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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 16, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone running 235/60-14?

I have the 14" wheels and my current tire size is 215/70r14 and I wanted a little wider tire, so I was thinking of going with a 225/60-14 or 235/60-14.

Anyone running these sizes? Any recommendations?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 16, 05:48 AM
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

Andrew, I am running 245/60-15 tires on my 69 at all four corners, and they fit. 235/60 -14 are a smaller tire in both height and width. You should be fine. Do you know what back space you have on your rims?

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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

What year is your car? Stance and fit around the wheel well will be negatively affected with shorter tires although a shorter sidewall will handle better...

You will loose almost an inch in tire height by going to the 235/60 from a 215/70 and the 225/60 is even shorter. A 225/70 would be better and give you about a 1/2" taller tire overall.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 16, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

No. I have the stock steel 14x6 rally wheels.

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Andrew, I am running 245/60-15 tires on my 69 at all four corners, and they fit. 235/60 -14 are a smaller tire in both height and width. You should be fine. Do you know what back space you have on your rims?
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

I was running 235/60's on my 69 RS/SS on the stock 14x7 wheels, with no issues. Switched to a set of 245/60's with the SS style 14x7 rims, and the fronts rub a little bit if the steering is cut all the way and you hit a bump, but it is just a very minor annoyance for the much better looking stance. Hell, I was running 265/50-15's in 15x7 rally's on my 69 Z/28 years ago, and for the most part they fit OK, with some occasional rubbing in the front on a really big dip in the road or tight turn. But the car looked bad-azz with them on it!

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 16, 05:04 AM
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

60's may be too wide for a 6" wheel. The sidewalls extend beyond the wheel and I have been told by the tire store that is not recommended. I have 225 x 70 on my 14 x 7 and I like the 215's better. I don't care for the larger tire look, but I am an old school guy.
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

I used to have the 235/60s on my 67 with the 14x7 rallys. They were fine, They rubbed on the inner frame at full lock and the backs rubbed a bit on the inner tub during severe cornering or extreme tilts of the rear end. Mostly non issues. I would still have them today if they didnt dry rot while the car was stored for 20 years.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 16, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

215/70-14 8.5 wide, 5.9 sidewall, 25.9 diameter (factory tire size)
225/60-14 8.9 wide, 5.3 sidewall, 24.6 diameter
235/60-14 9.3 wide, 5.6 sidewall, 25.1 diameter <

What do you mean by negatively effected stance and fit?




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What year is your car? Stance and fit around the wheel well will be negatively affected with shorter tires although a shorter sidewall will handle better...

You will loose almost an inch in tire height by going to the 235/60 from a 215/70 and the 225/60 is even shorter. A 225/70 would be better and give you about a 1/2" taller tire overall.
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Re: Anyone running 235/60-14?

I used to run 245/60/14 on my 70 SS 350 camaro fit and looked well and its getting dang hard to find anyone making reasonable 14" tires anymore even 15" are HTF

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