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What do you call this?

On my El Camino, I want to have it where there is a normal sized tire up front and a slightly bigger and wider tire in the back... What do you call that type of setup? I'm having a brain fart here, lol
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the "skinny-fat" mod, or "little-big", or.....RAKE.

My chevy has 225/60r15s in the front.......and 296/50r15s in the rear.....kinda pro-street like.
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the "skinny-fat" mod, or "little-big", or.....RAKE.

My chevy has 225/60r15s in the front.......and 296/50r15s in the rear.....kinda pro-street like.
Got a pic? I don't know what sizes to go for...
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Rake? Staggered? That setup looks good on most 2wds that have some power to them. otherwise in my opinion keep it level
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I dont think they have a name for it. Maybe fast car mod or front runner mod?
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or hot rod style
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I demand pics of this so called "the road" ( el camino)! now
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I believe it's called 'staggered'...
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i call it the "chopper" look... (chopper motorcycles in the '70's had the big tire in the rear and a small thin tire up front)
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I believe it's called 'staggered'...
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tub?

ive heard the term tubbing the rear. but that is one a pickup usually.
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I demand pics of this so called "the road" ( el camino)! now



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A nice rim/tire package will really make that 80's looking blah car look bad-***. The current set up looks like, well crap from the 80's. Having some nice fat boots in the rear will look awesome.
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Resto-mod that biaatch!
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Ditch the whitewalls fast.
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I think it is called,old school rake.
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being and old hot rodder, the term is an old one that goes back to the 40's and the term is called "Big and Little's".
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i dont know what its called...but on my 82 GMC caballero (elky...) i had bigger lo-profile tires in the back and it looked bad ****...but never got any pics to show of it...sorry
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tub?

ive heard the term tubbing the rear. but that is one a pickup usually.
Zach tubbing the rear is basically making room for big wide *** tires. Like if you wanted to put big slicks on a car. You cut out alot of stuff and weld in a bigger fender well basically. Its hard to describe
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Zach tubbing the rear is basically making room for big wide *** tires. Like if you wanted to put big slicks on a car. You cut out alot of stuff and weld in a bigger fender well basically. Its hard to describe
You pretty much gut the rear and extended the fender well's out as far as you want (depending on tire size your car can handle).
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being and old hot rodder, the term is an old one that goes back to the 40's and the term is called "Big and Little's".
Big/Littles is it...ding, ding, ding! where you been hiding old timer?
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Big/Littles is it...ding, ding, ding! where you been hiding old timer?
I have been right here, sitting right next to my GREAT BIG SPECIAL Frige waiting for the right questions to be ask. :{D


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Got a pic? I don't know what sizes to go for...
Well........I know for a fact, that on your elcamino, you will never be able to git the 295s on her. I think the max for the rear is 245/60r15s. And the front being 225 or even 215/60R15. I don't have a pic of the truck with that setup.
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I believe it's called 'staggered'...
Staggered is having a front rim with little to no "dish". Then the rear wheels have a huge "dish" to them.
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yeah, that's right, thanks for the clarification!
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