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Old 01-16-2010, 06:53 PM
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easiest and cheapest way to get 28x10 slick on a 68-72 nova

i dont have one but i'm looking around for another car, i'm looking at 66-67, 70-72 chevelles, 67-68 camaros, 68-72 novas.

my question is that i know that i can fit a decent size slick on the chevelle, and i'm pretty sure i can fit one on the camaro but i am aware of the small stock wheel tubes on the novas. i would really like to use a 28/29x10/10.5 slicks. so what can be done to a nova short of mini tubbing to fit these size slick on it.

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Old 01-16-2010, 07:01 PM
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Easy and Cheap as a general rule do not exist at the same time.

I had a 69 Nova years ago and I made new spring hangers and moved the rear springs inward. With the proper offset rim ... 29X10 slicks fit pretty well. Now you can even BUY the spring relocator KIT from Moroso or/ Competition engineering ... but there was NO kit back when I did mine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:12 PM
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i wouldn't mind relocating some things especially if there is a kit to help, but i really just dont want to have to cut much up in order to do it
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are you sure the 10 in. wont fit under the nova?seems like mine would. i did tub mine to get the 12's under it.i dang sure could be wrong but i think i got 60's under it.
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28 x 10 will fit without a problem with the right offset wheel. 15 x 8.5" wheel with 4.875" backspace (Centerline Auto/Drag) with the stock width rear axle housing is what is under my Nova. Currently has 275/60-15 Mickey Drag Radials on it. Previous tire was a 28 x 11.5 Micket ET Street Slick, which is equal in size to the 28 x 10.5 true slick.(don't ask me, I didn't design MT's sizing system ). Could also us a 5.0-5.5" backspace if the shock absorbers are relocated a little.
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My friends 69 all we did was install a new shock crossmember and move the shock in as mentioned and it runs a 29.5 x 9 MT slick with a weld 8.5 wheel with a 5.5 BS, works well and no issues.
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no i wasn't really sure wether or not the 10" tire would fit or not, i've just heard that they can't fit anything better than a 9" slick, but that sounds like it was just hear say, i doubt i will go with a nova as i'm a big 71-72 chevelle fan but atleast it keeps my options open. thank you
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Easy and Cheap as a general rule do not exist at the same time.

I had a 69 Nova years ago and I made new spring hangers and moved the rear springs inward. With the proper offset rim ... 29X10 slicks fit pretty well. Now you can even BUY the spring relocator KIT from Moroso or/ Competition engineering ... but there was NO kit back when I did mine.
I also went with a 1959 Ford 9 inch rear end housing. It is two inches more narrow than the original 12 bolt I took out. I went to a even larger tire ... after I wore out a couple sets of 10 X 29's. No photo of my setup ( this was before digital cameras ) but my Nova sat pretty low. It sat about like this Nova

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Im not sure about the novas or camaros. I think they have really skinny wells.

Im stuffing a 295/50 under my 70 elky. No mods I have a 67 12 bolt (which is 1/2" shorter on each side) and 4.5bs on a 10" wheel. The 295s are 26.8" tall and 12.4" wide. Im folding the outter lip just to be on the safe side tho.
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