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i was thinking about putting drag radials on my 73 nova and was wondering f anyone has already done this and whats needed to do it
 

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what size tire are you wanting to run? with the right offset rim i know you can get a 275/60 under there but not sure what your wanting to go with. you might be able to get something wider on there but not sure. i know i had a 275/60 on an 8.5" ralley on a 70 nova but i didnt try anything else.
 

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You can forget "8.5 rims. I have "8.5/"4-7/8bs auto drags and I had to trim everything and they would rub on the inside also with 275/60's.


With my slicks 26/10's they fit cause they are shorter. When I change to taller slicks I will have to get "7 auto drags.

My street steel rims in the back are "7 rims with 275/60 DR's.The only thing they rub is the tailpipe on the pass side. Don't forget I "trimmed" the outer lip.
 

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i was thinking about putting drag radials on my 73 nova and was wondering f anyone has already done this and whats needed to do it
ive got a 72 nova and would be willing to bet the overall dimensions are similiar. ive got 15 x 8.5 rims with5.5 BS with 275/60/15's.
rubs very lightly around turns and down my driveway-but i love these tires!
 

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had a buddy w/ a 73, he had 5-5.5 of BS & was able to put a 295/50/15 under there. so that 275/60/15 should work fine. just get a by 8 or 8.5 w/ that much BS... hope this helps...

JOHN
 

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here you go man. This is my '74 with 15x8 prostars 5.5" bs and 7/16 spacers. If I went with a different wheel I would go 5" bs next time. This is also a 275/60 drag radial.


 
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