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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 18, 2:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rims and tires

My first question is , is there a difference between rims for fitting over a drum break vs disk ? The other is does anyone know what the biggest tire and offset I can fit in a stock wheelwell rear... thanks guys...
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 18, 3:59 PM
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Re: Rims and tires

Generally, disc brakes require larger diameter wheels, although there are exceptions. However, you need to give us a little more information about your Chevelle or El Camino such as the year of the car, stock width rear end, etc. Did you read any of the Wheel & Tire Database, at the top of the page?

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My first question is , is there a difference between rims for fitting over a drum break vs disk ? The other is does anyone know what the biggest tire and offset I can fit in a stock wheelwell rear... thanks guys...
What year is your car?

What diameter rim are you interested in?

What size disc brakes are you using?

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The early Chevelles (64-66) all had drum brakes, and those "drum brake wheels" will not fit on '67-72 Chevelle disc brakes... But wheels designed for stock discs will fit stock drums... most aftermarket wheels will fit stock drums or stock discs. Its when you start modifying it with larger disc swaps that wheel clearance has to be addressed...

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I have a 1970 chevelle with stock drum breaks and stock 15◊7 really wheels.. I put on wilwood disk break fronts.. I believe with a 11 inch rotor? I ordered it to fit 15 inch rims... sorry for the little info before.. I just thought it maybe a yes no answer...
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You sure about "stock" 15 inch wheels?
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I have a 1970 chevelle with stock drum breaks and stock 15◊7 really wheels.. I put on wilwood disk break fronts.. I believe with a 11 inch rotor? I ordered it to fit 15 inch rims... sorry for the little info before.. I just thought it maybe a yes no answer...
Shouldn't have a problem with 15" wheels over 11" disc brakes. It sounds like you have Wilwood's 12.19" brake rotors instead and if that's the case, some 15" wheels will not clear those.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 18, 11:55 AM
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Why does it sound like he's got the 12.19" instead??

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Looks like the kit he has uses 11 inch rotors, stock size used starting in 69.

https://wilwood.com/Search/PartNoSearch?q=140-15272

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Why does it sound like he's got the 12.19" instead??
(A) Because the OP wasn't sure what size rotors he had (2) Because some 15" wheels will clear the 12.19" Wilwoods and others will not.
Know what a SWAG is? lol
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No clue what SWAG is

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No clue what SWAG is
Scientific Wild Ass Guess.
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