I’m gonna drive my 1967 Chevy C10 this summer. That’s my goal. Before I can proceed with the remaining fabrication projects on this truck, though, I need to nail the wheel and tire fitment. In this episode I work with 2 U Tires to find find the perfect wheel and tire combination for my truck and show you how to fit the widest wheels and tires possible on your lowered car or truck.
The key is a tool called the Gryp-R. It’s a fixture that bolts onto the hub of your ride and holds nearly any tire in place so that you can check the fitment before you spend your hard-earned cash on the wrong set of wheels and tires. It’s easy to use and as you’ll see in this video you can get all the critical measurements done in a matter of minutes.
I ended up stuffing the widest tires I’ve ever seen on the front of a lowered Chevy C10; I ordered a set of 295/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires from Summit Racing and then had Forgeline build a set of GA3R wheels in 20×10.5 size with 4-inches of backspacing. The wheels have Forgeline’s optional “open lug” design and are extremely light.