Pro Tour guys. What tires r u runnin?

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. moparmarks

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    Ready to buy tires and rims for my 72 Dart that has been mini-tubbed. Have 14" of tub room. Looking at a 295/40/18 out back. Thats 27.3 x 11.6
    Any of you running a 28" tall tire or bigger?
    What size are you running up front? I have a 73 K and suspension. Was thinking a 26" x 8" tire.
    Also was thinking of running 17" wheels up front. Seems to be more selection for that size tire in a 17" versa an 18".
    Also looking at the Nitto NT555G2 tire.
    Thoughts??????
     
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      18x9 front w/ 255/40-18
      18x10 rear w/ 295/40-18

      I'm seriously thinking I will eventually go 18x9.5 w/ 275/35-18 and 19x12 w/ 325/30-19
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        Here is a few pictures of the car in 2005 with borrowed (test fit) 17x8 on all four corners. 245/45-17 F and 255/50-17 rear.

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          I can't fault your decisions on that one.:D
          I'm running 245/40-18 tires on 9.5 inch rims out back and 225/40-17's on 8 inchers up front.
          Tires are Nitto Neo Gen Extreme Performance front and back.
          Absolutely love them, even though the car wants to track ridges and cracks in the road a little more due to the wide front tires.

          Mine isn't what you would call a Pro Touring car though.

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            Here it is in 2011 with 15x3-1/2 front and 15x10 rear with 325/50-15 drag radials

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            Mine is just a brute... I consider it a restomod maybe, not necessarily a Pro Touring car.

            Not sure what the distinction is. Do you have to have a modern engine to call it Pro Touring?
             
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            I added pics, and I call it a resto mod.
            Motor is a 5.9 mild build and dressed as an LA 360, and has a 42RH overdrive trans.


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            Pro Touring is setup for handling and corners. Usually running 17" or 18" wheels.
            Restomod is more show with 18 and 20's and slammed to the ground.
             
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              Mine is not for show.
               
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              This is restomod to me.

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              440 with Weiand six pack tunnel ram converted to EFI, 11.3:1, ported aluminum heads, solid cam. T-56 Magnum six speed transmission with a twin disc clutch. 3.90 gear 8-3/4 rear with a Detroit Locker.

              Still in the process of build and fabrication... too many one off custom parts.

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                I'm thinking the 295/40/18 are the ones for the back. They look good on your cars. No rubbing issues?
                 
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                Welded K-frame, 1.12" torsion bars, Borgeson power steering, etcetera...
                 
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                Not even close. Mine is mini-tubbed, but maybe Barracuda has a little more room? About 1-1/2" on outside and 2" on inside. I used to run the 325/50 Drag radial tucked...

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                275/35/18 tires on 18 x 10 Rims with 6.5" back spacing using a stock width A-body 8 3/4 rear end, mini tubbed and inside wheel lip trimmed back. It's an extremely tight fit on the outside of 71' Dart. If I were to do it again I would narrow the rear axle 2" and go with a 5.5" back spacing on the wheels.
                 
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                I guess I should clarify. Mine is mini tubbed AND the springs are relocated.

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                I'm running:
                18x9 35mm 6.38BS 275/35-18 Toyo
                18x11 0mm 6BS 335/30-18 Toyo

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                  I have 17s now and cannot find a taller tire than a 40. I got new firm feel leafs with a -1 drop and it’s too low so I’m thinking of just doing an 18” wheel.
                   
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                  This is uhcoog1 car.
                   
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                  No. Car's tucked in the back corner of the garage. Still a lot of build to go. Hopefully in the next couple of months it'll be more Mobile.
                   
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                  Which rear bar is that... exploring my options. Fits with narrowed setup / relocated springs?
                   
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                  Hellwig 6908 ebody.
                   
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                    Did you have to modify it any?
                     
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