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Wheel and tire
Posted by: F4UCorsair45 ()
Date: February 25, 2020 01:47PM

What is the max wheel size you can do on a 2nd gen corvair. Would 17 by 8 wheels fit or would you have to do something more like a 15 by 7

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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 25, 2020 01:49PM

Yes they will depending on the size tire and wheel offset.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 25, 2020 03:06PM

17x8's are common on the rear... 7" on the front...

WHEN Backspacing / offsets are correct..

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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: 65 Corsa Vert ()
Date: February 26, 2020 07:05AM

Ride height is big determinate as well. I have 17 x 7s all the way around and my car is fairly low (tires tucked up in wheel wells). I could not fit an 8" wide wheel on the back.

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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: February 26, 2020 07:15AM

17x8 all around here with 245/40 in back, 215/45 in front. When you go to a 17x8 with wide tires, offset/backspace becomes more critical.

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: F4UCorsair45 ()
Date: February 26, 2020 06:29PM

What type of backspace and offset are we talking with the 17 by 8s

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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: February 27, 2020 08:44AM

I run 15x10 on my lowered '68. 6" back space with a 3/8" spacer to get it just right. Every car is a little different, so results will vary!
The main thing is how tall the tires are. My Hoosiers are 22.5 tall!

[I have a set of 15X8 minilites with 4" BS for sale]

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Re: Wheel and tire
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 27, 2020 09:06AM

F4UCorsair45 Wrote:
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> What type of backspace and offset are we talking with the 17 by 8s

Here's some specific 17 x 8 info for LM's.
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