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 Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:01 am 
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I'm still considering this wheel/tire combo. Do wagons have more room for rubber in the rear? What are you running up front for the suspension again? Looks like it sits about where mine does now.

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 Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:15 am 
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Front weighs 2200lbs with me and iron head BBC
Top of wheel well is 25" rear is 27" roughly got 2.5" x14 at 175# springs in the back

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:26 pm 
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I pulled up this thread to show my dad and the pics are gone!!

Dang Facebook...

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Doober wrote:
I pulled up this thread to show my dad and the pics are gone!!

Dang Facebook...

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:15 pm 
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I check this thread every once in awhile for updates; planning for future 17 inch wheel swap.

80 Malibu, stock spindles, cut factory MCSS springs so it is lowered slightly. 16x8 w/4in.bs TT2's with 255/50/16's rubbed the top of the inner fenders when the suspension compressed. No issues with the same size in back. Those are now gone but I'm planning on going with 17x8 4.5 bs in the front with 245/45/17's; and 17x9.5 5in. bs in the rear with 275/40/17's. Hoping to not have to cut/roll the wheel well lips as I want to keep the wheel opening moldings. Rearend is a GN 8.5, alum. drums and longer ARP studs, so running a thin spacer to tweak bs is doable.

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:44 pm 
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Pretty sure I posted pictures couple years back when I got all 4 on.. Anyways

Been running 17x9 with 5" BS steel cragggar soft 8 all around needed 1/4" spacer in the back to clear stock in notched frame.
Rubbs sway bar at full lock, But should be noted I have a sti 1 3/8" bar on the front
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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:01 pm 
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Frame notched to the seam? Or full notch?

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:19 pm 
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1981Regal wrote:
Frame notched to the seam? Or full notch?

Not touched
With 275/40/17
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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Been running 17x9 with 5" BS steel cragggar soft 8 all around needed 1/4" spacer in the back to clear stock in notched frame.

Guess I was mistaken about the mention of stock in notch.

Thanks for clearing that up.

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:56 pm 
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Sorry bout the bad grammar..

I do plan on notching the frame.. Be nice to get 315+ back there

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:21 pm 
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Swapping to 7/16 bolts for body mounts and brake line stuff figured I'd snap couple pics on her feet..
275/40/17 on 17x9 5" BS
Got more then 1/2" clearance on inside. 315 on a 10" could possibly work. Doubt OEM Fender would work those..
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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:10 pm 
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So the wheel well will fit on the front with the 275s?

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:17 pm 
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Yes.. been that way for a while now... 315s idk..

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:23 pm 
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That's cool, I'd rather run inner fender wells. Guess I could do without them if just had to have a 315. I'd imagine the handling is drastically improved with the 275s or the 195s or 215s

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:32 pm 
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Yes!

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