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77 Elky rear backspacing

Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:29 pm

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Anyone know the max rear tire size/backspacing for a 77 Elky? If memory serves me right, the wheel well on an Elky isn't as big as the Malibu. I'm talking full tuck, no airshocks, no rubbing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 77 Elky rear backspacing

Post by Limey SE on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:37 pm

with my experience without help back there it will be maxed at 275/60/15 and about 5" backspace

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Post by The Dude on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:09 pm

Limey wrote:with my experience without help back there it will be maxed at 275/60/15 and about 5" backspace

Shocked Holy crap! That much difference? That's previous gen territory.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:10 pm

Pretty sure it's a big difference. Were those 8" or 10" rims Limey?
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Re: 77 Elky rear backspacing

Post by Limey SE on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:12 pm

8" would be 275/60 the wheel well is not as big due to the truck bed instead of a car body and the gas tank is also big 26 gallon compared to 15 to 18 on the chevelles


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Re: 77 Elky rear backspacing

Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:38 pm

I hear you on the truck bed. However, I beg to differ on the gas tank size. I know I've put over 19 gallons in while running on fumes, before I welded the sump in.

Quick check in OPGI:
- CH25055: 19 Gallon tank 73-77 Chevelle
- CH25054: 26 Gallon tank 73-77 El Camino
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Re: 77 Elky rear backspacing

Post by Limey SE on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:43 pm

not sure on the exact size for the car ones but I know for sure the El Camino is 26 gallons

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Re: 77 Elky rear backspacing

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:21 pm

The 73 chevelle has a 22 gallon tank
My 71 has a 20 gallon tank non-emissions
my california 70 ss has an 18 gallon tank emissions bull crap

This says 25 gallons
http://www.midsizebowties.net/specs/73ChevelleSpecs.html

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