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Offline dfrazz

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1020 on: July 19, 2016 - 08:33:20 AM »
Sounds like good advice. Does that mean any non-modified E-body as well? Do you have a recommendation for a tire source for best bang for the buck?  :cheers:


Cuda's have a little more room in the rear than the Challenger but not much.  However every car is a little different too since assembling cars 45 years ago was not an exact science.  I have bought several wheels and tires from www.performanceplustire.com.  They have great prices and service delivered to your door.




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1021 on: July 20, 2016 - 03:18:03 AM »
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500, Firestone's Ultra High Performance Summer Tires 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. W speed rating.
Zero rubs or issues front or rear.  :2thumbs:



That set of wheels is what I want. And the original style fits the car.
     Does the inside of the wheel's center bore, fit the disc or rear axle,  drum hub like a stock one?
     Also, will solid valve stems clear the rims inside edge?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1022 on: July 20, 2016 - 09:35:31 AM »
14" rallye wheels came off and these went on. No fitment issues at all.
Don't see why you couldn't run metal valve stems if you wanted too.
That set of wheels is what I want. And the original style fits the car.
     Does the inside of the wheel's center bore, fit the disc or rear axle,  drum hub like a stock one?
     Also, will solid valve stems clear the rims inside edge?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1023 on: July 20, 2016 - 11:02:27 AM »
DFRAZZ.. I think the Challengers have a bit more width/opening in the rear wheel well openings... from what I've seen.    :2cents:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1024 on: July 20, 2016 - 11:59:38 AM »
DFRAZZ.. I think the Challengers have a bit more width/opening in the rear wheel well openings... from what I've seen.    :2cents:

You could be right Mitch, either way the two cars are not exactly the same but the difference is minimal.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1025 on: August 13, 2016 - 11:59:54 AM »
This is a similar setup that ragtopcuda has. Year One Rallye Wheels Front 245/45R17 17"x8" 4.25" BS, Rear 275/40R17 17"x9" 5.0" BS Nitto NT555 extreme tires. W / B body Dana 60

Plenty of room in front & back.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1026 on: August 15, 2016 - 01:31:35 PM »
Joe Mama - looks real nice.  I suggest you try the 17x9 275-40-17 up front, too.... should be AOK that size up front.

Mo Power to ya!

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1027 on: August 15, 2016 - 01:48:24 PM »
This is a similar setup that ragtopcuda has. Year One Rallye Wheels Front 245/45R17 17"x8" 4.25" BS, Rear 275/40R17 17"x9" 5.0" BS Nitto NT555 extreme tires. W / B body Dana 60

Plenty of room in front & back.

Stupid question--you can get a B Body Dana in an E body?? What kind of work needs to be done so it mounts?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1028 on: August 15, 2016 - 02:20:49 PM »
 Same thing we all do when we put any b-body rear into an e-body. you move the springs in 1 inch with the relocation kit from Dr. Duff
Rob

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1029 on: August 15, 2016 - 02:27:32 PM »
 :iagree: That is exactly what I did.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1030 on: August 15, 2016 - 03:30:09 PM »
Same thing we all do when we put any b-body rear into an e-body. you move the springs in 1 inch with the relocation kit from Dr. Duff

Thanks

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1031 on: August 15, 2016 - 04:35:33 PM »
This places the leaf spring in farther making more room for the tires.
73 Challenger, 440+6, 5 speed Tremec, Dana 60

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1032 on: August 15, 2016 - 05:20:40 PM »
This places the leaf spring in farther making more room for the tires.

Then a stock B body rear bolts in??  Any particular year to look for and how wide a tire will fit afterwards?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1033 on: August 15, 2016 - 07:33:51 PM »
I use 68-70 then you can use a 10" wheel with. 5.5" backspacing
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #1034 on: August 15, 2016 - 09:17:33 PM »
I use 68-70 then you can use a 10" wheel with. 5.5" backspacing

Thanks