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    wheels for 81 malibu

    I'm looking for a set of wheels for a 81 malibu, I'm looking for skinies in the front and 8's in the rear can some one tell me what back space works well on this car?

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    81 malibu wheels

    I am pretty sure that the back space needs to be 4.5 that will allow you to get a 28x10 on the car if you want.

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    my car has a moser rear I 'm gonna have to check the width and see if it is stock. Does anyone know the stock width on a malibu (1981 )

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    thanks alot memracing62 found the info I was looking for! good site lots of usefull stuff.

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    glad i could help

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    I HAVE A 79 MALIBU WITH A 12 BOLT OUT OF A 67 CHEVELLE WITH LADDER BARS AND COIL OVERS AND I CAN RUN 4.5 BACKSPACING ON 28X10.5 WITHOUT ANY FRAME NOTCHING.BUT IF YOU HAVE A 7.5 YOU CAN ONLY RUN A 3.5 BACKSPACING, ANYTHING MORE YOU WILL HAVE TO NOTCH YOUR FRAME

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    MY CAR HAS A MOSER 9INCH NOT SURE OF THE WIDTH ??


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