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    63 buick skylark coupe

    Hi guys. im busy restoring this buick and wana place a set of decent wheels on it. Can anyone help me with what is the widest rear tire size I can use that will clear the body, and should I change to a 5 stud wheel and maybe 14 or 15 inch . I do wana replace front drum to discs so that needs to be noted. Plse any help would be greatly received

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    Hello mate,

    I'm running American racing 14*7 with 225 width tires all around . Unfortunate rear tries touch the body with heavy weights ppl in the car 😅.

    A wider/bigger wheels requires diff modifications!.

    Check this guy ING simon_883110 he has same as ours and running 17*8 wheels with slightly modified foxbody 8.8 diff and mustang ll front end

    FYI, the width of diffs:

    8.8 OEM : 153cm

    63' skylark : 147cm

    His custom : 143cm

    I would suggest first you determine which direction you want to go with your car as no plug and play kits nor spare parts are available for 61-63 skylark/olds F85 available in the market. All requires fabrication and a heavy budget to make it work!.

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    Just notice it's a very old thread loool

    Hope you did figure it out 😅😅

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar-us View Post
    Hello mate,

    I'm running American racing 14*7 with 225 width tires all around . Unfortunate rear tries touch the body with heavy weights ppl in the car 😅.

    A wider/bigger wheels requires diff modifications!.

    Check this guy ING simon_883110 he has same as ours and running 17*8 wheels with slightly modified foxbody 8.8 diff and mustang ll front end

    FYI, the width of diffs:

    8.8 OEM : 153cm

    63' skylark : 147cm

    His custom : 143cm

    I would suggest first you determine which direction you want to go with your car as no plug and play kits nor spare parts are available for 61-63 skylark/olds F85 available in the market. All requires fabrication and a heavy budget to make it work!.

    many thxxs, we got it sorted...used a 8.8 rear with 17x7.5 inch wheels with a 42mm positive offset so the 245 rears clear. On the front we run 225 and 17 x8 with a 35mm offset.. works great. We used same front setup but turned spacers to correct the same wheel track and bolt pattern as the rear..what engine and transmission are u running?

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    Good to know you figured it out 👍🏻

    I'm running ls1 and th400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar-us View Post
    Good to know you figured it out 👍🏻

    I'm running ls1 and th400.
    can i see some pics plse..saw you first you tube video , so do u have a second video?

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    Idk how to upload pics on this forum!

    Check this link out
    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?thr...roject.329397/

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