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tom hecht wrote:
> 
> i thought the distance from drum to drum was wider on 66-newer b-body.
>  
> i would like to get a wider tire under my 65 b-body, without moving the
> springs.
>  
> as it is i have 10" rims with 5-1/2 back spacing, then 7/16 spacer.
> i am able to get 275-60 t/a's on with plenty of room to spare, but
> the next size up won't fit in either direction.
>  
> are you guys, who have the later b-rears getting anything wider under 
> there?
>  
> i have no problem fitting 28-10.5 slicks on, 275-60 drag t/a's were as 
> wide as
> the space would allow (wider than radial t/a's) 
>  
> tom

FWIW, I have a '68 dana under the 64 Dodge.Wheels are 15" custom 
steelies with 4.5" of bs.Springs are relo'd with Dr. Diff kit.I have 
295/65 drag radial tires.Wheels could've taken another 1/2" of bs.I may 
get another pair made.I don't see why the same fitment wouldn't work in 
you case.Research the width of an 8 3/4 and Dana rear.Subtract the 
difference and go from there.

I haven't tried to put these tires on the 64 Savoy to check the fitment.


  Dave Walters
  Denver, Co.
  

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