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  1. ATX B Body

    ATX B Body Member

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    My car is Satellite with a Coronet front clip. I wanted new wider front and rear tires, so I researched this forum extensively to see what others had installed. I bought new Aero Race Wheels and BFG Radial TA's. I'm sharing my results with the forum to add to the knowledge base!

    Front: 15X8 w/ 4" Backspacing. 245/60 R15.
    No rubbing or conflict with suspension or wheel well.

    Rear: 15X10 w/ 5" Backspacing. 295/50 R15.
    I recently replaced the tired old leaf springs and shocks with Mopar Performance XHD Leaf Springs (P4452982/83) and KYB-Gas-a-Just Shocks (KG5512) and that raised the rear end up about an 1". I'm glad I replaced the rear suspension because the passenger inner fender well lip rubs when I hit a bump. I'm gonna try to roll that lip to get more clearance - currently about 3/8". The passenger side is a little better with about a finger's width of clearance. Here's a few pics so you can see the stance and minimal clearance.

    Happy motoring y'all! Check the pics.....

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    Passenger Rear - really tight...
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    Passenger Rear. See the scraping after 1 week? IMG_2396.JPG

    Driver rear - much more room
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    Front - plenty of room
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    Old vs. New :thumbsup:
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      You might try loosening the axle ubolts and try getting all the extra play out you can to the drivers side. I have found that 5.5 BS works best for 10" rims on 68-70 B bodies.
       
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        ATX B Body Member

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        Thanks for the tip!
         
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