Hey guys been searching forums and still cant make up my mind. i wanna get a new set of 15" wheels on my 69. all stock suspension. i dont wanna do any mods like rolling the fenders or cut them. what would be the best fit for a 275/60/15 tire or even a 255/60/15. i wanna do either a 15x10 or a 15x8 wheel. what would be the best backspacing that i wont rub. thank guys.
I didn't want my tires sticking out the way do with 15x8 4.5BS wheels so I went with 15x8 5BS. The 15x7 trim rings from my old wheels fit perfectly on the new wheels. The tire I have is 255/60-15 and there's no rubbing at all. I've got over a 1/4" clearance on the inside, more on the outside, but didn't want to chance it with a 275 tire. I've got Hotchkis 1.5" drop springs too.
Id like to know also as i need to buy new drag radials for spring. When i bought the car it had 275/60/15's with air shocks. I dont remember how much room there was without air in the shocks. I do remeber they contatced the larger air shock boddy and left rub marks occasionally.
I have the 275/60's on mine 4.5 backspace no rubbing and with the drag radials with the bigger sidewall the car does hook better and the ride is a little softer. I have nitto and like them heard hoosiers and mickeys hook better but not as rain friendly