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Old 06-15-2017, 02:19 AM   #741
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15*8 Western Knock Offs w/DiamondBack (Radial TA) redlines (P255/60/15)



i love the look, where did you get your wheels?
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70 vert the gray spoke TTIIs look great. Nice job of filling the wheel wells and setting the stance.
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Lowered "old school" , cut stock coils in front , 9 inch lowering bolts on STOCK C3 rally's . Maybe its just me , but a C3 with aftermarket wheels just doesn't look right .
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Stock C3 Rally's on an "old school" drop . Cut stock coils , front . 9 Inch bolt , rear . Right stance , right wheels , right mods make the car .
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Just got her back Friday.
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Looks very nice! Can you post the tire /wheel sizes front/back?
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Can you tell us what size wheel and tire combo this is, and backspace specs?
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Looks very nice! Can you post the tire /wheel sizes front/back?
These are 15x8 with a 4" back spacing. Same as factory.
Tires Front 265/50/15
Tires Rear 275/50/15

Only change I made was relocating the Ebrake cable bracket from the front of the trailing arm to the top





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Can you tell us what size wheel and tire combo this is, and backspace specs?
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Will do - I'm out of town this week but will post when I get back home Saturday.
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These are 15x8 with a 4" back spacing. Same as factory.
Tires Front 265/50/15
Tires Rear 275/50/15

Only change I made was relocating the Ebrake cable bracket from the front of the trailing arm to the top





How current were your tires made, I could only find 295/50-15 listed for 50 series BFG tires. I formerly used 265/50-15 T/A's which BFG doesn't list anymore, to the best of my knowledge.
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How current were your tires made, I could only find 295/50-15 listed for 50 series BFG tires. I formerly used 265/50-15 T/A's which BFG doesn't list anymore, to the best of my knowledge.
The Tires are a bit older. I don't think they are made anymore. It is becoming harder to find much in the way of verity when it coms to 15" tires

I will soon be switching to 18" rims. There is a lot more verity in the 18's
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The Tires are a bit older. I don't think they are made anymore. It is becoming harder to find much in the way of verity when it coms to 15" tires

I will soon be switching to 18" rims. There is a lot more verity in the 18's
That's why I ended up going with the 17" front and 18" rear....more options. Never was a fan of the 15" BF Goodrich tires
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Will do - I'm out of town this week but will post when I get back home Saturday.
US Mags wheels (200S - U115 model), 245/45ZR17 front, 275/40ZR18 rears. BF Goodrich g-Froce sport comp tires on all four. I want to say 4.5" backspace on the rear, but will need to confirm that with the shop again.
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she will look a lot better once the chrome headers and side pipes get delivered tomorrow!

not sure if im going to keep these wheels and tires... tires are garbage and I might go to the black and chrome 5 spke muscle rims... Probably do 8" on the front and 9" on the back. thoughts?
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she will look a lot better once the chrome headers and side pipes get delivered tomorrow!

not sure if im going to keep these wheels and tires... tires are garbage and I might go to the black and chrome 5 spke muscle rims... Probably do 8" on the front and 9" on the back. thoughts?
Gorgeous! (But then i have a 74 L48 that's white!)

I ended up going with 17x8" front and 18x8" rear on mine. It's just easier to find good tires (and cheaper than the Goodyear's!) See a few posts above for an idea of what they look like.
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