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    Default 18"/19" stagger pic's

    Looking for some 70 Chevelle pic's with 18"front and 19" rear wheels. Probably go with 315/35 rear and 275/40 front but want to get some ideas on looks before I drop the $4k

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    Default 19 front and rear

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Size:  437.6 KBHere are some pics of my GTO with 19 wheels front and rear. 345/305 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram540 View Post
    Looking for some 70 Chevelle pic's with 18"front and 19" rear wheels. Probably go with 315/35 rear and 275/40 front but want to get some ideas on looks before I drop the $4k
    Is there a particular reason you want to run 19s in the rear and 18s in the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
    Is there a particular reason you want to run 19s in the rear and 18s in the front?

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    Not really just seeing alot of 18/20" combinations lately and i think 20's in the rear just don't look right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 968ls1 View Post
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Size:  437.6 KBHere are some pics of my GTO with 19” wheels front and rear. 345/305 tires.
    What width and back space are you running? And any modification to the rear to get 345's to fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram540 View Post
    Not really just seeing alot of 18/20" combinations lately and i think 20's in the rear just don't look right.
    I agree, but I also don't see a need to stagger wheels at all. Look at Tom's GTO...it looks amazing with 19s all around. A light stagger is achieved with having the front tire be slightly smaller in diameter than the rear tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram540 View Post
    What width and back space are you running? And any modification to the rear to get 345's to fit?
    It's tubbed.
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    12” with 7-1/4” back spacing. Rear is mini tubbed, front fender are slightly modded as well. If I had to do it again I would just run 315/30/18 front and rear like the UMI LeMans and save a lot of time and $$. Andrew is correct my rear tires are 27.2” diameter and the fronts are 26” so it gives me a slight rake. I don’t like the look with staggered rim diameters.

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    Rear shots sorry for poor quality.

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    The rear wheel opening is so big you almost need a 20. I think a 20/19 would look good.
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    With 20" the sidewall starts looking small and the weight of the wheels and tires starts to become an issue. Unsprung weight not only effects handling, but also ride quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
    With 20" the sidewall starts looking small and the weight of the wheels and tires starts to become an issue. Unsprung weight not only effects handling, but also ride quality.
    I definitely wouldn't want a smaller sidewall, I'd run a tire with roughly a 4in tall sidewall on a 20 and that should fill out the opening. And I'm mainly talking about the fore and aft gaps that need to be filled up. I think the car below looks good, it's a 19/20 setup.
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    Putting a tire with 4" of sidewall on a 20" wheel is going to give you a tire that is way too tall. I find that a 27" tire in the rear looks optimal. The front can be just a little shorter to give a balanced look.

    You really have to look at the available tires in the proper sizes and tread ware.

    For a car that doesn't have frame or body modifications, a great looking combination is 295/40-18 in the rear and 255/40-18 in the front. The rear is a hair over 27" and the front is right at 26" tall. Falken 615s are available in that size and are excellent tires.

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    This looks pretty awesome:

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...%96-5-00%94-bs

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    The Nitto NT05 tire is available in a 295/40-18 and 275/40-18. That would look fantastic and it is a great tire.

    https://www.nittotire.com/passenger-...formance-tire/

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    When I smoke the Innvos on the car now, I am going to the NT05 for some more grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
    The Nitto NT05 tire is available in a 295/40-18 and 275/40-18. That would look fantastic and it is a great tire.

    https://www.nittotire.com/passenger-...formance-tire/

    Andrew
    That's exactly what I was thinking about going with. Right now I have 245/40-18 in the front and 275/40-18 rear but they are on 8" and 9" wheels. Was only thinking about going with the 18"/19" combo because I'm going to get some different wheels and want to go as wide as possible in the rear. But I'm thinking i'll stay with the 18's. Here's what she looks like now.
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    19"/19" 275/35 and 305/35. Front is 26.7", rear 27.4". Name:  20181009_123524.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Later-A-body View Post
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    Is this a photoshop? It looks like the bottom of the tire is gone? Car looks great btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68Formula View Post
    Is this a photoshop? It looks like the bottom of the tire is gone? Car looks great btw.
    Looks like he's just parked next to a sidewalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall View Post
    Looks like he's just parked next to a sidewalk.
    Oh geez, that's it. Hard to tell there's sidewalk from that angle in the picture, so it just looks weird. Thanks for pointing that out.
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