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Offline 1mopar1

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #495 on: April 23, 2011 - 01:26:22 am »
I have a 73 challenger that is almost done. I just put on the 17x8 mustang wheel (torq thrust style) with 274/45/17 rears and 255/45/17 fronts. Both have 1" spacers. The back tire are yokohama's and my suspension is stock with no wheel mouldings. I have about 1/2" on space between tire and spring and just a little less than that on the out side. I havenet mounted my fenders in front yet so can say clearence on the out side but inside pleanty of room no rubbing on full turns.




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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #496 on: May 29, 2011 - 11:25:27 am »
I see lots of tire/wheel combinations and it appears to be a personal thing.  I'm trying to stay "stock".  I'm looking at 15x7 series 56 rally's with 245/60/15 tires.  Summit offers these wheels by Wheel Vintiques and tires by BF Goodrich.  They also will mount, balance and check for roundness and ship ready to bolt on.  Has anyone tried this combination from Summit?  Is it a good deal?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #497 on: May 30, 2011 - 08:22:40 pm »
I see lots of tire/wheel combinations and it appears to be a personal thing.  I'm trying to stay "stock".  I'm looking at 15x7 series 56 rally's with 245/60/15 tires.  Summit offers these wheels by Wheel Vintiques and tires by BF Goodrich.  They also will mount, balance and check for roundness and ship ready to bolt on.  Has anyone tried this combination from Summit?  Is it a good deal?

Overall, a decent choice for a stock appearence, however, if you have the option, get another tire. BFG has an ongoing issue with quality of tire roundness and balance with their old TA line. Add to it that their tread design and carcass compound are over 20 years old, and it doesn't take much for you to find better tires out there.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #498 on: May 30, 2011 - 08:26:11 pm »
Overall, a decent choice for a stock appearence, however, if you have the option, get another tire. BFG has an ongoing issue with quality of tire roundness and balance with their old TA line. Add to it that their tread design and carcass compound are over 20 years old, and it doesn't take much for you to find better tires out there.

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BFG have about as much grip as a hockey puck after they are 6 months old! I went with Firestones and for the money spent... I'm much happier!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #499 on: May 31, 2011 - 07:33:18 am »
my local tyrecentre advised to go with the new General XP series... anyone got experience with them?  I`ll buy new tyres when the car is done... that might take a while, but since I`m changing wheels these days, I was just looking around for options on rubber...
when done I`ll be using 235-60-15 and 265 or 275-60-15
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #500 on: May 31, 2011 - 02:49:14 pm »
:iagree:  X2
BFG have about as much grip as a hockey puck after they are 6 months old! I went with Firestones and for the money spent... I'm much happier!

Hi Brad,

Love your setup with the minilites - what size wheels/tires do you have? Went searching through this whole thread and didn't see yours listed.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #501 on: May 31, 2011 - 04:07:17 pm »
Hi Brad,

Love your setup with the minilites - what size wheels/tires do you have? Went searching through this whole thread and didn't see yours listed.
I thought I had listed them last year or so?
They are 235/60/R15 on the front 15X7 rims
             255/60/R15 on the rear,15X8 rims  I could have went the next size up, next time I need tires I will.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #502 on: June 01, 2011 - 09:43:45 am »
I thought I had listed them last year or so?
They are 235/60/R15 on the front 15X7 rims
             255/60/R15 on the rear,15X8 rims  I could have went the next size up, next time I need tires I will.

Thanks!!! Could be that you did and I just missed it. Its a looooooong thread. :D
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #503 on: June 04, 2011 - 12:56:24 am »
I bought a set of Michellin Pilot Sport PS2's. The fronts are 275-30-18 and the rears are 295-30-18's. I am wondering if I went too wide in the front (car is still being restored so I have no suspension to test them on.) Hopefully I can still turn my wheel lol.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #504 on: June 08, 2011 - 08:37:29 pm »
 :woohoo:19 and 20 I can't wait to drop half in in rear

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #505 on: June 13, 2011 - 09:58:13 pm »
hi guys thanks for the comments ,  im glad you like it carl i know you like that old school look give us a call sometime i can bring the car around for you to have a look .anyway  the wheels are made by eagle alloys they are a boss  motorsport wheel   front b/s 4.5 and rear b/s is 5.5  also the rear  end is a stock e body 8 3/4 with no mods  cheers terry :nzflag:

Awsome combo!

How did you get 5.5 inches of backspace for the 18x9.5 Boss wheels... they only advertise 5 inches on their websit?
What clearance do you have with the fender lip because I have disk brakes that would remove 1/8 of an inch from the backspace...
What brand of tires do you have? Do you think that 45's would fit?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #506 on: July 30, 2011 - 02:09:05 am »
I have 15x8 4.5bs rims and planning to use 275/60s on the back.   What are your thoughts about using 215/65s on my front with 15x7 4bs

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #507 on: August 09, 2011 - 04:13:02 pm »
I finally got my wheels after much research and reading:

15 " Cragar SS front       Summitt CRR-61715 Cragar SS 15x7, 5x4.5, 4.125 Backspace
15 " Cragar SS back       Summitt CRR-61815 Cragar SS 15x8, 5x4.5, 4.25 Backspace
BF Goodrich tires front Summitt BFG-54712 Radial T/A P235/60R15 98S
BF Goodrich tires back Summitt BFG-71728 Radial T/A P255/60R15 102S

This is exactly what I wanted. Just a little rake to the rear end.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #508 on: August 09, 2011 - 04:41:05 pm »
Geeze, gcbeeper.  YOur garage looks like too much fun.  I would just sleep down there...  :grinyes:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #509 on: August 09, 2011 - 07:31:50 pm »
yeah that's neat!!!