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What size slicks will fit on a stock 72 rear? I was thinking 10 inch but not sure. I have 255's on there so I figured 10inch would fit.

I have 3:73's and I was figuring on getting 26x10-15's Thoughts?

Also, what wheels would you recommend?
 

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Dude you are the slickman, whay you asking us ?
Really, you can run a 28x9 slick or a 28x11.5 et street. If you run a 10 or 10.5 the car will have be sitting high or stock heighn, as the bluge of the tire will rub if you try to lower the car, also it depends on the rim width
 

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a 255/60/15 mt dragradial will fit your car like a glove ......... thats what your running anyways or a 255/60/15 is the same as a 27 x 10.5 x 15 slick on an 8'' rim
 

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a 255/60/15 mt dragradial will fit your car like a glove ......... thats what your running anyways or a 255/60/15 is the same as a 27 x 10.5 x 15 slick on an 8'' rim
Great, thats the info I was looking for. I kind of thought a 10 inch would do it.. Thanks!!
 

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Really a ten can fit as I said, but I will tell you a 28x9 et drag on a 8 inch rim , with the car sitting with wheel well 1/2 from the rim has no room. The thing is the tub kinda narrows toward the top, with the car higher you may have more room, I have seen cars with the buldge of the tire in the flare section of the wheel well. so yeah they fit, there are guys who use a 3 or 5 lb hammer and beat the tub to clear, but i dont care for the ways.
I put my tires up in there and measured between the 2 then built the housing to fit, I have about 1/4 on each side of the buldge, as I said thats a 28x9.
Ask aron69nova for pics of his and my car and you can see. it depends on the height
 

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if your rear is stock length, i recomend a 15x8 rims with 5.5 backspacing and 28"x10" slick such as MT.....or MT ET street 28x12.50x15..........
 

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if your rear is stock length, i recomend a 15x8 rims with 5.5 backspacing and 28"x10" slick such as MT.....or MT ET street 28x12.50x15..........
5 1/2 inch BS? That sounds like way too much. I have a 4 3/8 BS now and it only has about 3/4 clearance.

Seeing there has been a varation on what others say will fit. It looks like I should stick with a 9 inch on an 8 inch wide rim with a BS of no more then 4 7/8.

what ya guys think?

I don't want to invest in rims and tires then find out I have an issue. My tire and rim setup now is; 255x60-15 on 15x7 rims with a BS of 4 3/8. The rear is all stock, no tubs.
 

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if your rear is stock length, i recomend a 15x8 rims with 5.5 backspacing and 28"x10" slick such as MT.....or MT ET street 28x12.50x15..........
NO WAY a 28X12.5-15 ET street is going to fit on my 72 with a stock rearend and 15x8x5.5. That is the rim I am using and have a 27x10.5-15 tire and it rubs the inner panel. My tire has a sidewall width of 10.6" and the 12.5" tire has a sidewall width of 12.6".....don't know where you get your info from.

26x10.5-15 ET street, 10.5 is sidewall width and a 8.3" tread width, where as a slick the middle number is sidewall width, so a 26x10-15 ET drag slick has a sidewall width of 11.6" and a tread width of 9.8"

The 28x9-15 slick is 10.8 at the sidewall and 8.6 at the tread

The 255/16-15 ET street radial is equivalent to the 27x10.5-15, 27.1" dia, 10.1 sidewall and 9" tread
 

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Tire----------------------------Section width-------Tread width
255/16-15 ET Street radial -------10.1"---------------9.0"
26x10.5-15 ET Street-------------10.5"---------------8.3"
27x10.5-15 Et Street-------------10.6"---------------8.9"
28X12.5-15 ET Street------------12.6"---------------10.0"
28x9-15 ET Drag-----------------10.8"---------------8.6"
26X10-15 ET Drag----------------11.6"---------------9.6"
28x10.5-15 ET Drag--------------11.7"---------------9.6"
 

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Tire----------------------------Section width-------Tread width
255/16-15 ET Street radial -------10.1"---------------9.0"
26x10.5-15 ET Street-------------10.5"---------------8.3"
27x10.5-15 Et Street-------------10.6"---------------8.9"
28X12.5-15 ET Street------------12.6"---------------10.0"
28x9-15 ET Drag-----------------10.8"---------------8.6"
26X10-15 ET Drag----------------11.6"---------------9.6"
28x10.5-15 ET Drag--------------11.7"---------------9.6"
Based on this with my tires being 255/60 with a section width of 10 inches, it looks like I should stick with the 28x9-15 ET Drag right? Also stick with an offset of 4 1/2..
 

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Based on this with my tires being 255/60 with a section width of 10 inches, it looks like I should stick with the 28x9-15 ET Drag right? Also stick with an offset of 4 1/2..
Bingo what did I say the first time ? the 28 x11.5 et street measures the same if yoou want to drive around on them but the et drag is abetter tire.
Oh I run a 8 inch rim with 3.5 bs. looks good tucked in there and rim looks deep. narrowed 9 in
 

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cheapo way

Know its not what you're looking at but to save ****$ and hassle I got a set of 'vette 15x8 rallys, 4" bs, and am running 26x8 Hoosier slicks.
no fit troubles, no traction troubles, cheap and easy.
 

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I have someones car right now who thought they wouls fit, bought tires, wheels and curries houshing to find out they would not. now its being mini tubbed
i new from the start they wouldnt. but i also planed on the mini tub, and shortened 9"

good luck slick man
 

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I have a friend who has 9 inch slicks, not sure about the rims but, I'm going to ask him to bring them over so I can try them. He has a 68 Nova with a 427 :D
 
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