Wheel/tire fit for modded 69 GS

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by zazbeam, May 20, 2018.

  1. zazbeam

    zazbeam Member

    I put a custom posi equipped, super strong Currie built 9" FORD rear end w/disc brakes in my Buick as a result of a damaged rear end and now my wheels don't fit. (Rallye 15X7s with 235-60-15s)

    I am now faced with having to get new wheels and tires and I am split between going with a 15" tire with the right offset to clear the calipers, or going to 17s or 18s. Seems like one upgrade leads to another...anyway, does anyone have any suggestions? Car is on 2" lowering springs and I kinda want to go for the pro-touring look. Like to have lots of tire under there but the rear wheel well's opening is small.

  2. UPSTAGED1970

    UPSTAGED1970 Well-Known Member

    If you're going for the pro touring look, I would recommend a 17" or 18" wheel. The backspacing is all dependent on what size wheel you're trying to fit in the stock wheel tubs. I have 275's in the rear without a problem. Probably could even squeeze up to a 295. Also if your suspension is built for handling/ road racing, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by only having a 15" wheel on there. Just my opinion.
  3. Verns69gs350

    Verns69gs350 Member

    I have a 69 gs with two inch lowering springs on 20s 295 in the rear. No rub. So im sure you can fit the 17s 18s no problem

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