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Offline HP2

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #105 on: August 20, 2007 - 02:09:43 PM »
Or use a wider rear end out of another car. I think the 71-74 B bodies are 2" wider. Station wagons and C bodies are 4" wider.

I suprised that more guys who are using later model style rims with lots of backspace don't just swap rear ends. Its alot easier than cutting and welding.




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #106 on: August 20, 2007 - 02:19:06 PM »
But you have to weld the spring perches to use a wider rear end right? Or are the frame rails the same distance apart as an e-body? The 68-70 b-body rear is a bolt-in if using Dr Diff's hangars. This is great because then it allows a common size for 15" wheels (10" with 5.5" BS). Using a 15" wheel is probably much more popular than using the larger diameter wheels. If the other rears are bolt in then it's definitely something I'll be looking into.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #107 on: August 20, 2007 - 04:08:14 PM »
I see absolutely no reason to dump a few hundred on another rear. And have another rear laying around instead of just running a small spacer in my situation. Really....295 series tires are just fine with me on a stock setup  :dunno:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #108 on: August 20, 2007 - 04:23:20 PM »
Oh no, you did it fine. What did the spacers and studs cost?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #109 on: August 20, 2007 - 04:43:12 PM »
Yes, spring seats would need to be welded on to match what ever body style you are putting them into. However, it is a heck of a lot easier to take a housing to a shop to have it welded than it is to take a car in. Plus, some folks may want the newer rims without altering the car itself.

The Dr Diff kit is great. There are a plethora of spacers out there that are not bad either. I'm just saying there is another way to do this type of change over that, depending on where you live, could be a lot easier or cheaper. In my neighborhood a C body rear end can be found for $50-75. That is cheaper than a high quality, billet spacer and in the same range as some of the Dr Diff stuff.

I'm just trying to point out options that others may not have thought of.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2007 - 01:46:24 AM »
Anybody have more pictures and tires size combo's with 18's?  I'm interested in 18's. I'm looking to leave the springs in the stock area and fill the wheel wells in the back with a tall/wide tire.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2007 - 07:44:44 PM »
Alrighty, All four are on. Here are the specs of my complete wheel/tire setup

Front Wheels:
American Racing Torq Thrust M's
17" x 8"
4.5" Backspacing

Notes:
Hub size fits Factory 72 disc rotors, and 11 3/4" Cordoba rotors
No spacers necessary

Front tires:
235/55/R17s
9.3" Wide
27.2" Tall

Notes:
Tight fit, however no rubbing. Lock to lock, or city/highway driving so far. Torsion bars are a tad lower than when I bought the car, dont have ride height at the moment. If someone is curious, feel free to ask!

Rear Wheels:
American Racing Torq Thrust M's
18" x 9"
6" Backspacing

Notes:
Hub center does not fit over stock discs or cordoba 11 3/4". (the 17s have larger hubs that do clear). Wheels spaced 7/16" out. Longer Mr. Gasket studs. Running super stock leaf springs, and stock wheel wells.

Rear Tires:
295/45/ZR18 Nitto 555's
11.6" Wide
28.5" Tall

Front wheels at full lock


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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2007 - 08:00:15 PM »
That's a nice stance Goody :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  Me Likeeee :grinyes:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #113 on: September 30, 2007 - 04:12:20 PM »
that car is begging for a hood......

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #114 on: September 30, 2007 - 08:42:57 PM »
255/45/17 Rear
245/45/17 Front

17x8 4.5 BS F+R

No rubs

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #115 on: October 01, 2007 - 09:10:03 AM »
Lookin' good, Tom!  :2thumbs:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #116 on: October 03, 2007 - 12:56:03 AM »
Alrighty, All four are on. Here are the specs of my complete wheel/tire setup


I'm sure I missed a thread on this (and alot of other things!),

But good to see you got you fender fixed Goody...looking good :2thumbs:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #117 on: November 05, 2007 - 11:16:11 PM »
Just put these new wheels and tires on last week:

Front: 17X8
         4.75 backspace
         235/45 BFG's

Back:  17X9.5
         5.5 backspace
         255/50 BFG's

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #118 on: November 05, 2007 - 11:26:00 PM »
Did you have to re-locate the rear springs to fit the tires?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #119 on: November 06, 2007 - 01:56:53 AM »
axlerod,
What brand are those?
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