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Thread: 1971 Chevelle 383 Stroker 4:11 wheel size help

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    1971 Chevelle 383 Stroker 4:11 wheel size help

    Hello, I have a 1971 Chevelle 383 Stroker, 2850 stall 4:11 posi rear end. I have Weld draglites front and back 15x8 245/60R15 in rear, 15x4 165R15 in front.

    Right now I run 3000 RPM at 50-55 mph, I want to be able to run on the turnpike with my gear, any suggestions as far as tire size, wheel size.

    I would Ike to be able to drive 75-80 and be under 3000 RPM.

    Is it possible? With my gear setup? Any suggested width, tire and offset sizing?

    I would like to do maybe 10" width rear , 7 - 8 width in front.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    700r4 overdrive. I dont think you will find the tires to drop the rpm that low. JMO Good luck

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    That overdrive info is good, but not affordable, just had the 350 rebuilt.
    It would be cheaper to drop the gear in the rear end.

    A friend suggested that I pose this question. He thought that playing with wheel and tire size would solve my problem.

    As I was planning on changing my draglites to something else.


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