Staggered wheels diameter?

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  1. vntned

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    Anybody running two different diameter wheels on their A? For example, 16"s front 17s rear, or similar?
     
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    toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    14's in the front and 15's in the rear.

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    • vntned

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      I did 14s/15s on my Demon clone years ago. I think it works. Just curious how many guys out there are running a mismatched setup.

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      • Darter6

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        17's and 18's Dustya_auction.jpg
         
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        • roccodart440

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          THisis the only A body i've seen where i've liked a stagger. One of the reasons I chose to post this picture is it perfectly illustrates the reason for staggering wheels. It is to keep the sidewall profile the same of close to the front.

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          • DartGTDan

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            Currently 14" X 5 1/2" front and rear.

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            Spring of 2021 the rears will grow to 15" X 7" Rallyes

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            • jonn6464

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              Not an A body, but you get the idea.

              18" in the rear, 17" in the front.

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              • Bryan Lohmiller

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                295/50-15s on the back;
                235/60-14s on the front;
                Both with sidewalls of ~5.6"
                 
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                14 inch on the front and 15 inch on the back. Its the way to go.

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                I got a great deal on some 10x16 slicks, so i bought new 16" wheels to use them. I wanted the gray tt2, but the polished were on sale. I bought 15s for the front, lots better tire selections in the 15s.
                I personally wouldnt go bigger than seventeens, and even the 17s need a decent sidewall height to look right.
                 
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                H22A4 Does anyone read this?

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                Useless trivia but the AAR Cuda and T/A Challengers were the first North American made car to come with different width tires front (E60) and rear (G60).
                 
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                  Lately, I've seen a lot of drag racers put 15's on the back and 17's on the front. Not sure why that's popular these days. Tire availability maybe?
                   
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                  Fifteens on the back, cause the great majority of drag tires are that size. Tall sidewall height helps a drag tire to hook,
                  a 15 will work much better than a short sidewall 20. I think the majority of the 17 use on the front is to clear modern big brake setups.
                   
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                  That makes sense. I hadn't thought about it from the a 'brake-clearing' standpoint (w/ 17's on front). I figured it was just the new fad.
                   
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                  Rubber weighs more than aluminum .
                  Maximize wheel size and minimize the amount of rubber for a given diameter setup .
                   
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                  That is a great looking car !
                  70-73 Firebirds are my favorite years followed by 67/68s
                  I would give my right nut for a 71 Furmula 455 SD 4 sp !
                   
                • jonn6464

                  jonn6464 1970 Duster FABO Gold Member

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                  Thank you. Yeah, I agree with the 70-73 body style. This is a 70 model with a built 455 from a 73 Trans Am. Very quick. Not a 4 speed, but I installed a Hurst Dual Gate (His &Hers) shifter so I could have a little fun.
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                    Did they offer the His/Hers in 70 ?
                    Just curious ...
                     
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                    When I was in grade school (early 70s) I went to a daytime summer camp at the local junior high . One of the teachers drove a dark green Formula 400 R.A Firebird ... I would drool on it every day !
                    Your choice of color and wheels are really tastefull .
                     
                  • dartfreak75

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                    185/65/14 on the front and 215/70/15 on the back.

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                    Smaller on the front ...lol
                     
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                    195/70-14 front
                    255/60-15 back
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                  • jonn6464

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                    I don't think Hurst came out with the H/H until mid-late 70's. And, to my knowledge, it was not a dealer installed option. It was a "day 2" upgrade you could find at a speed shop. I could be wrong though.
                     
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