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Old 10-31-2017, 11:33 AM
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Default 15 inch Rally or Cragars

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I am looking at a 69 Malibu online. currently the car has 8 inch Rallys on back and 7 inch rallys on front. 245 60 15 tires on back, 225 60 15 front. I prefer all 4 wheels to be the same size. would 8 inch rallys on front work? the car has drums on it now, but if I get it, would convert front to discs.

in addition, seller has 4 cragars to go with car, 15X8 rear I believe, and 14 inch for front. again, like the rallys, I would prefer the same size all around, so maybe 8 inch in front.

whats all your opinion.? if I get car, I am leaning to just keep the rallys and try to find two 8 inch wheels for the front. the car has air shocks in back. I know it is personal preference on which wheel to use, but I assume a 15 X8 wheel in front would clear brakes and fender for steering?
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:21 AM
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i would go with the ralley rims as is...
7'' front and 8'' rear you will have 2-diff tire sizes anyways
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:49 AM
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so, do most folks just run a bigger rim in back anyway? wouldn't the current tire on the 7 inch rim work on a 8 inch rim?
the cragars would come with the car, so I guess I could just sell them to offset the cost of getting 8 inch wheels in front. I assume the 8 inch 15X7 wheel would work on the front ? as far as clearance and drivabity? thanks
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:50 PM
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so, do most folks just run a bigger rim in back anyway? wouldn't the current tire on the 7 inch rim work on a 8 inch rim?
the cragars would come with the car, so I guess I could just sell them to offset the cost of getting 8 inch wheels in front. I assume the 8 inch 15X7 wheel would work on the front ? as far as clearance and drivabity? thanks
Yes it would work. 15x8 were on most Corvettes. 14x7" was the stock size wheels. Most guys are running 17 or 18" wheels on the Chevelles now days. I'm still stock on mine.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:36 PM
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oh ok. thanks
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:59 PM
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these ralleys look great on this machine
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:57 PM
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what is the normal back spacing on these 15 X8 rallys, they vary.? I guess I have to see what they are in back, so I put the same backspacking on fronts
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:16 PM
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Kevin, on the other site, Team Chevelle, there is a "sticky" thing in the tires and wheels section. There is about every combo of wheels and tires that have ever been on a Chevelle. Give it a look.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:00 PM
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oh ok. thanks
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:26 AM
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what is the normal back spacing on these 15 X8 rallys, they vary.? I guess I have to see what they are in back, so I put the same backspacking on fronts
stock 15x8ralley should be at 4.25''back space
note:aftermarket ralley's have different bs-available
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