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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 19, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do 295/50/15 fit the rear of 71 Chevelle?

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I got a offer on SS rims with tires 295/50/15, but do such big tires fit the rear stock?
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Re: Do 295/50/15 fit the rear of 71 Chevelle?

yes they do, with correct backspacing on the wheels. 5.5" backspacing is ideal for 15x10 wheel.
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yes they do, with correct backspacing on the wheels. 5.5" backspacing is ideal for 15x10 wheel.
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yes they do, with correct backspacing on the wheels. 5.5" backspacing is ideal for 15x10 wheel.
295/50/15 on a 15x10 with 5.5" BS will fit for sure, and look great, but you might get some rubbing depending on suspension setup. On my '71 (Eibach Pro-Kit 1.5 drop springs, KYB shocks, poly bushings) i would get some rubbing on hard turns or big bumps... rather than roll the fender lip I just dealt with it, but I also avoided having anyone in the back seat.

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295/50/15 on a 15x10 with 5.5" BS will fit for sure, and look great, but you might get some rubbing depending on suspension setup. On my '71 (Eibach Pro-Kit 1.5 drop springs, KYB shocks, poly bushings) i would get some rubbing on hard turns or big bumps... rather than roll the fender lip I just dealt with it, but I also avoided having anyone in the back seat.
5.75" backspace would prob cure the rub

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can't use 5.75" backspace on a 15x10" wheel. Too far inside and it will hit the shock mount. Bigger wheel will work but not 15".

I had my 295/50 tires rub when I ran 15x10 with 5" backspace, with 5.5 no rubbing whatsoever that was with BMR 2" drop springs.
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Re: Do 295/50/15 fit the rear of 71 Chevelle?

I ran 15x10 aftermarket rally wheels on my 71 with 5 backspacing as bought. I quickly found that the tires rubbed the quarter panel wheel well lip.

I decided to customize the wheels myself and cut the welds, then reweld them for a 6 backspacing. This was OK, but the inside of the rim just barely rubbed the shock itself, not the mount - and I mean so minimal that I left it alone. If I had to do it again, Id go 5.75 back spacing. 5.5 backspacing would likely have led to possible rub on the outside on thats particular car. Not all quarter panel dimensions to the back of the wheel well and rear end location are precisely the same from car to car out of the factory.

Another trick you can employ is variable rate springs. They compress as normal for the first inch or two, then get very stiff and harder to compress. I often had folks in the back seat, and this made that a non-issue.
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Re: Do 295/50/15 fit the rear of 71 Chevelle?

How tall of a tire are they

Any pictures of them mounted on a 68-69 ?

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Use a KYB shock, Hotchkiss spring that will stiff it up so it doesnt move around.

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Re: Do 295/50/15 fit the rear of 71 Chevelle?

Those wheels aren't stock 71-72,they look like 69-70 style SS wheels.Do you know how wide they are ?

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295/50/15 mounted on 15x9 with 5.0 backspace on my '72. No rubbing anywhere. This was with my old 10 bolt and Flowmasters. With the new 12 bolt and Pypes exhaust it doesn't rub either.




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How tall of a tire are they

Any pictures of them mounted on a 68-69 ?

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according to...................... tiresize.com ...................
295/50R15 Tires. 295/50R15 tires have a diameter of 26.6", a section width of 11.6", and a wheel diameter of 15". The circumference is 83.6" and they have 758 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 8-10.5" wide wheels.

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according to...................... tiresize.com ...................
295/50R15 Tires. 295/50R15 tires have a diameter of 26.6", a section width of 11.6", and a wheel diameter of 15". The circumference is 83.6" and they have 758 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 8-10.5" wide wheels.

pretty cool site.
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