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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 03, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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I lowered my 69 with the Hotchkis suspension and now I have a front end that rubs real bad. I'm running Cragar SS's now with 265 - 15s TA radials, what is the largest that I can run and get away from the rubbing? I'm not sure on the back spacing but with the older Cragars you dont have a choice. I plan on going with 17" Cragar SS next spring but for this years budget I have to stay with the setup I have now. Also what is the largest size 17" I can run without any scaping? What backspace front and rear, and what width rim?
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I am running a 245/45/17 on the front of mine with the Hotchkis sb front springs and a iron bbc. I get an occasional rub on the inner fender. You did not post the aspect ratio of your tire 45, 50, 60, 70 or 75. We need that information to see what size your tire OD is. I would not go over 25.5 inches in diameter. That is about the max you can go on an 8" with 4.5 bs.
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Call me slow today but what is the aspect ratio?

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Hey Mike, Click here for the answer to your question.

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40 series, 50 series, etc.

265/60-15 = treadwidth of 265mm, sidewall height is 60% of the treadwidth, 15 inch tire.

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Oh, OK fronts are 265/60x15 rears are 245/50x15 I'm not sure what the beack spacing is but its not enough.

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Mike,

Are you sure it's a 265/60 on the front? That is way too tall even with the proper offset if the car is lowered. That's more of a rear size. Maybe it's a 225/60 or 236/60-15?

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Sooo...your fronts are bigger than your rear tires?

Huh?

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No there bigger, I know I had to double check too, just to make sure. Thats the boys at Les Schwab for you. Do you suggest a size?
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I run 245/60/15's on all 4 corners on stock 15x7 rallys. The front fender needed a small bend inside the lip on the extension. I used a pair of pliers and did not need to repaint or anything. Nothing bigger than that will fit on the front. Hope this helps.

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To me the look is a 25.5" tall front tire used with a 26.5" tall rear tire! E/60-14's and L/60-14's! But the L I have is like a 298/53-14 tire so go figure calling it a 60 series????

And for 17's, I have mounted 225/45-17 fronts and 255/45-17 rears jusat to assire of no rubbing, but will probably end up with a 285/??-17 rear after I burn the ones I have off!..

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