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    Default Please double check my wheel choice

    I am about to order some wheels for my 65 4 door Buick special. From all the reading I've done I am pretty sure a 20x10 will fit the rear with 5.5 back spacing and no mods. I'm looking at some 20x9.5 5.25 back spacing for the rear and 18x8.5 front with 4.5 back spacing. The rear is stock with worn springs, the front will be lowered 2".

    Any recomendationsfor tire sizes? I would like to run a 40's series on the back if it will fit.

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    Default Re: Please double check my wheel choice

    For tires I'm looking at 245/40-18 for the front and 265/35-20 for the rear.

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    Default Re: Please double check my wheel choice

    I think you'll be OK on the back of you still have the stock rear end. I bet you rub in the front on turns. I have 17x8s square. I have plenty of room out back for another inch or 1.5". I'm lowered 2" out back and 1"in front. With 245s up front I rub ever so slightly on turns with any suspension compression. Fwiw, I didn't have any issues rubbing until my front brake upgrade which moved my wheels out a little.
    Russ
    1969 Wife. Stock, no mods. Factory redhead package.
    2005 Son. Special edition hell on wheels package.
    A couple of cars too...

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    Default Re: Please double check my wheel choice

    Thanks for the reply. I did some measuring on Saturday and felt pretty confident so went ahead and placed the order. I am a little concerned about the fronts rubbing but we shall see.

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    Default Re: Please double check my wheel choice

    Well the wheels and tires came in today. Haven't gotten the front ones on yet as I'm waiting on my lower control arms to come in. The backs however do rub. I'm either going to have to machine the back of the hub or take an air hammer to the inner fender at the top of the wheel arch

    Wheels are 20x9.5 5.25 back spacing on the rear and 18x8.5 4.5 front. Rear tires are 265/35-20 fronts are 245/40-20.
    1965 Buick Special
    John

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