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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 09, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice on my front wheel backspacing on my 69?

Hey guys I am looking to order Billet street lites for my 69 and not sure about which backspaceing to get. Im currently running 15x5 with 3 1/2in backspaceing draglite. They dont make them in this size so its either 15x4 or 15x6. Im looking to keep the same look and im running 26x7.50 sportsman pros. So any insight would be greatly appreciated. Here are a few pics of my ride..
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 09, 09:07 PM
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Re: Need advice on my front wheel backspacing on my 69?

I dunno, but you should do something about that smoke coming out the back. Is it using a lot of oil?

Oh - wait! That's your TIRES!

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Hey guys I am looking to order Billet street lites for my 69 and not sure about which backspaceing to get. Im currently running 15x5 with 3 1/2in backspaceing draglite. They dont make them in this size so its either 15x4 or 15x6. Im looking to keep the same look and im running 26x7.50 sportsman pros. So any insight would be greatly appreciated. Here are a few pics of my ride..
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Nice ride!!!!!! Since you are using M/T 26.0"x 7.50" front tires......I would find out if that size tire width would even be recommended by M/T for a 4" wide rim.

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I would go with 4", but that'sj ust my preference, I like the narrow look. I run 3.5's, but with the size of your rear tires just about anything is going to look narrow up front.

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Re: Need advice on my front wheel backspacing on my 69?

Chris,

I sent you a PM. I am running the 15x4 with a 1.625 back spacing. But I also have the 1" narrow A-Arms from Heidts.

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Man that picture just gave me wood.

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Re: Need advice on my front wheel backspacing on my 69?

Well I ended up getting the 15x6 with 3 1/2 backspace.. Tires fit perfect and they dont look much different then my 15x5.. Now I just need to order the rears!! After I order my street lites in 17in for my 98 Z28

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Well I ended up getting the 15x6 with 3 1/2 backspace.. Tires fit perfect and they dont look much different then my 15x5..
...Post some pics of those 15"x6" wheels so we can see just how awesome they look..

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I will get some up this weekend... I have to many dam cars in my shop right now to get any good pics.. lol

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I will get some up this weekend... I have to many dam cars in my shop right now to get any good pics.. lol
Pics?????

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Wonder if 10 will fit in the back

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