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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2017, 02:31:34 PM »
17" Torque Thrust II's on my '71 with Nitto 255-50's on the front and 275-50's on the back with a stock rear end, XHD leaf springs. I had to roll the lips on both front and back.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2017, 03:28:45 PM »
15" Rallye's with 225/60/15 front and 245/60/15 rear, stock springs and suspension

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 03:35:17 PM »
Hankook Ventus V12 245/45/18 and 275/40/18 with US Mag U111 Rambler textured gunmetal grey 18x8 and 18x9.5.  The stock spring location gives abut 3/4" room, fits inside the rear quarters with no rolled lips.  Fronts also fit perfect, no rolled lips, not rubbing on frame.

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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2017, 04:17:39 PM »
Thats good info with pics great  :banana: getting ready to buy some tires
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2017, 04:20:31 PM »
Rear springs in the stock location or moved inboard? 

I like 235/60 in the front, some guys run the 245/60's bu my cars tend to be a little lower then theirs.... 

In the rear stock spring location I prefer 255/60... Some guys run 275/60 the width is fine but those are 28" tall, over 2" taller than the front tire so while I like the car to have some rake this can make it a little more than I like...

Springs inboard.. 295/50 without question....
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 04:20:43 PM »
@303 Mopar

Looks awesome! More and more pics are convincing me to go with 17s instead of the 15s on wanted on my car. Is that stock height leaf springs?

I'm glad this is a sticky I went back to C-C just to sift threw 75 pages trying to find people that had 17 inch wheels and what tire combos and leaf springs they were running. Unfortunately half the pictures are broken!

Anyone with 17s with a b-body rear end, what's the max size tire you are fitting out back (without cutting or rolling your fender lip)? Wanting to know width of wheel (17x11, etc), and leaf springs +0/+1/-1, etc you are running.

My setup will be a 69 1/2 b-body dana (From an A12 superbee) with dr diff 1" (I think) relo kit. I know a 15" wheel requires 5.5" of bs, so I'm assuming the 17" will require the same. I was wondering if a 315x45x17 would fit?

I was using this to compare different sizes https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Looks like after using that comparison calculator a 305/45R17 would be very close match to a 28x12x15. Now The wheel I like comes in a 9.5 and 11 inch width, hmm I wonder if a 17x11 will fit... :thinking:

Any info would be great, pics are even better!

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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 05:27:11 PM »
I'm happy with 275/60-15 on the rear and 245/60-15 on the fronts.
About 1 1/2" height difference between the front and back tires.

15x8 rim size on all 4 corners with 4 1/2" back spacing.

Everything fits under the car real nice.

I'd appreciate it if you could post another shot of your car looking directly at a side view.   I like what I see from the perspective in the photo you posted - just curious to see some more.  Thanks!
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 06:43:46 AM »
17x8 with 245/45 and 17x9 with 275/40.  Car lowered 1 1/2 inch all the way around.
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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2017, 08:49:20 AM »
I've always liked the Minilite rims.

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« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2017, 11:22:15 AM »
I've had this look for years. Pretty much stock, instead of the factory bias ply 78's. I'm happy with the 60 series boots.
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2017, 11:24:09 AM »
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2017, 11:30:45 AM »
Here's my racing setup for SCCA E/SP solo II class racing.  Hoosier A6 275-45-16 f/r (yes officer, they are DOT approved, 40-TW) on Centerline X-series lightweight forged aluminum 16x10 rims.

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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 08:43:00 AM »
I've always liked the Minilite rims.

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Fronts: 18x9.5, 5.5 BS  Nitto 555 275-35-18
Rear: 18x10, 4.5 BS  Nitto 555 285-40-18

Fender lips were rolled by PO.
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Ignore the messy garage :)

Looks killer. Any work to the front to get those to fit, sounds like a big tire? If you crank down the torsion bars, are you going to have issues?

Did you need the b-body rear or could have you gotten away with a 1" spring relo? Possibly adjusting offset?

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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 10:05:59 AM »
I recently acquired this 73 Challenger. It came with these classic Cragar SS wheels. Rims are 15 x 8 with 4.25" BS. Front tires are 225 and rear are 255. Stock original suspension.

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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 06:44:44 PM »
ET wheels LTIII 18x11" on all 4 corners. 315/30/18 up front and 295/40/18 rear  Front backspace is 5" rear is 5.5"
B-Body width S60 Dana with DrDiff relocation kit, 1" I think it is.  Front fenders required NO modifications what so ever....... :Stirring: :))
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