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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 17, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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If this has been answered before I apologize but...

I'm getting ready to put rear tires on my Christmas list and I'd like to know the tallest tire that will fit a stock mono leaf suspension with 1" lowering blocks. I've been looking through the archives for something close to this question which there were many but none that seemed to really actually answer the question that I'm asking. I was also looking for pics that would show a tire that maxes out the wheel well without hitting anything.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hoo-17601
I'm looking at these but not sure if they are too tall/just right/or could go taller.
I'm running 3.90's in the rear with a 2.56 first gear wide ratio Muncie and a BBC with plenty of torque.
What I have now are old M/T's that are 25 plus years along and have cracked side walls. I believe these are 26 1/2" or so. I'd really like to see some pics if anyone has any so I can really get a good idea of what I'm looking at on the car.
Also looking at these:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hoo-17130
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Re: If this has been answered before I apologize but...

Okay, let me ask this...
Quicktime pro's
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hoo-17601
or Quicktime D.O.T.'s
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hoo-17130

I'm thinking 28" is probably the tallest tire that fits comfortably. If anyone has experience in this department please chime in.
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If me, I would choose DOT's because a harder tire than Pro's.
Unfortunately, treadwear rating is not shown, UHP tires usually have a rating of 180, meaning you can imprint your thumb nail and come back later and imprint is still present.
As far as diameter, measure what is on the axle and go from there in the next set.

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Looking at what is on there right now, you only have about 2" clearance before the the tire hits the the outer fender lip. I'm not sure you can go much bigger than you already have unless you change wheels and get the tires to tuck under the outer fender lip. You may get more help if you post the wheel width and backspace.
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Re: If this has been answered before I apologize but...

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Looking at what is on there right now, you only have about 2" clearance before the the tire hits the the outer fender lip. I'm not sure you can go much bigger than you already have unless you change wheels and get the tires to tuck under the outer fender lip. You may get more help if you post the wheel width and backspace.
I agree...due to the off-set of your wheels, a 28" isn't gonna work.

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Looking at what is on there right now, you only have about 2" clearance before the the tire hits the the outer fender lip. I'm not sure you can go much bigger than you already have unless you change wheels and get the tires to tuck under the outer fender lip. You may get more help if you post the wheel width and backspace.
Those pictured measure 27" actually so I'm thinking a 28" would only eat up another 1/2" of clearance or so. It won't be much of a freeway car but there may be times where I need to travel them periodically so I was hoping to shave a couple hundred rpm off @ 60 mph.
As far as back spacing on the rims, I'd love to have more than 4 1/2" but these Centerlines only come with this depth or should I say, these are the deepest they come and frankly I'm old school and I'm in love with the old school look. The wheels are 8.5" with 4.5 bs. On a side note, I was just looking at the Centerline website to confirm this back spacing and apparently on 8/22/17 Centerline closed its doors after 40 years and another company bought it and doesn't offer the old school Autodrag wheel anymore.
I wonder if a 10" rim will somehow fit even better if it had an overall deeper bs than the 8.5" rim has and actually brought the outside part of the rim in even farther...? I'll haver to look at that.
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