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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 26th, 07, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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What size Radial T/A's should I order

I have original ralley's that are 14x7 all around.
What size tires should I order for front and back.
I know I am going with 70 series.

I was thinking 215's on the front and 225's on the rear.

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

I personally like 60 series tires. I had P 245/60R14 on the front on my old 1969 and they cleared with no rubbing on 14x6's.

However, you made it clear you want to stick with 70 series tires. I would try to keep the same size all the way around. P215/70R14 is more common as that particular size was OEM on Ford Ranger pickup trucks in the late 1980's. I think the Ford T-Bird may have used this size as well in the 1980's.

The P215/70R14 & P225/70R14 combo will work nice.

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

Anyone else?

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

Okay thinking of going with 225's all around. What do you guy's think?
No power steering with the 225's on the front how tough will that be?

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

I just purchased 225-70R14 they are as close as you can get to the same tire diameter as the originals F70-14's that came on the car and they look great.
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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

Hedkat,
Do you have power steering? If not how is it with the 225's up front.

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

I personally would go with 255/60/R15's on the rear and 215/60/R15 BFG TA's on the front. I have this combo on my 68' mounted on 15x7" Torque Thrust II's.

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I personally would go with 255/60/R15's on the rear and 215/60/R15 BFG TA's on the front. I have this combo on my 68' mounted on 15x7" Torque Thrust II's.

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P225/70R14 all the way around will be fine. I like having the same size all the way around. Show me one Camaro where at least 100 units of it were made which had bigger sized tires in the back than the rear.

Funny how some of the so called purists bash me and others for having an electric fan in our cars, an MSD box with MSD igntion, a Moser 12 bolt, or Ford 9", traction bars, etc, etc. while there car is all OE except for one thing. But yet when I want the same size P235/60R15 tires on my car with Rally wheels all the way around, these purists think I'm nuts. BUT, these are the same purists who still run the factory A/C Delco points distributor, or dual point distributors and run 17" custom wheels...Go figure!!

FWIW, I had P/S on my old 1969 but I replaced the gear box with a manual gear box after the Big Block went in. Big Mistake!! Keep the P/S in it. My current 1969 has p/s and I'm leaving it in there no matter what!!

If you do not have P/S the 60 series tires will help improve the vehicle's handling. You could go P235/60R14 or P245/60R14 on a 14x7 wheel and you should be fine. But if you are going to run 70 series tires as you wanted I would run P225/70R14 all the way around. I worked in the auto service indusrty between 1989-1998 and I sold tires as well during that time. The P225/70R14's may be hard to find in this day & age. Heck they were difficult to find 15 years ago!!

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

Thanks SouthSide, I already found them. $70 each at tire rack, heck of a deal I think.

I also like having the same size all around and I believe that size will be close in size to what the car came with.

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Re: What size Radial T/A's should I order

Went with the 225 70R14's all around. Mounted and balanced them today at my fathers shop. Just can't beat classic ralleys with BFG's (imho)
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