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Old 11-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #76
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Re: Wheel/Tire Fitment Pictures & Info

I am ready to order my wheels and tires and can't decide on the size for the rear. I have decided on 255/45 18s [18x8 wheel] for the front but can't decide if I should go with 295/40 20s on the rear or 315/35 20s [20x10 wheel]. I originally planned on the 295s but my tire guy thinks the 315s would look better... I am not sure.

I think that having the sidewall heights match is important so I used the tire sizing guide at 1010tires.com and the 315s theoretically have a side wall height of 4.34". The 295/40s are said to be 4.64". The front 255/45s would be 4.51". I like the idea of 12.5" of tread width on the 315s, but wonder if the tire would look like it needs to be on a wider rim, which I don't want. I don't have to worry about having enough room for the 315s width because I have a shortened rear-end and have tubbed the bed 5.5" on each side. And the truck will have air ride so they have to tuck.

Anyone fit 315s on a 10" rim?
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:20 AM   #77
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hi guys im new here and was wondering on what size tires would fit on my truck its a 72 1/2 ton 2wd lwb i want to put 20's on it and i plan on putting a 4/6 inch drop on it. will they fit? and what size tire do i need? i think a 245/40/20 or a 275/40/20 might be ok or maybe a 45 series, please let me know what you think. thanks
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:17 AM   #78
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Here is my setup... Tire size is 31/16.50/15 Mickey Thompson ET Streets on 15" x 12" Weld Draglite wheels with 7.5"s of back-spacing. (NO these wheels will not fit on your stock truck, however they will if you change out your axles, I went with 35 Spline Moser's) Weld Draglites only come in 5 on 4.5 or 5 on 4.75 bolt circles. I have also included a couple of pics of my trailing arm modification... I have added the ability to adjust my trailing arms up or down in the front to suit my traction needs.
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:16 AM   #79
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What is the bigest height tire can you use on the back of a 2 wheel drive half ton truck with stock suspension, without being lifted up. And how wide?

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Old 12-04-2005, 11:36 PM   #80
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Re: Wheel/Tire Fitment Pictures & Info

anyone ever thought of doing a mini tub with 15x12 with like 18 or 17x7 or even 6s for like a rail type dragster look? i have a long box so i think it will look good
maybe some one has done it if so anyone have a pictures
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Old 12-05-2005, 07:11 PM   #81
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Here's a 4x4 pic. 3/4 ton, 4 inch suspension lift, tires are 33 x 15.5 x 16 and wheels are 16 x 10. Doesn't rub, but throws the mud!!
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:39 AM   #82
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Re: Wheel/Tire Fitment Pictures & Info

i had some 275/85/16's on the front with no problem and some 35X12.50's on the rear that only rubbed with about 1000 lbs on the truck if i hit a bump (never heard it, just saw some paint was worn down). 70 GMC stock height- 81 chevy control arms in front, stock dana 60 in back.... C2500

sorry- only pic i could find on short notice...

oh, found another one- both in the dark...
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:31 PM   #83
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I love the style of your truck!I have searched high and low to find pictures of a flat black slammed 67-72.Do you have any more pictures you could send me?I would appreciate it.My E-mail is boxwoodboy@aol.com Thanks-David
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Old 12-25-2005, 03:40 PM   #84
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Re: Wheel/Tire Fitment Pictures & Info

Can someone with a stock height SWB 1/2ton 2WD take some fender to ground measurments for me, po of my truck said it is a 2/4 drop, but seems to be a bit lower, more like 3/5.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:03 PM   #85
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:49 PM   #86
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Re: Wheel/Tire Fitment Pictures & Info

Wheel to ground is not a accurate measurement. Wheel and tire sizes will vary that measurement.

I have the rear drop measurement from a few guys with ECE 6" and they have between 2.5" to 3" between the axel and frame.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:58 PM   #87
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Wheels are 15x8 and tires are 275/60 on all four corners. Drop is Early Classic 3.5" front and 6" rear.


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Wow. nice truck seen ten! Any tire rubbing problems with that combination?
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:24 PM   #89
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Wow. nice truck seen ten! Any tire rubbing problems with that combination?
Thanks man. My only rubbing problem is the rims want to rub on the control arms when the wheel is cut deep at speed. It has only happened once while pulling into a parking spot way to quick. I think it's that syndrome of combining a drop spindle and 15" wheel. I am currently shopping for some new 17" rollers that should solve the problem.
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Re: Wheel/Tire Fitment Pictures & Info

I will confirm that the rim width is the issue. I have 7" van rallys up front and they have never hit the controll arm. That 1" must be the clearance needed.
My front drop is 2.5 spindle and a 1" coil.
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:03 PM   #91
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Thanks man. My only rubbing problem is the rims want to rub on the control arms when the wheel is cut deep at speed. It has only happened once while pulling into a parking spot way to quick. I think it's that syndrome of combining a drop spindle and 15" wheel. I am currently shopping for some new 17" rollers that should solve the problem.

I love the back view. How much land you got? You could hide a few parts trucks back in those trees as well. Nice shop too.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:36 PM   #92
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I love the back view. How much land you got? You could hide a few parts trucks back in those trees as well. Nice shop too.
I will be sure to pass on the compliment to my buddy who owns the place . His shop is the same size as mine but since he has a torch and a mega air compressor we did the drop at his place. As far as acreage there lets just say "a lot".
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Found this tonight: http://www.autowaretech7.net/nextwheels/newstal.htm

It has over 300 different classic cars/trucks and a boatload of sweet wheels.
Also allows you to lower the vehicle, change wheel sizes and change colors. Veeeery coooool!
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1970 with 68 bed, 67 front clip, dropped 2.5/4, 2.5 drop coils up front, and 4 inch blocks in the back. 18 inch american eagle series 187. 245/45/18 all the way around.
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1970 with 68 bed, 67 front clip, dropped 2.5/4, 2.5 drop coils up front, and 4 inch blocks in the back. 18 inch american eagle series 187. 245/45/18 all the way around.
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heres mine before with 235/75/15 and after with 285/70/15's on all four.

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Old 01-24-2006, 11:27 PM   #97
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I have a 72 longhorn C30. I just ordered 18X9 rims. The truck is stock height. I could use some help in picking the right tire size. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:35 PM   #98
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see ten - are your inner fenders out of that truck? I'm running a 2.5" front drop and it looks like my tires will hit the inner fenders if I go over a bump. I noticed that you said you had some rubbing when cutting corners, and didn't see any comments on the inner fenders, so I thought I'd ask.
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I will chip in and answer your question. I am running 2.5 spindle and 1" coil. 255/60's on the 7" van rallys. NEVER has it rubbed in the last 4000 miles. I am sure both of our trucks have inner fenders.

Only diffirence is he is using 8" rallys and 275/60 up front.

What rim size do you have ?
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I'm running 235/75/15 on 8" rally's today, but want to put some 255/60/17 on the truck. The 17" will have more backspacing, probably 5". Just looking at my current 27.5" setup, I've only got 3-4" between the tire and the inner fender. I just thought our suspension moved that much when going over bumps in the road.

I don't want to goof up my powder coated chassis!! Thanks for the input.
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