Wheel Fitment Guide

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pietrzak.19

n00b
Sep 4, 2015
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Columbus, OH
Hello, has anyone ever put baby moons on their ride? I'm in an '85 Bonneville with the original wheels, I believe they are 10 1/8" nubs. Does anybody have a recomendation on where to get a set? I know Mr. Gasket sells a set with very mixed reviews, but they are cheap (working on a college student budget). I realize this is probably the wrong thread for this, but I couldn't find much else on wheels.
 
horners85regal

horners85regal

Greasemonkey
Jul 20, 2011
139
15
18
Trenton Ontario Canada
305 45 17 installed no frame notch or tub, just cut the lip in the rear wheel wells, and it is the same diameter as a 275 60 15! I know it's an old thread just wanted to update :)
Oh and I have 17x9.5 wheels, with 5.5" backspace running 1 1/4" adapters so I have the ability to do my 8.8 swap in the future
 

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FastCraig

FastCraig

Greasemonkey
Sep 11, 2017
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Huntington, WV
305 45 17 installed no frame notch or tub, just cut the lip in the rear wheel wells, and it is the same diameter as a 275 60 15! I know it's an old thread just wanted to update :)
Oh and I have 17x9.5 wheels, with 5.5" backspace running 1 1/4" adapters so I have the ability to do my 8.8 swap in the future
Horner, I have a set of 17 x 9.5's with 275/40's on them that I would love to mount on my 83 Monty. Are you running the 5.5 BS on the front end too?
 
FastCraig

FastCraig

Greasemonkey
Sep 11, 2017
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79
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Huntington, WV
Horner, I have a set of 17 x 9.5's with 275/40's on them that I would love to mount on my 83 Monty. Are you running the 5.5 BS on the front end too?
Is anyone running 17 x 9.5 Vette wheels? Will a 9.5 wide wheel fit on the front of an 83 Monte SS?
 
NoRest92

NoRest92

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jun 18, 2013
40
10
8
85 Regal
17x7 wheels all around
4.00" BS
235/45R17 Tires
No issues at all and couldn't be happier with the setup. Most likely lowering in the future.
 

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Thugnificent

Thugnificent

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Aug 9, 2017
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Hey there, I'm looking for some bigger wheels for my '85 regal. (Aka princess vagina)

Something that will fit the muscle car style I'm going for and won't look bad on matte black.

The wheels I got going on right now are waay too small.
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qnitro

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jun 1, 2017
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My Billet Specialties, drag lites, black, 17x8 with 3.5 BS and 245 45 17 and 17x9.5 with 4.5 rear BS on a 275 40 17

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northern

northern

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 8, 2012
27
11
8
norway
My Billet Specialties, drag lites, black, 17x8 with 3.5 BS and 245 45 17 and 17x9.5 with 4.5 rear BS on a 275 40 17

Looks good, do they fill the wheel well all the way to the lip, any rubbing?
 
Injectedcutty

Injectedcutty

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 24, 2014
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My Billet Specialties, drag lites, black, 17x8 with 3.5 BS and 245 45 17 and 17x9.5 with 4.5 rear BS on a 275 40 17

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That is a beautiful H/O you got there!!!!! Care to share some mor specs on it.
 
rmorman

rmorman

Greasemonkey
Jun 5, 2008
141
6
18
Perry, IA
Good afternoon all!

Took a while to get through all 27 pages.

I have a 1979 Monte that has had 15" Ultras that look like American Racing "Gamblers." With a recent engine upgrade I'm looking to move to a tire with a little more "bite." However, as discussed throughout this forum, it has become difficult to purchase performance tires in a 15". So, I've decided that after 20 years it is time to upgrade her shoes. I have two questions really.

First question: Are the fender tolerances on my 3rd Gen Monte similar to the rest of the G-body family? I've been looking through here and it looks like you can fit quite a bit of wheel under these. I want to fill up the fender wells on all four corners. I have to admit that the math you guys have figured out is pretty impressive, but it makes my head swim a tad!

Some details: A few years back I installed a Hotchkis suspension kit that lowered the ride height about 1.5-2in. While I am looking to modernize the look a tad, I want a LITTLE sidewall in the back, but nothing like I'm running now. How big can I go in the wheel and tire dept? Was thinking either 17s all around or 17s in the front and 18s in the back.

Anybody got pictures of their 3rd Gen with 17s or 18s tucked up inside? Did you have to roll the rear fender lips?

Looks like 4.5' backspacing seems to be the norm? Something 9in wide should be OK as well? 9.5in wide? I'm not concerned about all four being the same size as I don't rotate them anyway.

What additional info can I provide?



Second question. I have my WHEEL choices narrowed down to five. All are modern editions of more classic styled wheels.

Standard - U204

Standard - U104

VN409 TTO 2 PIECE

VN515 CLASSIC TORQ THRUST II 1-PIECE

VN615 TORQ THRUST II

I am struggling to find pictures of any 3rd Gen Monte Carlos with these wheels on them. Anybody have any? If not, how about a solid shot from a similar G-Body?

Here is what mine looks like now:

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Thanks,
Russ
 

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