The official Tire and rim Thread!

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1972 Vega Tire & Wheel Size

Postby Scott Gaulter » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:42 pm

After a bunch of hours of searching online Wheel & Tire calculators along with measuring every possible dimension on my car, I have found what I believe is the perfect tire and wheel combo for a 1972 Vega...

This is gonna be a Motion clone, so I wanted a tire & wheel that fit and not hang outside the wheel opening (I know the original Motion car had fat tires that hung out, but this is 2016)

Rear end is a 12 bolt that is factory Vega width - 49.25" (inside of tire is tight - about 3/8" but should not rub the factory brace)

Front suspension is AJE upper & lower control arms with S-10 Spindles...nothing rubs on fender or inner wheelhouse - I can get my hand behind the front tire at the lock to lock positions LH and RH..

All 4 tires are BFG P215/60R14 Radial TA and wheels are Torque Thrust D - #ARE-1054661 - 14" x 6" (Summit Racing)

Gimme a call if you wanna discuss...Scott Gaulter -515-314-70 one five cell...

Photo is mock up engine with chopped front coils...rear control arms also need adjustment to bring rear axle forward (Spohn control arms)


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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby hammerdown7 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:50 pm

Looks great!

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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby waybad » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:21 pm

I like it!! :dance:
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:06 am

What Dick and Tinker said! That is very sharp and period correct! And before I get to distracted by the "Vehicular Bling" Welcome aboard, Scott love to see fresh blood with obviously "Good Taste"! Harry
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby 201 72 vega gt » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:49 pm

So I've fell in love with the Cragar street pro wheels, my research tells me the narrowest wheel is a 6"wheel with 2 and5/8 backspacing, will this fit on the front of my 72 vega? I'm currently having my Monza slotted rotors redrilled to 5 on 5.5 going all stock front end with sbc Monza v6 springs.If so what would be a good tire size?
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby OldsStarfire » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:58 pm

I think those wheels and tire sizes look perfect. But isn't the front end going to drop when you put the engine in?
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