15x8 w/ 3.75 BS?

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by theitalianflip, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    From what I can see, you want the outer edge of the tires to be even with the outer fender. Is that what you are after?
     
  2. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

  3. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    I did some calculations and was thinking of going 215/65/ 15 for the fronts and 235/60 15 for the rears.
    Again, they are 15x7 in the front and 15x8 in the rears with 3.75BS.
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    You'll have to lift the car some, otherwise the edges of the tires may contact the fenders on bumps.
     
  5. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Sorry if I was rude. When you said ‘stance’ and described your desired look, I went more negative than was needed. I thought you meant that hellaflush/poke/stretch trend that is at best poor riding and dangerous. The tire sizes you’re considering are a little small for an A body and as Larry said your backspace may cause more problems than it’s worth.
    Patrick
     
  6. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    No problem. I know I'm taking a risk, but it's something I do and enjoy.
    Maybe I should stance it just to make everyone mad ;)
     
  7. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    BTW, here is my Nova I built (and miss). I want to do this with the GS, but with a little less tire and substitute it with a little more wheel.
     

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  8. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    The Nova looks good. Not sure how less tire and more wheel would look, though.
    Patrick
     
  9. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Damn, that's close.:)
     
  10. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    And it didn't rub.
     
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  11. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    I answered my own question: They do fit, and no rubbing.
    You may or may not like to look, but to confirm, a 3.75" BS does work!
     

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  12. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Cool! Now, don’t touch the exterior. Fix only enough of the interior that the dust and flapping of loose material don’t annoy you on the interstate. Tune it, curve the distributor, be sure the qjet’s right, make sure all the systems are road trip ready, and drive her to Bowling Green in October! I’ll buy the first round!
    Patrick
     
  13. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    Haha, that’s the plan. The carb was rebuilt along with the distributer. All new plugs, cap etc. All new brake system including disc brakes, lines and master.
    She’s almost ready for long road trips, just need to get the stereo going
     
  14. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    Better pic
     

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  15. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Maybe I am missing something here, but how does your stance differ from the picture I posted? Does my car have an "old man" stance? Not seeing it.:) Glad you are happy though.

    BroadwayCC5.jpg
     
  16. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    It's not done yet, still have to do control arms, shocks, and lowering springs. Stance isn't just the wheel and tire size, it's the overall look of the car's suspension setup.
    I don't see too many old guys driving ratty looking cars, they tend to want something restored or pristine. Don't get me wrong, that's nice too, but I want something different.
     
  17. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    That is what I'm not clear on. I look forward to seeing pictures as you get the car to where you want it. Keep in mind as you lower the car, and make other suspension changes, what clears now may not in the future.
     
  18. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    You haven't seen my car then....lol.
     
  19. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    I haven't, would you like to show me?
     
  20. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    The self described Maggot:)

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