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Old 03-19-2009, 05:07:42 AM   #1
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widest wheel tire combo

what is the widest tire/rim I can fit under my 79' after I mini tub it??? and do you guys have any pics of your 78-81's with nice FAT tires in the back and skinny's (3.5") up front. I want to run 15x10 or 15x12 in the back a 15x3.5 in the font
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:23:12 AM   #2
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:19:06 AM   #3
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What mini tub kit are you going to use?
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:32:30 AM   #4
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Just depends on how "mini" the tub is. You can fit a 10" in one anyway. If you can gain about 3" of clearance a 12" should be no problem.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:17:32 PM   #5
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Look around in this section for TNT's thread about him putting 315 drag radials on a stock wheel well'ed car and stock style rear suspension. That tire has 11 inches of tread width.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:27:44 PM   #6
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I just got a parts car that has 17x11 rear wheels with 315/35 tires in stock wheel well on the rear. Haven't pulled them to check back space yet, but the fit nice. They are very close on the inside and previous owner "massaged" the seat belt hump.

I might take and put them on my 80 just to see how it looks/rides.

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:06:32 PM   #7
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I have 315-60s on my car now, but I am thinking on going back to the 295-65s this season.....
15x8 w/ 4 1/2" b.s., lip rolled and slight trimming off the shock mounts...

315s



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Do you need more tre than this ?

I would save my $$$ and put it somewhere else in the car vs the mini tub job........
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:06:51 PM   #8
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what is the widest tire/rim I can fit under my 79' after I mini tub it??? and do you guys have any pics of your 78-81's with nice FAT tires in the back and skinny's (3.5") up front. I want to run 15x10 or 15x12 in the back a 15x3.5 in the font



i have 15x10's on my 80 w5.5 bs w/a7/16 spacer on the pass, side nothing on driver side w/275-60-15 m/t drag radials
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:09:25 PM   #9
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what is the widest tire/rim I can fit under my 79' after I mini tub it??? and do you guys have any pics of your 78-81's with nice FAT tires in the back and skinny's (3.5") up front. I want to run 15x10 or 15x12 in the back a 15x3.5 in the font
I'm running 15x12 in back and 15x5 front. Here's some pics.





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Old 03-20-2009, 12:11:06 AM   #10
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I have yet to race with the 315s but I think they will work fine. I'll find out April 4th! I did roll the outer lip some more. Nothing touches when the suspension travels. The radial is a rugged tire and it does not move around like a slick.

A 10 inch wheel is a must if you want to get the job done. It has shown noticeable gains over the 8" on my ride. I wish the 12" would fit.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:12:32 AM   #11
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325/50/15s stock wheel wells 2inch drop springs centerline telstars 4inch backspace.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:53:39 AM   #12
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i have 15x10's on my 80 w5.5 bs w/a7/16 spacer on the pass, side nothing on driver side w/275-60-15 m/t drag radials


THEY TUCK REAL GOOD I THINK

ABOUT A 1/2" FROM SPRINGS


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