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SubjectBackspace and Tire Fitments.....
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Posted by|-K|=K
Posted on10/26/09 3:35 PM

Folx, does anyone know what I can do for fitment on my '64 olds? I'm running 18x8's front and rear with approximately 5.875" backspace and it's STILL NOT enough. The 225/45/18 front tires are rubbing the inner fenders (outside) pretty hard going through dips and when turning lock-to-lock. I really don't want to lift the front of the car so what other options do I have?

All I can think of is to run a 215/45/18 or even 205/40/18 but I'm not sure how well those will look on a 8" reverse hoop style smooth lip billet wheel.

Unfortunately, the wheels are 18x8 with a 6.875" backspace using a 1" bolt pattern adapter/spacer. The car is 5x4.75 and these are 5x4.5 I believe off a dakota or toyota or some minitruck. I went through all that to say they can't be rehooped to an 18x7" because only the backside would change- it wouldn't move the wheel in towards the center of the car any further.

Does anyone have a hook-up on 215/45/18 or specially 205/40/18 tires?


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.Backspace and Tire Fitments.....  |-K|=K10/26/09 3:35 PM
.*Re: Backspace and Tire Fitments.....  Jeff10/28/09 1:26 PM
..*ok ok.... what about.......  |-K|=K7/30/10 11:20 AM
...*Re: ok ok.... what about.......  Jeff8/2/10 10:41 AM
....*Re: ok ok.... what about.......  |-K|=K8/27/10 2:05 PM
...*Re: ok ok.... what about.......  BAD RIDES8/1/10 8:31 PM
..*Re: Backspace and Tire Fitments.....  |-K|=K10/29/09 06:27 AM

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