Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
In the pics it looks like the top of the outer wheel wells are exactly even, but measuring inside the wells reveals a slight rake to the stance. There’s 9” above the rear tires and 7-1/2 inches above the front tires. I do wish the front end was slightly lower because looking at a front angle gives a slight gasser appearance
Yesterday I measured the tightest tolerances for the wheel diameter. In the back wheel well, There is 1-3/4” between the front of the tire and the outer wheel well. In the front wheel well, with the tire turned outward, there is 3-1/2” between the front of the tire and the outer wheel well. The tires are 25-2/3” so Based on these measurements I could go back up to 28” oem size tires. To get a more raked look, I may either cut another 1/4 coil in the front or put a 27” tire up front and a 28” tire in the back.
After doing some more reading, I’m leaning toward the 4piston wilwood kit that reuses the existing galaxie spindles. Seems like an easy retrofit. Thanks again for everyone’s input... it was very helpful.
I’m leaning toward the magnum 500s but still not sure about the 16x8 or 17x8 wheels. Seems like there’s more tire options for 16s than 15s and even more for 17” wheels these days.
Last edited by lsugymrat24; 06-18-2019 at 02:42 AM.