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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 10, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Widest tire on stock rim

Hey guys, I'm looking to throw some wider shoes on my '69. Right now I'm running a 215/70/14. I just want something that doesn't resemble roller blades but doesn't rub. I'm still running with the factory 10 bolt with the 14X7 stockers. Any and all suggestions are appreciated! Many thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 10, 12:08 PM
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Re: Widest tire on stock rim

I run a 235/60 BFG radial T/A on a 14x7 rally. 1969 with 2" Hotchkis drop. No rubbing in front or back. I'm sure I could go up a few sizes in the back without rubbing on the fender lip. Don't know if I'd go much past a 245 on a 7" wide rim though. I've seen guys do 255's but it looks a bit sketchy.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 10, 03:35 PM
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Re: Widest tire on stock rim

Time for a 2nd set of tires/wheels,plenty of 15's out there...step up!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 10, 07:46 AM
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Re: Widest tire on stock rim

On my 68 I run 15x7's all the way around as I didn't want to go with 8" as I prefer an old school look. I run 225/60's up front and 245/60's in the rear. The 245's fit nice on a 7" rim and IMO give just the right look to a the sidewall.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 10, 01:46 PM
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Re: Widest tire on stock rim

I have 15" rally rims on mine 15x7 in the front 225-60-15 I went with 235-60-15 on a 15x8 on the rear. When they go bald I want to move up to 255-55-15. Here is a great calculator http://www.miata.net/cgi-bin/tirescgi
Just enter your current tire size then add a few new sizes to see the difference
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 10, 01:58 PM
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I run a 235/60 BFG radial T/A on a 14x7 rally. 1969 with 2" Hotchkis drop. No rubbing in front or back. I'm sure I could go up a few sizes in the back without rubbing on the fender lip. Don't know if I'd go much past a 245 on a 7" wide rim though. I've seen guys do 255's but it looks a bit sketchy.
Just a quick question for ya, Chris. Wouldn't running that big a tire bring about even more road rash, esp for the rear tires? The first gen Cam was designed to run with 205 or 215 sized tires at the start?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 10, 02:24 PM
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Re: Widest tire on stock rim

Im running 235x60x14s tryied 243x60x 14s but with a couple people in the rear seat and bumps just touch the fender.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 10, 06:28 PM
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Re: Widest tire on stock rim

I have 245-60-15's on my 67 and they only rub if I am cutting the wheel hard right while hitting a dip in the road at the same time. These are on 15x7 rally's. I also have 245-60-14's on 14x7 SS (N66) rims on my 69. They just barely rub up front - once again only if the wheel is cut VERY hard. The 245's look WAY better than the 235's that I had on the stock 14x7 rims.

I used to have a 69 Z that had 255-50-15's mounted on 15x7 rally's. Yes, these did rub in front on a hard bump or while cutting the wheel hard, but they did look bad-azz.

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