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Old 02-08-2018, 05:56 PM
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I went through the first 16 pages of this thread and then my ADD kicked in.. lol .. I would like to know what is the biggest meat that I can stick under a '81 without too much modification. Definitely no flares, going for a slight road race, grand tour look. What size tire, rim and back space? Probably go with some VB&P suspension mods if that's what it takes to get more meat under it. What do you guys suggest?
All of these cars are slightly different for wheel clearance so you need to measure your own car, but I think I'm running some of the widest wheels and tyres under a non-flared C3, I posted all the details here: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...post1596208198.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by scura283 View Post
Superlites and Firehawks are on.
Those look great, I placed my order last week and can't wait to put them on. Same tires I was thinking about too, those or the RE-71R. Thanks for posting pictures.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:17 PM
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Before:




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AR Racing Torq Thrust II 17x8 5x4.75 and Nitto NT555 G2 255/50R17. Both before and after are the same exact height.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:34 PM
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AR Racing Torq Thrust II 17x8 5x4.75 and Nitto NT555 G2 255/50R17. Both before and after are the same exact height.
Could you please post pictures of a straight from the side profile and close up from the rear tires outside so I can get a good idea of how wide the tires look?
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Originally Posted by SHIFT A View Post
Could you please post pictures of a straight from the side profile and close up from the rear tires outside so I can get a good idea of how wide the tires look?
I will get you a side profile of the whole car tomorrow when I am not blocked in by my wife's car. Here are the close ups:









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Old 02-14-2018, 06:12 PM
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:35 PM
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I have
19x9.5 BS5” front with 275/35 19 super sports
19x10 BS 5.75 rear 285/35 19 super sports (12mm clearance at closest point to kick up )
On the rear 295 / 30 on 19” tyres would go close to fitting for road use , but not if you are tracking it
Unfortunately, when you are getting to the limits of what’s possible, when it comes to wheel clearance every C3 is different.

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Old 02-15-2018, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by DJF View Post
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AR Racing Torq Thrust II 17x8 5x4.75 and Nitto NT555 G2 255/50R17. Both before and after are the same exact height.
I think I'm going with those same rims in chrome. I would actually go with a slightly wider back tire on my 72 but they don't offer a backspace that would work in chrome I don't think unless I go 18 x 9, and even then I have to make some mods for the 5" backspace.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DJF View Post
I will get you a side profile of the whole car tomorrow when I am not blocked in by my wife's car. Here are the close ups:
Have you had the chance of getting a side profile picture? How does the car handle and ride now? and hold traction?

thanks again
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SHIFT A View Post
Have you had the chance of getting a side profile picture? How does the car handle and ride now? and hold traction?

thanks again
The car handles and rides great but to be honest I haven't pushed it hard since I just got it back on the road after sitting for about 12 years. The power assisted rack and pinion steering is a big improvement over the original manual steering.

Took it for a spin this afternoon on some back roads and I was really impressed given the car is almost 50 years old.



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Old 02-20-2018, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by terrys6t8roadster View Post
This 6t8 I've had almost 25 years. It has some traction.

specs; 18x9.5/4.5bs Fikse front, Continental slicks.
18x11/5.0bs Fikse rear, Continental slicks.
Suspension mods; VP&B duel mount front and rear, Steeroids, Dragvette on the rear.
For power;

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Please tell me more about your arrangement. Is that an ATI Procharger? Is the front cross-member notched for the pully? Are you running factory brackets for everything else? Please share......
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by OldCarBum View Post
If you like the Superlite wheels but want 18" check out these from Team Three LT III wheels.
They are beautiful and they are available in 17" X 8" with 4" or 4.5 backspace and also in 18" sizes in most widths and backspacing.


Exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by scura283 View Post
Superlites and Firehawks are on.
17x8 Superlites with a 4" backspace and 235/55R17 Firestone Indy 500s

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The wheels and tires are great, good ride and they balanced with no more than 3/4 oz of weights.


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Old 02-21-2018, 06:05 AM
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Please tell me more about your arrangement. Is that an ATI Procharger? Is the front cross-member notched for the pully? Are you running factory brackets for everything else? Please share......
It is a Vortec V1 charger, the brackets needed to be modified. If you do some search here on the forum there are some posts about centrifical charged C3s. The nicest one I saw was a Pro-charger arrangement and the alt did not need relocating. Yes the front cross member needs to be modified. One person heated with a gas axe and another with a BFH did the modding. It's a lot of work and a big expense. If you are really interested in doing this PM me. T
ALSO YOU END UP WITH NO VACUMM

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Old 02-24-2018, 04:22 PM
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That's sharp

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Old 02-25-2018, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by clwi View Post
This is my ride.
17x8 TT2 with Nitto Invo 255/50-17.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:52 PM
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just got it and donít know lots of specs yet but do know they are upgrades.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by HootsMcCoy View Post
just got it and donít know lots of specs yet but do know they are upgrades.
Sweet !
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:11 AM
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just got it and donít know lots of specs yet but do know they are upgrades.
Another 68 convertible and a triple black at that. Enjoy, T
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It stopped raining just long enough to get my new TT II's put on and snap a quick picture. It's so humid the camera lens fogged over.

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Would you Kindly tell me what you have on your 18" rims for tires?
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