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Looking to get a cheap set of 15inch rims to put a set of Drag radials on . Is the backspacing on our cars 5.5 inches if so will a 15 inch rim fit. Has anybody tryed putting a smaller rim on the back. Help me out here guys I just wont a cheap 15 inch rim to put sticky tires on for drag racing.

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to my knowledge, you can't put 15" rims on the Bullitt due to the upgraded Cobra brakes and rotor size
 

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dooooh, glad you said that i was getting ready to order a set of 15" welds. Boy would I have been p*ssed, So what is the smallest we can put on and the largest et street tire to go with it?
 

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Well heres the situation. I currently run the Nitto drag radials on the car now but there almost bald. The problem with the nittos is they are a thin tire only a 40 series what I wont is a fatter series tire like the bfgoodrich 50 series. This way when I launch the tire will flex. I know a 16 rim will fit on the back because I have tried it once from a friends car. The thing is there are not many cheap 16 rims out there in a weld form so I will continue my research.
 

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....and with 13" rotors and those calipers in the front,...it wouldn't surprise me if a 17" wheel is as small as you can go in the front!
i don't know for sure though!!
 

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There are some stock Bullitt wheels for sale on ebay for $30. The seller says the are somewhat damaged.
 
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You can get a 15" wheel on the rear,here is a picture. www.home.earthlink.net/~buickgsconv65/wheel2.jpg I put Bogart D-10's 15x9 with 5 1/2 backset. They weight only 10.6 lbs. If anyone is interested call Joe at Fordspeed.com (1-800-683-7099)that's were I got mine.There not cheap!

I tried Weld XP's they did not fit.I know there are other wheels out there that will fit but the Bogart's are very light weight.
 

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Great info. Ray. What size 15 inch tire are you running again? If a 27 inch OD wouldn't be too tall for my 3.73 gear,I would get a pair like that,with Hoosier Street Pros and use them on both cars.
 
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On 2002-01-28 22:50, Mus408 wrote:
Great info. Ray. What size 15 inch tire are you running again? If a 27 inch OD wouldn't be too tall for my 3.73 gear,I would get a pair like that,with Hoosier Street Pros and use them on both cars.
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The Bogart's are for track only no street use. The tire size is 26x8.5 the Weld xp's will work on the rear with a wheel spacer. Not an easy car to find 15" wheels for.
 

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Off-topic, but I love your website, Ray. I had a '65 Gran Sport with factory 4-speed back in 1972-3 and I've never seen another in person. A few over the years in ads and on the internet, but never in person. I trashed mine by missing third gear (crappy stock shifter) and spinning a rod bearing, so I sold it for $175, stupid teenager that I was. Aside from the engine damage, it was pristine. They are great-performing and unique cars, and of all the old musclecars I owned (a lot of them) I miss the Gran Sport the most. Thanks for the memories!
 

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yes, i think Ray has a slight fondness for old Buick GS's!!
and thanks for the correction Ray, i did NOT believe that 15" rims would fit on the Bullitt!

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On 2002-01-29 09:19, Bushmaster wrote:
Off-topic, but I love your website, Ray. I had a '65 Gran Sport with factory 4-speed back in 1972-3 and I've never seen another in person. A few over the years in ads and on the internet, but never in person. I trashed mine by missing third gear (crappy stock shifter) and spinning a rod bearing, so I sold it for $175, stupid teenager that I was. Aside from the engine damage, it was pristine. They are great-performing and unique cars, and of all the old musclecars I owned (a lot of them) I miss the Gran Sport the most. Thanks for the memories!


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If your ever in SW Fla. look me up,I'll let you take my 65 Gs conv 4 speed for a ride... :-B
Don't look me up for at lease a year.. :-B It's up in Canada getting a frame off restoration. Can't wait to get it back!!!
 

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I'd love to take you up on that....not sure if I can afford to, psychologically speaking. It's taken me nearly 30 years to get over losing my '65!
I also had a '67 GS340 (or maybe a '66? it's been a while). One of the frog green ones with the white hood scoops....had a bench seat and three-on-the-tree. I've since learned that it was a pretty rare piece.
I'm looking forward to seeing "Time Machine" when it hits the big screen, and dreaming about using it to go back and get my cars back!
 
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