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I am thinking of adding a set of 14x7 Magnum 500's to my 69 convertible with a set of 215/70/14 tires. Do you think the rims and tires may look too small or too thin? I haven't modified the suspension (lowered) and everything is stock. I don't want to go too wide with the tires but I don,t want them to look too small. Thanks for any input you can give me.

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I ran the same size on a 66 coupe for a long time. I don't think that they looked bad at all. Not sure how they would look on a 69 but I don't think that it would make that much difference. However the 69 should handle a larger tire.

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I have 215/70-14's mounted on 6 inch Magnum's....they sure don't look wimpy.

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I'd say "Yes, they'd look whimpy" for '67 - '73 Mustangs. For the earlier models, with smaller wheelwells, 215's look just fine (note: I have a '66).

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I run 205/70/14s on mine, they look fine. A bit shorter than the 215's. I probably woudn't run mine on a 69 though - they would look wimpy on the sleek 69..

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I have 235 60's on my 69. I think the 205's would be too small. 215's might be a better look. I know they would fit on the 7" rims. Even a 225 would fit.

I'd go with the 215's or 225's. My 235's rub a little on the upper control arm in hard turning, so they are too wide...I am going to have to get some 215's or 225's for the front of mine this year.

At least 215's.



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I have that size tires mounted on 6" styled steel wheels on Midlife. The tires look very nice and fat, and fit the wheel wells perfectly. But that is a 66 FB, and I should be using 7" wheels. The nice thing about the 215/70 tires is that it is the same outside diameter as the original tires, so the odometer is within 0.1% of being accurate. I'd say go for it! The Magnums would look good!

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Go with a 225/60/14, I think that would look best. Although a set of 245/45/16 would look even better. But then your buying new wheels too.

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I have seen that size tire on a 69 coupe and it looks too thin. I would at least a 225 with the magnums, since the 69s have such a large wheel well.

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Thanks for all your help. I decided to go with 15x7 Magnums and 225/60/15 tires all around.

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