Another rim thread 16 front 18 rear?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by NickRoy, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. NickRoy

    NickRoy New Member

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    8BB7E226-D631-4EF7-B5B8-E7EE31FC4BC0.png 4AAE496C-9A2C-405B-ACEF-E45363774286.jpeg Hey guys looking for new rims for my car as it just got finished and the old 15s are a little small in the rear. There’s a nice set of ion 161 rims for sale but they are 205/55/16 fronts by 8 wide 4 inch bs,and 235/60/18 rears 9 wide with a 5inch bs. Would they look bad being so far apart in rims size I can’t find any 16/18 combos or if you have any input on rims or size any help is appreciated here is the car and rims.
     
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    that is for a street rod, find 17s or 18s front and rear and you can go wider than that.
     
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    Thank you so I’ll stay away from them, what’s the widest I can go? I would prefer not to roll my lip as it just got painted less than a month ago.
     
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    you can go about 10" wide in the back depending on how big the tire is, some configurations will rub, others won't.
    I have pretty thick tires on 15" rims so they would have rubbed. Previous owner cut the fender instead of rolling it though (which I did not realize until much later) This could have been avoided if you didn't use lowering blocks on the car.

    my rear has 275/60/15 tires
     
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    275 is the simplest in the rear. You can go wider but you may or may not have rubbing. Depending on wheel backspace.
     
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    I run 275/60 R15 in the rear also. My local tire place said that's about where I want to be w/o modifications, or a different rim.
     
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    you can run 17x11 with 315/35 in the rear and 17 9 1/2 up front with 275/40

    Do a search, all the info is here.
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    1D32AA94-6758-4065-990D-A9C8DBAC986F.jpeg 303B7B5B-7B59-46C6-9681-C3A82A8C1DA2.jpeg The widest I can go on my first gen Was 10 inch wheel with 285 tire

    For your car I would go with a
    18x8 front with a 245/40/18
    18x9 with a 275/35/18

    I have that combo on my camaro and plan to put those on my 73 firebird soon
    When I paint the star
     

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