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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 16, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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tire size - front & back

I have a '68 with stock 14" rims. I'm switching to 15x7 inch in order to put front disc brakes on and also put on a larger tire. I was thinking of going to a 215/70 in the front and a 255/60 in the back as the height is close to the same. If I go to the 225/70 in the front, the front would be higher than the back of the car. Anyone running with 215/70 in front and 255/60 in the rear? If so, do you have any pictures.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 16, 01:12 AM
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Re: tire size - front & back

Most 67/8 guys with 15" run either 225/60 or 215/65 in the front. The space between the tire and wheel well is almost always greater in the rear (depending on the suspension and load), so a slightly taller tire in the back helps even out that gap.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 16, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Re: tire size - front & back

Thanks. After everything i've read, I'm going to go with 235/60 15's all the way around. That way I can rotate as needed. Thanks for the reply though.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 16, 10:28 PM
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Re: tire size - front & back

You might have some rubbing in the front...?

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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Re: tire size - front & back

Here's my '69 with 215/65-15 on 15x7 rims. Same size tire/rim on all 4 corners. In the right conditions, I get tire rub on the front, but hopefully that is cured in the next week as new front springs are going in to get the car level.

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 16, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: tire size - front & back

After reading all the posts and threads/information, I was told the 235's won't rub. That's why I went with the smaller diameter 60's instead of 65's or 70's. I hope I'm right. BTW, your car looks great.
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Re: tire size - front & back

235/60 on the front of a 67-8 is borderline. Depends on the suspension, wheel backspace, etc...

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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Re: tire size - front & back

Took your advice. Going with 225's in the front and 235's in the back. Thank you!!!
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Re: tire size - front & back

Old picture but this is 215/65/15 front on 15x7 and 255/60/15 rear on 15x8, soon to make a return on my convertible.

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Great looking car.
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Re: tire size - front & back

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Took your advice. Going with 225's in the front and 235's in the back. Thank you!!!
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I run BF Goodrich Radial TA 225/60/15 on front and 235/60/15 on rear. Car has a 1-1/2" drop and I have no rubbing issues.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 16, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome. Thank you! Great looking '69 as well.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 16, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Here's how she looks now. 15x7's. 225/60's in the front, 235/60's in the back.

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Looks great!
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Re: tire size - front & back

I'm looking at a few '69's and wondering about wheels... trying to decide if I like the muscle look or the pro-touring look. I'm not a purist and will never buy a numbers-matching car, so I'm more concerned with what rubber will fit without rubbing with basically stock suspension or maybe slightly lowered. Also sucks that most aftermarket 15" wheels only come in 8" or 10" widths and not half-inch increments LOL. Guess theres always Vintique wheels?

But for a typical rear 15" by 8" Rally wheel or a Cragar SS wheel... what sizes and profiles will fit?

And for a typical rear 17" wheel... with maybe a 8-9-10" width... what works?

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