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Old 09-12-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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Question What fits without minitub?

I'm in the process of rebuilding my 91 LX. I'm going for more of a show car. I'm going to go with NASCAR style wheels and was looking at the GOODYEAR EAGLE slicks available and the smallest I can find is a 28x9-15.

Will that be too tall to fit? I currently run 245/50r16's all the way around. Was hoping to go a little wider, but no taller.

Is goodyear the only company with yellow letters?
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Re: What fits without minitub?

28" tire would fit...but it will be close. I'm currently running a 315/45-15 on the rear of my 90 LX, removed the quad shocks, massaged the inner fender a little, and they still rub when suspension is compressed.
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I'm in the process of rebuilding my 91 LX. I'm going for more of a show car. I'm going to go with NASCAR style wheels and was looking at the GOODYEAR EAGLE slicks available and the smallest I can find is a 28x9-15.

Will that be too tall to fit? I currently run 245/50r16's all the way around. Was hoping to go a little wider, but no taller.

Is goodyear the only company with yellow letters?
The 9" width is no problem, but the height may lead to some rubbing on the inner fenderwell at times. You may be able to "massage" the fenderwell enough to gain adequate clearance though.

As far as I know Good Year is the only company that offers the yellow lettering, however there are tire paints that you could use to change the color on other tires if you don't mind doing some touch up now and then.
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28" tire would fit...but it will be close. I'm currently running a 315/45-15 on the rear of my 90 LX, removed the quad shocks, massaged the inner fender a little, and they still rub when suspension is compressed.
Do you have any pictures of the LX from under the car showing the fitment of the rear tires into the fenderwell?
I'd be interested in seeing them if you do.
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Re: What fits without minitub?

Only pic I have at the moment, comparing between the 305's on the cobra and 315's on the fox.


I'll see what I can do sometime this weekend or something...it's definitely wayyy tight.
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Only pic I have at the moment, comparing between the 305's on the cobra and 315's on the fox.

I'll see what I can do sometime this weekend or something...it's definitely wayyy tight.
I appreciate that!
P.S. Love the look from the rear on both cars.
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Thanks for the info guys. I may have to just go with some smaller blackwall slicks to get the car to sit low enough. Im trying to avoid tubbing or massaging the wheel wells.
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