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Old 03-16-2008, 12:52 PM
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My 1972 Nova needs new Rims

I have a 1972 Nova with 10bolt rear end, drum brakes all the way around, and leaf springs. I will be converting the front with a disk brake kit in the future.

Now my question...what is the widest rim and tire that I can fit on the back without changing my rearend? If I have to roll the inner fender then it's fine but nothing more than that. I'm looking into getting the Corvette Rally wheels from ebay. They will probably be 15 x 9 or 10". Would these fit? What would be the offset that I'm looking for to make these fit in the front and in the back?

My car currently has "Skinnys" in the front and I really don't like that look. It looks as if its on it's toes. I'm looking for the front's to have a nice thick stance. Possibly 7" in the front and 9" or 10" in the back.
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My brother ran 15 X 8 with 5 or 5 1/2" of back space on his '72,
I'd ask him, but he's dead just now... Killed by an idiot driver...

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Thanks for the reply.

Sorry to hear about your brother.
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Possibly 7" in the front and 9" or 10" in the back.
I do hope that you know a 8 inch rim actually measures 9 inches across ...



It is very simple to make a tool to measure the room for a tire ... this is a photo of one that Powerrodsmike ( a fellow Moderator here ) made. I just stole his photo ( with his permission )

I had a new 69 Super Sport Nova, and I had a set of 8 inch factory Corvette Rally rims on it for a while. TIGHT FIT ...
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