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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 09, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Analysis Paralysis

I'm driving myself nuts trying to figure out what tires to buy. So instead of enjoying the great roads in my new hometown (Summerfield, NC), the car is sitting in the garage covered up with my track tires on it.

HELP!!!!

Here's some info & measurements I've gotten.

My Track Wheels that fit well
Front Hoosier 225/60/15
Rear Hooser 245/60/15

Looking at:
http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...em=SportsmanST
Front M/T Sportsman ST 225/60/15 or 235/60/15
Rear M/T Sportsman ST 275/60/15 or 255/60/15

OR

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...em=SportsmanSR
Front M/T Sportsman SR 26x8.00R15
Rear M/T Sportsman SR 26x10R15

With the choice listed on the bottom, why do they have the size as 26x10, but suggest 9 inch wheel? Can I do a 10" wheel with a 26x10 tire?

Anyone have & like the Mickey Thompsons? What size are you running?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 09, 11:20 AM
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Re: Analysis Paralysis

Dan sorry I'm not gonna be any help but my best friend said almost that exact same thing to me 3 days ago. he said "don't fall into paralysis from over analysis" we are both like that, we think things to death. I'm trying to decide on a paint color. If your not going to run autocross or anything like that I would go with a tire with the coolest tread pattern. I know that sounds stupid but if your going to cruise nights and have track tires already , why not.?

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 09, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Analysis Paralysis

I bit the bullet and ordered up all the stuff. I decided to go with the Mickey Thompson S/T wheels. I'm going for a vintage racer look, so they should look nice.

235/60/15 for the fronts
295/50/15 for the rears (that's going to look sick on the back)

I'll probably mount them with the blackwalls out.

Wheels I ordered are the Team III Minilites.
15x8 front - 5.25 backspace
15x10 rear - 6.5"backspace

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 09, 12:38 PM
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Re: Analysis Paralysis

295/50's on some 15x10's .. same route I'm looking at going! Post pics ASAP

What type of rear suspension are you running? I was thinking I could get a way with only a 5" BS. My '67 has the Martz rear susp. so I have just the inner wheel well to consider.
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Re: Analysis Paralysis

Are you mini-tubed ? 295's are not going to fit without it...sorry

I have 275/60/15's and no issues with rubbing... 285 McCreary's rubbed on off camber bumbs and hard corners.

295/50/15 are approx. 11.6W x 26.6T
So unless they stick out some
If you measure your wheelwell (inner to quarter lip it's 12" approx)

they'll look like this (the blue 67)



here are 275/60/15's


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Re: Analysis Paralysis

I agree with Doug, Also the 6.50 backspace they would not work on my car.

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Re: Analysis Paralysis

My car is mini-tubbed. With the 15x8 hoosier track tires on the car (245 wheel with 10" tread width), I have over 2" until I get close to the frame. The 295 is about the same treadwidth, but has a thicker bulge. I measured a bunch of times and am pretty sure that I'll have the room.

Definitely don't want the tires sticking out like the blue car above, so that's why we did the bigger backspace.

The prior owner had the car setup for drag-racing and had some really tall M/T slicks on the car, so it should be good. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

The wheels probably won't be here for about 3-4 weeks, so pics will take a while.

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My car is mini-tubbed. With the 15x8 hoosier track tires on the car (245 wheel with 10" tread width), I have over 2" until I get close to the frame. The 295 is about the same treadwidth, but has a thicker bulge. I measured a bunch of times and am pretty sure that I'll have the room.

Definitely don't want the tires sticking out like the blue car above, so that's why we did the bigger backspace.

The prior owner had the car setup for drag-racing and had some really tall M/T slicks on the car, so it should be good. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

The wheels probably won't be here for about 3-4 weeks, so pics will take a while.
Cool, should be good to go! I didn't realize you had mini tubs.

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Re: Analysis Paralysis

Thats why I asked if it was mini-tubed.... just trying to save some grief

What 245/___/___ tire and brand ? (245 is mm = 9.65")
295 = 11.6"

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 09, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Analysis Paralysis

Got my new tires today....



Wish I had the wheels to go with them.

The 245/60's that are my track tires are Hoosiers. They have a wider tread width than a standard 245 tire. I had a typo above. The Hoosiers have an 8" tread width and a 10" section width.

The new street tires are the Mickey Thompson S/T tires

Here's how they compare:

Tread Width ----- H:8 ------- M/T: 10.1
Diameter ----- H: 26.4 ----- M/T: 26.8
Section Width ----- H: 10 ------ M/T: 12.22

So with the tubs I had a bit over 2" to the inside before I ran into any metal parts...so as long as we keep the outside of the tire in the same spot, this should fit fine. That's how we came up with the backspacing for the wheels. Added the extra width to the inside by adding the difference to the backspace.

The guys at Team III are confirming everything for us...so I think I'll be in good shape. If not...you'll read about a crazy man who torched his car in the near future.

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