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Old 02-06-2018, 05:31 PM
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Cool wide tires on rear wheels

On my 71 coupe, I want to go with 225/60 15 on rear wheels and 225/70 15 on front. Has anyone done that with these sizes? Being a boy of that era, I love that look.
 
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:40 AM
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I run 255/60-15 all around with no problems.
 
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:01 PM
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Tire guy told me that as long as I don't go over 2" wider that the wheel it's just fine. 8" wheel = 10" of rubber.
 
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:55 PM
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So that's probably true for the maximum Tire per wheel, I'm pretty sure it won't work on the rear without moving the parking brake cable attachment. And you might have to trim a little on the fenders up front and even then it will probably hit the frame at full lock.

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Old 02-13-2018, 02:13 PM
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Stock rim off-set puts edge of tire right at edge of wheel well. Suspension keeps the body off the tire. Sorry I don't have pics.
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