Biggest wheels and tires for '57 Buick Special?

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by Dznuggets, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Dznuggets

    Dznuggets Member

    Hey guys. I'm looking to put 18x8 steelies on my Buick. It currently has standard suspension with no modifications but I'm looking to put a 2" lowering kit to get my desired stance. Normally I would lower it first and then do the calculations but the car has sat for 30+ years, so the tires are barely holding air and I want to cruise it as is until I have the time to complete the suspension.

    1. Any ideas if the 8" rim will fill the well without rubbing?
    2. If so, any ideas for tire size?

    Purists need not reply and tell me that I should keep it stock. I'm moving forward with my plans to get my desired look. I'm looking for those who have modified and have the knowledge to assist me. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheRev

    TheRev Silver Level contributor

    Try posting over here, a lot more pre 62 guys to poll from (although you may have to wade through some "purist" opinions, just ignore them and listen to the ones that actually answer your question).

    http://forums.aaca.org/forum/2-buick-clubs/
     
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  3. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I've got no problems with your decisions.....I don't know if you've seen this one, but it's one of my favorite cars: 57.png
     
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