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widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: chanceparker ()
Date: November 11, 2010 08:48AM

I was just playing around and bolted an 18X9.5 rear wheel from my BMW on my LM and amazingly, it looked like it would work (offset is 25mm, not sure what backspacing that works out to be).

So that got me thinking, what's the widest wheel anybody's running out there on a street-driven LM?

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: November 11, 2010 10:20AM

25.4 mm is 1"

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: ron L ()
Date: November 11, 2010 02:13PM

Backspace is 4.25", unless you're counting edge to edge then it's really a 9" wheel with 4" backspace.
[www.rsracing.com]

Search posts by "provair", I think he fit 10.5".

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: chanceparker ()
Date: November 11, 2010 02:24PM

Yup, 4.25 backspacing. I was surprised that such a wide wheel seemed to fit.

More to the point, has anybody ever put a 10" wide wheel under and LM? I am considering a set of used wheels that I really like, but the rears are 10 inches wide.

Any experience out there?

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: November 11, 2010 02:35PM

Ron. Pro vair changed the game by mods to the arm so it was easy for Tony to fit 18X10" wheels in the rear and if I remember Tony cut or rolled the lip?

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: November 11, 2010 02:44PM

Stop by Mr. Evens home to see this Yellow Corsa 7 show me how he had 12"tires on the rear. More work then most would to in a lift time... a work of art.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 11, 2010 03:06PM

Jim Wrote:
>More work then most would to in a lift time...

Whew! That was a challenge to read that sentence as written. grinning smiley

More work than most would do in a lifetime.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: November 11, 2010 03:17PM

Go see Mr. Evens car.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: wesinls ()
Date: November 11, 2010 03:46PM

17 x 8's with 4.5 inches of back space on all 4. Tires are 215 40 17's. I have about 1/4 inch clearence on the bottom front lip of the front wheels and I only had to "roll" a small portion of one front fender so the tires wouldnt rub.





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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: wesinls ()
Date: November 11, 2010 03:48PM

[www.cardomain.com]

states:
-Air suspension professionally installed. The rear suspension was totally cut, narrowed, tubbed and redesigned to fit the FAT 18x10" wheels.

San Diego, CA
69 110/PG
Car is FOR SALE


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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: ron L ()
Date: November 11, 2010 03:56PM

Jim Wrote:
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> Ron. Pro vair changed the game by mods to the arm
> so it was easy for Tony to fit 18X10" wheels in
> the rear and if I remember Tony cut or rolled the
> lip?

Oh yea that's right, he cut out and boxed the control arms to fit the 10" wheels. He also extended the lower shock mount.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: November 11, 2010 04:07PM

Ones there is nothing in the way??

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: November 11, 2010 05:34PM

15x10, 6" backspace with a 5/8" spacer. rolled/cut inner fenders.
Tires are Hoosier A6, 275-35-15

Its not so much wheel size as it is how tall tire is.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: November 11, 2010 05:35PM

10- 11 with fairly simple modifications, and the right backspace.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: ron L ()
Date: November 11, 2010 06:13PM

solo2r Wrote:
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> 15x10, 6" backspace with a 5/8" spacer.
> rolled/cut inner fenders.
> Tires are Hoosier A6, 275-35-15
>
> Its not so much wheel size as it is how tall tire
> is.

If only we could still get optimally sized 15" tires in non-racing form. Yes 205/60-15s are the right diameter but come on, they're 205.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: November 11, 2010 06:29PM

Jim Wrote:
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> Go see Mr. Evens car.

who is mr. evens & where is his car? a little more info would help. thx.

-Scott V.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: November 11, 2010 06:48PM

Scott V Wrote:
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> Jim Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Go see Mr. Evens car.
>
> who is mr. evens & where is his car? a little
> more info would help. thx.
>
> -Scott V.

I think he might be talking about this car? It is Archibald Evans Supervair.
I think those are 295 50's in the rear? Yhey are on 15x10 modified Camaro rally wheels.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: November 11, 2010 07:06PM

Thank you. That's Mr. Evens, By far the best corvair I ever seen.

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: November 11, 2010 07:26PM

Jim Wrote:
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> Thank you. That's Mr. Evens, By far the best
> corvair I ever seen.

I wonder what is going on with it? have you seen it lately? This was a couple of years ago. I think he had it running at that point. I would think it's finished now?

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Re: widest wheel on the rear of an LM
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: November 11, 2010 09:48PM

I called Mr. Evens a weeka go and was told a crazy 0-60 time and some Company will be getting pictures of SuperVair. I have CRS so you need to call for his times..

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