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This is a discussion on wheel size please within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I am in the market for some 15" rear wheels for my 99 Vert. I was thinking of an 15 ...

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    wheel size please

    I am in the market for some 15" rear wheels for my 99 Vert. I was thinking of an 15 X 10 or 15 X 8. What backspacing is needed for the 8" & 10" wheels, I really do not want them to extend past the fender lip if possible. Pics would be helpful also.

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    15 x 8 = 5.5" backspacing
    15 x 10 = 7.5" backspacing

    major grinding of calipers will be needed.

    here's pics of my car with the 15 x 10

    http://stealthram.com/wheels.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    15 x 8 = 5.5" backspacing
    15 x 10 = 7.5" backspacing

    major grinding of calipers will be needed.

    here's pics of my car with the 15 x 10

    http://stealthram.com/wheels.htm
    Did you remove calipers to grind, or do it on the car? What did you grind it with? die grinder, 4" angle grinder? I know this sounds like stupid questions, but I really don't want to mess this car up. I am so used to old school hotrods.

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    did it on the car. all i have is an air grinder and used my porting bits and 3" cutting wheels. i wish i had a real grinder. took me over 2 hours to do it.

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