C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Handling Components
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 12 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Volunteer Vette Products
Mid America Motorworks
VetteBookStore.com
Bair's Corvettes
CorvetteClothing.com

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
ITSA1976
Eric76
Featured Links

Buy Now
How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982
How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982


Motor Trend - $5 for 12 issues.
Motor Trend
Only $5 for 12 issues.


Corvette Magazine - $19.99 for 8 issues
Corvette Magazine
Only $19.99 for 8 issues


Chevrolet Corvette: 1968 thru 1982, All V8 models (Haynes Manuals) (Paperback)
Chevrolet Corvette: 1968 thru 1982, All V8 models (Haynes Manuals) (Paperback)



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
1/28/11 7:58pm - Original Message: 'correct tire size'
Voltage
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Sicklerville, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1971 350 steel cities grey coupe 4 spd

Joined: 12/11/2010
Posts: 17
I'm putting 17x8 ince rim on my 1971 coupe.  I'm having trouble finding the correct tire size.  If anybody has any experience with this application i would appriciate the input.
Thank you for your time,
                                       voltage
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
1/28/11 11:46pm - Reply: 'correct tire size'
wetvet
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Lake Oswego, OR - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

Joined: 10/17/2003
Posts: 540

Stock Tire - 255/60R15         >Search Tires Tire 1 - 255/50R17         >Search Tires
Section Width:10.03 in255 mm
Section Width:10.03 in255 mm
Rim Diameter:15 in381 mm
Rim Diameter:17 in431.8 mm
Rim Width Range:7 - 9 in
Rim Width Range:7 - 9 in
Overall Diameter:27.04 in686.81 mm
Overall Diameter:27.03 in686.56 mm
Sidewall Height:6.02 in152.90 mm
Sidewall Height:5.01 in127.25 mm
Radius:13.52 in343.40 mm
Radius:13.51 in343.15 mm
Circumference:84.94 in2157.4 mm
Circumference:84.91 in2156.7 mm
Revs per Mile:769.2
Revs per Mile:769.5
Actual Speed:60 mph100 km/h
Speedometer1:60.0 mph100. km/h
Speedometer Difference: -Speedometer Difference: 0.039% too fast
Diameter Difference: -Diameter Difference: 0.04%
wetvet2011-01-28 20:47:41

____________________________________

(click to see a larger image)


"It Takes A Little Longer To Do It Right"
"It Takes A Lot Longer To Do It Again"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
1/29/11 7:35pm - Reply: 'correct tire size'
Jaws79 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Sykesville, MD - USA

Vette(s):
1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

Joined: 4/27/2008
Posts: 4211
Steve, You are a wealth of information! Thats about as close as you can get to the stock size!
 
Barry
 
Clap


____________________________________
"Down on the Boardwalk...

(Click image to see a larger version}
 
Lifetime Member #181
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
1/29/11 9:32pm - Reply: 'correct tire size'
wetvet
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Lake Oswego, OR - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

Joined: 10/17/2003
Posts: 540
I was going to put that size 17's on my Vette, but did not.

____________________________________

(click to see a larger image)


"It Takes A Little Longer To Do It Right"
"It Takes A Lot Longer To Do It Again"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
2/26/11 8:53am - Reply: 'correct tire size'
Voltage
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Sicklerville, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1971 350 steel cities grey coupe 4 spd

Joined: 12/11/2010
Posts: 17

thank you for all the information

 



____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
2/26/11 10:14am - Reply: 'correct tire size'
Voltage
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Sicklerville, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1971 350 steel cities grey coupe 4 spd

Joined: 12/11/2010
Posts: 17

beautiful car by the way wetvet



____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
2/27/11 9:33am - Reply: 'correct tire size'
lukesvette Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


HOWELL, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

Joined: 5/18/2004
Posts: 6804
I just printed that and it's in my info folder!! Great stuff Steve!

____________________________________
LukesVette Homepage
Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
101st Airborne(AirAssault!)
God Bless America

Support Our Troops


     
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 Handling Components
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30