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Old 12-02-2005, 01:37 PM
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I have a 74 nova, what kind of Backspacing is needed...

How big are you guy's going wheel and tire wise on these Nova's? Backspacing?

Do I need to Mini Tub the car to install 28x10" DOT's or slicks?


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The 68-72 Corvette 15x8" rallye steel wheels. Std equipment back then. Are perfect for up to 11" slicks with very little if any body mods.

I used to use 11' wide M&H and a 10.5 Goodyear slicks about 29" tall on my big block COPO Nova. I had to fold the upper inner lip under on the fender well lip. My brother had the same year Nova with a small block in it and we had to move the rear end over towards the driver side and trim the front lower portion (by the rocker) of his wheel well. Just the difference in production I guess..
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The 68-72 Corvette 15x8" rallye steel wheels. Std equipment back then. Are perfect for up to 11" slicks with very little if any body mods.

I used to use 11' wide M&H and a 10.5 Goodyear slicks about 29" tall on my big block COPO Nova. I had to fold the upper inner lip under on the fender well lip. My brother had the same year Nova with a small block in it and we had to move the rear end over towards the driver side and trim the front lower portion (by the rocker) of his wheel well. Just the difference in production I guess..


Great info!

I'll see if I can find some 68-72 Corvette Rally wheels, I like the look, 28x10.5 would be great, that should keep it civil...



Can you tell me if those wheels had 4" or 4 1/2" backspacing?

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Old 12-02-2005, 07:09 PM
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nova rims

Ive found out that most people agree that a 15x8 witha 4.5 bs is the best for a 68-74 nova.
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hey check out www.chevy2only.com there is a tire fittment guide on that site
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Ive found out that most people agree that a 15x8 witha 4.5 bs is the best for a 68-74 nova.




Thats what I have heard as well, wasnt sure though...

If I cant find a decent set of Rally wheels, I was thinking of Weld Drag Lites or the Rod lites, but then again I like the Cragar 5 star wheels too..

Aside from Rally wheels, whitch type wheels do you guy's and gals like on Nova's, 1973-74 in perticular?

I dont want to tub the car, and I was thinking of maybe running in some 10.5" tire classes.. but I want it suttle.. any ideas on the wheels?

just trying to get some insight before I decide on the look..


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hey check out www.chevy2only.com there is a tire fittment guide on that site

Thanks! I'll check it out...


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The 10.5" tire class cars that I'm used to watching are anything but suttle.LOL
That is a way cool class to watch. Good Luck.
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Any of you Nova guys remember the 1974 Bicentennial Nova? White with red, white, and blue stripes with white rally wheels? My dad had one that I only damaged a few times...........


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Thanks! I'll check it out...


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i checked it out, on the link to whells and tires I found nothing.. am I missing something?


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See if this helps: http://www.2quicknovas.com/6874.html
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That was a great site, lots of useful info.. THANX!!!!!!
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