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Old 09-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Not sure how big of a rear tire I want to run on my new c-3 project; not going huge, but maybe a 30"?

Car is getting an 8.50 cage, 9 in, lenco ST1200, pump gas 565, etc.

If any of you guys could post pics I would greatly appreciate it.

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I have some shots of mine with a 28" tire- 275/60/15. But it's not a track tire, which I'm guessing is what you're talking about.
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That would be ok, I am just looking to see how the wheel wells look, etc.

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OK, here you go-





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Thanks, that is a damn nice looking car.
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I have 225/60R15 MT Drag radials on my 76.

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Thanks, that is a damn nice looking car.
Thanks. Just out of curiosity, will your C3 ever see the street or will it be a track only car?
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Thanks. Just out of curiosity, will your C3 ever see the street or will it be a track only car?
Lots of street time.....
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Hey Les what size on the front, and what size rims front/ back?Also killer looking ride!
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Lots of street time.....
Oh my, you do take your recreational time seriously. That's going to be an E ticket ride.
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Hey Les what size on the front, and what size rims front/ back?Also killer looking ride!
Thanks. The front tires are 235/60/15 and the wheels are 15X8 all around. Since those photos I've changed the rear tires to 255/60/15, which is about an inch less in diameter. It sits just a bit lower as a result and the tires grip a whole lot better.
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Are The 25 Tires The Same As The Previous 275? Wondering Why The Grip Has Improved W/ The Smaller Tire?

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Thanks. The front tires are 235/60/15 and the wheels are 15X8 all around. Since those photos I've changed the rear tires to 255/60/15, which is about an inch less in diameter. It sits just a bit lower as a result and the tires grip a whole lot better.
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[QUOTE=Les;1584889834]Oh my, you do take your recreational time seriously. That's going to be an E ticket ride.

LOL....the engine is the same one out of my sig; took my Top Sportsman 63 to a 7.17 at 192 mph. We will take a little cam and compression out of it, but still should make 900+ hp on pump gas.

Once I get the project a little further along I will post some pics.
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Hoosier 28x11.5x15.

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Are The 25 Tires The Same As The Previous 275? Wondering Why The Grip Has Improved W/ The Smaller Tire?
That's a valid question. I should have explained. The 275s were Nitto Drag Radials- very good all around tires but they didn't have quite enough grip to hook me up, resulting in unwanted smoke shows. The 255s are Mickey Thompson ET Street Drag Radials, which have a very sticky compound. When heated up with a burnout, they grip like a vice.
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Oh my, you do take your recreational time seriously. That's going to be an E ticket ride.

LOL....the engine is the same one out of my sig; took my Top Sportsman 63 to a 7.17 at 192 mph. We will take a little cam and compression out of it, but still should make 900+ hp on pump gas.

Once I get the project a little further along I will post some pics.
I was going to ask you to post pics. That's going to be wild and, done right, I would think Chevy High Performance or some other performance magazine would be interested in having a look at it.
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Not sure how big of a rear tire I want to run on my new c-3 project; not going huge, but maybe a 30"?

Car is getting an 8.50 cage, 9 in, lenco ST1200, pump gas 565, etc.

If any of you guys could post pics I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
John




A couple of mine with 295/50/15 on 10" rims.
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Do the 15x10s have stock backspace? Are your wheel wells stock? The car looks mean as heck. I like the way it looks.
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What size tires are those Peter?

I like those 28x11.5x15......those are on the list of possibilities....
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What size tires are those Peter?

I like those 28x11.5x15......those are on the list of possibilities....
These are 28x9x15. I think it will be difficult to have any wider tires if you want to keep it real low.
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