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What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
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Post Post subject: What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 08:28 PM
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I am in the process of building my '73 Baja from the ground up. It has a 4 lug on it now. It will get 3x3 arms and the works. But I am unsure of what wheel and tire size I should go with. I want it to badass (don't we all?). I am not a big fan of the steel triangular holed wheels. The solids are ok.

What tire and wheel size should I go with for the front and rear?
And should I get the chevy bolt patern adapters?

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Post Post subject: Re: What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 09:10 PM
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Here is a pic of mine for reference:

I am running 31" 10.50s for the rear on 15X8 wheels.
Front I am running 28" tall 7" wide, sitting on 15X5s (I think)




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Post Post subject: Re: What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
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Do not use adapters.

These are the wheels I am using on mine:
www.chircoestore.com/c...ts_id=2397


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Post Post subject: Re: What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 08:11 PM
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I'm running 15x10 offsets in the rear with 31's and 15x7 in the front with a stock motor and suspension. 50 is all she'll do on the highway, but with suspension mods and a bigger motor I think you'll be fine.


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Post Post subject: Re: What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 08:16 PM
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Do not use adapters.

These are the wheels I am using on mine:
www.chircoestore.com/c...ts_id=2397

Those are the wheels I am looking for but I have a 4 lug bolt patern, they only have them for 5 lug!

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Post Post subject: Re: What is a good wheel and tire combo for street?
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 09:37 PM
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You can easily swap your front drums for wide 5 drums, and then convert the rear to wide-5 Type III brakes (like on my car) OR, go with the wide-5 disc brake kit for the rear (its $299)


The chirco BAJA build did this exact set up.


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