Hey folks! I have lurked and lingered for quite awhile now. Just recently purchased a 66 Tempest from a family member. Its been in the family non-working for about 10 years. I have the $$$ and the time for it. It is staying a Tempest, and currently has a 70 Firebird 400 motor/trans.
My current dilemma is that i'm torn on the wheels/tires, i have searched through this forum trying to gauge how to address it. Any recommendations or thoughts are greatly appreciated.
My thoughts are Front: 225/50R17 Rear: 245/50R17, but im worried about losing the current stance as you see from my sideways picture the car does have the wagon springs in the back, as well screwing up the speedometer reading, or even more dreading the skyjacker look. My findings on the internet the article in HRM recommends "15- to 18-inch: All rim diameters use 8-inch-wide wheels with 4-1/2-inch backspacing. Use tires with a 245 section width and aspect rations as follows: 15-inch, 60; 16-inch, 50; 17-inch, 40; and 18-inch, 35." 40's just do not sound right to me or will look right in my head. I don't want to rub or go "hip-hop".
Sorry for the ramble. Thanks guys!