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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 18, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel rubbing

Hi guys I’m sure this topic has already been discussed but I was wondering what everyone’s running for rear tires. The ‘67 I just bought has N50-15 on the rear and I’m getting massive rubbing problems I want to throw a smaller tire on the back and was looking for suggestions. I’m looking to keep the 15” rim size I just want to be able to drive around safe and worry free. What do you guys think would be a good fit and still look mean?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 18, 05:40 PM
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Re: Wheel rubbing

What is the width and backspacing of your wheels?

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Re: Wheel rubbing

An N50 15 will stick out of the fender by at least 2". To run them you have to have serious coil overs or air shock and still may rub on a serious bump.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 18, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Honestly not sure what the backspace is but I’m open to rim and tire set up suggestions
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 03:51 AM
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Re: Wheel rubbing

You need to figure it out, especially if your goal is to go wider than stock.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 02:39 PM
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Re: Wheel rubbing

15x8 wheel with 4.5" BS and 255/60 tire is pretty common on 67/8's. I haven't had any rubbing issues, but haven't driven it much. It looks borderline as you can see. Do you still have mono-leaf springs ? May be time for an upgrade if you're gonna run a borderline size tire.


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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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I do still have the mono leaf set up with rear drums is there a standard set up that I can keep the mono leafs but still have a decent tire?
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 02:54 PM
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Re: Wheel rubbing

I think you'd be alright with a 245/60 tire. Same wheel I described above. OR air shocks, which I don't recommend, as it'll ride like a truck, imo.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot I’ll look into switching to a 245/60 the N50s are way over kill and just kinda look ridiculous on a car with no performance upgrades besides a new carb
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 03:11 PM
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You're welcome. Check your backspace, unless you plan on new wheels....https://www.rsracing.com/TechWheel.aspx#backspace

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Re: Wheel rubbing

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15x8 wheel with 4.5" BS and 255/60 tire is pretty common on 67/8's. I haven't had any rubbing issues, but haven't driven it much. It looks borderline as you can see. Do you still have mono-leaf springs ? May be time for an upgrade if you're gonna run a borderline size tire.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I’ll take a look at the backspace and rim width on Sunday and post the dimensions they’re Cragar super sports I’m just hoping they’re small enough to get a 235-245 on there with out an issue. I’ll post to the same thread thanks for the help!
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 03:47 PM
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Although I run 18” rims, I run a 235 on front and 275 on back, stock tubs no rubbing.
I would think a 235 or 245 on back would be a little skinny. A 265 min would probably look good and have plenty of room.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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265 even with a mono leaf set up? I drive in a place with some serious potholes. Would you suggest 265/60R15?
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 18, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Also Garfield out of curiosity what rims are those they look gorgeous
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