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smashem10 smashem10
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 04/14
Posted: 04/17/14
07:29 PM

I have a 70 nova Iam running 8Inch ralley rim how wide of tire can I go maybe  later  I wanted 17x 8 in front and 9.5 rear I want to run a 275 60 17 on rear let me know thanks  

wayne712222 wayne712222
User | Posts: 121 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 04/18/14
07:31 PM

the only way to know is to measure..     cut slabs of styrofoam.  stick them to the tire.  lower the car to ride height..  see how much clearance there is..   this gives you the ability to know in an hour exactly how much room you actually have..

a friend of mine used a screw type jack to gently spread the wheel wells of his fairlane..

Fairlaneinnerfenderstretch Zps27c25fb9

yes.. this moved his fender out slightly..  but he wedged in some wider rear tires..

Fairlanereartireinstaled Zps45878c8c

and  there are a lot of mods to that car..  he just drives the heck out of it.. does not bother with the looks as much..

Fairlanleftfront Zps0f6aa98d

he picked  up some used almost worn out tires to try the fit.. why bother screwing up a brand new set if something snags..  

wayne712222 wayne712222
User | Posts: 121 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 04/18/14
07:58 PM

oh.. just in case you want to go  wider without going to a full tub job..



http://www.superchevy.com/technical/paint_body/bodywork/sucp_0908_1972_nova_wheel_wells/viewall.html


http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/tech/paint_body/bodywork/1003chp_1973_chevy_camaro_wide_wheel_tub_install/viewall.html