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Old 02-23-2004, 05:06 PM
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Widest tire under a 72 El Camino

What is the widest tire that I can get under a 72 El Camino with a 12 bolt rearend with no modifications? Slicks and street tires?

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With a stock offset

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depends on the height of the tire
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26 or 27 inch tire!

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You can roll the lip and get a 29x 11.5" slick up under the car.a 10.6x28 fits with room to spare.
Real street tires {not drag radials or cheater slicks)are kinda funny.A 295/50/15 will fit with room to spare.If you could find a 315/55 or a 296/60 it would fit too,but I dont see anybody making them.If you roll the lip fluch,and amke sure there are no nubs or trash sticking into the inner wells.you can get a lot of tire under there with no problem.I have seen some Jacked up versions with 11.5x30's under them with the tire right to the edge,but not sticking out,but that is really a drag race only setup.Good luck.
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Is that with stock offset wheels? If so that is great!

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Hello,
I am looking of getting a 28 inch tall tire. What is the very most widest tire I can get under my 72 el camino with a 12 bolt rear end. What rim size and what backspacing should I buy also, so I can get the biggest possible?

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I ran 295-50x15 on rear of 72 MC on stock 15x8 corvette rims with no problem. Good Luck J.F.
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Im running a 295-50 with a 15 inch rim on my 71 chevelle. Not sure of the backspacing but that tire is about the biggest i can run.
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what kind of rims are they?
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They are centerline scorpion wheels.
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car craft or hot rod mag. did a story a while back on a 71 or 72 elco. the used a 30/12.5/15 mt et street on a 15x8 rim with 4.5" backspace/offset. they had to clearance the outer lip and the inner wheel well a little but it fit. on a stock 15x8 ralley wheel, you can fit a 275/60/15. you might be able to fit the 295/50 but they are a little too wide for a 8" rim and balloon over the edge of the wheels. i just don`t like the way it looks.
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read this page:

http://www.oldsmobility.com/fitting-wheels.htm
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