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Post by marx3 on Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:22 pm

I started looking at which tire size I need, for my Nascar clone ( 75 monte )
I want some tall black sidewall tires and put on white letter decals, to resemble the Good Year tires, they ran back in the day.

I have been looking at something like 265/70-15. I believe they would fit the fender wells.

Does anybody have pictures of their Monte fittet with something similar?
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:51 pm

I have 275's all the way around (40s  in the front, 50s in the rear) -- with the lowered stance, this is about as much as I could stuff in there without worrying about rubbing issues. I would think 265's should work.

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Post by fasrnur on Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:50 pm

Sweet looking ride sir. Are those 15" or something bigger?
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Post by JF74chevelle on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:00 am

Idk if if it applicable but on my chevelle I have 295s rear and 245s front probably could go bigger on the front
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Post by marx3 on Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:37 am

Thanks for your input! JF74Chevelle do you have pictures of your setup? a view from the side and such?
265/70 is a pretty tall tire but I think it could look alright, for a nascar kinda look.
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Post by Keith Seymore on Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:08 am

marx3 wrote:Thanks for your input! JF74Chevelle do you have pictures of your setup? a view from the side and such?
265/70 is a pretty tall tire but I think it could look alright, for a nascar kinda look.

I ran LR60-15 BFG T/As on 8 inch Corvette rally wheels all the way around during my street driving days. No issues.

Is there a way to post a photo directly from my laptop, rather than a photo hosting site? All of my photos are on Photophucket.

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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:03 am

fasrnur wrote:Sweet looking ride sir. Are those 15" or something bigger?

Not sure if this was for me or marx3, but if it was me, thank you very much! Wheels are 17x9 with 6" backspacing and a 5.5" bolt circle. Took some finagling. Smile
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Post by marx3 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:44 am

thatfnthing: your car IS very good 👀 my. If I wasn't going for the NASCAR look, I would propably look into something 17" as well. How did you end up with 5x5 pattern?

Keith Seymore, that sound exactly like what I wanna do!
I am dying to see pictures :-)
on Photobucket you can click on "direct image link" and paste it into this thread.

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Post by Hawk03 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:06 pm

marx3 wrote:
on Photobucket you can click on "direct image link" and paste it into this thread.


Not anymore - unless you pay to host images on Photobucket. You have to host pictures on a site to be able post them here.
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Post by Hs1973 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Hey Marx. Henrik here. Im running a 275/60 15 on 8 in the back of my chevelle. Its not even close to Being filled up. Im pretty sure i can fit a lot more Meat in there. What brand tire are you thinking of using, cause im not sure it is easy to find a 70s profile tire that wide here in Europe, unless its some kind of 4x4 thing. What size did the original nascar guys use. The rims are easy to find now with the soft 8s and such on the marked. But tires are a different story all together, they will be expensive if you find that size at all.
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:18 pm

marx3 wrote:thatfnthing: your car IS very good 👀 my. If I wasn't going for the NASCAR look, I would propably look into something 17" as well. How did you end up with 5x5 pattern?

Thanks! Really I saw the wheels and thought they'd look good on the Monte. Problem was, they were on a 97 Dodge Ram SS/T pickup at the time. Very Happy
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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:39 pm

As far as pics go, it is easy to host direct from your computer or phone. Their is an icon above the comment box that says "host an image" when you hover over it. Click that. You then choose the file you want to host, then send all,then insert all. You can preview to make sure you did it right or verify the image. Then send the post and you are done.

As far as tires, 295/50-15 or 275/60-15 on an 8 or 8.5 wide rim is the closest look to a Nascar setup in my opinion. Those two sizes are still relatively easy to get and be affordable. Their is one guy that is running actual Nascar spec tires, but I am not sure of the comparable size street tire. I believe he is more active on FB also.

Here are a couple of pics of my cars that both have 295/50-15 on 8" rims. The blue one has 4" backspace, and the red has 4.5" backspace. Uploaded using the process described above.




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Post by Keith Seymore on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:19 am

bigredlaguna wrote:As far as pics go, it is easy to host direct from your computer or phone. Their is an icon above the comment box that says "host an image" when you hover over it. Click that. You then choose the file you want to host, then send all,then insert all. You can preview to make sure you did it right or verify the image. Then send the post and you are done.

Thank you;  that's not going to work for me because the GM security firewall blocks it (it finds it "suspicious").

I may have an end around;  let's see if this works.



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Post by Keith Seymore on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:22 am

So far so good;  

with some frame rework I was able to fit a 13.5" wide tire on a 10" wide rim.  No revisions were required to the body side.

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Post by marx3 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:48 pm

Keith Seymore wrote:
bigredlaguna wrote:As far as pics go, it is easy to host direct from your computer or phone. Their is an icon above the comment box that says "host an image" when you hover over it. Click that. You then choose the file you want to host, then send all,then insert all. You can preview to make sure you did it right or verify the image. Then send the post and you are done.

Thank you;  that's not going to work for me because the GM security firewall blocks it (it finds it "suspicious").

I may have an end around;  let's see if this works.




Wow, now THAT is good looking... What size were they again Keith Seymore?

Henrik, ohh I aint bound by the need for small white raised letters :-) I found these puppies online https://alledaek365.dk/suchen/pkw/?season=Sommerd%C3%A6k&width=265&height=70&rim=15&brand=all&speedIndex=all

Ridiculously low priced.
I need a tall black wall tire, so I can put fat white stencils on them... "Good Year" you know...
I already got a set of Aero nascar steelies, that I painting white. They are 8" and 10". Those 265/70-15 will propably look nice and fat on the 8" rims, but I propably need to find some even wider tires to put on the 10" rims, to make it look even
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Post by Damon23 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:39 pm

You won't need stencils. www.tirestickers.com will set you up with permanent stickers in any color you want.

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Post by bigredlaguna on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:11 pm

The link here describes the size of a Nascar tire. Basically a 300/55-15

http://www.racelinecentral.com/tirehistory.html
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Post by Keith Seymore on Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:13 am

marx3 wrote:

Wow, now THAT is good looking... What size were they again Keith Seymore?

LR60-15; that's probably 28 ish inches tall and I seem to recall they were 9" wide at the tread.

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Post by Oldschool454 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 am

I have bassett 10" on all four corners with nascar Goodyear 27.5x12x15 on all four. Wheel offset is 5" right down the middle. Just have to cut or roll the rear lip a little. And on the front had to shave a bit off the lip of the stock upper control arms so it doesn't rub when you turn the wheels all the way one way or another.
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Post by marx3 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:13 pm

Nice info guys, thanks alot.
Thanks for the link to those stickers Bigredlaguna. Have you tried them? I mean do you know they actually stay on? :-)
I wonder if they will stick to a regular blackwall tire ( not a slick type ).

I am getting more and more hooked on finding another pair of 10" Aero's.
The super cheap 265/70-15 tires I found will propably not look very balloon-like on a 10" rim. They will propably look really good on the 8" though.
So 10" on all four will definately look absolutely amazing, but maybe 8" rims with 265/70 will do the job also.
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