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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 03, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Will P275/50R15 on the rear fit and P225/60R15 fit on my 67 R/S. Thanks for any info in advance.Mike

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Maybe, depending on your suspension setup and rim backspacing. The rear rim backspacing will be critical for fitting that tire without rubbing. You also should use at least a 9" wide rim to make the 275 tire seat properly.


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Actually a 275/50R15 only needs a 7.5" rim to fit, 9" is not necessary. According to BFGoodrich Radial T/A and Drag TA specs.
As for fit, well that tire is going to be 11.2" at its widest point, which is going to be hard to fit properly without rolling the fenders a bit. Best to measure!!
(11.2" - rim size) / 2 = space needed on each side from the lip of your current rim.
Obviously this is worst case measuring, usually necessary if using drop springs with people riding in the back seat. Normally the tire will not go into the wheel well this much and thus is actually curves inward to the smaller tread (8.2") and so its not as big of a problem. I would think if you took 1" off the measurement above and measured for that clearance on the fender lip you should be good.
(11.2" - 1" - rim size) / 2 = space needed

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THANKS FOR THE REPLY, IT CLEARED UP SOME DETAIL AND SOME CONFUSION,MIKE 67 R/S

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