……
Corvair DiagramCorvair Photo
Corvair Center
home forum corvairs calendar links Corvair Podcast
California Corvairs
Clarks Corvair
Clarks Corvair
“CORSA"



Chevy Corvair License Plate
Chevy Corvair Chrome Wheel
Wheel Question
Posted by: LeadFootLogan ()
Date: September 05, 2019 08:35AM

Will a 15x8 wheel with a 5” backspace fit 205/50/15 tire without rubbing on a 65 Corsa?

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 05, 2019 09:07AM

Front or rear?

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: LeadFootLogan ()
Date: September 05, 2019 09:21AM

All the way around

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: September 05, 2019 10:40AM

Yes! Have your installer mount one and try it in all 4 positions to be sure.

I have 235x17.5 that fit the rear and 205-17 that fit the fronts.

66RTVair
Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza DP Racecar
1968 Monza Parts for now

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: maldav ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:19PM

I have a 66 Corsa Convertible and related question. When I bought the car, it was, and still is, shod with 215-60-14 tires and 14 x 7 wheels, and no spare.

I want to build up a spare that simple and inexpensive: a 185-70-14 tire mounted on a 14 x 6 (5x4.75) steel wheel (that tire size is closest in circumference to 215-60-14).

If anyone knows what the advisable backspace is, please post a response.

Many thanks.

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:23PM

4.5" is the standard factory 13" wheel

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
...............110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: maldav ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:27PM

Much appreciated.

The 4.5-inch backspace applies regardless of wheel diameter, correct?

Thanks again.

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:35PM

Basically yes... but as you get to 16-17" there's more Clearance.

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
...............110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: maldav ()
Date: September 17, 2019 07:37AM

MattNall, thanks for the info.

I have been unable to find a 14x6 (5x4.75) steel wheel with 4.50-inch backspacing.

The closest I found in that size in steel is with 4.25-inch backspacing.

I'm thinking that 0.25-inch decrease is not critical because the decreased backspacing moves the wheel outward by that distance, correct?

Thanks again.

Re: Wheel Question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 17, 2019 07:46AM

4.25 will be fine.

MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
...............110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.