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Trying to put some bigger slicks on my S10. I bought some 15x14 welds with 5-in backspace and a set of 32-14 Hoosiers but they have two inches of bulge past the bead, I didn't buy the wheels for the tires. Anyone have any recommendations for a tire with less bulge such as a radial or should I just get a 13 wide slick?
 
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Tire manufactures have their recommended wheel widths and sizes listed. Check out their sites rather than guessing.
 
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Just getting some opinions,I know Hoosiers have the most bulge.Radials have the least but not sure how many bracket racers are using them
 
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I was recommended to use a 15x15 for a 14/32 because it actually put more tire on the track....haven’t ordered wheels yet though
 
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^^^^^ Agreed. If later wanting to go 33x15 you’re set.
 
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I think he has space restrictions and is why he’s concerned with the tire bulge.
 
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I think he has space restrictions and is why he’s concerned with the tire bulge.


Yes i am, I could have went with a 12 or 13-in wheel and had plenty of room but I would rather have a 14-in wheel and a smaller slick to stretch across it for a better footprint.
 
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I think he has space restrictions and is why he’s concerned with the tire bulge.


Yes I'm close on room,, I could have went with a 12 or 13-in wheel and had plenty of room but I would rather have a 14-in wheel and a smaller slick to stretch across it for a better footprint.
 
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Fwiw, my Vega is a narrow little car. I have 15x14 weld wheels I don’t remember what backspace. Anyway,I have tried m/t and Goodyear slicks on the same wheels. What I found was the Goodyears had a flatter side wall with less bulge than the same size m/t tire. I can use either or but goodyears do have more sidewall clearance.
 
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What he said^^^. But I am a Hoosier guy but did try a set of Goodyear’s once.
 
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I get that part about wanting the widest wheel that is recommended for the tire; it seems like the tire likes to lay 'flatter' against the pavement.

Did you say how much clearance you have between the sidewall and the leaf spring, or the inner side of the fenderwell?
 
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Thanks for the replies guys! I was talking to a friend of mine that said the Goodyear had the least amount of bulge as well. I may just put these wheels up for sale and get some 12s then I have more options. I thought I had everything calculated just right but for some reason these wheels are a little wider than what they should measure and the backset is not quite 5 inches like it should measure. A friend of mine said I could put 10.5 x 33s on here, but I'm not sure I'll do that.
 
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One thing I will say is don’t calculate things by the numbers on the sidewalls, look up the specs on manufacturers website. I have seen tires with smaller numbers actually bigger than others. A 32 x 13.5W x 15 Hoosier is bigger than a 32x14x15 Hoosier for example. I have ran both on my old car.
 
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Well I just looked at their chart and guess I was wrong, I coulda swore they were wider.
 
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The right thing would be to buy the right rim to be honest. That said goodyear might be the fix for you. Can you fit a wider rim?


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Well I just looked at their chart and guess I was wrong, I coulda swore they were wider.

Funny you mentioned that The wheels came with 3214 Hoosiers and a friend had some 32 13.5 W he give me and their exact same size only the W tires are stiff sidewall. I mounted one up yesterday and it's a tad narrower but not much because of the stiffer side wall it has less bulge
 
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The right thing would be to buy the right rim to be honest. That said goodyear might be the fix for you. Can you fit a wider rim?

Yeah actually I need a 15x14 6 backspace, if I was smart I would have kept my Chevy II wagon in my sig picture years ago hahaha
 
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A friend of mine said I could put 10.5 x 33s on here, but I'm not sure I'll do that.


33x10.5s screwed on 14" wheels definitely isn't uncommon. We run them on 12" wheels and wish I'd gotten 14"


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ImBack:
A friend of mine said I could put 10.5 x 33s on here, but I'm not sure I'll do that.


33x10.5s screwed on 14" wheels definitely isn't uncommon. We run them on 12" wheels and wish I'd gotten 14"

I see a lot of people on yellow bullet with that set up but wasn't sure about bracket racing, it would definitely get rid of the tire bulge I'm dealing with.
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ImBack:
A friend of mine said I could put 10.5 x 33s on here, but I'm not sure I'll do that.


33x10.5s screwed on 14" wheels definitely isn't uncommon. We run them on 12" wheels and wish I'd gotten 14"

I see a lot of people on yellow bullet with that set up but wasn't sure about bracket racing, it would definitely get rid of the tire bulge I'm dealing with.


Our car is 26xxlbs going 9.2x and 5.9x. We went two seasons (250ish runs) on a set of 33s. We do run tubes to extend the side wall life.


Denis LeBlanc

 
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