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PostSubject: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:54 pm

so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.





I got a screaming deal with free shipping, just over $200 for 2 huge tires.















a comparo to the one size larger than stock tires I put on the car.




one of the two rims I used had this weird ring inside I have never seen on Buick rally wheels before. unfortunately I think they put them on backwards back in the day at Kelsey Hayes or Superior or whom ever the OEM for Buick was. I had to grind them out with a carbide burr to fit on the car. the next wheels will be cut with the plasma BEFORE I mount the tires.





not a great comparo but it was twilight and I took it at a bad angle.

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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:01 pm

255/70/15 is a huge tire and they will be awesome in the snow too!
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:26 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
255/70/15 is a huge tire and they will be awesome in the snow too!

I will never drive this car in the winter.

if I did I would put winter tires on it.

I am a firm believer in winter tires and anti-lock brakes on a winter vehicle. and in Michigan driving a vehicle you don't give S#%& about.
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:57 am

I drove it to work and ran it up to triple digits with no issues. going in an out of my bomb cratered dirt driveway was test enough for tire rub. I was a little concerned because my wheel wells are not centered over the tires. my guess is the centerline of the body and the axle are up to about .25" off. I do really like the looks of the 255's I may try to get a second set for the front, thing is I have the wagon and 2 LeSabre's, and right now I have 2 new 225 tires, 4 like new 225 tires and 4 like new 235 tires. I need to use them before they start to dry rot.
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:01 am

Thats alotta meat.......
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:02 am

Andebe wrote:
Thats alotta meat.......

gotta be some guys here that like meat.
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:03 am

Not touching that one...
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:04 am

Andebe wrote:
Not touching that one...

not what I like to touch either.....
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:06 pm

That ring on back was used on 69'- and earlier Buick Road rims. It's called and Eccentric ring. It's  so the rim would rest on hub or rear axle when installed.

You should also notice once installed the rim's with the eccentric rings on them will sit outward more because they have a greater offset than other two.

Or look at how the center of the rim actually is set inward more when you are looking downward at them, compared to the other rims.
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:32 pm

1993 Roady-man wrote:
That ring on back was used on 69'- and earlier Buick Road rims. It's called and Eccentric ring. It's  so the rim would rest on hub or rear axle when installed.

You should also notice once installed the rim's with the eccentric rings on them will sit outward more because they have a greater offset than other two.

Or look at how the center of the rim actually is set inward more when you are looking downward at them, compared to the other rims.

wow I didn't know that. I will have to check the back spacing. that could be my wheel well clearance issue.

I didn't think hub centric wheels were a thing that long ago.
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:18 pm

Looks nice, I would either get a set of those or go with some alloys...
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:20 am

Studebricker wrote:
Looks nice, I would either get a set of those or go with some alloys...

thanks!

one day I may get a set of 17 or 18" alloys but right now money is tight and I can still find Buick road wheels at reasonable cost.
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:34 pm

I like the look of the Buick Rally's....
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PostSubject: Re: so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.   Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:09 pm

1993 Roady-man wrote:
That ring on back was used on 69'- and earlier Buick Road rims. It's called and Eccentric ring. It's  so the rim would rest on hub or rear axle when installed.

You should also notice once installed the rim's with the eccentric rings on them will sit outward more because they have a greater offset than other two.

Or look at how the center of the rim actually is set inward more when you are looking downward at them, compared to the other rims.

at least on the rims I bought this is not true. I measured the 3 remaining rims and the offset, width and backspacing were the same on all 3 rims. (2 w/rings one w/out)
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