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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 07, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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MT ET street radial

Anyone running the 295/65r-15 ET radial?I have a set for my 68 coupe with a stock 12 bolt and 15x 8 Weld draglites.Are they to large for the car..ie,fit and appearance?They are not mounted as of yet..wondering if it is worth the effort.The 29.5 tire height look goofy in a non backhalfed non tubbed Ist gen?All opinions welcomed.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 07, 05:05 PM
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Re: MT ET street radial

Worth the effort of what, mounting to see if they'll fit? I can't see 295's fitting a stock car. And yeah, that's a damn tall tire at nearly 30". I'd make a visit to the classified section

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Re: MT ET street radial

Thank you kevin for the quick reply.I should have added that I am currently running BFG 295/50r/15 radial T/A,s with no clearance issues and a 26.5 tire height.

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Re: MT ET street radial

hmm mine are 27 " tall and they are great!
best hooking street legal tire Ive had so far.


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Re: MT ET street radial

According to MT they are 12"wide x 30"tall, They're too big. The stock wheelwell on a 67& 68 is 12"wide (lip to wheelwell) and 28.5" (front to rear)... now some cars have a 1/4" here and there, you can roll the lip, or cut.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 07, 06:18 AM
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I had a set on my car for awhile and after replacing the chrome wheel mouldings twice I changed to a 28" tire. I liked the way they looked but they are just a little too big.I do know a couple guys have made them work by rolling their wheel wells in if you really want them to go. Here is a pic of car with the 29" radials.
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I run a 275 MT Drag Radial that's 28" tall on a 15x8 Prostar. I also run a MT ET Street that's 28x12.5" with no rubbing. I don't think I could go any taller. But that 275 hooks surprisingly well. The 295 might rub a bit.

Does that blue Camaro have any mods to the wheel well? Even trimmed inside? How about the rear suspension, what components? I'd really like to sqeeze a 29" tall tire under mine because it's exactly what it needs.

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Wheel openings are stock but I am running mini tubs and narrowed rear.Like I said in last post I rubbed the chrome mouldings and once tore one off going down the track.Currently I am running 28x12.5 ET streets but I like the taller tire.
40coupe on here is running 29" slicks with the wheel lips rolled and they seem to fit with no issues.

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hmm mine are 27 " tall and they are great!
best hooking street legal tire Ive had so far.
My old set were 27" tall, but 255/60. 27" vs 29.5" is a definite difference, as is 255 vs 295. And beside not knowing if he had stock height (or was going to keep it that way if it was), I really didn't think a 295 would fit without rubbing issues...and without rolling or cutting the lip.

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Re: MT ET street radial

I had 285/60/15 short McCreary's and they rubbed on turns and off camber bumps at the inner wheelwell and lip. This is a stock 68 wheelwell and quarters. Look at the sidewall... these measure a true 12" sidewall to side wall on a 15x8 wheel with 4.5" backspace.


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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 07, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: MT ET street radial

Thanks folks for the feedback and pics.Looks like the 275/60r/15 is the way to go for my application.

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