are any of you running a 245 in the front with a 315 or 335 in back with a 17in or 18in wheel. I'm going to minitub and was wondering if you guys think a 245, 335 combo would look funny. The stielow chevelle looks pretty good with the 245, 315 combo to me. Do you guys think its too much of a jump with the 335's?
any pictures would be appreciated
thanks for any replies
In my opinion a 245 would be sufficient to a 315 rear. If this were a perfect world, a 275 could fit and be a great match. I'm now running 245 all around on 16's but I plan to upgrade to a staggered 17/275 up front and an 18/315 out back. I think the only problem you would encounter regarding the aesthetics of the tires would be if you were to put a 215 or a 225 with those monster 315's in the rear. I hope that this clears up a little with your concerns. -Chris
I think a 245 to 315 is way too much of a jump. 275 to 315 is less than ideal as it is. You should try to run all 4 the same size, check out some autox or road course cars. The really competetive cars (the ones that win a lot) usually run all 4 tires the same size. It makes the car more predictable and easier to set up for neutral handling.
I run 275/315 17's only because I can't fit 315 on the front.
i have a 68, I'm not going to the drags all the time so its not a big deal, i'd rather look better. The sidewall would only be a little more then a half inch shorter then the 17, do you think that will be significant. also, how hard would it be to do a 335 verses a 315, more then notching the frame? thanks for all the feedback
The notching for the minitub is the same for both tires. It gets real narrow at the rear of the frame rail, .5" or so. On a 67 or 68 the outer wheelhose is not as large(wide) as a 69 and that is where you loose the space. You could roll the lip to create more room for the 335s.
I have the 245/315 combo on my 68 you can see pics at my web page. Also you can see some mini-tub, ect. pics.
I did a 2.5" mini-tub not the standard 3" and I have plenty of room for the 315s...what this means is that I only had to section the frame half the width of the rail and not most of the way...good idea if you plan on using leaf springs...and as Brian stated, getting 335s under a 67-68 is a MUCH tighter fit that on a 69.