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Username Post: 1966 Bel Air wheels and tires ET street        (Topic#366389)
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
09-12-21 10:09 AM - Post#2826934    

Hello new member here just trying to see some interesting threads and learn more about the car.. Thought I would post up some things we have done to ours so far. Car came with brand new BFG radial TAs 275 in the rear on torq thrusts. With the big block we could pretty much melt them down if we wanted and I wanted something a little meaner looking than torq thrusts. Decided to get something much stickier with some nasty looking wheels. Went with Vision black wheels and Mickey Thompsons. ET street in the rear 295 on a 10in wide wheel. We had abou t an inch of clearance to the frame total so I put some nice 5/16" wheel spacers and extended buldge lugnuts. Perfect fitment.

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Edited by r6vr6 on 10-06-21 02:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


62sedan 
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09-13-21 04:45 AM - Post#2826982    
    In response to r6vr6

You have a very nice looking BelAir. I just love a 2-door post car!!! Doesn't get much better.

Chuck






 
66cayne 
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66cayne
Reg: 08-06-08
09-13-21 05:21 AM - Post#2826988    
    In response to r6vr6

Looks good. Was that a 295/65/15? What offset/backspace? Did you roll the outer lip?



 
r6vr6 
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09-13-21 07:22 AM - Post#2827003    
    In response to 66cayne

thank you for the compliments the family is loving the car so far. clocked 2000 miles since end of april just running around town and some fun runs after work.

no rolling of lip.i don't know all the details on my car though as I did not get it from the original builder. we did recenter the rear with the adjustable panard rod. also the 5/16" spacers were key to giving us "running" clearance when driving and turning etc. another thing to note the inside of the rims are so close to the lower shock mount that I had to rotate the bolt head to keep it from rubbing. wheel and tire details below. I don't think you could go any larger without having to bend or move metal.

2 - VW531-5761B0 Vision Sport Lite Black 15x7 5x4.75 4"BS

2 - VW531-5161B0 Vision Sport Lite Black 15x10 5x4.75 5.5"BS

2 - MT6654 26x10-15 M/T Sportsman S/R

2 - MT3454 295/55-15 M/T ET Street S/S



Edited by r6vr6 on 09-13-21 07:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
65cayne 
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Reg: 08-21-07
09-30-21 04:47 AM - Post#2828284    
    In response to r6vr6

Looks fantastic and your 66 is the same color as my 65.

Bold choice on the rims and boy they look great. Never seen them before. I run black steelies on mine with the original poverty caps (unless they are in the back seat).

1965 Chevy Biscayne


 
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
09-30-21 11:21 AM - Post#2828301    
    In response to 65cayne

yeah I wanted black steelies with hub caps. I looked around and they were either too much or too heavy. I thought the vision wheels gave the look of a black steelies but only weight 20lbs. the car isn't really a sexy car, I'd call it more butch looking. the wheels went along with that and the exhaust note with the big block and 40 series flowmasters, it makes a good synergy. the wheels look better in person. I had some of my buddies in town and they didn't care for them in pictures but really like them in person. just ordered another set for the rear for "closed course" smoke shows with Sportsman SRs in 28*12*15 because the et streets are just too sticky.



 
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
10-06-21 02:22 PM - Post#2828640    
    In response to r6vr6

Got a set of M/T SRs for the rear. If it ever stops raining we'll see if they can make some decent smoke.









Edited by r6vr6 on 10-06-21 02:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
65cayne 
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10-08-21 07:40 AM - Post#2828794    
    In response to r6vr6

That's a lot of rubber under there.

1965 Chevy Biscayne


 
r6vr6 
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Reg: 09-11-21
10-08-21 09:26 AM - Post#2828798    
    In response to 65cayne

yeah I don't think you could get much more without rubbing or rolling the fenders. the tires fill the wheel well up nicely. the SR tires are 28*12 R15




Edited by r6vr6 on 10-08-21 09:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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