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Today 04:26 PM
matts37chev I did end up ordering a size taller (235/50r17) for the fronts.
Today 04:00 PM
Trophyman WOW, Those wheels and tires look great Matt
Today 08:57 AM
Leakie Looking good Matt!
Today 08:12 AM
MARTINSR Looks awesome Matt!

Brian
Yesterday 09:42 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
NO, NO, not Ford.....
it started when i decided to use a 8.8 rear, so i ordered the front end the same way.
Yesterday 09:39 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
you are the one thats too far away, I am very close

I dont have any use for them now, my coupe is going to be 5 on 4.5"
NO, NO, not Ford.....
Yesterday 09:22 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Looks good, Matt...

Too bad you are so far away, I could use the old wheels...
you are the one thats too far away, I am very close

I dont have any use for them now, my coupe is going to be 5 on 4.5"
Yesterday 08:48 PM
Too Many Projects Looks good, Matt...

Too bad you are so far away, I could use the old wheels...
Yesterday 08:27 PM
matts37chev I am pretty happy with what I ended up with, the new tires are tall enough that it doesnt look too ridiculous.
Here are the rears on the car

The Old



The New

Yesterday 08:21 PM
matts37chev I have spent the last couple weeks doing a bunch of homework and measuring.
Then today I spent a couple hours at the tire store having them mount up a few different size tires.
This evening I tried them all on the car.
Here is what I came up with, the newer size are a lot taller, raising the car off the ground while making it look lower, by filling the wheel well better.
plus this will help my hwy RPM (3.70:1 rear gears and a th350)

Fronts Old vs. New
195/70R14 vs. 245/45R17 (I might go a size taller)


Rears Old vs. New
235/70R15 vs. 255/55R18

05-21-2015 08:11 AM
Leakie Found it.... 29-54 CHEV Passenger Catalogue- If you look down the list of 37-38 parts they list a 2 inch wider front fender.
05-21-2015 08:02 AM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
You may be right, I just tried looking it up and all I could find was the rears in +2".
But I could swear they used to make fronts also, but I can't find my old superior glass catalog.
I haven't bothered to compare them to the front fenders on my 37.
A few minutes with a tape measure will tell me.
You are right Matt, when I was looking for my rear fenders I ran across a website that listed front fenders there were 2 inches wider. I could not understand why they would make the fronts wider too. I can not remember the name of the company but it was not Superior, that is were I got mine.
05-21-2015 06:00 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Get both rear wheels off the ground, make a horizontal line on the drive shaft and a vertical line on the drums. Turn the shaft 1 revolution and count how many times the drums turn. Not exact science but will get a close idea of the ratio.
I could add that to the to do list, when I am trying on the new wheels
05-21-2015 05:57 AM
Too Many Projects Get both rear wheels off the ground, make a horizontal line on the drive shaft and a vertical line on the drums. Turn the shaft 1 revolution and count how many times the drums turn. Not exact science but will get a close idea of the ratio.
05-21-2015 05:52 AM
matts37chev I just picked up my 18x9 rear wheels yesterday, so I will test fit them tonight.
Next I need to install the cheapo little tach I got, to see how many RPMs I am actually spinning down the Hwy to help determine what size tire I really need.
It sounds like it's really wound up, but it may just be the lack of insulation and the flowmasters.
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