The official Tire and rim Thread!

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The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby hoffbug » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:02 pm

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:
Rear end type:
Brakes (disc or drum):
Width (if known):
Rear rim size:
Rear rim backspacing:
Rear tire profile and size:

Front spring:
Front spindle used:
Front rim size:
Front rim backspacing:
Front tire profile and size:
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Postby hoffbug » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:09 pm

With your participation this will be turned into a sticky thread and eventually archived for all to use...
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Postby spyder_xlch » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:33 pm

I can't help much right now. All my cars have 13's (soon to change) except for one that was a work in progress when I got it so I don't have much info. It's an 80 Skyhawk with S-10 spindle/axle swap. It has 15" wheels from a 3rd Gen Z-28. Tires are 215/60/15 and 255/60/15. For some reason the 255's are on the front and 215's on the rear. They need to be reversed. The 255/60/15s rub the fenders when turned. That's about all I can contribute for now.
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Postby peterpan » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:03 pm

i can't remember the front tire size but the rear wheels are 14x8 with the reverse offset with 235-60-14 tires

the front wheels are 14x7 i'll post the tire size when i can get it

oh and they are cragar ss wheels i know they are old school but i love em

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rear end is a 12 bolt narrowed with a don hardy kit no brakes yet
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Postby res0o7eb » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:05 pm

I only have whole wheels, not just the rims.
Also, I did not know that a rim had any backspacing. Not sure how you would measure that.
Maybe this should be called the tire and WHEEL thread.

What's the purpose, again?
hoffbug wrote:With your participation this will be turned into a sticky thread and eventually archived for all to use...
Oh, OK.

How about adding:
Make and Model of wheel plus dimensions.
Make and Model of tire and specs.
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Postby bill1978v8 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:05 pm

1978 Chevy Monza
Stock 7.5 Housing
Disc Front / Drum Rear
Stock width rear
15 x 8 inch wide rear rim
3.5" Rear rim backspacing
235/60-15

Stock V8 Springs (soon to be V6 no ac springs)
S10 drop Front spindle
15 x 4 Front rim size
1.5 " Front rim backspacing (I think)
145/SR-15

Hope this helps

Also: these fit too (my other set)

225/50-15's on a 15x6 rim with 3.5 " BS
245/50-15's on a 15x7 rim with 3.5" BS
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Postby ColinOpseth » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:49 pm

Here's my contribution. I'll update as additional measurements are made.

Year/Make/Model of car: 1972 Vega GT
Rear end type: 12 bolt Chevrolet
Brakes (disc or drum): rear drum, front disc
Width (if known): unknown
Rear rim size: 16x8 IROC-Z
Rear rim backspacing: 5" backspacing
Rear tire profile and size: 245 50VR16

Front spring: Unknown (very stiff)
Front spindle used: S10
Front rim size: 16x8 IROC-Z
Front rim backspacing: 0"
Front tire profile and size: 245 50VR16
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Postby cosvega76 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:23 am

Year/Make/Model of car: '73 Vega
Rear end type: 8.5" 10-bolt
Brakes (disc or drum): 9.5" drum
Width (if known): Narrowed to stock Vega width
Rear rim size: 17x8
Rear rim backspacing: 3.5"
Rear tire profile and size: 245/40-17

Front spring: 4 cyl. deep-pocket Vega, cut one coil
Front spindle used: Late-model Blazer
Front rim size: 17x7
Front rim backspacing: 4.5"
Front tire profile and size: 215/40-17
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Postby rustorbust » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:26 am

Year/Make/Model of car: 1973 Vega
Rear end type: Don Hardy 12 bolt
Brakes (disc or drum): rear impala drums, front s10 disc
Width (if known): unknown
Rear rim size: 15x7 rallies
Rear rim backspacing: 4 3/4"
Rear tire profile and size: 26x8.5x15 MT's ET Drag

Front spring: Factory vega springs with 2 (Napa) rubber helpers per side
Front spindle used: S10
Front rim size: Wheel Vintiques 15x4
Front rim backspacing: 0"
Front tire profile and size: 165/15

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Postby tinsfci » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:10 am

I only have whole wheels, not just the rims.
Also, I did not know that a rim had any backspacing. Not sure how you would measure that.
Maybe this should be called the tire and WHEEL thread.


I think res0o7eb is right. Found this about wheels vs. rims:
(http://www.ackerwheels.net/difference.html)

Wheels... Rims... What's the Difference?

Rims are the outer "rim" of the wheel. Rims are like a donut or a ring (they look like a giant wedding band). That is what a "rim" is..."the border edge of something".

Now if you take a "CENTER" (it looks like a dinner plate with holes in it) and put it inside the rim, VOILA! You have a wheel.

Just as 2 plus 2 equals 4...
"CENTER" plus "RIM" equals "WHEEL".

You need both rims and a center to make a wheel. The TIRE on the other hand is the part made of rubber.


Just to avoid confusion :)
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Postby hoffbug » Sun May 04, 2008 8:31 pm

Thanks to all of those that have contributed pics so far.... Lets keep it growing..
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Postby gt350fme » Tue May 06, 2008 12:59 pm

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On the rear
Ford 9 inch from AutoWeld, 53.25" wheel flange to flange
AeroSpace 5 lug, 4 piston street disk brakes
225x50-15x7
3.5 backspace
IECO springs front and rear

Front
stock spindle, 5 lug aluminum Aerospace hub, Aerospace 4 piston street disk brakes
15x7- 4.5 bs, 225x50
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby Astre-mutt » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:28 am

76 Pontiac Astre wagon
Stock 6.5 rear end
Rear wheel 17X9 with +35mm backspacing
Tire 245/40-17
Wheel spacer/Adaptor 4"x4 to 100mmX4 @ 1.75" wide

Stock front suspension
Front wheel 17X8 with +35mm backspacing
tire 225/45-17
Wheel spacer/adaptor 4"x4 to 100mmX4 @ 7/8" wide

First off let me just say this setup is tight. In fact don't try this if a rub now and then bothers you.
If I would change anything I would go with a 225/40 or 215/40 on the front instead of the 225/45's
For a every day driver, you could go with 17X7-17X8 combo with out any problem.
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby waybad » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:10 pm

Now this is looking like a good list of wheels and tires for everyone to get ideas from!
thanks everyone for posting :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :dance: :dance:
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Re: The official Tire and rim Thread!

Postby shoebox1.1 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:51 am

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im running the 15x7 salad shooters now but i think im going back to the weld wheels. the shooters are 15x7 with 4.25 BS all four. had to run a .5inch spacer on the rear
the weld wheels are summit knock offs 15x7 with 4 inch BS with 235 60 15 BFG's
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