How do I get wider tires and keep the hubcaps? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2004, 09:56 AM
jonathanks's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Age: 44
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How do I get wider tires and keep the hubcaps?

I'm building a '73 Impala 4dr sedan with a 350. Hoping to get 350 - 400 ponies when I'm done. I want the car to look pretty much grandma stock except for a bit of rumble. The stock tires are only P215/75/15, not much to stick to the pavement with! Any sugeestions as to what kind of steel 15" will give me more rubber and let me keep the stock hubcaps? Thanks to all who help!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2004, 10:10 AM
willys36@aol.com's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carbureto...
Last journal entry: How to change auto shift timing on 200R4
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 8,388
Wiki Edits: 21

Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
These guys can set you up at a good price.

Stocton Wheel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2004, 01:05 PM
Tazz
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: amherst,ohio
Age: 66
Posts: 2,049
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
more meat to meet the road

You said you are running 215/75/15's so first off I think the 215 is to small for the wagon, have the tire shop tell you what should be on the car from the factory. If they can't help try this site.

http://www.chevytalk.com/


You might run a 50 series tire out back. 225/50/15 rear and the 225/75/15 up front. My 78 chevy wagon came with 235/15's, I still have the spare, scrapped the wagon.


Tazz


Rat Rods Rule!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2004, 01:31 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,899
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 261 Times in 213 Posts
If you are running the full hubcaps, not thr dog dish, put a set of 15X8 Corvette ralley wheels on it. Then you can run the tires you want.
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2004, 02:39 PM
STUPID is as STUPID does...
 
Last wiki edit: Crankshaft Coalition Wiki Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stupidville, USA
Posts: 1,718
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 11
Thanked 82 Times in 76 Posts
You can put a 235/60x15 on the stock rims and not hurt a thing...
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.