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: How big on 73 EL Camino


Quickmalibu
Mar 30th, 02, 6:14 PM
I'm thinking of going to a 15X12 on the rear of my Elkie. Will a 6 1\2 inch backspace on a 12 inch rim fit my car. And whats the fattest tire i can get on a 12 inch rim a 345\50\15 or maybe a little bigger http://www.chevelles.com/forum/biggrin.gif I have no problem rolling the lip or cutting some of my inner fenders. My cars lowered 1 1\2 inches in the front and is stock in rear.Its a big block car.
Thanks
Ron

Steve R
Mar 31st, 02, 12:03 AM
That is a very large wheel and tire. Not many people here are using larger than 15x10 and most of those are going on 72 and earlier cars. Since you know what size and backspacing you are interested in I would jack the car up and take some measurements. This is about the only way you will know for sure. Good luck.

Steve R.

ArildG
Mar 31st, 02, 2:32 AM
The 73-77 cars are designed for big tires.
I have widened the original 15x7 wheels for my el camino 75 ss .
Back are 7 out and 5 in with 295/50.Fits good with sagged springs and cargo.I will go up to 305/50 next time.345 will be a tight fit.
How many cars can take 15x12 wheels without modification?
Front wheels are 6 out and 4 in which is 1/4 too much in.It will rub upper a arm when you turn.
Front tires are 235/60 but will easily hold 265/50,even if the car is lowwered 3 inches.

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76 chevelle 2 door
77Blazer4x4
83 suburban

ArildG
Mar 31st, 02, 2:34 AM
The 73-77 cars are designed for big tires.
I have widened the original 15x7 wheels for my el camino 75 ss .
Back are 7 out and 5 in with 295/50.Fits good with sagged springs and cargo.I will go up to 305/50 next time.345 will be a tight fit.
How many cars can take 15x12 wheels without modification?
Front wheels are 6 out and 4 in which is 1/4 too much in.It will rub upper a arm when you turn.
Front tires are 235/60 but will easily hold 265/50,even if the car is lowwered 3 inches.

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76 chevelle 2 door
77Blazer4x4
83 suburban

ArildG
Mar 31st, 02, 2:45 AM
The 73-77 cars are designed for big tires.
I have widened the original 15x7 wheels for my el camino 75 ss .
Back are 7 out and 5 in with 295/50.Fits good with sagged springs and cargo.I will go up to 305/50 next time.345 will be a tight fit.
How many cars can take 15x12 wheels without modification?
Front wheels are 6 out and 4 in which is 1/4 too much in.It will rub upper a arm when you turn.
Front tires are 235/60 but will easily hold 265/50,even if the car is lowwered 3 inches.
Arild.

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76 chevelle 2 door
77Blazer4x4
83 suburban