1973 Plymouth Valiant Wheels

Tiny
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  • 1973 PLYMOUTH VALIANT
  • 63,000 MILES
I was wondering (before I buy everything) if 18 inch wheels will fit on my car without rubbing and whether it would be good or bad for the motor (un-restored) if I ran it on open headers because everywhere I look online people are saying that it can fry the valves but when I ask family or friends they all say that it shouldn't cause any issues
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 AT 10:40 AM

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Tiny
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Headers wont' cause any issues but you better check with attire store about the 18' tires it may have to modify the rear and would run into turning issues in front for sure.
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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What is the biggest wheel size I can get on this car without needing any modifications done?
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
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Ask a tires tore they may know I have no idea, but once you do that stuff watch your front suspension go to hell due to being made for something that it wasn't designed for.
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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What's that supposed to mean "watch your suspension go to hell due to being made for something that it wasn't designed for"?
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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It means that when you put components on like big wheels that the car was never intended to use that it puts a lot of strain on the front end so it starts to wear things out prematurely and a valiant was never one that had large components on it to take any sort of abuse. And tha tis what you are doing is abusing it by putting the big wheels on it.
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 AT 5:54 AM
Tiny
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Do you at least know if it can hold 15x14 in the back and 15x7 in the front because I'm pretty sure that the Valiant came with 15 when it was coming off the production assembly I just don't know if it can hold wheels as wide as the 15x14 in the back because it does seem a little wide
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 5:35 AM
Tiny
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For that you will have to see if the fit and how much clearance in the back. The fronts should be ok but again check for hitting.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 6:47 AM
Tiny
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How much work do you think it should be throwing in possibly just new wheel wells in the back or maybe throwing on spacers and flaring the rear fenders a little to accommodate the width?
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 7:17 AM
Tiny
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You don't need spacers just get the correct offset for it. Ask a tire store they are more in tune with than us.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 7:29 AM
Tiny
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Where can I look to get the offset I need then and what would you recommend?
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 8:21 AM
Tiny
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What part don't you understand? I said to go to a tire store they are more in tune with that then us. They do wheels we dont' we only fix peoples mistakes and breakdowns.I have no further suggestions.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 9:21 AM
Tiny
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Wow thanks for being a smartass
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 AT 2:44 PM

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