Is it wrong of me liking these wheels on a 300?

Brakes, Suspension, Rims and Tires

  1. wihaltom

    wihaltom Member

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    I don't doubt that you never heard back from them. They have never answered any email I have sent them.
    I am thinking of going with a 15X6 wheel, 4 inch backspacing. The tire size charts show that a 235/75 will fit on anything from 6 to 8 inches wide.
    I can get the 15X6's shipped today.
    Anyone have any input on that size?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Go for it. I think you'll be happy with the results. I doubt if you would notice much difference in the handling and it will look more period correct with the narrower tire.
     
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    Okay, I just got off the phone with Summit.
    The 15X6's are on their way.
    I'm still on the fence, though, about the tire size.
    I wonder if I should step down to a 225/75.
    It will only cost me about 50 RPM at 65 MPH.
    Up to 2500 from 2450 with the 3.23 gear.
    I think I am over-thinking this....:BangHead:
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I am told that all the time, including on this board. I tend to over-think everything it's not a bad thing but it does drive you crazy sometimes. The tires I have on my 300 throws the speedo off by 10mph, I can live with it and it might help with the speeding tickets.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    I think 225's are too narrow, I like 235's. 245's on the front are too wide. Its not a race car so no need for varying size front to rear. Dont go any smaller than 70 on the sidewall.
     
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    wihaltom Member

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    That's my thinking also. I like the 235's overall size.
    So I'm leaning more toward the 235/75R15's.
    That will give me a good cruise RPM, too.
    Thanks, Guys. You've all been a big help. :eek:ccasion14:
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Please post a before and after shoot..... I'd like to see the difference
     
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    I plan to do that. I really want to see what a difference it makes in the overall look of the car.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    It'll be huge, the ride will be the big difference
     
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    I got the 15X6's today.
    I have an appointment with Discount Tire for Friday at 1300 hrs to have the tires mounted.
    I should have them on the car by sometime Saturday.
    I am stoked !!
     
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    There's a lot of satisfaction one gets from the simple addition of a new set of wheels.

    < Sent from my tablet >
     
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    I'm happy and I don't even have them on yet.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm glad you finally got your wheels. Can't wait to see them on the car.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    That's something a donker would also think, but I guess there's a five inch difference in it.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    5 inch? More like 8 but your right loving their creation
     
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    Stormer Old Man with a Hat

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    That's racist.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    This time I don't get it.
     
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    Stormer Old Man with a Hat

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    A 5" difference? Think about it.
     
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    hEhE, i get it. jeez, I don't even want to know your thought process,lol.
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Took you long enough. I knew right away what he was saying...