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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 03, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking at a set of Weld draglites and Mickey Thompson ET Streets 15X8 with 5.5" backspacing, and a pair of MT Streets with 26 X 10.5 X 15 on Ebay. They are coming off a Mitsubishi, or some Foreign car. They are uni-lug. Will this combo fit inside my rear fenderwells, without rubbing? Would they be somewhat drivable on the highway? [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

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The wheels will hit the lower shocks/mounts. Would have to re-locate that. Tire will probably rub on the inside of the wheelwell; 17's don't as the tires are much stiffer, but a 15" tire has a bulgy sidewall. 5" would be better for the b.s. Also you'd have to make sure they would fit the 5 on 4.75" bolt circle; unilug doesn't guarantee that.

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I have these exact tires on 15x7" (4.5" backspace) Weld Racing rims, and they DO RUB a little with the Hotchkis 1.5" lowering leafs, especially when someone is in the backseat, or if I hit a bump, most other times it does not rub. Looks like the previous owner rolled the inside of the outer lip for clearance, nothing was done to the shock or inner fender well. rubbing doesn't cause any problems with the tire or the wheel well. Now this is 15x7 with 4.5" backspace, the 8" with 5.5 backspace will place the tire 1" closer to the wheel well, so I don't believe it would fit, at least it won't fit SAFELY! My 7.5" with 4.5 backspace gives a safe distance (about 3/4"-1") between the tire bulge and the wheel well. Any closer and at angles or major dips in the road at high speed could cause some damage to the inner fender or your driveshaft depending on the speed when contact is made!



These are practically new actually, and I am looking to get some 255/60R15 (or 275/60R15) Dunlop GT Qualifiers instead! Sure I'll some traction, but I am looking for a more civilized ride.

As for highway use, these MTs are fine when dry but don't drive over 55 when wet!

How much are you looking to spend on these tires/rims? Maybe we could work something out since I also am considering upgrading to 17" in the future.

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Okay, so what tire and wheel combo can I run on this with stock suspension? I am pretty stuck on running 275/60R15, but I want them to fit inside the wheelwells without rubbing. I am either going to run a 15X8 or 8 1/2" Weld or Convo Pro Centerline.

Brian, drop me an email, if these will fit inside my wheelwells, I may be interested, of course if the price is right.

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We ran the 275/60 DR's on a friends 69 with a 15X8" and 5" b.s. That works, depending on if the rear end is shifted there may be slight grinding on the lower shock mount. His cleared with the 12 bolt but rubbed slightly with the original 10 bolt. 5.5" b.s. would almost definitely hit the shock.

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Would 4.5" backspacing with 275/60R15's clear? My rear end is a stock 12 bolt. 15X8, with 4.5" backspacing? [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

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It should if you roll the fender lip under. My buddy didn't want to do that so it took every bit of the 5" b.s. to get them to clear. Even at that it was close, but it didn't rub.

His car was also a 1/2" lower than stock in the rear. If yours sits up high you may get away with 4.5".

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