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OK! I read almost all the threads on this issue and I am still confused - easy to do at my age - LOL.

Anyway on my 65 convertible this is what I have - Rear drums with 235/60R/14s which rubbed a little on the inside of the fender well - was an easy fix with a little bending of the inner lip.

Fronts are 205/70R/14 and sit about 1/8 to 1/4 inch away from the upper control arms with no rubbing. I believe I have factory disc front brakes with factory steel rims all around - 500 magnum type. Stock front end.

Now, what I would like to do is change to 15 inch wheels with 215 or 205 tires all around - not sure of the rim size (15-6 or 15-7) with out measuring - anyone run this setup? Maybe help me out with the rim size for the front and rear.

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I ran 215/60-15s on 15x7 Styled Steel wheels with 4.25” backspacing. No issues and I’m lowered 1.5” all around.
 

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Now, what I would like to do is change to 15 inch wheels with 215 or 205 tires all around - not sure of the rim size (15-6 or 15-7) with out measuring - anyone run this setup? Maybe help me out with the rim size for the front and rear......"!
on this car, a '65, the wheels are Ford steel wheels 15x6 with 3 7/8" backspacing. 215/60-15 Avon CR6ZZ tires fit perfectly.

I think the usual size of chrome 15" Magnum 500's are 15x7". I know you can get them wider, I don't know if 15x6 are widely available. If you do run a 6' wide wheel as I have done, there is more latitude on the backspacing issue. Those who run the 7" wide wheels sometimes have issues if the backspacing is under 4.0", like it is with many TTD wheels.

If you put 205 series tires on the car, I'd see if you can get the 70 series to fit. I think they will, but haven't tried it myself. If I had the easy availability of 215/70-15 or 205-70-15 tires I would've at least tried them on for size. As it was, I got a great deal on the 215/60-15's and that was that, no passing up 50% off of (barely used one lap) tires that retail for $350 each.

They look fine, but I think a taller tire would look even better.











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Would go with 215/65/R15's if I were you.... 215/60/R15's at the least... if you can't get 65's....

:eek:)

Tony K.
 
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