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I finally got the car off of blocks and on it's own feet. I've got a 1" drop all around with some 215s up front and 235s in the rear on some ugly Centerline wheels.

I'm going to replace the wheels with Styled Steels (I gave up on TTDs, 2001 GT, Cobra R wheels) and was wondering what the best size for these would be. The 235s in the rear are awfully close to the fender wells. The 215s look a little more proportional up front but I'd like to go for the biggest I can get without rubbing.

Is anyone running 225s with a 1" drop? Any problems? What width?

Incidentally, what was the stock tire size for 67?

Thanks!

-Aaron

Houston, TX - 67 Fastback in restoration. A-code, C-4, 9" Traction-Loc rear.

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I recently had new springs installed on my Mach that put it down at least an inch, and I have 225 60's on it... When I get new tires I plan on going to a 235 or so, but rubbing isn't as much a problem on a 72 as it is a 67. The 225's look really nice on my Mach w/ the drop, I'm extremely happy w/ it, but I don't have any pictures yet, doh!

-Jason

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I had 225 60r/14's on the front of my 67 and had to roll the inner fender lips to keep them from rubbing. I have 215 70r/14's on 7 inch centerline autodrag wheels on my 68 and don't have any problem. Remember that it not only matters what size tire you use, but also the wheel width and backspacing. On the back of my 68 on the same 7 inch wheels, I use 235/60r/14's and I did have to roll the inner fender lip.

Jeff Crumpley
Austin, Texas
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I've got 225-50-15's all the way around (using american Torq Thrust Ds @ 15 x 7). Rolled the inner front fender lip, and I've got Magna 1" drop springs up front with 1/2 a coil cut out and the Shelby mod. No problems so far, but I am not looking for trouble.



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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