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    Default Pro touring 69 nova rims

    hi im new to the site. im 17 and building a pro touring nova. im doing everything from paint and body work to motor and tranny. for awhile now ive been trying to figure out the widest rim and tire i can fit under the stock nova rearend... ive also been looking for ideas for rims. any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks



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    Here's what I have on my Nova right now:

    Quote Originally Posted by WILWAXU View Post
    After allot of tinkering with adapter/spacers I was able to cram the 275/40 17's in the back.

    Since these cars were built to such tight tolerances, I ended up with a 1.5" spacer on the drivers side and a 1" spacer on the passenger side.




    It's currently in storage awaiting my return to the states.
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    thanks. i was thinking about doint the Z06 rims or the ZR1 wheels. the only problem is i dont think they will look good because theres no lip. i love the look of the speed tech nova.

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    i just looked and they are talking about running slicks. it kind of helped but also there talking about tires with a huge sidewall. Thanks for the help though there was some info that helped.

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    I ran a 17x9.5 with 6" BS with a 275. on a stock wheelwell, stock 8.5" rear end. Dont know if they will fit with leaf springs, I have the air bar.
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    i took a 295 tire and shoved it up there and it seemed to fit pretty good. so im prob gona run Z06 rims till i get more $$$$$$ for nice wheels. Thanks for the info though. every lil bit helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69-nova View Post
    i took a 295 tire and shoved it up there and it seemed to fit pretty good. so im prob gona run Z06 rims till i get more $$$$$$ for nice wheels. Thanks for the info though. every lil bit helps
    Thats going to rub when the tire rolls over.
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    how?

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    i have to agree the 295 will rub i also like the Blakes nova(speed tech)
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    QUOTE=69-nova;900837]thanks. i was thinking about doint the Z06 rims or the ZR1 wheels. the only problem is i dont think they will look good because theres no lip. i love the look of the speed tech nova.[/QUOTE]
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    it fit up there pretty good. the only thing i need to move is the spring mount. and get rid of the slapper bar.Name:  11 inch wheels 002.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69-nova View Post
    it fit up there pretty good. the only thing i need to move is the spring mount. and get rid of the slapper bar.Name:  11 inch wheels 002.jpg
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    You are taking body and tire roll into consideration, right?
    Big dreams, small pockets....

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    yea. once i roll the outer quarter lip it should fit fine. im not say 100% yea its going to fit for sure. but it looks like it should work.

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    I would definitely suggest you take a look at some of these nova threads. Last thing you want to do is spend lots of money on tires that you end up destroying. If you are truly building a car for pro touring and not straight line you must measure twice...lol
    Big dreams, small pockets....

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    Here's mine. Stock width rear, 17x8 fronts with 235's, 17x11 rears with 315's, Vintage Wheel Works V48's, DSE tubs. Im working on some stuff to get 275's on the front (simliar to Tru-turn).

    Nathan Shaw
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    i love your nova!!!!!!!!!! ive seen it on google. i love how its pro touring but looks so plane and simple. very cool car.

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    hey i have a question for ya. did u do the full DSE tub kit and relocate the springs. or did u just put the tubs in to get more room? thanks

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    Speedtech offset shackles and a homemade shock relocation.
    Nathan Shaw
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    ok cool. about how much did it cost ya???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1NOVA View Post
    Here's mine. Stock width rear, 17x8 fronts with 235's, 17x11 rears with 315's, Vintage Wheel Works V48's, DSE tubs. Im working on some stuff to get 275's on the front (simliar to Tru-turn).

    Stock width rear? What backspace did you end up with? Thanks in advance-
    71' Nova....LY6/6 speed Swap In Progress

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