normal_post in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering Author Topic: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger  (Read 1116 times)

Offline Challenger32

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Posts: 13
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« on: June 15, 2021, 04:24:30 PM »
I'm going to buy 17'' Rocket Booster wheels for my 73 Challenger . fronts will be 17 x 7 4.25 backspace  The rear will be 17 x 8 with 4.5 backspace . My question is what size tires should I run on front and rear ? IF anyone has pics of there's post them .

Thanks

Linkback: https://forum.e-bodies.org/wheels-tires-brakes-suspension-and-steering/12/17-wheels-on-my-73-challenger/21901/

Offline dodj

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Thunder Bay
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 2893
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 02:20:04 PM »
I'd use the 17x8's on the front as well.
255 front, 275 rear...imo
"There is nothing your government can give you that it hasn't already taken from you in the first place" -Winston Churchill

Offline Chris D.

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: Eagan Minnesota
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 596
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 04:44:48 PM »
I'd use the 17x8's on the front as well.
255 front, 275 rear...imo

I second this.. 
73 Cuda 340/833 (70 clone, how I bought it....but continued on with it..

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 04:44:48 PM »

Offline Purepony

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: SFValley
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 357
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 05:00:37 PM »
Id say go bigger. 17s look a bit small

Offline Mopsquad

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: Palm Springs, CA
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 514
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 06:08:21 PM »
The Rocket Booster wheels if I recall, don't have much stepping to the rim so 17's will actually look bigger than other 17's with a step.  Nice clean wheel.  What color spokes?
IMG_2014 in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering

Offline Challenger32

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Posts: 13
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2021, 07:48:19 AM »
chrome

Offline dodj

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Thunder Bay
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 2893
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2021, 08:14:08 AM »
Id say go bigger. 17s look a bit small
Really comes down to personal preference. I only went to 17's because you can only get crappy tires now in 15". I prefer the taller sidewall look on a classic musclecar to the thin sidewall more common on modern cars.

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2021, 08:14:08 AM »

Offline Challenger32

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Posts: 13
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2021, 07:35:40 AM »
Pics ?

Offline Purepony

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: SFValley
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 357
    • Share Post
clip in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2021, 10:40:39 AM »
Needs a good wash

Offline Challenger32

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Posts: 13
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 04:07:26 PM »
I like it .. What wheel and tire combo. ?

Offline Purepony

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: SFValley
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 357
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2021, 12:26:54 PM »
My bad just saw this 19/20

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2021, 12:26:54 PM »

Offline torredcuda

  • Trade Count: (2)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Barrington, NH
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 1269
  • Mopar or no car!
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2021, 06:09:18 AM »
Id say go bigger. 17s look a bit small

Depends on what aspect ratio, I`m thinking 17`s with 50 series on back and 45-50 on front as 40 series look to small/too thin a sidewall IMO.

Offline Chris D.

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: Eagan Minnesota
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 596
    • Share Post
clip in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2021, 12:14:15 AM »
17x8 up front wrapped in 245 45 17 Nitto NT555 G2
17x9.5 out back 275 50 17 same tire brand/series. 

Offline GoodysGotaCuda

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Denton, Texas
  • index in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
  • Posts: 1616
    • Share Post
xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 04:38:39 AM »
In my opinion, target the tallest tires you can fit. These are 17 front (255/45/17) and 18 rear (295/45/18), they are 27.5" and 28.5" tall respectively. You'll find most people use 25-26" tall tires on their cars which could arguably work better in a pure performance aspect, but I feel it leaves these old cars with too much wheel well gap.
1972 Barracuda - 5.7L Hemi/T56 Magnum
2020 RAM 1500 - 5.7L

 My Wheel and Tire Specs

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger in Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension & Steering
Re: 17'' wheels on my 73 Challenger
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 04:38:39 AM »

Tags:

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter Share via whatsapp

clip
Vector Wheels on the Challenger

Started by Kahill

6 Replies
951 Views
Last post August 17, 2018, 04:09:11 AM
by dodgemania
clip
Considering New Wheels For The Challenger W/ Pics

Started by Daveh

10 Replies
865 Views
Last post May 08, 2019, 11:34:54 AM
by 303 Mopar
xx
2017 Challenger tires/wheels

Started by Plumcrazzy

5 Replies
871 Views
Last post December 31, 2017, 05:28:05 PM
by Chryco Psycho
clip
Test fitting 15x10 wheels under Challenger

Started by GrandpaKevin

8 Replies
4757 Views
Last post May 05, 2019, 06:38:44 AM
by HP2
clip
1970 Challenger - How common are 15" wheels & tires

Started by 6bblgt

7 Replies
2507 Views
Last post January 08, 2020, 02:53:43 AM
by Morty426