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Old 01-12-2014, 05:19 PM
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255/60/15 T/A's on your ol' favorite 15x8 rallys....

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:47 AM
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TX-Techman What size American Racing rims did you end up with ?
The 15x7 fit with no back spacing. I didn't want to go to over sized wheels and tires and was looking for an old schol look. The 15x8s would have required backspacing and I really did not want spacers.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TX-Techman View Post
The 15x7 fit with no back spacing. I didn't want to go to over sized wheels and tires and was looking for an old schol look. The 15x8s would have required backspacing and I really did not want spacers.
Great look Bro I'm going to oder a set of 15 x 8 at 4 backspace is the normal. That way I can run me standards 225 x 70 x 15 red walls can;t wait .
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:45 PM
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If you are looking for 17"s, I picked up a set from SLP that look like the ZR1 rims from 93-95 and the car looks really good. Tire size I'm running is a 245/45/17 BFG, they are a direct bolt-on but you need to make sure your e-brake clears. On my 68 that was just a matter of flipping the clip. It handles like a dream, but it is a touch rougher on the road. The rims were $900 bucks, triple chrome And the tires a steal at tire rack for $120 a piece
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by midigike View Post
If you are looking for 17"s, I picked up a set from SLP that look like the ZR1 rims from 93-95 and the car looks really good. Tire size I'm running is a 245/45/17 BFG, they are a direct bolt-on but you need to make sure your e-brake clears. On my 68 that was just a matter of flipping the clip. It handles like a dream, but it is a touch rougher on the road. The rims were $900 bucks, triple chrome And the tires a steal at tire rack for $120 a piece
Photos or it didn't happen.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bluedawg View Post
Photos or it didn't happen.
SLP 17 inch Rims-Hyperblack (silver) with 255/45/17 ZR tires-Stole them for $600 on sale for 4.

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jb78L-82 View Post
SLP 17 inch Rims-Hyperblack (silver) with 255/45/17 ZR tires-Stole them for $600 on sale for 4.

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Nice!
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:57 PM
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:59 PM
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There you go blue dog you ball buster! Sorry new at this uploading thing. Direct bolt on SLP rims
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:08 PM
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That's a good looking vette. Sorry about your nuts.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:51 PM
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Funny I wasn't wearing them, but I did find them in my old ladies purse the other day
Thanks, its been a labor of love and $$$$. But the smiles priceless!
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:25 PM
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I cant wait to have it painted!
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:41 PM
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I recently bought a 1968 Base Model convertible basket case (formerly a 327-manual 4-speed/now a 350-TH400)....stock suspension/stock calipers/no spacers.

According to the forum threads, the front and rear caps are late 70's and the 4 rims have been changed from 15" x 7" width to 15" x 8" width.

Front tires...........BF Goodrich P235-60R15
Rear tires............Hancook P295-50R15 (1.750" "overhang" on each side of the rim---not ideal)

I do not care for the looks of the rear tires, but it was the "style" during that time period.....(and I had my high school '69 convertible Camaro set up the same way...LOL)...So, they will remain until I wear them out/daily driver)

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:48 AM
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The suspension I have is VBP Performance Plus full kit with VBP offset trailing arms, and VBP spreader bar. The wheels are aftermarket ( http://www.oewheelsllc.com/Wheels_3?...Q#.UtaryfY6JZk) C6 Z06 17"x9.5" black powdercoated with red outer banding, tires are Nitto NT555 Extreme Performance 25.55" tall 275/40 ZR17, and wheel adapters (http://www.ezaccessory.com/Billet_Wh...FTJp7AodqHIA-g) are 2.5". All sizes are the same front and rear. The ground to center wheel well lip height for the front is 26.5" and the rear is 27.5".

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:42 AM
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Here's a pic of my new wheels I purchased last fall. American Racing Wheels 15x8 with BF Goodrich P235-60R15 on both front and back. Thinking I would like to go to a wider tire. Stock suspension and brakes all has been gone thru. Bring on Spring
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:17 AM
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:15 AM
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Very impressive machine you put together there!
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The suspension I have is VBP Performance Plus full kit with VBP offset trailing arms, and VBP spreader bar. The wheels are aftermarket ( http://www.oewheelsllc.com/Wheels_3?...Q#.UtaryfY6JZk) C6 Z06 17"x9.5" black powdercoated with red outer banding, tires are Nitto NT555 Extreme Performance 25.55" tall 275/40 ZR17, and wheel adapters (http://www.ezaccessory.com/Billet_Wh...FTJp7AodqHIA-g) are 2.5". All sizes are the same front and rear. The ground to center wheel well lip height for the front is 26.5" and the rear is 27.5".




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Old 01-19-2014, 02:20 PM
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Very impressive machine you put together there!
That is one awesome job you did there,I wish we could do that in Ca. idiots!
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:49 PM
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Very impressive machine you put together there!
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That is one awesome job you did there,I wish we could do that in Ca. idiots!

Thanks for the compliments!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jb78L-82 View Post
SLP 17 inch Rims-Hyperblack (silver) with 255/45/17 ZR tires-Stole them for $600 on sale for 4.

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I like this look. Could see it on my '80 L48. Thanks for sharing
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