Archive for December 12th, 2011

Chevelle wheels

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So, I’ve been considering getting some original-style Chevelle SS wheels for a ’70 Chevelle. Well, technically it’s a ’71, but I like the’70 wheels.  A few companies make 157, 158 and 1510 wheels that look like the original 14s, so I can get actual modern tires.  This post on Chevelles.com suggests that a 1510 with 5.5 inch backspacing can fit a 295/50R15 under the stock rear wheelwell.  That’s an 11.2″ wide tire, which should be adequate. :)  I’d like to find a Firestone Wide Oval or Goodyear Polyglass or similar reproduction tire, but it looks like just running a BFG Radial T/A will be the most likely way to get that size.