Got some new shoes for the Charger 305's

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    I was a chicken when I originally built the car and put 285's on it fearing wider would rub but thanks to Goon letting me try on a pair I now have 305/35/19's on it. Wow what a difference, the 285's were flush with the beads and slightly rolled over on top, the extra width gave it the right sidewall profile plus added to the sidewall height for an all around better look. This is where paying more for a custom rim with your desired backspacing pays off, no way they'd fit without the 5" backspacing and not rub. 20190623_120127.jpg
     
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      So you are running a 19x10 wheel with 5 inch Back spacing?
       
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        Thanks for the update, that is the size I am going with, was kinda worried about it rubbing
         
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          Very cool. Wish they still made a 305 in a 15” tire. Can you post a full side view shot of the car?
           
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            You're doing it all wrong. You spelled N50-15 all wrong.

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            • 747mopar

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              Yes, 10" wide rim.
              Keep in mind while I had the quarters off I did away with that goofy hump in the outer well that protrudes inward. You would have to compress the suspension a ways before you hit it but with mine being lowered 2" I felt it had to go... still can't understand the reasoning for it:screwy:.
              Will do.
               
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                I'll try to get better ones but typical of this year in Ohio it got cloudy and started raining again! 20190624_163801.jpg
                 
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                  That’s a great shot. Looks very nice with that combo.
                   
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                      That is a fantastic looking car. The tucked in body color bumpers, the wheels, the stance....Beautiful!
                       
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                        Just need an 01 on the doors and your set!

                        Car looks killer, very nice job!
                         
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                          My Year One aluminum Rallye wheels in the rear of my 70 Roadrunner Dana 60 are the 9" wide 5" backspacing. The 8" wheels on the front are 4.5" backspacing.
                          The only tires I have tried so far are the ones on now, 315/35/17" Toyo Proxes TQ drag radials, and they fit GREAT. Perfectly centered and no rubbing at all. Next up will be a 28 x 11.5-17 Mickey Thompson bias ply (standard transmission) drag tire.
                          My only concern is the additional height.
                           
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                          315's in stock wells? I've got a little wiggle room but not that much I don't think.
                           
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                          Bone stock suspension and wheelwells. The only non-factory item is the wheel and tire.
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                            Awesome, now I feel like I left a little on the table lol. What's the 10.5" in your picture illustrating, not tire width... 315's should be 12.4" wide?
                             
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                            That IS tire width. Measured with a tape...
                            I see that they say the width is closer to what you list. I am going to put a tape measure on my rear tire right now.
                             
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                              So the treadwidth specs from Toyo say 11.7" but my tape doesn't lie. Could have to do with the 9" wheel, which is a little narrow vs their recommend wheel width (10.5"), but I haven't had any problems and I don't think the tire bulges.
                              Looking at the tape against the tire, I'd say 10.5" of contact tread is about the max.
                              This September will be 3 years on these drag radials, and although I am going to get a set of Mickey Thompson ET Street bias ply drag radials for the track only, I will definitely continue to run the Toyo Proxes TQ drag radials on the street. They help me get some traction compared to the laughably overwhelmed B.F. Goodrich T/A radials that were no match for the torque of the mighty 440 6bbl/3 pedal adjustable stall transmission, so the TQ drag radials can hook on the street, but if I am inclined to spin them up for show, I can do that too. The main thing is that the Toyos are safer on wet streets than the Nitto 555s, which I would never run NITTO 555s on the street again, NEVER.
                              Tape on the Toyos:
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                              Perfectly centered and no rubbing. Bone stock suspension:
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                              Inner fender clearance shot looking up:
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                              No bulge, 9" wheel width. If I tub my wheelwells, I am going to see if a wheel manufacturer can widen and offset a pair of the Year One aluminum Rallye wheels like these, to fit the new space available. I am that in love with the look of the aluminum Rallye wheels!
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                              Big FATTIES always look good, but on a B-Body Mopar, they look GREAT!
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                                Very interesting, seams odd that my 305's are basically the same width as your 315's (about 11.75" of tread), could be the 9" rims or the brand? What was the problem with wet road conditions? From the huge tread openings they looks like they'll channel the rain well and not hydroplane easily, was it just not hooking up on wet pavement? I do like that they're American made tires:thumbsup:
                                 
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                                The NITTO 555s were the widow makers, not the Toyo Proxes TQ drag radials, the Toyos are great (so far) on the rare occasions I get caught in the rain.
                                On my 89 Conquest TSi, the Nitto 555s could have killed me!
                                 
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                                That's what I was asking, what was the issue with the 555's, pour traction on wet roads or hydroplaning? They seam to have high review's.
                                 
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