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Old 27th-July-2016, 02:54 PM   #391
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I just installed 255/60/R15 on 15x7 Rally's with 4.25 backspacing on my '73 Apollo. No modifications to rear-end or fenders, and I'm pretty sure I could have easily fit 275's, although I possibly would have needed to roll the fenders.
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Old 27th-July-2016, 03:00 PM   #392
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15x8" wheels with 5" backspacing (Wheel Vintiques Style 30 from Summit Racing), using a 275/60R15 BF.G rear tire. Monoleaf rear springs with the shocks relocated inboard, at the highest "eye" on the shackles for the time being; I plan on lowering the back a good 1-2". So far this is a perfect fit, save for being a little tight on the outside at full compression. There's a little wiggle room to re-center the axle if I run into scrubbing problems on launch.

Will be updating this once I have time to fabricate a new cross brace for the rear shocks to tip them inward up top and lower the car down.



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Old 3rd-August-2016, 09:11 AM   #393
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I have gone through this whole thread and didn't see my question addressed. I have a '72 Nova stock suspension, factory disc brakes.

What is the largest SQUARE 15" tire/wheel package that will fit. I want to be able to rotate tires and have 1 spare tire😉

Most posts are how big you can go on the back and others have different backspace front to rear. I'm OK with using small spacers if necessary.
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Old 3rd-August-2016, 09:36 AM   #394
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I have gone through this whole thread and didn't see my question addressed. I have a '72 Nova stock suspension, factory disc brakes.

What is the largest SQUARE 15" tire/wheel package that will fit. I want to be able to rotate tires and have 1 spare tire😉

Most posts are how big you can go on the back and others have different backspace front to rear. I'm OK with using small spacers if necessary.
The largest front tire will dictate this, I have a 15x7 4" backspace on the front with a P215/65/15 tire. That will surely fit on the back.
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Old 24th-August-2016, 11:50 PM   #395
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I thought this reply should be posted here as well

Eventually i was going to have to take the plunge and buy some larger diameter wheels in order to fit disc brakes.

Wheels are U.S. Mags "Rambler" series, 17X7 front and 17x8 rear. Both have +1mm offset. Tires, Continental Extreme Contact DW, 225/45-17 front and 235/45-17 rear. I test fit 245's in the the rear but it looked like it would rub on the fender if I hit a big bump/pot hole.
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Old 1st-September-2016, 10:52 AM   #396
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1972 looking for 17s

Im looking for 17" wheels that will fit my 1972 Nova that is lowered 2" in the front and 1.5" in the back.

Im not trying to stuff the most I can under the car. Just looking for good fitment.

1. Will these 17X7s work for the front? If so, what is a 'safe' tire size to go with? Meaning, not stuffing a tire under there. Just something that is sure to fit.
Wheel size: 17" x 7"
Bolt pattern: 5 x 4-3/4"
Backspacing: 4-1/4"
Offset: +6mm
http://www.classicindustries.com/pro.../sw177542.html


2. Will these 17X8s work for the rear? Just a smidge wider for a cooler stance. If so, what is a 'safe' tire size to go with that is sure to fit?
Wheel size: 17" x 8"
Bolt pattern: 5 x 4-3/4"
Backspacing: 4-1/2"
Offset: 0mm
http://www.classicindustries.com/pro.../sw178542.html

*note* Id be willing to do the 17x7s all around if that made it easier

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Old 8th-September-2016, 08:49 AM   #397
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Has anyone ever used the Z06 wheels from Replica, if so how did they look under your nova?
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Old 10th-January-2017, 04:45 AM   #398
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Old 16th-January-2017, 12:13 PM   #399
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Wheel Fitment Video

I made this video when trying to fit some pretty wide 17 inch wheels on my car. I went ahead and showed a bunch of measurements and some of the problem areas you may have for fitting any size wheel on the rear though. Hopefully this helps someone figure out the specs for a wheel and tire combo they are looking at.

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I installed new wheels last night. here is the problem 15x8 4.5 back spacing with 255/60/15's. The drivers side is perfect but the passenger side is going to rub. I have read where some guys 3rd gen nova's have the rear end that sits 1/2 inch to the passenger side and mine is the same, I really do not want to cut or woll the lip on the quarter. I am thinking about buying 1 15x8 with 5 inch back spacing for the right side. I then would have the exact same clearence. Anyone see a problem doing it like this?
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Old 23rd-January-2017, 09:41 AM   #401
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Changed my wheels this weekend. No rub on either sets, stock fenders and edges

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Front: QA1 coil overs, stock spindles
Rear: Hotchkis drop leafs, Stock width 9 inch, w/ discs

15 inch Rally wheels (For sale)
Front: 15x7 BS 3.5"
Tire: Toyo ultra, 205/70/15

Rear:15x8 BS 5"
Tire: MT Sportsman S/T, 245/60/15
(rear wheels very close to stock lower shock mount)


New 17's (American Racing VN215)
Front: 17x7 BS 4"
Tire: BFGoodrich g force sport, 225/45/17

Rear:17x8 BS 4.81"
Tire: BFGoodrich g force sport, 255/45/17

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Old 11th-February-2017, 03:33 PM   #402
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Meridian great video! I've always been more of a visual person and seeing the measurements makes it easier to understand the backspacing and what size can fit in a stock rear end. I may have missed it but what rear end are you using?
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Old 12th-February-2017, 12:37 PM   #403
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Meridian great video! I've always been more of a visual person and seeing the measurements makes it easier to understand the backspacing and what size can fit in a stock rear end. I may have missed it but what rear end are you using?
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Old 12th-February-2017, 04:18 PM   #404
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Wanted to follow up on my last video with some updates on my wheel situation.

So both the rear rims measure 17x10 inches wide. They had 275/40/17 size tires on them. You guys should be able to get that wide of a tire to fit on a stock setup without any issues. The main problem I have is that one of the rear wheels has 6.5 inch backspacing and the other has 7 inch backspacing. I did not notice that when I first bought them. I could make the 6.5 inch one fit with a half inch spacer, however I am going to say a 6 inch backspacing would have fit in there perfectly with no rubbing issues. The sidewall to sidewall measurement is around 10.5 inches on this tire size and the wheel well has about 12 inches of space in there. I would think if you had a 15 inch rim with a taller tire it should still work with that backspacing and overall width too.

Anyway, since my rear rims were different I ended up just putting the front rims on the rear for now. They are 17x9 with 4.5 inch backspacing and 255/45/17 tires. In looking at these I would think 5 or even 5.5 inch backspacing would also fit without issue on a 9 inch wide rim. I had just the slightest bit of rubbing only for a couple times on the drivers side when making a hard left turn. But it only happened a couple times and has been fine since. It didn't really damage the tire when it happened either.

The 17x9's look pretty decent on the rear and are fairly wide still. I may just have to buy two more wheels in 17x8 or something for the front at a later time.

If you guys need any clarification on sizes/measurements of wheels or the car just let me know and I'll try to get that info for you.

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Old 21st-February-2017, 11:25 AM   #405
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I went with 225/70/R14 on a set of factory 14x6 Rallye steel rims. Plenty of clearance and no issues. It's super conservative compared to most cars in this thread, but I wanted to keep the appearance pretty close to stock and squared on all 4 corners.
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