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    New Member / Wheel & Tire Fitment ? / 1984 Caprice


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    New Member / Wheel & Tire Fitment ? / 1984 Caprice

    Post  Dustin503 on Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:21 pm

    Hello all, new member here. I recently acquired my grandmothers 1984 Caprice. Its white with the Landau top. Beautiful car with the 305 and only 40395 original miles on it currently. I want to keep it stock but would like to put wheels and tires on it. I'm looking at doing the American Racing Torq-Thrusts with 245/60/15 Cooper Cobra G/T. I'm trying to figure out if these will fit without any rubbing issues. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: New Member / Wheel & Tire Fitment ? / 1984 Caprice

    Post  CamaroKid on Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:57 pm

    Couldn't answer you personally, as you haven't allowed other members to contact you.
    Should correct that in your settings.

    Reply to your message:
    I only have rubbing issues in the rear, with the 15x10" on 255's.
    I had to roll the inner lip on the rear fenders, and have to use adjustable air shocks to keep it from rubbing when the suspension travels.
    Would probably not be an issue if I had stock springs.

    So my answer is yes, it will work with 15x8.5" wheels all the way around as long as you use the same backspacing as my front wheels and 245's.
    Should be totally fine. No rubbing.

    Hope it helps.
    Good luck Smile


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    Re: New Member / Wheel & Tire Fitment ? / 1984 Caprice

    Post  Myloth on Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:32 am

    Welcome! You can fit 245 on the front but it's a little tight the rear depending shock/spring setup.

    I had 235/60/15 on front and 295/50/15 on the rear height of mine was stock though not lowered.

    As CamaroKid said if you alter wheel wheels and also use spacers you could get pretty crazy on tire wheel size.

    Something like 255 up front and 335 out back .

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