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Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com #1797689
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I'm having a hard time deciding on a tire/wheel combo for my 73 charger, I'm looking for pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel combos from as many angles as possible. Please state all data of your combo e.g. 295/50/r15 on 10" wheels. Backspacing would also be helpful.

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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: xyxxjx] #1798554
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What size wheels are you interested in using?


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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: feets] #1799026
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Originally Posted By feets
What size wheels are you interested in using?


Well, my plan was to go with 15" wheels, but i was told i have many more options in 17-18" range and that 15" might disappear. So I'm looking for pictures of any tire/wheel combo on a b-body to get a feel for different looks, as long as it's stated what's on there.


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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: xyxxjx] #1799247
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265/65/16...hum well since they changed the format I have no idea how to add a pix. Anybody else hate the new format? Anyway you have enough room to fix whatever you like. FWIW I wouldn't go over 17" as the larger wheels look dorky on old cars.


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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: xyxxjx] #1799337
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Don't have any pics off hand...but 18" will probably give you the widest assortment of tire sizes out there now at least...

Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: Mr.Yuck] #1799415
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Originally Posted By Mr.Yuck
FWIW I wouldn't go over 17" as the larger wheels look dorky on old cars.


I draw the line at 18" wheels and tires. The biggest thing to keep in mind is the sidewall height. The short tires don't look correct on the older cars.

245/45-18 is BARE MINIMUM for the front of an old car. A 295/50-18 is a good looking tire but selection is a bit thin. That's why I went to the Nitto NT555.

He has a large car with long wheel openings in the rear. It needs a tall tire to fill it out.


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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: feets] #1799511
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lowered stance - Drop spindles front + modded front leaf hanger and 1" lowering blocks rear. NO way this will work without custom offset wheels to fit wheel wells. The owner had to buy 235/15s for the front and move the 255/15 to the rear until buying custom wheels.






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Originally Posted By Mr.Yuck
FWIW I wouldn't go over 17" as the larger wheels look dorky on old cars.


I would agree with that, also higher sidewalls look better on old cars but obviously don't handle as well as lower.


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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: Lefty] #1800466
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Originally Posted By Lefty
rear - 275/15
front 255/15
15x8 wheels
lowered stance - Drop spindles front + modded front leaf hanger and 1" lowering blocks rear. NO way this will work without custom offset wheels to fit wheel wells. The owner had to buy 235/15s for the front and move the 255/15 to the rear until buying custom wheels.







Nice pictures, I'm leaning towards something like that. Do you know if the 73 charger has the same amount of space in the wheel wells as yours?


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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: xyxxjx] #1801089
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15x8 with 275/60-15 on rear, 15x7 with 255/60-15 on front

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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: 71charger] #1801095
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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: xyxxjx] #1801405
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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: 71charger] #1801418
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Originally Posted By 71charger
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Nice pictures, would you happen to know the backspacing? Also how far does your tires stick out front and rear? Personally I like when they're almost flush with the body.


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wookie, i like the headlite treatment. up tell me more please.
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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: 71charger] #1801660
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Originally Posted By 71charger
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Every car in this post is great but this car really makes my heart pound like Im 19. Ive always loved the look of (71 Chargers Charger) the TA Radials and classic 15" wheels.

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Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: moparx] #1801924
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Originally Posted By moparx
wookie, i like the headlite treatment. up tell me more please.
beer


Oracle lighting.
I have the RGB one's that can change to any color.


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What size are your wheels and tires?

Re: Pictures of b body chargers showing tire/wheel com [Re: dfsmopars] #1802975
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Originally Posted By dfsmopars
Can't argue with dorky.


Dfs, what wheela are on your Charger? I like those!

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