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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 19, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Chevelle with Blade type wheels

Hello to everyone,
I'm looking to get some new rims/tires for my 68. I have 15" rally wheels on it now. Rears 275/60/15. Looking to go 295/55/15. I'd like to run a 10" rim but if that won't fit an 8 will have to work. I have plenty of room with the current tires but I'm not sure about which backspace I need, 4.5" with an 8" rim and 5.5" with a 10" ??

I'm also looking at "Blade" style rims but can't find any pictures of a Chevelle running them. Anyone have any pictures of a Chevelle with blade rims???

Thanks Joe
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 19, 11:50 AM
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re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

have you thought about just getting some 15x10'' ralley wheels for the larger tires??
https://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheel...te-rallye.html
they have either a 5.0'' or 5.5'' backspace...

i'm running that same tire on a 15x8'' wheel; the backspace needs to be 5.0 to 5.25 with a 8'' wheel
with a 15x10 wheel the backspace could be 5.5''
my fender lip is rolled and the inner fender well is smoothed and rolled in; + the surface of the frame next to the tire is smoothed of bumps, weld spatter, sharp edges, to protect tire side wall from damage if it contacts it

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re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

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have you thought about just getting some 15x10'' ralley wheels for the larger tires??
https://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheel...te-rallye.html
they have either a 5.0'' or 5.5'' backspace...

i'm running that same tire on a 15x8'' wheel; the backspace needs to be 5.0 to 5.25 with a 8'' wheel
with a 15x10 wheel the backspace could be 5.5''
my fender lip is rolled and the inner fender well is smoothed and rolled in; + the surface of the frame next to the tire is smoothed of bumps, weld spatter, sharp edges, to protect tire side wall from damage if it contacts it
I didn't think about bigger rallyr wheels until now. Definitely a lower cost option
Thanks Joe

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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

Joe I have the same type of Steering Wheel in my Car

I have found these to be a very good Quality / priced Wheels
and have been running them on the Street & at the Track for years
https://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Spo...31935/10002/-1 1 piece Alum & use ET Style Lug Nuts

Fronts = https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66062/10002/-1 15 x 7 with a 4" BackSpace Price = $ 95.us
Rears = https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66086/10002/-1 15 x 10 with a 5.5" BS for my 67 Price = $ 123.us
since you have a 68 Chevelle and it has a Stock Width Rearend of 61" Wide the a 15 x 10 Wheel with a 5.75 to 6" BS would be better

The Size of Tires on them are
FRONT = 205 / 70R / 15 Cooper
REAR = 295 / 55R / 15 M/T







They also come with Black Centers

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66162/10002/-1 $ 106.us

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66185/10002/-1 $ 104.us
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Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

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Joe I have the same type of Steering Wheel in my Car

I have found these to be a very good Quality / priced Wheels
and have been running them on the Street & at the Track for years
https://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Spo...31935/10002/-1 1 piece Alum & use ET Style Lug Nuts

Fronts = https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66062/10002/-1 15 x 7 with a 4" BackSpace Price = $ 95.us
Rears = https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66086/10002/-1 15 x 10 with a 5.5" BS for my 67 Price = $ 123.us
since you have a 68 Chevelle and it has a Stock Width Rearend of 61" Wide the a 15 x 10 Wheel with a 5.75 to 6" BS would be better

The Size of Tires on them are
FRONT = 205 / 70R / 15 Cooper
REAR = 295 / 55R / 15 M/T







They also come with Black Centers

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66162/10002/-1 $ 106.us

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/66185/10002/-1 $ 104.us

Your car looks great! Where do you measure from face of the axle to axle or backing plate. I don't have a stock 12 bolt. Its a QP 9 but it supposed to be stock width

Here is how it sits with the 275/60/15

Thanks Joe
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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

Joe
If you want to see if you have room for a 295/55/15 Tire and 15 x 10 Wheel with what BackSpace needed
Measure as follows ;
1. for the Width of the Rearend Measure from the Wheel/Tire Mounting Face Pad of the Rear Drum/Disc Brake on DR side to Pass side

2.OUT SPACE from inside Lip of outside Fender to Face of Rear Drum/Disc Brake Hub/Wheel Mounting Pad
DR Side = “ PASS Side = ”
3.IN SPACE from Face of Rear Drum Brake Hub/Wheel Mounting Pad to Frame/Inner Fender
DR Side = “ PASS Side = ”
4.Total Wheel Well Space = # 2 + # 3 measurements #s
DR Side = “ PASS Side = ”
if one side is less then use it as the applicable number or make sure the Rearend is centered properly

Important things to NOTE;
A. the Rear Lower Shock Mount Bolt may interfere with the Wheel’s Rim
B. and yes your car's exhaust may interfer with the Tire on a 10" Wide Wheel
C. Type of Brake system on rearend, Drum or Disc ! as the Disc setup is usually wider than a Drum setup
D. Is Rearend centred ?
E. Has the car been Lowered ?
F. Side Wall/Section Width of the Tire = ?
G. Diameter Height of Tire = ?
H. Size of Wheel you wish run ?

Measure twice and you will only need to buy once the Wheels/Tires
you need to fit within your car’s Fenderwells .

Supply the above info and then I can calculate for you !

67 Chevelle Malibu SS Cdn
Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

I like the look of that 68 now. Is that a dark green color? anymore pictures.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 19, 8:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

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Joe
If you want to see if you have room for a 295/55/15 Tire and 15 x 10 Wheel with what BackSpace needed
Measure as follows ;
1. for the Width of the Rearend Measure from the Wheel/Tire Mounting Face Pad of the Rear Drum/Disc Brake on DR side to Pass side

2.OUT SPACE from inside Lip of outside Fender to Face of Rear Drum/Disc Brake Hub/Wheel Mounting Pad
DR Side = “ PASS Side = ”
3.IN SPACE from Face of Rear Drum Brake Hub/Wheel Mounting Pad to Frame/Inner Fender
DR Side = “ PASS Side = ”
4.Total Wheel Well Space = # 2 + # 3 measurements #s
DR Side = “ PASS Side = ”
if one side is less then use it as the applicable number or make sure the Rearend is centered properly

Important things to NOTE;
A. the Rear Lower Shock Mount Bolt may interfere with the Wheel’s Rim
B. and yes your car's exhaust may interfer with the Tire on a 10" Wide Wheel
C. Type of Brake system on rearend, Drum or Disc ! as the Disc setup is usually wider than a Drum setup
D. Is Rearend centred ?
E. Has the car been Lowered ?
F. Side Wall/Section Width of the Tire = ?
G. Diameter Height of Tire = ?
H. Size of Wheel you wish run ?

Measure twice and you will only need to buy once the Wheels/Tires
you need to fit within your car’s Fenderwells .

Supply the above info and then I can calculate for you !
That sounds like a good plan. I'll get the measurements this weekend
I appreciate the help !

Thanks Joe
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I like the look of that 68 now. Is that a dark green color? anymore pictures.
It's black. I'll get a few more on here
Thanks Joe
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That sounds like a good plan. I'll get the measurements this weekend
I appreciate the help !

Thanks Joe
Here are the measurements
I thought it was easier to draw it out

Thanks
Joe
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It's black. I'll get a few more on here
Thanks Joe
Here are a few more

It's going to be a long winter!

Thanks
Joe
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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

Joe based on your Measurement #s of

OUTSPACE = 5.75"
INSPACE = 7"
TOTAL Wheel Well Space = 12.75"

A. 10" Wide Wheel with a 5.5" BackSpace and a 295/55/15 Tire that has a Side Wall Width = 12.2"

5.49" will be on the Outside less 5.75" OUTSPACE = .26" Room/Clearence from the FenderLip

6.71" will be on the Inside less 7" INSPACE = .29" Room/Clearence from the Frame

67 Chevelle Malibu SS Cdn
Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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Joe based on your Measurement #s of

OUTSPACE = 5.75"
INSPACE = 7"
TOTAL Wheel Well Space = 12.75"

A. 10" Wide Wheel with a 5.5" BackSpace and a 295/55/15 Tire that has a Side Wall Width = 12.2"

5.49" will be on the Outside less 5.75" OUTSPACE = .26" Room/Clearence from the FenderLip

6.71" will be on the Inside less 7" INSPACE = .29" Room/Clearence from the Frame
Are mine typical measurements, seems like not enough room to me. I will be modifying the exhaust either way as it needs more room with the 275/60/15's

Thanks
Joe

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Re: Chevelle with Blade type wheels

My 67 with Drum Brakes and a 60" Wide Rearend has the following #s

OUTSPACE = 5.92"
INSPACE = 7.08"
TOTAL Wheel Well Space = 13"

I run the M/T ET Street S/S # 3454 295/55/15 Tire ( 12.2" SideWallWidth)
on JEGs Sport Star#555-67072 1 pce cast alum A-356alloy 15"x 10" with a 5.5" BS
and have Outside Room/Clearance of .43" & Inside Room/Clearance of .37"

67 Chevelle Malibu SS Cdn
Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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My 67 with Drum Brakes and a 60" Wide Rearend has the following #s

OUTSPACE = 5.92"
INSPACE = 7.08"
TOTAL Wheel Well Space = 13"

I run the M/T ET Street S/S # 3454 295/55/15 Tire ( 12.2" SideWallWidth)
on JEGs Sport Star#555-67072 1 pce cast alum A-356alloy 15"x 10" with a 5.5" BS
and have Outside Room/Clearance of .43" & Inside Room/Clearance of .37"
I'm going to double check the outspace. That's where I'm coming up short.

Thanks for the help
Joe
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