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Old 09-30-2013, 05:35 PM
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Max Tire size on bagged 1953 Bel Air?

Hello

Does anybody know what the maximum width 15" wide white wall tire size is that will fit a bagged 53 Bel Air? I also need a set of tires for a 1950 deluxe so I have the same question for that car. Do I need to cut and raise the inner wheel wells and cut the front wheel wells?

Hope to get some info on this.

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are you close to a tire shop? do you have a tape measure?
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Vinnie is spot on. Your best bet is to measure what your clearances are, make a sketch and then you can do the math and figure out what you need. Your sketch should look something like this, which is for reference, and has absolutely nothing at all to do with a '53 Bel Air..
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Try this!
Performance Wheels And Tires Fitment Guide - Car Craft Magazine
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I am in the Netherlands / Europe. I just bought these Cars in the U.S. They will have to be shipped in a container. I want to ship the new white wall tires with the cars because these tires are far more expensive over here.

That is why I can not measure what tire size would fit.. Maybe somebody on this forum has done this before?
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Nobody has got some info on this?
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contact "the tire rack"
NOTE" you said"bagged 53"
not many people want to take a stab at that as issues are obviously present
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I am in the Netherlands / Europe. I just bought these Cars in the U.S. They will have to be shipped in a container. I want to ship the new white wall tires with the cars because these tires are far more expensive over here.

That is why I can not measure what tire size would fit.. Maybe somebody on this forum has done this before?
I understand what you are say'n but unless you have someone here to bring them to a tire shop that can measure the car AND it's already bagged, no one will be able to give you a size, it be a guess at best.
as there are tomany different bag mounts, drops, frame to body alinement..
Thee tires might cost more over there but I'm sure they are cheaper than buying one set and them being wrong and then buying a 2nd set.
good luck..
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More info here too by guys that sell wheels:How to measure your car for proper wheel fitment - THE H.A.M.B.
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More info here too by guys that sell wheels:How to measure your car for proper wheel fitment - THE H.A.M.B.
Ah!! Deja' vu!
If you follow that way to measure you'll be buying several sets of wheels/tires!
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You also need to know what rear end is in the car. Stock, 1st gen camaro, 2nd gen camaro, S10, these can also make a deference. Needs to be measured.
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Unless the cars are stock you will never be sure to get a perfect fitting set of tires. It's a shot in the dark.

Where are the cars now? It might be in your best interest to find someone that knows what they are doing and have them measure the cars for you.
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