Author Topic: Tire size question for 71-71 Mach 1  (Read 4484 times)

Jeff73Mach1

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Tire size question for 71-71 Mach 1
« on: December 11, 2009, 08:56:38 PM »
Using the Magnum 500 15x8" Rims, what is the largest tire that anyone has fot to this series of mustang without sheetmetal interference and without rolling the lip?

I am thinking of trying some 275-60-15's and maybe even buying a set of the BF Goodrich Drag Radials for a set of tires to play with at the strip this spring.  Too big?

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Re: Tire size question for 71-71 Mach 1
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009, 09:06:01 AM »
When i bought my car is came with some massive tires on the back that were on a 15x8 rim. I'll check today and let you know what size they were. They filled out the wheel well all the way with out rubbing so.

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Re: Tire size question for 71-71 Mach 1
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 03:09:30 PM »
The 8" rim is about the widest you can put on that classic without rubbing.  195 70's will fit just fine. 

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Re: Tire size question for 71-71 Mach 1
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 04:26:51 PM »
well I have 235-60-15's with room to spare.  But maybe my car is a Clydsedale LOL

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Re: Tire size question for 71-71 Mach 1
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009, 08:37:11 PM »
I put Mag 500's 15x7 with T/A 225 60 15 and with 4 people in the car going around corners and road dips at a good clip, no rubbing at all

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