66 Impala wheel question - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-05-2014, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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66 Impala wheel question

Sorry guys, another one of those damn wheels size questions. I'm thinking of having a change from the 8x15" Rallyes. Just want to be able to change the look of my ride for a year or so, then change back if I'm sick of the look.
I'd like to fit 20" Coddington Junkyard Dogs all round. I was thinking of 8" front and 10" rears. Does anyone know if I can fit a 20" x 10" wheel on the rear of a 66 impala coupe? If so, what sort of tyre size and wheel backspace etc if you happen to know? All info appreciated, thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 08:44 AM
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Well my standard answer to "another one of those damn wheels size questions" is the same every time. Buy a tool that lets you KNOW if a certain combination of wheel width and back spacing with a given tire profile will work before you buy it. I should get a commission from selling these things.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/php-01201

You will have to visit a brick and mortar tire store to wrap your piece of coat hanger wire around a tire on display up front or one brought out from the store room to verify the tire size.

Since I used to buy so many tires; my local Tire Rack dealer at Tire Kingdom allowed me to run free in his ware house pulling tires and making impressions of the different tire sizes I was interested in (he even ordered in tires that he didn't have from other stores for me to check in hope of making another sale). I had temporary masking tape "tags" to identify the tire size and used a Sharpie pen to write the size on the wire's tag. When I got home I made permanent legible tags with a P-touch label maker and attached them to the wire profile.

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