Tire and wheel package

Discussion in 'Ranchero Parts for Sale LINKS' started by Huevos, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. HarryRanchero

    HarryRanchero In Third Gear

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    Made in China....

    Bad news boys... even AMERICAN RACING WHEELS are NOW made in China! Bought a replacement wheel for a set that was 5 years old and the new wheel said... right on the box... "MADE IN CHINA"!

    So much for an AMERICAN RACING WHEEL made in AMERICA!

    By the way, most all OE wheels for GM and Ford and Chrysler (and the "other" foreign car makers) are now made in China with RARE exceptions!
     
  2. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Here is a 255/60-15 placed in the rear (I added the wheel with P-shop). It's 10" wide and I think looks pretty good.

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  3. 210eddiep

    210eddiep In Overdrive

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    i have 255 60 15 on the rear. 215 65 15 front. they are mounted on 10 inch and 8 inch solid chrome wheels with baby moons. i like wider in the back smaller in front. just like high school.
     
  4. scrnic1

    scrnic1 In Fourth Gear

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    Looks good!:D I wouldnt have thought you would need a 10" wheel for a 255. Hows it look from the rear?
     
  5. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    I am running 295s on 8.5 wheels
     
  6. 210eddiep

    210eddiep In Overdrive

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    i dont know if i needed 10 in wheels. i put it in the hands of w/w tire co. i think they said it was stock back spacing on them. they fit and look good!
     
  7. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    You have the right size wheels for the tires you have.
    Pulling the sidewall in with an undersized wheel gives you a bit of clearance, but at the expense of handling.
     
  8. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    The tires and wheels for my Ranchero were delivered. The 255/60-15's will rub the quarter if the body drops any (hits bump, light load in bed, etc.), he says. I think it needs a different backspaced rim (tons of room on the inside). He says to get the 70's we are putting on the front on the back to. Opinions?

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    60's

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    70's

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  9. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    what size are the fronts? maybe a 245 60 in the rear
    or maybe this
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/East...t=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2a10bf2ef2
     
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  10. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    215-70/15's on the front. I'm all for rolling the lip, but Dad doesn't want to ruin the value of the car (I know). I'm trying to get a rim with another 1 1/2" of backspace. There is a 6" of clearance on the inside.
     
  11. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    . This from the guy that shaved the marker lights?????
    you need 1 inch less back space not more,
     
  12. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    And cut a hole out of the floor and filled in the antenna hole.

    Less would push the wheel further outboard, no?
     
  13. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    Yes was havin a brain fart (again)
     
  14. bigears

    bigears In Third Gear BRONZE MEMBER

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    15 x 8 on all four with 4.25 in backspace fitted with 255 x 60 x 15 rear and 235 x 60 x 15 front - Perfect rides nice handles well and looks good with a nice rake .......... my 2 cents worth :)
     

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