Blue-5 Sp-AWD-Rear Wheel Steering-AutoX'r (Sold)
12 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Blacktop Package-3.6L-8 Sp-Leather-Nav (the wife's)

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #908 on: September 30, 2015 - 10:23:20 pm »
Not in the cuda anymore but my 72 runner is very similar in a lot of ways.
Replaced the soft 8 blacks steel rims with the torque thrusts, but in all my research I found that American Racing now produces the TTs with a new type finish called PVD, which is similar to black chrome. I thought it looked cool so I bought em, through newstalgia. I think the darker color has an effect which hides the spokes a little. Makes them look smaller because the curved sides of the spokes blend into the dark background behind the rim. A big feature for me: the polished aluminum TTs require a lot of polishing to keep them looking nice. The PVD finish is a durable coating that doesnt need polishing.
Heres a link and a picture of the real thing. I think they work well on dark colored cars.

http://www.americanracing.com/wheels/4604/torq-thrust




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #909 on: October 01, 2015 - 06:25:06 pm »
Nice RR!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #910 on: October 01, 2015 - 06:51:20 pm »
Looks great Tommy!!  Are you going to bring it to Garlits next month??

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« Reply #911 on: October 01, 2015 - 07:58:09 pm »
No Garlits. Would love to go but cant. I did drive it 75 miles each way to a show this past weekend and got a "best of show" They handed out about 20 of em, and there were probably only 60-70 cars there, so no big deal, but not bad for first time out. The car drove very nicely, but a slight vibration in the front end at about 70. Will have to figure that one out.
Anyways, I think the PVD finish looks cool, and urge anyone to check it out.

Great thing about these 71-72 runners. I never see them down here. In 6 years going to the Florida Nats I have never seen even ONE. Lots 0f 68-70s, and lots of 70-74 Cudas and Challengers, but no 71-72 Runners or any B bodies for that matter. Very rare.
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71 Cuda 440-6 Tribute-Limelight-A833 Close Ratio-4 Sp-Pistol Grip-Dana 3.54 Powr Lok-Rally Dash-Shaker (Sold)
92 Dodge Stealth RT-Twin 15g Turbos-SAFC2 Tuned-Mystic Blue-5 Sp-AWD-Rear Wheel Steering-AutoX'r (Sold)
12 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Blacktop Package-3.6L-8 Sp-Leather-Nav (the wife's)

Multiple SRT's, Rams, Dakotas, Caravans and Neons

...the lines on the road just look like dots!....

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #912 on: October 02, 2015 - 12:33:23 am »
That is one gorgeous Mopar!  :2thumbs:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #913 on: October 02, 2015 - 01:53:47 am »
Nice RoadRunner!!!  :2thumbs:

What are the specs on the rims and tires?

If you really want to make Brad jealous, just show him how much clearance there is for extra tire. When I measured my '71 Satellite Sebring Plus with the 275/40/17's I have on my Challenger I figured out that you probably could fit 315's on all 4 corners of a 71+ Satellite/SSP/RR/GTX with the stock suspension and spring locations. With the 275's on 17x9's I had 2" of clearance to the front fender lip and still wasn't on the frame at full lock. Even leaving a 1/2" for clearance that would mean a 315 would work in the front with no mods. Pretty much the same for the rear, and you could still do a 1.25" offset kit from Dr. Diff...

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #914 on: October 02, 2015 - 08:32:00 am »
in the 4 years I owned my 71, I never saw another at a car show/cruise night...had a few guys come up to me telling me they owned one also-but never saw them. good luck w/her
No Garlits. Would love to go but cant. I did drive it 75 miles each way to a show this past weekend and got a "best of show" They handed out about 20 of em, and there were probably only 60-70 cars there, so no big deal, but not bad for first time out. The car drove very nicely, but a slight vibration in the front end at about 70. Will have to figure that one out.
Anyways, I think the PVD finish looks cool, and urge anyone to check it out.

Great thing about these 71-72 runners. I never see them down here. In 6 years going to the Florida Nats I have never seen even ONE. Lots 0f 68-70s, and lots of 70-74 Cudas and Challengers, but no 71-72 Runners or any B bodies for that matter. Very rare.