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Tire fitment

Hi I have 72 chevelle stock ride height. I'm keeping 14 inch rally wheels on car. How big can I go with 14 inch bfg without rubbing on stock rim's? Thanks
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Re: Tire fitment

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Hi I have 72 chevelle stock ride height. I'm keeping 14 inch rally wheels on car. How big can I go with 14 inch bfg without rubbing on stock rim's? Thanks
Honestly, you probably can't find a non drag slick that is too big either in height or width.
225/70 is a common "normal" size with some width to it. And there are wider options, but most are also shorter overall.

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Re: Tire fitment

The Width of the Wheel and it's BackSpace and the Space in the Car's Wheel Wells
is what determines how Wide/Tall of a Tire will fit within a Car's Wheel Wells !

Measure everything and let us know the Data so we can Cal and advise

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: Tire fitment

Measuring your car's Wheel/Fender Wells on both sides will provide us with the #s
that will enable us to cal the Max sized Tire and the proper Wheel BackSpace

Take the following measurements with the Wheels/Tires off the car;
1. TOTAL SPACE of Wheel/Fenderwells, from Frame/Fender on the INside
TO the OUTside Inner Lip of the Outside Fender = ?
..... DR side = ?? and Passenger side = ?? as they can be different
2. The OUTSpace for/from the Outside Fender Inner Lip
TO the Face of Rear Brake Drum/Hub = ?
.... DR side = ?? and Passenger side = ?? as they can be different
3. The INSpace from the Face of Rear Brake Drum/Hub to the Inner Fender / Frame = ?
.... DR side = ?? and Passenger side = ?? as they can be different

NOTE there can be interference from the Lower Shock Mount Bolt if the Wheel is to Wide
and the Exhaust Piping may also rub on the Sidewall of a Tire that is to Wide
plus Ride Height plays into how Wide a Tire will be allowed to be used

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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