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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Going from 19's to 15's

I have 19 s on my 69 right now..they handle really well but I'm not getting enough wheel clearance when I turn slowly...also the back rim hits the frame sometimes...I have some rally's that I picked up a while back and was wondering what tires have a good sidewalk for cornering...I lik bfg but not sure how they will do on hard cornering..can anyone recommend a good tire for 15 inch rally's?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 03:23 PM
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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

BFG's dont do too bad for all the side wall you have with 15's. Great bang for the buck.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 03:52 PM
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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

FWIW, I've surprised a few Acuras and Infiniti's on freeway on/offramps, them thinking performance starts with a big rim.
Nothing at all wrong with 15" rims.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 11, 03:55 AM
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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

BFG Radial T/A in 235/60 R15s are great if you can find them (seem to be on back order or unavailable most places at the moment for some reason), and look good on 15" x 7" Rally wheels if you like an old school appearance.

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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

You did not state any other specifics besides having 19's. Any upgrades or mods to the suspension components, differential, frame, ext..?
If your ride is a stockish setup. Per DSE the largest you can go are 17's.
Click on the FAQ tab in the link below.
http://www.detroitspeed.com/faq/faq.html

With my project I just upgraded from 14's to 17's
I did not want to tub or do several other modifications needed for fitment. Kicked that thought around for a year.
Besides, IMO anything larger than a 17 needs to have that perfect stance and one may have to be selective as how and where they can drive their car.
Maybe I'm wrong?
Unless they are looking for that old horse buggy look. LOL!
Again, IMO if that is the case then they need their head examined.


Front are 17"X8" with a 4.875" BS
Rears are 17"X9.5" with a 5.50" BS
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Nitto 555R's Rears

They fit beautifully.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 11, 07:37 AM
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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

BFG T/A's are not being made by Goodrich anymore. The molds have been sold to Coker Tire. Go their website and you will find them there.

Prices from what I see are inline with what they were selling for before.....I expect the price to go up since they are going to be a speciality tire from Coker now but that's just my opinion.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 11, 05:11 PM
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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

BFGs are very good tires. I have 245/60/15 on rear and 225/60/15s front. I had rubbing issues with 235s on front before.All on 15 x 7 rallys.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 11, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Going from 19's to 15's

sorry should of specified...The car came with 19s and with 14s as an extra spare....I have rubbing in front and somtimes in the rear....I lowered the car 2 inch in front and 1.5 in rear since then....still rub in front when turning too far...and the rear actually rubs less now....the car handles great....but would like to go with a differnt size ....17 is optimal...and I did buy some rallys in the meantime....might get some bfg and run em on the rallys....or.....buy 17ss...... still depends on the budget

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