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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 12, 8:01 PM Thread Starter
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HI MY SON WANTS TO PUT 19 INCH WHEELS IN FRONT AND 20 INCH WHEELS IN BACK ON A 1972 CHEVELLE.,before i buy them i want to make sure they will fit on this car. What tire should i put on it?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 12, 8:40 PM
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Re: new wheels and tires

Get the February 2013 Chevy High Performance magazine.
There is a 70 Chevelle with 19's and 20's. The car looks great.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 12, 1:52 AM
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Re: new wheels and tires

This all depends on what rim style he wants, are the brakes upgraded? If you throw a set of 19's & 20's on with drum brakes, it's gonna look terrible. At the most go with 18's all around. Better wheel and tire choices also.......IMO.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 12, 2:38 AM
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Yeah, drums look like **** through big wheels, kind of has the "money for form but not function" vibe to it, and I say that as someone who had drums for a bit. 19 and 20 can fit, just gotta make sure you get the back space right. 18s are probably a better ride vs performance size, with more tire options.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 12, 8:55 PM
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18's .... 18'8 front 18'9.5 rear... 4 wheel DISK




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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 12, 7:44 AM
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I have 19's and 20's on my 70 El Camino. They fit just fine.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 12, 12:40 AM
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Re: new wheels and tires

Looking back at your original post I have to apologize.. You where looking for tire sizesÖ I canít speak for 18/20ís but Iím running 235/50ZR18ís on the front and 295/45ZR18ís on the rear.

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