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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 19, 1:14 PM
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I am thinking of changing to 17” wheels the tire selection for 15’s is about 7 mean while the selection for 17’s is about 700. Just an observation from what the market place provides, I for one want a selection of tires not to be told what I can buy because there are only a handful of choices.

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Re: Anyone go from 17s back to 15s?

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Without the whole modern suspension those big wheels with short sidewalls are dangerous! Half the tire lifts off the ground and looses contact during a panic stop with the stock suspension!!
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How does a panic stop change the contact between big or small wheel setups?


I have swapped two Chevelles from 15 to 17 inch wheels, and both handled better. Despite the shorter sidewalls, never a problem losing contact...

I even autocrossed my '70, and no negative issues.

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Re: Anyone go from 17s back to 15s?

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I am thinking of changing to 17Ē wheels the tire selection for 15ís is about 7 mean while the selection for 17ís is about 700. Just an observation from what the market place provides, I for one want a selection of tires not to be told what I can buy because there are only a handful of choices.
Depends on what you are looking for. I want more meat in the rear tires so I actually have less options with 17s than 15s.

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Better than the Welds IMHO
Thanks for the response. I just ordered a pair for the rear. I think they look enough like the Prostars that I can run my Weld fronts with them for a while and probably not ever notice the difference.
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Thanks for the response. I just ordered a pair for the rear. I think they look enough like the Prostars that I can run my Weld fronts with them for a while and probably not ever notice the difference.
I bet you liked the Price difference

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Re: Anyone go from 17s back to 15s?

I love the look of my 15's with the white lettering. I just wish there was an option for a tire with a more modern tread.

Tire options are the 4-5 companies that make basically the same all season radial, or drag radials.

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I just went from four 235/70/R15 Rallys
to four 245/45/R17's AR TT2's
to finally four 255/50/R17's AR TT2's
Its only been about a 2 months and 1K miles but i'm loving them.
The car feels a lot more planted.
Now i'm looking at getting a big break kit




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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 19, 5:54 PM
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Re: Anyone go from 17s back to 15s?

This'll be the last time I drift your thread. I mounted my new tires to the new Vision wheels today. They look close enough to the Weld wheels that I'm not concerned with running them for a while with the Welds up front. There are certainly subtle differences but I doubt that many folks will notice the mismatch.

Hopefully now someone will chime in with their own 15" retro suggestions.
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