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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #525 on: November 05, 2011 - 10:27:42 PM »
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #526 on: November 05, 2011 - 10:39:32 PM »
here's my front: 17x9s 275/40s and -2 offset.
Any rubbing at full lock? What do you mean by -2 offset? A 2mm negative offset? pretty small offset  :grinno:
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #527 on: November 06, 2011 - 01:36:34 AM »
Any rubbing at full lock? What do you mean by -2 offset? A 2mm negative offset? pretty small offset  :grinno:

Actually with a 9" rim that's about right. -2mm works out to be a 4.9" backspace. I run a 5" backspace on mine, with just a minor rub at full lock with some suspension travel. I'll be rolling the fender lip to get rid of that...

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #528 on: November 06, 2011 - 06:58:31 PM »
whoops, late night math mistake... I meant 2 offset.  The rim is a 6" backspace and I have a 15/16" spacer (for 5 1/16" backspace)

With smooth driving it doesn't rub.  I really only rub turning into (or out of) a driveway on a hill (pre-rear swaybar)  My car is also not as low as 72bluNblu's (yet)
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #529 on: November 06, 2011 - 09:33:43 PM »
Guess that means I should be able to get  17x9 255/40's to work given the right amount of offset.
Actually with a 9" rim that's about right. -2mm works out to be a 4.9" backspace. I run a 5" backspace on mine, with just a minor rub at full lock with some suspension travel. I'll be rolling the fender lip to get rid of that...
With your 9" rims, is a 5" backspace about perfect for you?
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #530 on: November 07, 2011 - 01:32:47 AM »
Guess that means I should be able to get  17x9 255/40's to work given the right amount of offset.With your 9" rims, is a 5" backspace about perfect for you?

I think with 17x9's "perfect" is between 5 and 5.25" backspace.

I can't run any more backspace because of my drop spindles, my tie rods are as close to the lip of my rim/tire as they can be. With stock spindles and 17" rims the tie rods would actually be inside the lip of the rim, so there'd be more room. But based on my clearance to the frame, I'd say about 5.25" backspace would be the absolute most before you really started rubbing the frame hard at lock.

But 5" is definitely about the minimum backspace to clear the 17x9's and 275/40/17's. I get some rubbing on the fender lip on the passenger side at full left lock. I think rolling the fender lip will cure most of it though. And as I've mentioned, my car is pretty darn low. 

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #531 on: January 06, 2012 - 08:20:32 PM »
Auuuuugghhhhhh!!!!!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #532 on: February 07, 2012 - 10:41:21 PM »
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #533 on: February 28, 2012 - 02:45:43 PM »
Anyone know any more details about the Hotchkis E-Max Challenger T/A?  All I know is it runs 18x9 up front, and 18x10 in the rear.  Until recently, if I'm not mistaken, it was running 265/35r18 front and 295/30r18 rear.  To me this would be a near perfect fitment, and is what I am going for with my challenger.
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #534 on: February 29, 2012 - 10:31:20 PM »
Heres my last sets of wheels, the old ones are eagle alloys, then 18's Coys   F-in junk they went to crap in 6 months and I have to paint them black on the lips the chrome fell apart, a lot of people like them more black,   but don;t ever buy from coys they wouldn't do anything

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #535 on: March 01, 2012 - 10:28:50 AM »
Looks better!  I like it!
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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #536 on: March 01, 2012 - 10:52:44 PM »
Looks better!  I like it!

Thanks.   I was thinkin about putting them on the Super bee to see what they would look like?

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #537 on: March 01, 2012 - 11:45:51 PM »
Thanks.   I was thinkin about putting them on the Super bee to see what they would look like?

Sweet Bee!  I like the way the Steelies look.


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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #538 on: March 02, 2012 - 12:49:16 AM »
The black rims would go nicely with the black stripe.

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Re: E-Body Tire Combos
« Reply #539 on: March 02, 2012 - 02:38:34 PM »
Sweet Bee!  I like the way the Steelies look.


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