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Post by skeezix91 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:11 pm

I was thinking of using 215/70/15 for the front on 15x7 wheels, and 275/60/15 for the rear on 15x8 wheels. All rims have zero backspacing.

...sorry that's zero OFFSET. Rolling Eyes 

Whaddya guys think? Smile
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Re: Another tire question....

Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:43 pm

I would like 255-55-16 and 275-55-15 better than what you mention, but there are MANY differant combos that will work. JB http://ejelta.com/tiresize/index.html?ws15=1&ws18=1
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Post by Pontichev327 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:59 pm

Unless you are going for a drag race look, 215's are very skinny looking on our cars. 235's are as small as I ever run on the front of a G3.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:23 am

JB2wheeler wrote:I would like 255-55-16 and 275-55-15 better than what you mention, but there are MANY differant combos that will work. JB  http://ejelta.com/tiresize/index.html?ws15=1&ws18=1
OOPS, I meant to say 255-55-15 instead of 255-55-16.
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Post by skeezix91 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:36 am

Thanks guys. I plan to have the front tire stock and the rears a little wider and a little higher and I don't want to run into clearance issues. I already have the rims. They are Ansen sprints;



I want to put bfg radial TA's all around.

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Post by dynchel on Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:53 pm

That's what I run. 15/7 front and 15/8.5 ansen sprints. 245/60/15 goodyears.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:54 pm

i have 275-60 on all four corners. a 235-70 will be the same height.
i would go with a 225-70 if you want the rake look.
as mentioned the 215 could be to small.
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Re: Another tire question....

Post by Bruisr on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:45 pm

I love the ansen slotted mags, I just wish I could get a set with a 5.5 inch backspacing. I have a set of 15x10 and a pair of 15x 3.5. But then again, they probably wouldn't look as good if they were tucked in. I'm thinkin like dynchel is I'm starting to really like the idea of old school, similar to what he is doing to his 74.
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Post by dynchel on Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks for the props bruisr. I always liked the '70's look ( minus the gaudy paint). I have equipped my '74 with a lot of vintage stuff. The slot
Mags are from '78, I got some legit m/t valve covers, side pipes (come on now besides a camaro what '70's car looks better with side pipes than a G3 Chevelle?) and a cb radio.
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Post by Bruisr on Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:39 pm

I agree 100 percent! I've always loved sidepipes on our cars. I've been doing a lot of measuring and researching. I will be adding my own set of sidepipes to my 74 later this year,(when the weather isn't so hot). I will be notching the frame and lower rear front quarter panel, so I can keep the ground clearance I want for the stance I plan to have. I'll have to relocate the brake and fuel lines that run inside the frame rails. I will be using 3 in. pipes with the actual exhaust being 2 1/2in. inside the 3 in. I'm currently looking for this, or should I say saving money to buy one like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Big-Block-Chevy-396-402-427-454-M-T-Mickey-Thompson-Cross-Ram-Dual-Quad-Intake-/330928681434?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d0ce2f1da&vxp=mtr
My father has one on his 383! Man it looks so freakin awesome! It performs very well considering!


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Re: Another tire question....

Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:02 am

I too am all for the 70's look.  But for some odd reason wife likes the Turd wheels on the Buick even though it's my car go figure

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