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Post by ant7377 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:56 pm

77mali wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Paul,I have a 225 70 in my trunk for a spare its about the right height so it won hurt the posi carrier or make it interfere if its a front. Works good. If I go on a roadtrip i take a small floor jack ,Im not using the bumper jack,that thing could kill you.

Thanks Anthony- I'll check it out. Mine are just the reg old 15" BFG's.

The bumper jacks are a joke- I remember trying to change a tire on an incline when I had my Cutlass way back when. No

Ha try doing on a 68 Toronado on the side of I81 !! Scares the crap outta you! We had to lean on the car to keep it from sliding over.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Here's a decent chart for tires w/ heights & it makes it pretty easy to cross reference. (15" tires are on the left of the page towards bottom)

http://www.jekylhyderacing.com/HeightofTires.htm
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Post by Dead Man on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:00 pm

nice that makes it alot easier than typing in the number at summit racing lol.
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Post by jerry46765 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:28 pm

Tire Rack will list all the specs for every tire they sell including dimensional data. It's a pretty good reference and it charts all the sizes together for comparsion.

Here is a Radial T/A: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=Radial+T%2FA&partnum=36SR5RADTARWL2V2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&tab=Specs
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Post by Dead Man on Tue May 07, 2013 10:28 pm

just an update, i went with 235 60 in the front 275 60 in the rear, Micky Thompsons, thank again.



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Post by 77mali on Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 pm

73ssbb wrote:just an update, i went with 235 60 in the front 275 60 in the rear, Micky Thompsons, thank again.




I like that red.

Is it me or does the front seem to ride a wee bit higher?
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Post by Dead Man on Tue May 07, 2013 11:02 pm

it does i noticed that today, seems like a read some where that, the 73-77 was bad about doing this, i was hoping the different tire size alone would give me a bit of a rake look, but after seeing it still a little high in the front i may have to lower it or raise the back.
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Post by Dead Man on Wed May 08, 2013 1:56 am

now that i think about it, it wasnt like that just a few months back, what could of caused it and any easy fixes ? maybe hammer is spacers ? this is what it was like just a few months back.

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Post by 77mali on Wed May 08, 2013 5:46 am

The older post shows a level ride. If nothing was done to the suspension...I'm stumped. The tires I don't think would have done it unless the rear sizes you mentioned are on the wrong ends?
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Wed May 08, 2013 8:46 am

I'm thinking you need to set it on a paved road and look. The driveway I think is creating an illusion. But I want to go with either 255 or 275/60 on the back of mine too. I have 235/70's on the front right now. I wish my Nova had the same back spacing, I would put them on to try the 275's.
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Post by Dead Man on Wed May 08, 2013 10:16 am

77mali wrote:The older post shows a level ride. If nothing was done to the suspension...I'm stumped. The tires I don't think would have done it unless the rear sizes you mentioned are on the wrong ends?
wrong ends ?

bracketchev1221 wrote:I'm thinking you need to set it on a paved road and look. The driveway I think is creating an illusion. But I want to go with either 255 or 275/60 on the back of mine too. I have 235/70's on the front right now. I wish my Nova had the same back spacing, I would put them on to try the 275's.
and youre right ill give that a try,today
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Post by 77mali on Wed May 08, 2013 10:29 am

LOL- front on rears & vice versa by mistake...I've done stuff like that before.
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Post by Dead Man on Wed May 08, 2013 11:27 am

oic lol, yeah there deff in the right order lol. about to take it for a drive now, update in a few
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Post by Dead Man on Wed May 08, 2013 12:16 pm

update pics, photoshoped the dumpster out lol
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Post by Limey SE on Wed May 08, 2013 12:51 pm

Looks very nice but it did sit Taller with the Z/28 wheels whats with that, But that's just my opinion and not important and only my opinion
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Post by Dead Man on Wed May 08, 2013 12:59 pm

well these size tires are shorter. so im assuming thats where that came from.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed May 08, 2013 1:27 pm

yea probally still looks dam good to me !!!!
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Post by 77mali on Wed May 08, 2013 3:10 pm

That's better. Must have been the angle & uneven surface before.
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Post by pila on Wed May 08, 2013 4:46 pm

It looks super ! Very Happy

I had to replace the rear springs on my '74 Malibu. It looks level & normal now..

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