10.5" wheels in the rear?

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  1. shrades79

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    i was just wondering before i bought anything if anything needs to be done in the wheel well to fit a 10.5" rim in the rear? also what size of tire do you guys recomend for it?... there 17"s and i have some 275/40's layin around but would that be to small?
     
  2. scarface

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    I have 275/40/17s on a 10.5 rim...looks fine. No modifications to fit.
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    295s here and no probs
     
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    285 no probs
     
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    wow isnt that pretty skinny for it? IMO Id go 295 minimum if you have that wide of a rim might as well userup.
     
  6. Fets

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    I have 315's for the rear. But I didnt mount them yet! I hope they fit
     
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    You will prob have to flip or remove quadshocks, possibly adjust exhaust and possibly roll the inner fender. Hopefully its just the quadshocks
     
  8. Fets

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    Well I dont have a drop, so hopefully its just the quads.
     
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    :sigh: again...

    Yes they will fit, i have a 315/35/17 BFG drag radial on mine. I Removed the quad shocks and their brackets, i beat down the parking brake bracket, and did some mild inner fender well beating. WALLA no rubbing.
     
  10. shrades79

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    i dont think i want to go 315's if it takes all that modification, i want the biggest tire that will fit without having to touch a thing? also does anyone have any pictures of a 275 on a 10.5" rim cuz ill prolly run those for a bit till i get the money i want for some bigger meats
     
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    dont be such a pussy :slap: just put 315s on the back i just ditch the quad and not a problem.
     
  12. scarface

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    275's on 10.5 rim
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    To answer both of you, they were on the car when I bought them. It is a wheels and tire package off ebay I believe. There is nothing unsafe about running that tire size. It IS a tad bit small, but not in the unsafe area.

    Ofcourse I would run a bigger tire if I bought them, but I saw no need in replacing the tires right now...Ive been spending my money making sure I can outrun 95% of you guys :santa_tongue: :santa_tongue: :santa_tongue: :santa_afro:

    Im going with Truubles draglites anyway. These wheels and tires will be forsale VERY soon.
     
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    starting to remind me what i have to do to get my 18'' roushs to fit. not looking forward to the wrench time but am looking forwards towards the finished product .... hope the car will look hot :santa_afro:
     
  14. shrades79

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    so if i go 315/35 the only mod will be removeing the quadshock? does that affect the ride any? not reall a big deal to me me but i was just wondering
     
  15. scarface

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    it wont effect the ride if you have LCA's...without them expect mad wheel hop. I think you will have to do a few other small mods for the 315's...depending on which brand you buy.
     
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    Gah I dont have no LCA's, how bad is it gonna handle?
     
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    yea i dont have LCA's either, id rather just get a tire that fits without problems........305? 295? can you fit those easyly
     
  18. scarface

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    well I cant really say forsure, as I have MM LCA's..lol I would think it would still handle fine. However you will get pretty bad wheelhop when launching the car.

    from what Ive read anything under a 3xx series tire will fit with no modification....depending on the backspacing of the wheels ofcourse.
     
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    as i said before my quads are gone and ive done burnouts, ive raced and i have 390TQ and no wheel hop no problems.
     
  20. scarface

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    get that thing on the track where you have a chance of getting fairly good traction...I bet you wont be saying that.