The official Tire and rim Thread!

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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby bugdewde » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:21 pm

cosvega76 wrote:Dwight,

Don't forget on those IROC wheels: there are "front" and "rear" wheel backspacing/offset. I don't remember specifically what they are, but IIRC most folks looked for "rear" wheels. But, maybe, with the additional outward offset of your rotors you may need a "front" wheel. The front wheels on my Vega have a 4-1/2" backspace (17x7").

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Yes, the "Front" wheels are more outboard than the rear to clear the tie rod ends on the IROCs.... that's what the seller told me.
They are clearly marked front/rear on the spokes.

I'm not sure what the additional offset of my rotors will do..... may have to swap the rears to the front!
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby monzabug350 » Thu May 03, 2012 5:17 pm

make/mod/year:Chev Monza,1979 2+2 Hatch back 2dr.
Rearend:7.58 Torque arm,2.29 Ratio(Upgrade to 3.23 in future)
Brakes:Disc frt,drum rear.
Width:54.25"wide(Bp/Bp)
Rear tire size:Dont know yet,will be using 15x8" rim
Rear rim back spacing:3 11/16"
Rear tire profile@size:Biggest size that will fit in stock wheel well.(Reccomendations welcome)
Front spring:Stock coil/A/C type.
Front spindle used:95 S-10 spindle,rotor,caliper,etc.
Front rim used:Cragar 320 series,15x8".
Front rim back spacing:3 11/16".
Front tire profile:Want to use biggest tire posable that wont cause problems.(Again,reccomendations welcome)
Car will be a daily driver.Tnaks in advance.
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby monzabug350 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:21 pm

How about this?
79 Monza 2+2 Hatch back
7.58 Torque arm 2.29 gear(3.23later)
54.25"wide(bp/bp)
15x8" Cragar 320 Series
3 11/16"
Biggest I can get in wheel well
A/C stock
97 S-10 setup
15x8 Cragar 320 Series
3 11/16"
Biggest I can get in wneel well
It will ba a daily driver,MABEY a pass down the track now and then.
Oh yeah,disc front-drum rear. Looking for input on tires to use.Thanks in advance.
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby Nocash » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:37 pm

Front:

wheel: American Racing Torque Thrust D 15" x 7"

tires: Toyo Proxes 195/45/15


Back:

wheel: American Racing Torque Thrust D 15" x 8.5"

tires: Toyo Proxes 225/45/15
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby gonecheenin » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:27 am

hoffbug wrote:I talked to Colin and I asked if we could create an official Tire and rim .. What fits thread.. Please answer as much of the following as possible and post a picture if you can. Pro touring, stock, drag, autocross,prostreet.. Let us know what you got


Year/Make/Model of car: 1976 Factory 4.3 V8 Monza coupe
Rear end type: Stock
Brakes (disc or drum): stock
Width (if known):
Rear rim size: 14x7
Rear rim backspacing: unk
Rear tire profile and size: 235 60 R14

Front spring: stock
Front spindle used: stock
Front rim size: 14x6.5
Front rim backspacing: unk
Front tire profile and size: 215 60 R14 (need approx 1/2" of trimming @ the front wheel lips when turned to full lock)
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby robson » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:24 pm

I am planning on putting 195/60/15 tires on my 15inch wheels on my 78 chev monza>>>>>>> Wil these tires clear the fender wells okay?
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby gerbsinmd » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:34 am

Those should be a great fit with the right wheel. Might look a little small though. I have 225 on the back of mine.
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby hammerdown7 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:39 am

The offset of the wheel will be important. They should be close to zero offset.

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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby WindsorShatzkin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:28 pm

Has anyone ever seen these on a H-body?

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They're Western Wheel Bullets. 13x5.5, universal 4 lug pattern. I think they're pretty sharp looking, and if I wasn't going to eventually switch to 15" wheels, I'd go after these.

I saw them while browsing for parts on ebay. Someone has them for sale in PA: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/360516375127?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1180
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby csigler94 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:29 am

Mine has what I think are 13"x6 American Racing Wheels with 205/60 on the back and 185/70 on the front. As I look forward to a 5 lug conversion I have a dumb question that i didn't see in any of these threads. Is it possible to run different wheel sizes (say 15 on the back and 14 on the front) and adjust the tires with the aspect ratio? The reason i ask is that I am concidering Pontiac Rally II
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby highstrungvega » Wed May 08, 2013 12:03 pm

You can run different wheel sizes that's an easy way to get rake in your stance or level, whatever. :th:
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby megavega » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:25 am

csigler94 wrote:Mine has what I think are 13"x6 American Racing Wheels with 205/60 on the back and 185/70 on the front. As I look forward to a 5 lug conversion I have a dumb question that i didn't see in any of these threads. Is it possible to run different wheel sizes (say 15 on the back and 14 on the front) and adjust the tires with the aspect ratio? The reason i ask is that I am concidering Pontiac Rally II


sure, you can do that. The rims diameter is just that, its the tires diameter that plays more of a role. The tire will have a higher sidewall the smaller in diameter rim you use. So using your example, a 14 inch rim will have a slightly higher sidewall then a 15 inch will because the rim is 1 inch smaller in diameter, where as the opposite would be true if you used a 16 inch rim, the sidewall will get shorter. With these cars you cant change the total tire diameter by great amounts because the wheel openings on the fenders are designed for a 13 inch wheel/tire combo, but theres lots of room to improve from stock.
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby Bullet » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:50 pm

Pontiac rally II's were available in 14x6, 14x7, 15x6, 15x7 all with 5 on 4.75 pattern, they were also in 15x7 with 5 on 5 pattern for the big cars. I had a pair that had been widened to 9" and a pair of 6" wide on my ol' '68 GTO. Wheel Vintiques has them in a variety of sizes new. I have been thinking about Chevy SS wheels, 15x6 and 15x8 for my little coupe.
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby WindsorShatzkin » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:12 pm

I'm trying to set my '77 Astre up as a streetable autocross car. I'm still running the mostly stock geometry suspension (I've updated parts and pieces) as I wanted to keep the 4x4" lug pattern, and stock 7.5" rear.

Does anyone (122Vega, this may be your area of expertise) know if a 15x8 wheel with a 3" backspace, wearing 205/50R15 will fit both front & rear? I'm looking at the Bassetts, and that's the style wheel I want to go with.

Any Help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:42 pm

I have 15X8 zero offset wheels, 4.5 inch backspace with 225/50-15's. On the rear I have a 13/16 inch adapter which changes the back space to roughly 3.625 inches and needed to roll the fender lip for clearance. The fronts just start to rub the plastic inner fender at full lock. Your tire choice is one inch less in diameter so you may be close to working on the front. On the rear with your wheels I think you may hit the outer fender lip, especially on bumps.

My wheels are 4X100 instead of 4X4 bolt circles. I had the front re-drilled through the existing lug holes and used a larger diameter knurled lug that made this possible. I used the adapter on the rear instead of having the axle and brake drum re-drilled.

If you could find some wheels with more backspace, about an inch more, those should work.

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