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Offline 72bluNblu

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #255 on: July 18, 2009 - 02:41:23 AM »
This shot is with the old exhaust system, but at the same ride height my hooker super comps are about 3 1/2" off the ground, I have to get a low profile floor jack as my standard barely fits under the K member. Based on how your photo looks, I would say your suspension settings and not the rim/tire combo is the issue, since the fender lip is still above the top of the tire. Your front tires are actually about half an inch shorter than mine, the rears are only half an inch taller, but as you can see your car sits much higher than that difference vs mine. I have 225/60/15's and 245/60/15's on mine.



You can get the front down with the torsion bar adjusters, then get an alignment (and maybe offset bushings depending on how low you go). There's lotsa threads on the suspension work needed, most of the info on my front suspension is here

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=56565.15

The rear is just regular mopar xhd's.




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #256 on: July 18, 2009 - 09:18:53 PM »
:iagree: Could you post some more pictures of the fit of your tires.   :thumbsup:
Sorry it took so long, but I had to wash the car before I took any more pics.  The first three are the rear tire, and the next couple are the front tire.  Plenty of clearance with no rubbing, and I am still playing with the torsion bars and shocks to get just the right ride height.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #257 on: July 19, 2009 - 08:46:21 AM »
Very nice. I have always liked the lowered look, but not too lowered. I dropped mine in the front and rear and used this car as the model. I'm unsure but I think his wheels were 17"s and the body height about 1" above the rim line. I went with MUCH fatter tires than his.  :smokin:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #258 on: July 22, 2009 - 09:28:11 PM »
Do you have to roll the lips to get 275/60/15s?  I have 15x8 rims with 4.5 bs with 245/60.  I thought the 255/60 might rub.

How much clearence do you need for the 1/4 and also the leaf?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #259 on: July 23, 2009 - 08:48:12 AM »
With adults in the rear seats my back tires rub, 275/60/15.  Some members have said I need new rear springs though.  Just wanted you to have the info.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #260 on: July 23, 2009 - 08:54:52 AM »
By comparison, I've got 295/50x15 on an 8" wheel with 4.75 backspace. I've got no rubbing anywhere regardless of load. 10" wheel would be another story. Even a 9" would get tight. There is a lot of variance in these cars from the factory and then figure aftermarket body work can significantly alter those dimensions and it becomes very critical to measure each side of each cor before diving in to a wheel and tire combo.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #261 on: July 23, 2009 - 09:00:40 AM »
I have 15x8 275-60 (I think 5"bs) radial TAs in the rear and they fit, but also have air shocks.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #262 on: July 23, 2009 - 10:06:01 AM »
How do you guys with the 275 60 15 bfg, 15x8 with 4.5 back spacing in the rear manage to not rub. I have my new set on and i cant lower the rear too much or it will rub on the quarter.

I had that in a completely stock setup....... someone at one time must have changed the rear! same clearance on the other side...

Here is the transformation of my car!

2nd pic is a MT 28*12.5*15 on a 8.5 with 5" backspace and yes its touching the spring

3rd pic is with a mopar 3/4 relo kit same tire and rime with no rub issues!  :2thumbs:

4th / 5th /6th pic 15*10 with 5" backspace and a custom cut dana in a stock wheelwell with the big 315/60/15's with the whell lip rolled some .... no rubbing whatsoever :2thumbs:

man these are some old pics.... i sure did give her new life  :working:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #263 on: July 28, 2009 - 06:13:57 PM »
By comparison, I've got 295/50x15 on an 8" wheel with 4.75 backspace. I've got no rubbing anywhere regardless of load. 10" wheel would be another story. Even a 9" would get tight. There is a lot of variance in these cars from the factory and then figure aftermarket body work can significantly alter those dimensions and it becomes very critical to measure each side of each cor before diving in to a wheel and tire combo.

Any pics of the 295 on your car, I would like to see them....  :thumbsup:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #264 on: August 03, 2009 - 11:00:41 AM »
Yah, I've got several shots of a couple of combinations, 295/50 and 295/65. I'll post some up once I get my home computer issues straightened out.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #265 on: August 03, 2009 - 02:36:47 PM »
295-65 BFGs on cop rims widened to 8" with 4.5" backspace.  Stock e-body rear end with Dr. Diff 1" offset hangers and shackles.  ESPO springs 1" over.  Now has a stock width dana from Dr. Diff with caltracs & QA1s.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #266 on: August 08, 2009 - 08:20:27 PM »
here's a few samples of my 70...
pix 1 is 14x6 ralley's with 245/60-14, 225/60-14
pix 2 is 15x8 4.5 b.s Draglites ,(and 15x3.5) with N50/15's (no these did not fit but looked damn cool.)I think with a little massaging the fender lip, they would have worked.
pix 3 is 15x8, 15x7 ralleys with 275/60-15, 235/60-15 perfect fit w/no rubbin'
maybe I should have left the white letters out?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #267 on: August 08, 2009 - 08:26:07 PM »
damn i wished these fit.....lol
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #268 on: August 29, 2009 - 12:20:49 AM »
Any pics of the 295 on your car, I would like to see them....  :thumbsup:

Okay, first one is a 295/65 on a 15x8 with 4.5 back space. Second one is a 295/50 on  a 15x8 with 4.75 back space.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #269 on: September 02, 2009 - 11:47:40 AM »
How much is a safe clearence for the 1/4 and leaf?  Some of those pics look like its close to an 1/8"