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gilbiy1977

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I am looking to change the wheel & tire combo on my 1970 Cuda. It currently has 225/50/16 front and 245/50/16 rear and can't decide between 15" or 17" wheels. I am leaning toward the 17x9 Year One Rallye wheels and try to fit a 245/55/17 front and 275/55/17 rear. I have 3 objectives with this change.
1. Get away from the odd 16" tire size.
2. Get a taller tire to help with RPMs.
3. Get a wider tire to help with traction.

I have searched the forum for hours looking at different post but don't find many FC7 Cudas with after market wheel. I would like to see some your FC7 Cudas with non OEM style wheels.

Thanks in advance!

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Cuddy

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Just did the year one rally's on my challenger. They are 11 inches wide at all four corners on a 9 inch rim. They are only a 1/4 inch shorter than the 235/60r15 they replaced. No rubbing anywhere. I used Nitto 555 G2 270/40r17's on it. You can go to their website and they have height and width on all their tires to help with your decision. I have also used the tire spec section on tire rack but they don't sell all brands. Hope this helps
 

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Just did the year one rally's on my challenger. They are 11 inches wide at all four corners on a 9 inch rim. They are only a 1/4 inch shorter than the 235/60r15 they replaced. No rubbing anywhere. I used Nitto 555 G2 270/40r17's on it. You can go to their website and they have height and width on all their tires to help with your decision. I have also used the tire spec section on tire rack but they don't sell all brands. Hope this helps
I am thinking about the same wheels. How does it affect the handling and ride? Thanks!
 

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Sorry just saw this. Unfortunately sent the my carbs out for rebuild and haven't put to many miles on them. Drove them briefly and it was a noticeable improvement in both handling and ride. I was worried about a harsh ride and it doesn't seem to be the case. I would how ever like more time with this set up before saying 100%. I should have my carbs back this week but I'm gonna make more changes hopefully for the better soon to. Hope this helps
 

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A little more on 14-15" tire sizes.
Standard-Metric

Overall Wheel Diameter 78 series 14" Bias Ply 70 series 14" Bias Ply 60 series 14" Bias Ply 78 series 15" Bias Ply 70 series 15" Bias Ply 60 series 15" Bias Ply 75 series 14" Radial 70 series 14" Radial 60 series 14" Radial 75 series 15" Radial 70 series 15" Radial 60 series 15" Radial 50 series 15" Radial
21.8" - - - - - - - - 165/60 R14 - - - -
22.3" - - - - - - - - 175/60 R14 - - - -
22.7" - - - - - - - - 185/60 R14 - - - -
23.0" - - - - - - - - - 135/75 R15 - - -
23.1" - - - - - - - 165/70 R14 - - - - 205/50 R15
23.2" - - - - - - - - 195/60 R14 - - - -
23.6" - - - - - - - 175/70 R14 - 145/75 R15 - - -
23.7" - - - - - - - - 205/60 R14 - - 185/60 R15 -
23.9" - - - - - - - - - - - - 225/50 R15
24.2" A78-14 - - - - - - 185/70 R14 215/60 R14 155/75 R15 - 195/60 R15 -
24.6" - - - - - - - - 225/60 R14 - - - -
24.7" B78-14 - - - - - - 195/70 R14 - 165/75 R15 - 205/60 R15 -
24.8" - - E60-14 A78-15 - - - - - - - - -
24.9" - - - - - - 185/75 R14 - - - - - -
25.1" - - - - - - - - 235/60 R14 - - - -
25.2" C78-14 - - - - - - - - - 185/70 R15 215/60 R15 -
25.3" - - F60-14 - - - - 205/70 R14 - - - - -
25.4" - - - B78-15 - - - - - - - - -
25.5" D78-14 - - - - E60-15 195/75 R14 - - - - - -
25.6" - - - - - - - - - - - 225/60 R15 -
25.7" - - - - - - - - - - 195/70 R15 - -
25.8" - E70-14 G60-14 C78-15 - - - - - - - - -
25.9" - - - - - F60-15 - 215/70 R14 - 185/75 R15 - - -
26.0" E78-14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
26.1" - - - - - - 205/75 R14 - - - - 235/60 R15 -
26.2" - F70-14 - D78-15 - - - - - - - - -
26.3" - - - - - - - - - - 205/70 R15 - -
26.4" - - H60-14 - E70-15 G60-15 - 225/70 R14 - - - - -
26.5" F78-14 - - - - - - - - 195/75 R15 - - -
26.6" - - - E78-15 - - - - - - - 245/60 R15 -
26.7" - - - - - - 215/75 R14 - - - - - -
26.8" - F70-14 - - - - - - - - - - -
26.9" - - - - F70-15 - - - - - 215/70 R15 - -
27.0" - - - - - - - 235/70 R14 - - - 255/60 R15 -
27.1" G78-14 - - - - H60-15 - - - 205/75 R15 - - -
27.2" - - - F78-15 - - - - - - - - -
27.3" - - - - - - 225/75 R14 - - - - - -
27.4" - - - - - J60-15 - - - - 225/70 R15 - -
27.5" - H70-14 - - G70-15 - - - - - - - -
27.7" - - - G78-15 - - - - - 215/75 R15 - - -
27.8" H78-14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
27.9" - - - - - L60-15 235/75 R14 - - - - - -
28.0" - - - - - - - - - - 235/70 R15 275/60 R15 -
28.1" - - - - H70-15 - - - - - - - -
28.2" J78-14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
28.3" - - - - - - - - - 225/75 R15 - - -
28.4" - - - H78-15 J70-15 - - - - - - - -
28.7" - - - J78-15 - - - - - - - - -
28.9" - - - - L70-15 - - - - 235/75 R15 - - -
29.1" - - - - - - - - - - 255/70 R15 - -
29.3" - - - L78-15 - - - - - - - - -
 

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Sorry just saw this. Unfortunately sent the my carbs out for rebuild and haven't put to many miles on them. Drove them briefly and it was a noticeable improvement in both handling and ride. I was worried about a harsh ride and it doesn't seem to be the case. I would how ever like more time with this set up before saying 100%. I should have my carbs back this week but I'm gonna make more changes hopefully for the better soon to. Hope this helps
Sounds great. Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing how it works out. Good luck with the carbs.
 

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Not aftermarket. OEM 15" cop wheels

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Bad ass car man it looks tuff if i had it i. Would set it up like a challenger t/ a. Or cuda AAR 15" rears small tub s aftermarket i would put taller on back with ralley styll and old school look " or 2 smaller on front and tighten the torsion bars about 3 turns thats my penny no matter play have fun search for different combos like you are craigslist hemmings used muscle parts when you make your mind up post a pic
 

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So I'm not sure when I got the carbs back or which way is up these days. since my last post on this topic I have installed a complete qa1 front suspension, a borgeson gearbox, all pro forged ball joints, tie rods, sleeves, hotchkis torsion bars and about a million other things I'm forgetting. I also went one click up on the compression and rebound on the shocks. have only driven another ten miles and I'm happy to report it doesn't ride like a buck board. I think the modern tires help here a lot. I wish I had more to report but still happy so far with the tire and rim combo. Maybe wish I had gone with the 275/5017 for a taller tire. more to follow still need an alignment before some serious miles
 

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Beautiful Cuda, a very nice look, just the it sits. Mine are 17”x8” with 245-45 up front and 17”x9.5” with 275-40’s on the rear. It’s really sad Centerline discontinued that series. Rear tires measure 25.5” tall. I run 3.91’s in the 8-3/4, with a Gear Vendors hanging off the 727.
Good luck on your search for the perfect combination, it’s never easy.
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Cuddy

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I agree. My nitto's were reasonable but it seems like odd sizes ie 17, 19, 21 seem way more expensive. Just my observation and not worth a hill of beans
 
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