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255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:28 pm

Any of you guys using this? I want to buy new rims for my 77 and Im debating going staggered with 7 inches in front and 8 in the rear but im going to use 255 60 in front which I have on there now but with an 8 inch rally wheel. I want to put 7's in front but with the same tire and I dont want it to look taller than the 275 60's in back . Can I get a measurment of the side wall or even the over all tire?
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by pila on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:04 am

I have 255-60X15s with 7 inch wheels on the rear of my Malibu. No big deal there. The Summit catalog used to have the recommended wheel width for listed tires, but they changed their format in the later catalogs.

And I have 225-60X15s on the front.....

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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:49 am

hell ive got 275/60 or 7 wides, it doesnt handle well and is wobbly but ive done it for many years now.

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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by Joe73 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:47 am

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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:22 am

I'm not understanding the question. You want to change the front rim from an 8 to a 7" wheel? So why should the tire look any taller? It is only a 1/2" side to side narrower on the wheel. You will not even notice it. The fronts should be about 1" shorter than the rears overall height.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by ant7377 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:00 am

It was late when i posted this. Yes i want to go to a 7 inch rim. Well thats what im contemplating . Just dont want to have to buy new tires since what i have is almost new but i dont want the front taller than the rear-looks weird.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by dynchel on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:58 am

There will be a little more sidewall buldge. But it won't make it "taller.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by Joe73 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:03 am

Definitely 7s up front and 8s on the back.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by dynchel on Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:08 am

Joe73 wrote:Definitely 7s up front and 8s on the back.
I have 7s and 8.5s. the 8.5s look like they were born there due to the (factory) flaired fenders.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by Limey SE on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:04 am

Ant if you look at the cooper cobra on the wheel in the Lower left corner that's a 255/60/15 on a 7" wheel that's all the bulge it would have

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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by Limey SE on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:34 am

heres what the 255/60/15 looked like on the car with a 7" wheel on the rear of car

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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by ant7377 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:35 am

Ok thanks guys. I think it should be fine.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by 77mali on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:16 pm

Keep it on the 8's Anthony. Better traction & the look more natural with those big @$$ fenders & the Monte stance. Just my $0.02.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by dynchel on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:20 pm

Personally, I've never cared for 8" wide on the front. (Reminds me of a circle track car). I've always been partial to more of a drag strip look, but to each his own.
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by ant7377 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:46 pm

Ugh! Thanks Paul! Now you got me thinking again!
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Re: 255 60 15 on a 7 inch rim

Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:23 pm

My 76 Monte has 15x8s in the rear, and 7's in the front, and the 73 Monte has 8s all around, I definitely like the 8" wheels better.
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