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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 07, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Tire size

I have a 67 RSSS with 14X6 ralley wheels and stock suspension. I would like to know what size radial tire would fit. I don't want to raise the car,but I would like bigger tires then the E70X14's I have now. I was thinking 205/60X14. UPDATE....I have a chance to get 4 14X7 ralley wheels with 235/60/14 tires 3 3/4 back space will they fit? What would be the best radial tire and size to use? Help.
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I have a 67 RSSS with 14X6 ralley wheels and stock suspension. I would like to know what size radial tire would fit. I don't want to raise the car,but I would like bigger tires then the E70X14's I have now. What would be the best radial tire and size to use? Help.
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It's been a month and no reply. I guess i'm not accepted. Thanks for nothing.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 07, 01:12 PM
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Re: Tire size

I have 225-70-14 on my 14x6 wheels. I think that's as big as you can go with 70's. Not sure about 60 series. What kind of look are you going for?
Stock? Big rear/small front?

Obviously if you can get those 14x7 rims you can go with bigger tires but then it gets trickier to know if there's enough room in the wheelwells.

Oh, and don't be offended by not getting a reply a month ago. From my experience here, you get a pretty quick response MOST of the time, but once in a while a post seems to fall through the cracks and you feel like nobody cares about your question. You did the right thing by just trying again.

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Re: Tire size

I wouldn't say that you are not accepted. Maybe others are not comfortable answering questions about 14" tire / wheel sizes in this forum, as the larger dia. wheels are most common these days. I would try posting again in the restoration forum (assuming that is what you are doing with your 67). Just trying to help!

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Re: Tire size

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I have a 67 RSSS with 14X6 ralley wheels and stock suspension. I would like to know what size radial tire would fit. I don't want to raise the car,but I would like bigger tires then the E70X14's I have now. I was thinking 205/60X14. UPDATE....I have a chance to get 4 14X7 ralley wheels with 235/60/14 tires 3 3/4 back space will they fit? What would be the best radial tire and size to use? Help.
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The original equipment tire size for that car, by most accounts, is 215/70/14, i.e. F70x14.

Presuming my car is typical, a 235/60/15 will indeed rub a bit at the extreme ends of the turning radius. With a 14" wheel, you might be alright. Hard to know if it's the width or the height without having somebody look while you turn the wheel to the stops at slow speed.

The height of the original wheel/tire would be 215mm (width) x 1.4 (double the aspect ratio), with that result divided by 25.4mm to get the "inch" equivalent. Add the wheel diameter, and the height for a 215/70/14 is 25.85".

The height of the 235/60/14 would thus be 25.1". So, height-wise, you should be fine. Width-wise, could be an issue, but you pays your money and you takes your chance.
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Re: Tire size

In my experiences over the years you can get more tire on the front of a 1969 vs a 1967or 1968. But you can get more tire on the back of a 1967 or 1968 than you can on the back of a 1969.

nate haler is correct. Both my first gens have been 1969's and I ran OE 14x6 Rally's with P245/60R14's & front drums on my first 1969. No issues! The 1969 I have now has 15x7 aftermarket Chrome Rally's with P235/60R15's with no issues. I know some guys who tried that on their 1968's & 1967's & they had to go doen 1-2 sizes up front regardless of engine size or a/c options.


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