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Offline brads70

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #480 on: January 12, 2011 - 03:15:43 PM »
I want to run the AVON CR6zz tires 245/60/15 and 275/55/15 on my superlites or minilites.

When you get this geared up post some pictures! Or better yet invite me down to see them in person!  :naughty:
Brad
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Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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Offline Killer_Mopar

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #481 on: January 13, 2011 - 03:05:25 PM »
I thought I posted in here already, but couldnt find it? Anyhow, I took this from my restomodification thread....

I ended up going with 18x10 Cragar 612 series S/S wheels. They are basically the same wheel as the standard S/S wheels except they are all aluminum and polished instead of chromed. They are MUCH lighter than the hybrid design. The fronts are the hybrid design and are 17x8 (4.5 BS - 38lbs a piece) with 255/45/r17s. The rears are 18x10 (5.25 BS - 24lbs a piece) with 285/40/r18. I went with a 68 B-body rear end with Dr. Diff's 1" offset kit. The tires are Nitto 555s and without the relocation kit - they would definitely rub. As it sits right now, they have a little less than 1" clearance between the wheel and the springs and ~.5" between the wheel and the lips. I also lowered the car 1" in the rear via Dr. Diff's relocation kit. After driving it, I would recommend 245 for the front OR an extra 1/4" of backspace. I have minor rubbing issues when turning and hitting bumps, which caused me to raise the front a little - I plan on rolling the front fenders to remedy this issue and lowering it back to where I want it. The rears have no problem whatsoever with the relocation, in fact I have room for a wider tire - I know a 295 will easily fit and I think with perfect backspacing a 315 will even fit. These pics are kind of old as I still didnt have my exhaust hooked up.....





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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #482 on: March 15, 2011 - 07:11:14 PM »
Hi All,
Well, I pretty much read all 33 pages and still have questions.
My '71 Barracuda came with Rallye 14x7s in all four corners.  Last year I oinstalled Viniques 15x8 with BFG 225/60 on the rear.
Well, not overly happy with the over all appearearance.
I'm still rebuilding the front suspension, so I can't just move the wheels around.  The car is stock, just replacing parts and Edelbrock IAS in all four corners.
Here's the question for you: Will the 15x8 Rallyes with BFG 225/60 work on the front?

Thank you

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #483 on: March 15, 2011 - 07:29:25 PM »
Hi All,
Well, I pretty much read all 33 pages and still have questions.
My '71 Barracuda came with Rallye 14x7s in all four corners.  Last year I oinstalled Viniques 15x8 with BFG 225/60 on the rear.
Well, not overly happy with the over all appearearance.
I'm still rebuilding the front suspension, so I can't just move the wheels around.  The car is stock, just replacing parts and Edelbrock IAS in all four corners.
Here's the question for you: Will the 15x8 Rallyes with BFG 225/60 work on the front?

Thank you

I have 235/60/R15 with 7" rims on the front. I have seen 8" rims on the front of a Challenger before? Can't say for a Cuda?  I'd say tire size is an non-issue, just the rim width is unknown?
Hope this helps?
Brad
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #484 on: March 15, 2011 - 07:37:58 PM »
Hi All,
Well, I pretty much read all 33 pages and still have questions.
My '71 Barracuda came with Rallye 14x7s in all four corners.  Last year I oinstalled Viniques 15x8 with BFG 225/60 on the rear.
Well, not overly happy with the over all appearearance.
I'm still rebuilding the front suspension, so I can't just move the wheels around.  The car is stock, just replacing parts and Edelbrock IAS in all four corners.
Here's the question for you: Will the 15x8 Rallyes with BFG 225/60 work on the front?

Thank you

I have 15x8s with 235/60/15s on the front of my Cuda with no problems.
Dave

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #485 on: March 15, 2011 - 07:41:30 PM »
I have 15x8's as well and 15x10's in the rear ran fine no rubbing at all. BF goodrich Radial TA rubber.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #486 on: March 16, 2011 - 07:35:30 AM »
GranCuda-
Thank you very much for the quick response and setting my mind at ease.
Now, need to figure out what size Rallyes for the rear.  I want the largest possible, while keeping it stock.
Largest as in widest. 

Thanks again  :cheers:
Ron

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #487 on: March 16, 2011 - 07:52:59 AM »
6-PAk-Cuda, GranCuda-
I reread your posts 
Thank you both for posting.  Too early in the morn - your posts kind of combined together into a single read.
Need more coffee


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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #488 on: March 16, 2011 - 08:37:31 AM »
And they look real good and augment the classic mucle car stance like a Lion ready to pounce. :hyper: :droolingbounce:

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #489 on: March 16, 2011 - 05:16:38 PM »
I think the fronts you need to make sure you have enough backspace with a 15" rim because of the upper control arm if I remember correctly.
The stock backspace is obviously ok, but too much bs and the rim will hit.
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« Reply #490 on: March 16, 2011 - 06:45:47 PM »
First - thank you very much for your assistance  :worshippy.  The tire/wheel game can give you a headache.

Looking at Summit online, they have two Series 56 Rallyes 8x10 (for the rear of the Cuda)
The first offers a 5.0 inch backspace
The other has a 5.5 inch backspace
Since I have no clue what a backspace is, let alone which is better/needed, I ask ya'll for assistance (again)
And, after answering the Wheel Backspace question, what size BFG Radial TA's?

And, as long as I'm asking, Summit has 15 inch trim rings for the 56 Series,but, there's a note that says "Fits 15x7."  Does it matter the width of the wheel?  I wouldn't think so, but I'm asking.

Again, all four corners are stock rebuilds and have Edelbrock IAS shocks.

Thank you in advance 
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #491 on: March 16, 2011 - 07:48:41 PM »
First - thank you very much for your assistance  :worshippy.  The tire/wheel game can give you a headache.

Looking at Summit online, they have two Series 56 Rallyes 8x10 (for the rear of the Cuda)
The first offers a 5.0 inch backspace
The other has a 5.5 inch backspace
Since I have no clue what a backspace is, let alone which is better/needed, I ask ya'll for assistance (again)
And, after answering the Wheel Backspace question, what size BFG Radial TA's?

And, as long as I'm asking, Summit has 15 inch trim rings for the 56 Series,but, there's a note that says "Fits 15x7."  Does it matter the width of the wheel?  I wouldn't think so, but I'm asking.

Again, all four corners are stock rebuilds and have Edelbrock IAS shocks.

Thank you in advance

If your rear suspension is stock, a 275/60/15 tire on a 15x8 rim with 4.5" backspace is about as big as you can fit without making other modifications. The trim rings will fit a 15x8 rim but you will have a 1 inch gap. I still can't believe nobody has made a trim ring to fit an 8 inch wheel correctly.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2011 - 08:43:07 PM by 6packCuda »
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #492 on: March 17, 2011 - 07:55:05 PM »
6-Pak,
Thank you. A 275/60/15 tire on a 15x8 rim with 4.5" backspace it shall be.
1 Inch gap, I know.  There's the million dollar idea for someone
Ron

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #493 on: April 14, 2011 - 12:34:44 AM »
4 link ..Moser built Dana 60 4:10 posi 305 35 18 6" Backspace ( room for 6.5" BS Safely)       (not sure why the pic is sideways)
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #494 on: April 14, 2011 - 09:43:25 PM »
4 link ..Moser built Dana 60 4:10 posi 305 35 18 6" Backspace ( room for 6.5" BS Safely)       (not sure why the pic is sideways)

Cool cool cuda...
gotta see some more pics in the general section and introduce yourself  :cheers:

best way to post pics is to open a free account in photobucket.com and post the link in your post.
72 Roadrunner 400-4 Auto-3.23 Gear-Black Cruiser
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!....