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Old 05-02-2007, 03:56 PM
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Tire to rim newbie question

Without thinking I ordered 2 tires I was hoping to put on the back of my 78 Monte.... The size of the tires are 245/60/14, I was hoping to keep the stock look (using the stock rallies that orginally came with the Monte) but have fatties on the rear. When I went to have them mounted the guy said I do not suggest mounting these tires on these rims as he believed they were 14 by 6 in rims. Now I have these tires and no rims to mount them on... Can I get stock rallies like those that came on the Monte in a wider rim? And what size rims do I need to properly mount a 245 tires? Will a 7 inch rim work or does it need to be a 9? I quess if I can get them I will go with aluminum Slots, but I was really hoping to keep the stock rims. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Sleeper
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The 245 will mount on a 7" wheel with no problem. I am not sure if the factory ralley was a 7" or 6", I had a couple of sets at one time and I don't think I ever measured them.
Is the load capacity sticker still on the door? it will have the standard and optional wheel sizes.
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Wheels vintique I believe makes a wheel that matches the GM rally wheel..and it is available in different widths..

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Wheels vintique I believe makes a wheel that matches the GM rally wheel..and it is available in different widths..

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I may be mistaken, I think the wheel he is referring to is a different style than Wheels Vintique offers. The rallys on the 78 and later were sort of a five spoke style with a star shaped center cap that was plastic. I believe the same style as the late Monte's was used on some S-10's, maybe even in 15".
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I may be mistaken, I think the wheel he is referring to is a different style than Wheels Vintique offers. The rallys on the 78 and later were sort of a five spoke style with a star shaped center cap that was plastic. I believe the same style as the late Monte's was used on some S-10's, maybe even in 15".
That is entirely possible..Only thing a fellow can do is get the catalog and that would tell the tale..

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You can check with a place like Stockton Wheel. They can usually custom build a set/pair using original centers on new rims. Make sure you take carefull measurements so you can tell them the correct back spacing you want. I've had this done a couple of times.
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Thanks for all the help and advice... Found exactly the rim I was looking for...
wheelvintiques rally rim This site is pretty sweet!
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