: 255 65 17 ???

03-28-11, 12:28 PM
will 255 65 17's fit on a 95 Fleetwood with impala wheels? The reason I ask is that I'm swapping for 3.73 gears and going from a 28 inch tire to a 30 inch tire will get my effective ratio down down to 3.42 for cruising sake. Does anyone know for sure?

Please don't say just go with a 3.42 gear. It's a done deal and there aren't that many tow package LT1 Fleetwood's laying around the junk yards.

03-28-11, 02:43 PM
They should fit the back with no problem, the front will rub inside the fender when you turn the wheel all the way. I have 255/50/17 on my 90 and they hit the inside the fender when I turn all the way. With overdrive, you'll still be okay cruising down the highway at 60-65.

03-28-11, 04:43 PM
That's pretty tall. A 255 55 17 is the same height as stock Fleetwood.