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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2006 - 01:35:50 pm »
The tires are Goodyear Eagle GTII fronts are 235/60-15 and rears are 275/60-15. In looking at the web site it appears the offset is -24 with a 3 3/4 BS.
I can tell you from experience that the rears won't even come close. I never tried the front because the back was so far off. You need at least 4.5" backspacing to get those tires inside the quarters.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2006 - 05:37:41 pm »
I'm running 15x7's up front and 15x8's out back with a 4.5 inch backspacing on the rear. Tires on front are 235 60R15 and 275 60R15 on rear. My brother is running the same sizes as I am on his red Challenger.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2006 - 11:01:45 am »
Rims are Coddington JYD.
Fronts are 18x8 w/4.25 BS...tires are 244/45-18
Rear is 20x10 w/6.0 BS...tires are 285/30-20. On the inside, there is 1/4th inch of room between the wheel and leaf spring.  The outside lip has 1/2 distance between it and the wheel.  This car is will be lowered about 1 3/4" this winter.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2006 - 11:06:32 am »
Here's another with 17" Coddington Smoothie II's
Front: 17x8 w/4.25 BS and 245/45-17 rubber
Rear: 17x10 w/6.0 BS and 275/40-17 rubber...lots of room to spare-1/4" on inside, over 1/2" clearance on the outside.  The shorter tire would also allow for a lower drop as there is more distance from the wheel to fender well.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2006 - 11:13:57 am »
I would like to try this, but it's only a dream (the tubbing, guys!) With all the torque an power of the Hemi, this may be the only thing that'll get it to the ground.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2006 - 12:49:46 pm »
Here's another with 17" Coddington Smoothie II's
Front: 17x8 w/4.25 BS and 245/45-17 rubber
Rear: 17x10 w/6.0 BS and 275/40-17 rubber...lots of room to spare-1/4" on inside, over 1/2" clearance on the outside.  The shorter tire would also allow for a lower drop as there is more distance from the wheel to fender well.

Rear: 6.0 BS? What rearend do you have?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2006 - 01:01:00 pm »
I think the springs would have to be relocated for a 6" BS. I know DoctorDiff's 1" relocation kit will allow a 10" wide rim with 6" BS on a stock e-body rear (move the spring perches) OR a 10" wide rim with 5.5" BS using a b-body rear (stock spring perch location). A tire with zero protruding sidewall just might fit but my car only has 6 1/8" of total space from the hub face to the spring on one side. A 1" relocation would give me plenty of room for 6" BS.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2006 - 11:44:52 pm »
I actualy read all the diff posts on tire combos. Did a bunch of measuring and this is what I bought. 17x8 with 4.5 for the front with 245/45. For the rear I did 17x10 with a 6.25 back space. with  275/40's. Right now this is on a stock 8 3/4" rear with factory spring location, lowered almost 2 inches. I bought them knowing they should hit the spring. With the goal being 3/4" relocation in the future and bigger tires at that point. They did bump the rear springs so I have a 3/8" spacer and longer studs. now I have just shy of 1/4" inner clearance and almost 1/2" out side. VERY TIGHT but no rubs after 500 miles. the fronts however also sit 1/2" from the fender lip and because it's low will rub going into driveways if you dont go SLOW. The rims are Coddington Junk yard dog's Hope this helps -Bob
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #68 on: September 28, 2006 - 01:06:40 pm »
I have 235/60-14 front and 275/60-15 rear. As for the rimes I'm not sure of there width sizes.
My car is lowered so it rubbs in thight corners and and in hard bumps at the rear.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2006 - 12:38:42 pm »
I have 1971 Challenger R/T with air shocks and am getting ready to get some new shoes. I love the deep dish look on the back, but what is the max size that I can put back there without raising the rear up to a ridiculous height and being safe. 

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2006 - 05:17:33 pm »
I've been reading the posts and couldn't help but ask a question.  My car is a 1970 and the driver side rear tire is a bear to fit wider tires in.  I think I'm running a 245 size tire in the rear and can't imagine running anything bigger without doing some suspension adjustments.  I'm using rallye 15X8 rims so that isn't my problem.  I've had the rear quarter panel replaced and could that be my problem?  I'd like to have some wider tires in the rear but on my car it doesn't seem realistic.  Can someone give me the scoop on why the tire and rim limitations are so much lower on my car?  :dunno:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2006 - 05:25:55 pm »
I've been reading the posts and couldn't help but ask a question.  My car is a 1970 and the driver side rear tire is a bear to fit wider tires in.  I think I'm running a 245 size tire in the rear and can't imagine running anything bigger without doing some suspension adjustments.  I'm using rallye 15X8 rims so that isn't my problem.  I've had the rear quarter panel replaced and could that be my problem?  I'd like to have some wider tires in the rear but on my car it doesn't seem realistic.  Can someone give me the scoop on why the tire and rim limitations are so much lower on my car?  :dunno:

Is it only the driver's rear that's a problem?  Not the passenger side?  :clueless: 

If so, I would take some measurements as the quarter panel replacement may have something to do with it.  In theory, there should be some symetry between sides to some extent. 

It seems that people are getting away with 275/60-15s without any modifications.  :dunno:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2006 - 05:27:23 pm »
If it's only on one side, then some replacement must have been done. Both sides should be equal.


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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2006 - 02:04:17 pm »
 :hyper: Thanks for the update.  I know the spring location is slightly off on the 1970 model and that was the reason why.  Now I know it was the way the quarter panel was put on.  I sure wished I could fit that kind of meat under the drivers side rear but I'll just have to be satisfied with the 245-60-15.    :misbehaving:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2006 - 10:18:54 am »
I used the BFG site to make sure the overall diameter was the same between front and rear. On the kuda now are 215/70-15 in the front and 255/60-15 in the rear.