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Legendary wheel, part number LW70-70757B

Legendary 7"x17" with 4.75" BS; 205/40/17 front, 225/45/17 rear. Thanks for all the info on this site!
 

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Wondering if anyone has tried a 245/40/17 on a stock rear end on a 65 sedan. The inlet non stock item is a disc brake kit on the rear. TIA!
 

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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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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..

Thank you much for the info!!!
 

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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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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


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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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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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In the simplest of ways, re-drill the rotors to a 5 lug pattern. However, there are then many considerations. Redrilling to many of those patterns (ie. 5X4.75) requires welding a hole closed then redrilling. There is also will the drums fit? Even in this thread, A lot of thought has been put into Wheel offsets: and are you going to run different offsets on front and back? Point is - mistakes can get expensive when you are purchasing wheels and tires.
 

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Sorry for the same pics cross posted on a few different threads, but here's some 205/70 14's and 185/65 14's on a '64. The wheels have 3.375 in backspacing. Plenty of room! Sadly - I found out they no longer make the BFG raised white letter radial in 195/65 14, which was my original choice up front (with 205 rear).

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Taking Powerglide in for rebuild and need to make a decision on wheels. Currently plan on going with 225 60 15 on 15×7 with 4.5 backspace, but would like to go bigger heigth/width wise on rear. Suspension on my 63 Nova is stock, except for 2" drop spindles and Right stuff 4 wheel disc brake conversion. I've read that 235s, 245s and 255s (all 60×15) will fit on the rear, but no mention of backspacing mentioned that I can remember. Any input appreciated.
 

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For the rear of my 64 I had some 15x8 w/5.25” of backspace. I have 225/50/15s on it currently but I feel 235/60/15 could work. I have yet to try that size. If you want to run 15x7 I would suggest 4.75” of backspace as the outer sidewall will be closer to the outer wheel houses.. I’ve had 225/60/15 on 15x7 w/4.25” backspace and they rubbed frequently.. Give yourself a 1/2 inch and go 4.75” of backspace..

The black wheels are 15x7 all around. The silver wheels are 15x7 front and 15x8 rear.
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I ignored good advice and am running 15x7" with 4.25" bs (off the shelf size) 62 Series Wheel Vintiques with 185/60's in front and 205/65s in back. I had a little bit of rubbing on the front fender on rare occasion but I persuaded it with a mallet and now its fine. I have 69' style discs so they're pushed out a bit from stock, not sure where the rear end came from (I think a 63 SS?). but no trouble there. Cars lowered a bit with cut coils and old leaf springs.
That said, any larger tires and I'd have lots more issues. This is the look I had to have, at a price I could afford and a little bit rubbing on odd occasions doesn't bother me.
 

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