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Username Post: 1964 rear wheel tubs and wheel size ?        (Topic#366687)
RUTKOWITZ 
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Reg: 01-17-19
10-13-21 08:13 AM - Post#2829079    

Has anyone fit a 17-20in wheels in the rear with stock wheel wells ? I am coming down to the point where I have to replace mine due to rotting , but was wondering if i should tub it out so I can fit a bigger wheel in the rear or if the stock wells will handle it ?

Any insight and help will be appreciated !



 


kingkreeton 
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kingkreeton
Loc: Nashville TN
Reg: 04-15-11
10-14-21 10:45 AM - Post#2829154    
    In response to RUTKOWITZ

I have 18's on front and back of my car. No problem. I've seen bigger wheels on other cars but can't tell you if additional work had to be done to make them fit. If you have dual exhaust coming out of the rear, you may not want to go bigger than 18.

Hope this helps some.



Shane
64 Impala SS:
Chevy Performance 350HO
4 Speed Muncie


Edited by kingkreeton on 10-14-21 10:47 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
sz0k30 
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sz0k30
Loc: Oakland Co., Michigan
Reg: 10-12-08
10-14-21 12:09 PM - Post#2829158    
    In response to kingkreeton

The wheel diameter doesn't matter one damn bit! The thing that does matter is the tire diameter.

If you have a 26" dia tire and a 15" dia wheel, you have a 5.5" sidewall.

If you have a 26" dia tire and a 20" dia wheel, you have a 3" sidewall.

Thats the way it always works. PERIOD!

Wheel width and backspace matter, so pay attention to those.



Edited by sz0k30 on 10-14-21 12:12 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
ayelander 
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Posts: 138
ayelander
Loc: Oak Island NC
Reg: 12-07-18
10-18-21 08:07 AM - Post#2829408    
    In response to sz0k30

I have 255/50ZR-17 tires on the rear. No problem with the tubs but not easy to change a tire.

Ayelander - Oak Island NC
1951 Chevy 3100, 261 cu in, Dual Webers, Fenton Exh
1963 Impala SS, 500 HP, EFI 383 Stroker,Tremec 6 Speed
2013 Camaro 2SS, Convertible
2016 Chevy High Country, Diesel, Dually


 
BelAirBub 
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BelAirBub
Reg: 06-18-18
10-19-21 11:36 AM - Post#2829487    
    In response to RUTKOWITZ

295-20's on my 61. I think the aspect ratio is 35 or 40. I don't remember

1961 Bel Air Bubbletop


 


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