What tire size and rim combo are you running?

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by ceas350, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    yup looks good with Cragar's

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  2. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    I put 17’s on the 65 in part for all the choices for wheels and tires. First time I ever bought anything over 15”, but I’m happy with the look and ride. Now I’m used to it and my 14” road wheels look puny.
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  3. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Looking good there. Nice red with a great T/R combo to match! Most folks want more tire side wall when choosing a combo. On the 65-68 a wheel up to 16 inches will provide a decent amount of side wall and still look more like a hot rod. 17&18 would likely give the car a protouring look considering the car isn't lifted and mud tires are installed lol.
  4. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    16" Also look good as well but tires are getting hard to find so 17's are the way to go

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  5. voodoochild54

    voodoochild54 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys and gals.............I have 255/60/15 on the back of my 66 Skylark. I am old school, I want the widest I can put on her without rolling the wells. I love the "steamroller" look, that's what everyone had when I was a teenager. I have air shocks on the rear, of course I love the high rear rake! I think the wheels are an 8". What would the widest tire I could fit, and what backspace. I'm open to a wider wheel. Thanks in advance!!!
  6. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    rear 255/50/16 on 16X8 rally 5 1/2" back spacing on my 65 Sportwagon

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  7. Sportwagon400

    Sportwagon400 Well-Known Member

    rear 255/60/15 on 15 X 8 - 5"

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  8. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    20170607_210230_resized.jpg 20170607_210445_resized.jpg 295/40/18 on 18 x 11 rear, 245/50/17 on 17 x 8 front.
  9. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

  10. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Newstalgia. Summit also sells them. Made by Circle Racing, 104 series
  11. superlark

    superlark Ruthy

    18x8 at all four corners. Easy to rotate.
  12. superlark

    superlark Ruthy

    That looks menacing. Nice.
  13. DavidC77

    DavidC77 "Matilda" 1970 Buick GSX

    Those look real nice...

    Do you have a photo of them on the car yet???

    I'd love to see a photo...

    I'm going to go with 17" and I'm looking at the Bond Speed Wheels blacked out Icon but I think I like those better...

  14. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

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  15. Doug's Stage X

    Doug's Stage X Well-Known Member

    Hi Scott,
    Would love to see the car on the ground with those, Are you at stock ride height and what is the back spacing for both.
    I'm really liking these. Nice..
  16. Lance Williams

    Lance Williams Well-Known Member

    Man I was excited about those 104's until I called and found out how much they cost!
  17. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    When looking for wheel and tire combos for the Electra I found this page:


    Probably jump to other models from here. Scroll down the page for a ton of wheel/tire size combos and the difference in rolling radius to original size.

    I settled on 18 x 8 at all four corners American Racing Torq Thrust II wrapped in 235/55-18 Kumho Crugen rubber.

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  18. bigce1972

    bigce1972 Well-Known Member

    245/60/15 on the back, 215/65/15 on front. I like this combo. Hoping to go with stock ralley rims soon and will need new tires so I may go wider in the front. Maybe 245/60/15 all the way around. No good pictures of them at the moment.
  19. Chief96

    Chief96 Member

    Nice stuff!!! Looking to go with 235r60-15 up front and 275r60-15 on the back on my 71 GS with 15x7 and 15x8 Cragars.....the rears have either a 4 or 5 inch backspace. Which backspacing is better, want to be sure these are right before I order or they'll be very nice planters in my wife's garden, lol...and just to be sure, we have a 4 3/4 lug pattern? Sorry, for the dumb questions but it has been a LOOOOOONG time since I owned my last GS and I'm trying to get back up to speed, so to speak...thanks!!!
  20. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    For a 70-72 Skylark or GS, I would go with 5" BS on an 8" wheel. 4 1/2" BS will work, but 5" is probably better. Yes, 4 3/4 lug pattern.
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