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    Default would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/wto/5876791787.html

    These are pretty reasonable and great looking. Would they fit my 1971 skylark?

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

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    Default Re: would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

    The optimal positive offset for wheels fitting the 70-72 Skylark/GS is 0-1/2"(0-12.5mm) at most. The Corvette wheels have 2" plus(54, 58mm). I would say those wheels will hit something on the inside. They have too much back spacing.
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    Default Re: would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

    I had a C4 vette and still have a couple 17x9.5 wheels with tires on it laying around. C5 wheels and C4 wheels are similar and interchange on the vettes. Curiosity got to me and I mounted them on the 65. Not even close in the rear. They hit the inner fenders way before getting close to the hubs
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    needs about an 1 1/2 wheel adapter spacer

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    Going to a swapmeet this weekend. I really want to run 295s on my 71 skylark. With that being said, if I find a 15x9 or 15x10 rim, what backspacing should it have?

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    Default Re: would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

    Quote Originally Posted by andysam View Post
    Going to a swapmeet this weekend. I really want to run 295s on my 71 skylark. With that being said, if I find a 15x9 or 15x10 rim, what backspacing should it have?
    With a 10" rim, you'll want 5 1/2" or 5 5/8" back spacing. The 9" wide rim, 5" or 5 1/8". That will be optimal. When you get to using wider rims like that, there can be side to side differences due to the body's placement on the frame. You might have more room on one side than the other, just something to be mindful of.
    Larry
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    Default Re: would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

    You're the best Larry! If I find a set of 15x8 rims that I can't pass up, what backspacing for those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andysam View Post
    You're the best Larry! If I find a set of 15x8 rims that I can't pass up, what backspacing for those?
    4 1/2". You can run a P275/60R-15 very nicely on an 8" wide rim. That is what I have on the back of my GS.
    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
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    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
    THM400 with Ultimate 258mm converter, Gear Vendors OD
    AED 1000 HO Carb, 800 CFM 7042240 Quadrajet
    8.5 10 bolt, 3.73's Race weight 4025lbs.
    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
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    Default Re: would corvette C5 rims/tires fit a 1971 Skylark?

    Quote Originally Posted by LARRY70GS View Post
    4 1/2". You can run a P275/60R-15 very nicely on an 8" wide rim. That is what I have on the back of my GS.
    I found a set but not sure if they would fit my 71 skylark or not. All four rims are 15x8 with 4 3/4 inch backspace. The tires and rims are almost new and the rears are 255/50/15 and the fronts are 225/50/15. While not as wide as I want for the rear, I can probably get this full set up for $600 so I would be ok with the 255's in the back till I save a little more money to buy 275's.

    Will these fit my 1971 skylark with factory front disk brakes? I assume the rear will fit with the 4 3/4 backspacing, but will 8" rims fit the front of my car?

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    need spacers but should work
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