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    I just got some Champion wheels....15 x 12 4 " back spacing there mint! I just have to cut the rear down and get some new tires..and million other things...............
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    They look sweet! Are they light? I only hear good things about those wheels..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cellguy View Post
    They look sweet! Are they light? I only hear good things about those wheels..
    15x 12" rim and 29 x 10.5W hoosier 46lbs no tube

    15 x 10" Weld drag lite 29x10 hoosier /w tube 42 lbs

    so there a little heavier but i'm taking out 5" of axle on both sides so i'm sure that is more than 4lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubuick View Post
    15x 12" rim and 29 x 10.5W hoosier 46lbs no tube

    15 x 10" Weld drag lite 29x10 hoosier /w tube 42 lbs

    so there a little heavier but i'm taking out 5" of axle on both sides so i'm sure that is more than 4lbs
    Looks good. Love the Champion wheels.
    What have you done to the frame and wheel housings?
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    Looks great! I am just curious why you went with a 1.5" wide tire with a 12" wide wheel?
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    some new pics,, i got the rear together and just some sheet metal work to do in the trunk.
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    That body style looks sick with big rubber under it! Very cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubuick View Post
    some new pics,, i got the rear together and just some sheet metal work to do in the trunk.
    Those look great, ties in real nice with the black top. Do the fronts match? Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by buicksstage1 View Post
    Those look great, ties in real nice with the black top. Do the fronts match? Chris
    the fronts will be here end of the week there going to be black anodized center and polished rim.


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    Well the fronts are on and it is rolling again........
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    Most of the time,the 68-69 cars don't do it for me,but that is just wayyy too darn nice with those wide wheels on it. The fenderwells make it look lowered. And,the color of that girl is really nice!!! I like those rims too...
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    Im digging it.


    Looks like your lil helper in the picture likes them too!
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    Looks awesome. Good choice of wheels!

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    Great car!
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    So does that mean I can put a Mickey T 29.5x10.5x15 slick on my 72 Skylark with a 12" rim with outer fender lip cut and rolled without moving the frame? If so what back spacing should I use? They fit with a 10" rim but close. I want to spread that tire out some more to get more rubber on the track.


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    for every inch of wheel width the section width will grow aprox .4 if an inch so your section width will be .8-1inch wider than what you have now.
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    So that might work with the same backspacing that I have now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbz455 View Post
    So does that mean I can put a Mickey T 29.5x10.5x15 slick on my 72 Skylark with a 12" rim with outer fender lip cut and rolled without moving the frame? If so what back spacing should I use? They fit with a 10" rim but close. I want to spread that tire out some more to get more rubber on the track.



    the sectional of a 29 x 10.5W on 12" rim is 14" i don't see it clearing with out doing frame work/tub work


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    05' GMC 2500HD 8.1L 15.4 89MPH

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    I was going to use the 10.5 not the10.5w I might move some frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbz455 View Post
    I was going to use the 10.5 not the10.5w I might move some frame.
    You don't need to massage the frame at all on the 70-72, I have a mini tub and lip work with a 10 inch rim, 29.5X10.5W they are a great slick. I run them with 10.25-10.50psi and on a hot track surface I give them a dusting in the box and they stick great. Chris
    70 stage1 clone 464 iron STG1 heads, 4.11 gears 10 10.17@129.8
    72 GS LS gone BBB going back in! Went 9.93 with BBB power
    GSX clone 462 9.3:1, STG2se 3.73, 11.0s 439.39 RWHP/437.99 TQ
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    Another reason for doing this is when heating the tires, which I do very lightly since my slicks last 1 to 2 years, is the centers wear out faster than the outsides of the slick. I tried burning 1st, to second and when my stating line guy has me come out of the box only then do I put it in drive so I dont hurt thre transmission. That has helped on the center wear. If I widen the rim this should keep the slick from getting more wear in the center.

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    Great looking wheels. Those look awesome on your car. I have been looking for a new set for the Somerset and have narrowed down to Champions or Holeshots. I'm looking for some 16x16 for the rear.

    Alan

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    well i got the together and running looks great its little down on power the head swap to stage 3 heads didn't seem to work but figure it out.
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    05' GMC 2500HD 8.1L 15.4 89MPH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubuick View Post
    well i got the together and running looks great its little down on power the head swap to stage 3 heads didn't seem to work but figure it out.
    Wheels/tires look awesome with that color combo/vinyl top. Great choice!

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    Looks killer Mike!
    Very well done!
    The vinyl top really finishes it off well.
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