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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 20, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Rim size for slicks

Picked up a sets of MT 30x9x15 slicks.. Thinking of trying them on my 70 buy not sure of what back spacing or size rim to use. Not tubbed but outer wheel well looks like it was cut and folded in about an inch.. thanks. Mark

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 20, 5:37 PM
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Re: Rim size for slicks

How much Wheel Well Space do you have ?

Has the car been Lowered ??

How wide is the Rearend that is in the car ???

What Size/Details of the #s of the Tire eg. Diameter / Side Wall Width / Part # ????

Every car is different from Driver side to Passsenger side and taking measurements of your car's Wheel Wells
is the key to what Wheel / Tire Combo size will fit without rubbing or hitting anything ;

If you want to do it right and only need to buy the Wheels / Tire Combo once that will fit get out your Measuring Tape
and I can supply you how to do the Measurements

With the Wheels/Tires removed from Both DR & Pass sides, one side at a time or all same time measure the following;
1. Rear End Width – Face of Brake Drum/Disc Driverside to Face of Drum/Disc Passengerside = ??“
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;
1. the Rear Lower Shock Mount Bolt may interfere with the Wheel’s Rim
2. and yes your car's exhaust may interfer with the Tire on a 10" Wide Wheel
3. Type of Brake system on Rearend, Drum or Disc ! as the Disc setup is usually wider than a Drum setup
4. Is Rearend centred ?
5. Has the car been Lowered ?
6. Side Wall/Section Width of the Tire = ?
7. Diameter Height of Tire = ?
8. Size of Wheel you wish run ?
Measure twice and Supply the above info and then I can calculate for you !
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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: Rim size for slicks

Is this the Tire you are talking about ?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Mickey-Thomps...3060R/10002/-1

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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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 20, 7:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rim size for slicks

No. Its a MT ET drag

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 20, 8:33 PM
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Re: Rim size for slicks

JEGs does not list a ET Drag Slick with those #s 30x9x15 that I can see

Do you know the Mfg. # ?

Type of Compound ??

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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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 20, 9:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rim size for slicks

No mfg# looks like a mfg date of 11407. Maybe not made anymore. Don't know compound.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 20, 9:41 PM
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Re: Rim size for slicks

i have run 30-9/15'' slicks on corvette ralley wheels 8x15 w/4.25 bs on my 68..
lots of room...

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Re: Rim size for slicks

Sounds good Vince. Gonna use the measuring tips that Greg gave me and see what happens..
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 20, 12:50 AM
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Re: Rim size for slicks

The thing is dependant on the Mfgr. the Tires Side Wall Width can vary

a M/T # 3056 = 29.5"x 9" x 15" Bias-ply Tire needs a Tube + Screws and is only 11.4" Side Wall Width on a 8" Wide Wheel

While a Hoosier # 18200D05 = 30"x 9" x 15" Bias-Ply Tire needs a Tube + Screws and is 11.8" Side Wall Width on a 8" Wide Wheel

a M/T # 3060R = 30"x 9" x 15" is a Radial Tire and is 12.5" Side Wall Width on a ??" Wide Wheel

Mark, how old is the Tire ? , I would worry about the Date that Slick was Made

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: Rim size for slicks

11407 looks like the date.

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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 20, 1:10 PM
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Re: Rim size for slicks

Are those the #s beside the DOT ?

I can not find any meaning for/of a 5 Digit Date Code

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: Rim size for slicks

Does not say DOT anywhere on the tire.

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Re: Rim size for slicks

Yeh that is for Street Ties likely

You need to know how old those slicks are before you spend any $$ on them so you can mount them to the car

11407 could be for something else or if for Date then
11 year Mfg / 40 week / 7 ??
07 year Mfg / 40 week / 11 ??

I would be worried of putting them on a car that will be going down the Track at a High Speed

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: Rim size for slicks

It has FUHL in a box like the date is on regular tires like the 11407 is. Made in England and a MOULD NO 02625M. Don't know what any of that means... I'll post a photo tomorrow.. Thanks.
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Re: Rim size for slicks

sorry for the delay Greg.

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