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How fat of a tire will fit

moparx5

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i am in putting this set up in my cuda and undrestand on the 1 1/2 off set shackle kit there may be interferance with rear valance, and if a rear sway bar is used im sure when the perches get moved in the links will now be angled to center of rear end by 3/4'' each side. mods will need to be made to lower perch where links attach.
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The red Cuda looks great with its flat and low stance! It looks to me as though he's running 295-50-15 front and rear, probably on 15x8 (maybe 9" but the trim rings would then show more gap) ... although they most likely pinch alot on 8"... (the trim rings take away some of that vision of pinching). The tires could be 245-60-15 front and rear, and when mounted on 8" wide rims, or 9", they spread wider as well as provide better handling response. If he's got 295-50-15 front and rear.. I APPLAUD him!!!!
 

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I'm restoring a 1972 Plymouth Cuda and I'm just wondering how fat of a tire will fit in the stock rear wheelwells?

I have a 70 Cuda fitted with a B body Dana 60 and inboard spring kit. I have 325 50 Mickey Thompson's on 15x10 which were custom built with 5 inch backspace. Everything fits inside the fenderwell with no cutting.

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The 'ol racers trick (as mentioned) is the 65-67 B body housing. I did this back in the '90s. No need to buy offset front hangers, just buy or fab up "s" shackles 1" to insides. Stock E bodies are pigeon-toed, so by moving in the rear they become perpendicular, thus providing ample room in the stock wheel housing for this combo: 15x10 rim with 4-7/8 to 5" backspacing. My car was a drag car- so I had 11x29 slicks with room to spare in & out. I would assume a 295/50/15 would fit fine- which is 27" tall. My drag car had Super Stock springs, so the 29" tire fit, but with stock springs, a 27" is about the same.
Now- shoot up to 2014, I'm trying to do a similar set-up on another Cuda for more of a resto-mod with the new YearOne 17x9 rallyes which have a 5" BS. They should work well with a 275/40/17 tire (25.75"). Anyone running this combo yet with the B-body housing?
 

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did anyone ever find out exactly what the red cuda was running for rims/tires.
having one restored and really like the way this one was set up
thanks
 

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Is this thread still alive? That was my red cuda I built with my dad. 9-in wheels in the rear on 295 50s and 8 in the front can't remember exactly what size
 

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I'd put money on 255-60-15 on the front of the red Cuda. Looks just like mine. Well, the tire fitment does. My car is a pile of crap compared to the red one right now. ;)
 

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With a b-body rear end and the offset shackles and clevises 295 was the largest that would fit in the fender well for me anyway, had to do some trimming on wheel well lip up top, also had to make sure the diff was tracking straight, luckily my uncle owns an alignment shop so I can make spacers accordingly to square the car up
 

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This is with 6" backspace & 1 " offset spring tyre 295/50/15 on a 10" Rim overall bulge 12" on Challenger

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I used to run the 65-67 B Body 8-3/4 Housing with 15"X8" Rallye's and 295/50/15's on my Challenger. Now it is mini tubbed, relocated to frame rails, caltracs and split mono leafs. Now run 315/60/15 Drag Radials or 29.5"X10.5" W's on the rear.
The 295's are now on my Charger.

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I am going to put an A body rear in ( gain 2 inches on each side ) once I get it back from powder coating this should put the tires where I want them, using doctor did spring relocation kit.
right now the tires rub a bit on the outer fender lip.in less I jack up the air in the shocks ( cant weight to get the airs off it!)

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I went and changed out my 15" for 17" rims all the way around and didn't move any springs and I still have a 12" rear tire and 8" front tire with disc brakes all around
 

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I have a 73 Barracuda and I am interested in the rear spring relocation kit mentioned here. I would like to run a 15x10 wheel with a 275/60/15 in the back and a 15x8 245/60/15 up front. I am new to Bararcuda/ Cuda and need to know where to get the spring relocator kit as well as what back spacing front and rear will be required to make these monster tires fit front and rear.
Thanks!
This is my 73 with 275/60/15 on 4.5 back space wheels. Tight on the right quarter but no rub. Stock location.

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