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Old 01-09-2004, 09:56 AM
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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!

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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.

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.


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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.
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You can put a 235/60x15 on the stock rims and not hurt a thing...
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