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I have my 1/4 ET down to 14.2 at 99 MPH, but my 60' time is still 2.2....So i am going to get a set of DOT "slicks". I have a bunch of 15" rally rims that are 8" wide, and i am looking at the Hoosier "Quick Time Drag DOT". My question is should i go with 275/60/15 OR 275/60/15 and will these rub and fit properly?? I currently have 235/60/15 BFG radial T/A's and I just cant hook up out of the hole. My '67 also has a 74 Nova 8.5" 10 bolt w/ 3.73. Thanks for any help.

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Correction-----"275/50/15 OR 275/60/15"
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275 is the width reguardless , which equals about 10.5's. 50 & 60 are the sidewall heights. 275/60 = 10.5w x 28t... 275/50 is 10.5w x 27t. The 27"tall might be the better choice.

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Doug,

Will 275's fit in a standard wheel can?? I haven't seen much larger than a 255 width on a first gen car?? I have 245-45-16's on mine and they fit great but are "snug".

Just curious??

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i run a 28-11.5-15 on my car
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With the right backspacing 275's are about the biggest tire that will fit the rear and inside the wheelwells on most 67 & 68's.
Backspacing should be 4.5-4.75" on an 8-9"wheel.
I made a cardboard template with all the measurements to check for issues, and they'll fit without problems on my car and have seen alot of others with them too.

Measure,measure, test fit.

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Thanks Doug, that's good info!

I agree on the backspacing!! I run a Weld wheel with 4.625" bckspc and the tires are damn near perfectly centered in the cans on my '68.

I think that the low profile tires on my car might make it look like nothing larger will fit.

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