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#360653 - 02/26/12 11:47 PM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. ***** [Re: 502ci]
cardude720 Offline
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Registered: 05/03/11
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Loc: San Diego
I took some fitment pics for Clint W. and figured I should share them jsut incase someone else needed:

275/60/15 w/ 4" backspace fender clearance:

From the rear:



Me laying on the ground, facing up:



(the height is due to spacers + air shocks)
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#363643 - 03/16/12 10:24 PM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
clint w Offline
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Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 32
Loc: raleigh,nc
stock 15x7 rallys with 215/65/15 (stock wore out springs)
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#363645 - 03/16/12 10:30 PM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
clint w Offline
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Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 32
Loc: raleigh,nc
front 15x7 215/65/15 futura super sport
rear 15x8 (4.5 backspace) 275/60/15 firestone indy500
rear has new moog cargo coils



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#363774 - 03/18/12 12:09 AM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
72MC Offline
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Registered: 11/21/02
Posts: 2392
Loc: MARSHALL, VA

Clint, your 72 looks like mine did about 4 years except I had the chrome rally's. Enjoy. - Dave


Edited by 72MC (03/18/12 12:12 AM)
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1972 El Camino Custom 402 w/th350 & posi 3.31 gears
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#373110 - 05/17/12 04:51 AM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
LS5 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 1195
Loc: Airdrie Alberta Canada
Centerline Scorpions Fronts are 17x9.5 with a 275-40-17 and a 4 1/2 backspace and the rears are a 17x11 with a 6" backspace and big 315-35-17's no rubbing at all fronts and rears..
Darren.





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#399647 - 02/13/13 05:37 PM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
OhMonte Offline
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Registered: 07/20/11
Posts: 119
Loc: Delco, PA
255/60-15 on back, 225/70-15 on the front.
15x7 chrome rally on front. I think they are 4 in, 3 out.
15x8 chrome rally on back. I think they are 4 in/4 out.
I have stock center caps on it now. I do have quite a few different sets of centers, including 2 and 3 way spinners, low profile disc brake (and non-disc brake) centers, police centers, etc etc. I just like to change up the look on the rallys once in a while.

Here is a longways side shot of the car



I have a set of 15x8 1978 Corvette pace car rims I purchased a while back. I have gone through the sanding and polishing process and they turned out half decent. Not quite as nice as the chrome, but highly polished aluminum. They came with a set of BFG TA's that are 245/60-15 all the way around. I know this size will work, and all 4 rims are 4 in/4 out. I also bought a set of center caps with blanks where the Corvette emblems should be, and I picked up a set of Monte Carlo center cap emblems from a hub cap place in NJ. I'll add pictures once they are on the car. It should look pretty tough. The wheels and tires were a package deal, and I only wanted the tires. So I figured I'd try my hand at polishing aluminum. If it looks stupid, I'll sell the rims. There are plenty of Corvette guys out there that will pick them up. Stay tuned on that.



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#413461 - 08/15/13 04:41 AM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
Malyc Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 250
Loc: Circle Pines, Minnesota
255/60/15 Cooper Cobra Radial G/Ts on stock 15x7 Rallys on all 4 corners, will edit when I take the pic's tomorrow.



Edited by Malyc (08/15/13 02:36 PM)
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#413532 - 08/16/13 01:55 AM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
Its Just Me Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 115
Loc: Monroe, WI, USA
I looked thru all seven pages and didn't see this combo. Can anyone tell me if I will have any issues.
I want to run some American Racing Outlaw rims, 15x8 with 3-3/8" backspace on front and rear. Front tires are to be BFG 235/60-15 and rears BFG 255/60-15.
I have a '71 SS454, F41 suspension, big block with A/C. Original disc & drum brakes and I won't entertain wheel well lip trimming.
I will be putting in new OEM type front & rear coil springs this winter as my existing are a bit spongy. All shocks and control arms (F&R) have been re-bushed recently so suspension is pretty tight.
I raise the issue because I have these rims on hand, I really like the classic muscle look of these rims and I'm due for some new tires on the SS anyway. If these rims won't work, I'll stick with my 7" rallys and 235's all around.
Any thoughts?
Scott

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#413533 - 08/16/13 02:05 AM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: 502ci]
Malyc Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 250
Loc: Circle Pines, Minnesota
You'd be able to run those tires on the stock rallys, and could even go 255s all the way around. That's what I did, and I didn't have to make any changes to the car at all. Just a thought, but the 8 inch wide wheels might be a bit too wide for the 235s, and those are going to be about an inch shorter than the 255s.

I'm not too sure about the backspacing though... Discount Tire (where I work) measures offset rather than backspacing to see what'll fit. Hope that helped!
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#413547 - 08/16/13 02:46 AM Re: Wheel and Tire data base. [Re: Malyc]
CKZ03 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 1241
Loc: Prison City, Michigan
Yaaa, I said I would post my opinions & results here with my set up after putting some miles on her, thanks for bringing this post up Malyc.

Im running 17 x 8 Rocket Racing Booster's with 4.5" backspacing, mounted with 255/50 17 Nitto 555's at all four corners. No rubbing at all, very nice smooth ride, exceptional handling and my WEAK A$$ 350 can barely turn over these sticky monsters. Well, maybe not that bad, but theres no way Im going to dig a hole to china with this rubber...

Completely stock worn out all original springs with booo cooo miles on them, 1 inch spacer (beneath coil) in rear







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