Hi guys! after having my Bradley gt2 abandoned for a couple of decades I decided to start working on it, and I'am at the point to get new wheels and tires; and I hope that I can get some advise in how to calculate what kind of offset I need and also how big of a size on them I can go. Thank you!!!
Too many variables to make a call. Are you using wheel adapters or drilled drums/rotors? Is there any body lift? IRS or swing axle? I personally dislike wheel adapters so I spent the coin on rotors and rear drums with Chevy stud pattern.
Hi smyrnaguy! I did the conversion from drum brakes to disc brakes front and rear with 4x130 bolt pattern on the rotors, no body lift, swing axle, and if I can avoid the use of wheel adapters that would be better, at this point with all the time and money that I'm investing on it, I don't mind expend a bit of extra money to get a custom wheels that is why I need some advise on how to calculate the proper wheel offset to fill the huge inner fender space.
I wish I remember the sizes I bought when I built the GT so many years ago. One thing I can tell you is that there is not as much space for width as you might think. You need a tall tire or rim to fill the wheel opening but the actual space you have is not that big.
I thought all the swing axles were wide 5 bolt pattern. Anyway a standard VW bug 4x130 wheel has an offset of 3 7/8". That will give you a baseline to start from. If you add adapters that will increase by the adapter depth. I don't have a GT2 so I can't help with the wheel or tire size much. I have 215/60/R15 tires on my GT with no rubs or scrubs.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2021 11:17:50 GMT -5 by smyrnaguy
Post by superdave008 on Aug 6, 2021 1:27:46 GMT -5
Tires I have 225x70x 14 on the rear of my GT and 195x75x14 on the front 4 bolt pattern 4x130 no spacers I also picked up a gt2 Ive had forever... I installed camaro 15"x7" rims the rear tires are 265x50x15 and the front are 205x60x15 thats a chevy bolt pattern and I do have spacers. with no rubs or scrapes. Superdave008
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superdave008: Iim considering doing the same thing to mine.
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johne026: I have a one Assembly Manual(8.5 x 11) for the Bradley GT and one set of Structural Dimensional Plans(11x17) for the Bradley GT2. Free. $20 for postage. Email me at [email protected]
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