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Old 29th-July-2019, 08:06 PM   #346
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What size wheel? Did you have to modify anything at all? I’d love to stuff a 255 under there if I can!
The wheel is a 17x8 offset 20 BMW wheel. There are no modifications done to the car. It is a completely stock rear suspension and sheet metal. It is very close inside and out but it is clear.. I don’t think you could squeeze any more tire in there.. A 245/45 would leave a little more breathing room though..

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Old 20th-August-2019, 12:31 AM   #347
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finding wheels

Ok gurus, seems I am having a hell of a time finding much to choose from for my 65. Looking for a 15x7 with at least 4.5 backspace. currently have a 4" backspace in the rear and any load in the back and the sidewall rubs in the fender. Id rather stay with 15's since I just got new tires. went from a 235/60/15 to a 225 hoping it would help and well, here I am. Stock rear soon to upgrade with CBR leafs as soon as I get the fitment taken care of.
Is there really this little choice in this size??

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With a 15x7 you’re going to want 4.5-4.75” of backspace to put bigger tires in the rear.. if you look umber the back of the car you will see a pretty decent amount on space between the tire and the leaf spring.. This is where you can exploit this unused territory and fill it with rubber..
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Old 29th-August-2019, 02:07 AM   #349
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KDee - those Rocket Rims are 7inch 15's very light and are 4.250 back space and should work fine as I use them on my 1962 with a P235/60/15 Tire. Even though my rear end is a Strange ford 9 they made it to the exact spec size as the original 1962 rear end even the perches are in stock positions.

I am one of the smallest tires at the drag strip and it sucks because with out cutting in tubs I can not go any taller than the 26.1.

I would have to say that is one of the worst draw backs of the Car compared to newer production cars or tubed cars like mine.

I also lowered the rear 2 inches the only safe way you can! you can see my lowing the rear of a 1962 Chevy II here: http://www.billingpros.com/ChevyII.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CTR8Uof0o
I know the subject has been beat to death and 15x7 with 4.5" bs is ideal, but has anybody else here had any success running a 15x7 with a 4.25" backspace?

I found some wheels that I REALLY like for the rears. The 15x7 is only available with 4.25" bs.
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Old 20th-September-2019, 05:52 PM   #350
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So we bit the bullet and are doing a DSE mini tub on the 65 Sedan. If I want to run a 17 by 10 with a 275/40/17, how much narrower does the housing need to be from stock or what backspacing have folks used? Also I will be using a CBR tri-4 link. TIA!!
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