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Contemporary wheels and tires

I recently purchased a 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline with a 350 sbc, 700R4 with a nova rearend. It has stock wheels and Polyglass tires. I want to know how larger a wheel and radial tire combo can I run without creating additional problems or necessitate Body mods.

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My 38 came with steel wheels (16 inch) and I had custom wheels made due to the width of the suspension. You will need to measure, then remeasure and finally wait a day and measure again.

I put together a spreadsheet that I put all of the measurements in (with clearances) and identified the actual tire widths from Tire Rack.

I now run a staggered 18 inch rear and 17 inch front with performance tires and what a difference.

If you want a copy of the spreadsheet send me a PM, I will try and find it.

Thanks, Chris
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Just added some pics to my album that show before and after. I had to have a custom offset because of the C4 suspension in the car.
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