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giacomo

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Another wheels question?
« on: January 08, 2010, 09:27:06 PM »
So I a currently have styled steel wheels bfg radial t/a 195/70/14 on my 66 coupe. I want to change the look of the car a bit and give it a sportier looking appearance. I thought of torq thrust 15's, but my car has a very stock look, and I think that keeping styled steel wheels will help keep that look. So can a put 15's x 7 all around? I am looking for a wider look, that will be noticebly bigger than my 14x5's. I am not looking to roll fenders or do any other mods. What size tire combination can I use ? Thanks, mike

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Re: Another wheels question?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 01:40:15 AM »
Took the 15x7 Cragars with BFG 235 60 15 from my 71 and tried them on my 66 coupe. The fronts rubbed when the wheel was turned. Maybe a 215 would work.

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Re: Another wheels question?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 06:27:29 AM »
Thanks 351 dude, so a 215/65 for the front would be a smaller size? Also, styled 15x7 have 4.25 back spacing. American torq thrust 15x7 have 3.75? What is the difference? I'm getting these numbers from the cjponyparts web site. Thanks

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Re: Another wheels question?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 06:34:01 AM »
A picture of the car is on eBay under 14" mustang styled steel wheels and tires

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Re: Another wheels question?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 08:10:43 AM »
Thanks 351 dude, so a 215/65 for the front would be a smaller size? Also, styled 15x7 have 4.25 back spacing. American torq thrust 15x7 have 3.75? What is the difference? I'm getting these numbers from the cjponyparts web site. Thanks
1/2 inch. ;D

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Re: Another wheels question?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 08:16:31 AM »
I have 15x7s on my '65 with 215/60/15s on the front and 235/60 on the rear.  The rears I had to secure the parking brake cable away from the tire (no biggy) but the fronts rubbed when I turned and hit a bump.  I'm changing to 205s on the front and crossing my fingers it helps with the rubbing, but I will also roll the lip up too.  My car sits lower than stock.

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Re: Another wheels question?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 08:49:58 AM »
1/2", so does that mean the wheel sticks out half an inch more? If I was to go to cjponyparts web site and place order for 15" styled steel wheels, what would be a wheel tire combination size that would involve no mods to the car, yet giving a larger wider look than the 195/70/14's that I now have?

 

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