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#487476 - 09/28/07 12:17 PM STICKY: good wheel and tire calculator  
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"Hi, Jim, it's Jamie at the police impound.
They picked up your car again. Lately, they've been driving it more than
you have."

1986 monte ss (LT1 swap in progress) front suspention done.
#487489 - 09/28/07 01:11 PM Re: good wheel and tire calculator [Re: Jim Rockford]  
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Good find - I'll report this to be added to the tech section \:\)


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#487707 - 09/29/07 01:36 AM Re: good wheel and tire calculator [Re: 85_SS]  
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Good find


*SOLD*87 Aero Coupe,White/Burgundy,T-Tops,383,200R4, 3.73 Posi,18 & 20 inch IROC's,JVC & Rockford Fosgate award winning sound system. Car went 13.423 @ 103.15 mph @ 3000'. Super Chevy Show Street Class (Winner) Pomona 2002/2006/2007/2008 & Street Class (First Runner-up) Pomona 2003 & 2005. Monte Carlo Best of Show Winner, Pomona 2006 *SOLD*
#487782 - 09/29/07 05:19 AM Re: good wheel and tire calculator [Re: RitcheyRch]  
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Scweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! I put it on my desktop!


1987 Aerocoupe, 383 Super Ram and 20-gallon custom aluminum tank. Car retired (for now) from open road racing, but I'm not.
#491516 - 10/10/07 04:33 AM STICKY: Great wheel and tire calculator  
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Thanks for finding this link!


1983 Monte Carlo SS Turnkey ZZ4/700R4, Dakota Digital Instrument Cluster, 77k mile car. Many more mods to come soon.
#492097 - 10/12/07 02:34 AM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: ss4ever]  
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That is a pretty cool sight.


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#492199 - 10/12/07 02:14 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: cj84ss]  
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Is it just me, or does that site calculate backspacing wrong?

I put in an 8" wide rim with 0mm offset. That should make for 4" of backspacing, and its giving me 4.5" The way the dimension is drawn even looks like half of the wheel width.

#492571 - 10/13/07 10:46 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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remember its giving you the backspacing to the rim EDGE ,not the tire monting edge ,its 8inches to the INSIDE of the lips,on most wheels a 8 inch wide wheel is 8inches to the inside and 9 inches total with on the OUTSIDE of the edges.

Last edited by Jim Rockford; 10/13/07 10:47 PM.

"Hi, Jim, it's Jamie at the police impound.
They picked up your car again. Lately, they've been driving it more than
you have."

1986 monte ss (LT1 swap in progress) front suspention done.
#493026 - 10/15/07 04:44 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: Jim Rockford]  
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that'd be it. They estimate the width of the wheel lip at a half inch it looks like.

Thanks

#494648 - 10/21/07 03:19 AM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Also a handy tool when changing tire sizes or gear ratios, this is for changing the speedo gears to keep your speedometer correct.
http://www.tciauto.com/Products/TechInfo/speedo_gears.asp


87 Monte,TPI conversion eng/trans from an 89 IROC had a paxton on it, its for sale! LS1 brakes and 9" rear finished, 3.56 with a locker to be tested. Been sitting since I graduated in 04 on the verge of resurrection. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3192829
#513321 - 12/18/07 01:37 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: mymonte-ss]  
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I would go with a 15 x 8 rim with 4" BS. 275/50r15 tire and you should have no probs.

A 275/60r15 is too tall and your gear ratio and speedpo will be off.

...Bo;;


Bill Rossi
88 Monte SS
ZZ430 350/430hp
T56 6 speed
Ford 9"
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#516725 - 12/30/07 07:37 AM Re: good wheel and tire calculator [Re: Jim Rockford]  
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I like that one. The one I have been using is at, 1010tires


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#559384 - 04/20/08 11:09 AM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: mymonte-ss]  
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Nice! I just spent some time checking out all the rims and tires. Pretty cool! Thanks


1984 Monte Carlo SS - "010" 4bolt 350, GN 8.5, 700R4, 3.42
#564019 - 05/03/08 06:29 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: Aceprowler]  
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Here's another good wheel/fitment Info site.

http://members.cox.net/completevalue/wheelpat.html

#564046 - 05/03/08 08:23 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: Retro]  
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nice site


#617129 - 10/27/08 12:49 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: carman]  
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Nice find. That is the best one I have used yet.
Gary

#681539 - 05/08/09 09:30 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: Uncle Monte]  
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Nice finds, I haven't seen any of those before.

One I like to use is a real simple one:
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html


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#851111 - 02/02/11 06:12 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: mcss383]  
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I'm thinking about having some (Stockton) ralley wheels built for my SS 17x8 4.5 & 17x9.5 5 backspacing. Will be able to run them year-round........ Please help with feed back.

#991430 - 12/29/13 04:22 AM ac compressor bracket help [Re: ss4ever]  
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i have a 197 monte carlo ss with a 1972 chevy 350 im stumped on trying to hook my ac bracket to the car would I need a bracket for that year chevy or can I use the a/c bracket for the year car that went on the original 305 please help

#1008473 - 07/25/14 07:17 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: ss4ever]  
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Have you seen this one on tires?

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

#1031859 - 11/09/15 04:43 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: 86BAM]  
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Originally Posted By: 86BAM
I'm thinking about having some (Stockton) ralley wheels built for my SS 17x8 4.5 & 17x9.5 5 backspacing. Will be able to run them year-round........ Please help with feed back.

5 inch bs in the (stock) rear is pushing it without modifications or at least spacers.

#1031888 - 11/10/15 01:35 PM Re: Great wheel and tire calculator [Re: ss4ever]  
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I run 19X9.5 on the rear lowered 3" without spacers. I just had to massage the inner sheet metal just above the frame a hair. If you have the rear centered (sometimes requires adjustable uppers because of the tolerances), it works.



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