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    ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    not concerned with width but all I need is a definite largest diameter tire with a stock offset wheel
    -O-E strut and spring

    my only interest in this question is the seat for the spring right above the inboard edge of the tire

    tire must clear the spring mount but not necessarily by enough to do more than roll it in and out of the garage & steer while building the car and making clearance for the tires that will be permanent

    and I'd like to be doing SOMETHING while I setting aside the cash for coil overs

    hoping I can fit a 24.7 inch tire but I'm seriously doubtful when I stick my fingers in back there with the 205 50 15 in place

    not worried about hitting the body , in fact I want to find where the tires are going to hit so I can start removing what's in the way

    the lowest profile , widest 17 inch tire I can find is a 275 35 17
    and it only comes in a Hooser track tire..and as I found last night MAYBE a ridiculously cheap treaded tire from some tire company based in the UK

    ---" Marschal 717 Power Racer , 275 35 17"

    the listing I found is local so I'm ah gonna make a phone call today and see if 5 of those can land on my doorstep for the AS advertised 94 bucks each..& free local shipping ...

    Nooo, I'm not holding my breath on that LOL

    up hear the Hoosiers will end up costing me about 6 hun each .. and my hobby "ride" will NEVER use up a set of treaded tires with occasional use going for evening and weekend rides so if I can get 5 of then I can build the car to fit the Hoosiers I want
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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    I had 205/50r16 on my Omni. Those are 24" tires

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    I ran both 205/55/15 and 225/50/50 on my Omni.

    Both are listed as 23.9"

    As I remember 195/60/15 at 24.2" were too tall

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    OK , thanks guys , it's good to have a size reference to work with

    lol
    I tried the phone number for those tires .. guy said sorry bud , fake site...
    I wished him a really good day and moved on..

    finding a link to a shop in the UK and these tires are from some UK company so , I tried their address in google earth and came up with a brick and mortar auto shop

    so I'll try an email..

    and yeah I can see anything in a 60 series 15 not fitting
    I've "done" 205 60 15's on the back of a charger before ..which look odd on a fwd car - but not necessarily bad

    if 24.2 won't fit I'm going to be outta luck fitting things for a while as 295 30 17 simply does not exist in any tire anywhere
    those would be 23.97 according to the tire calculator I'm using

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...0r15-225-50r15

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    I've had 205/60r15 tires on an Omni before for sure. I drove it all the way to MI from here one winter. They will rub the front fascia pretty hard if you turn the wheel to far though.

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    and look like a Donk all at the same time.

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    huh .. I'd have doubted the 205 60's would fit but I'll try the pair I have
    computer says 24.7 inches ...though I also don't put a lot of stock in the "tire computer" with wear and manufacturing differences but at least it "ballparks" things

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    Detobias also mentioned all the tire sizes he tried including 205/60/15's

    There might be a height difference between manufactures etc'

    I've seen variances of 1/2" between same size tires, they all may be closer now.

    Thanks
    Randy


    detobias: "tires I have run on 15x6 pizza/swiss cheese wheels on my omni glh-"
    195/50
    195/55
    195/60
    205/50
    205/55
    205/60 (rear, dunno if they fit the front)

    https://www.turbododge.com/forums/f4...tires-glh.html


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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    Might be a fair trade for anyone running an A-555 L body on the highway. lol

    I found 205/55/15 to be the best compromise but the 225/50/15's look nicer.

    16, 17 or 18" wheel/tire combo probably look cooler but I'm stuck in Crab Wheel World!!

    Some have escaped.

    Thanks
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    and look like a Donk all at the same time.


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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    well I found maybe the last of the last batch - 275 35 17's

    described as older stock but hey they're "just go for a ride boulevard tires" ..right?

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2-NEW-275-35...9bN9EG&vxp=mtr


    if I were going to stay stock width and diameter I'd have scooped the hankook ventus RS3's I found - 225 45 15
    also unobtanium it seems as it looks like the "version 2"s" don't include that size anymore

    though for giggles the 195 50 15's I have a pair of might be fun with my 3.69 first gear and 408 fd

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    "Some have escaped."

    lol
    most of my 6 1/2's got away when I hadda scrap two cars & didn't have space for the wheels & tires

    still have six of the 6 inch shadow ones though which are much harder to find

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    Re: ?? ..Largest diameter tire on stock L body strut and spring..??

    found a really decent price for 4 16 inchers

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/4-NEW-205-50...AAAOSwdjNZB9oA


    and 235 40 17 - calculator says 24.4 inches
    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...earDiameter=17

    245 40 17 goes 24.7 inches

    tire rack shows nothing in a 255 65 75, 30 0r 35, 17
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