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66302Stang
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posted 09-29-2000 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66302Stang   Click Here to Email 66302Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have stock 14 inch rims that are not styled, with the hubcaps. The stock tires are 195/75 how wide in inches is that? I would like to go to at least 215/70's, or what ever size 215's are. How wide in iches is that? I would LOVE to go to 225/65's or somthing in a 225, will that fit on the stock rims? How wide is that in inches? If that wont fit, what size rims will fit those or even 235's hahah. Thanks very much!!! Adam

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Nos351C
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posted 09-29-2000 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IIRC the stock rims are 5.5 inches wide.
the 195 is a measurement in MM wich is roughly mm/25.4 = inches. so your 195's are roughly 7 and 2/3 inches wide. Every tire manufacturer varies, that's why its roughly.
I had 205's on a set of stock rims and they looked about the max that would fit.
To fit 225's you would need a rim about 7 inches wide, 235's can be crammed on a 7 inch rim, but in my experience it would be best to have an 8 inch wide rim for 235's. but all tire manufacturers are different

I think a set of 215/60/15's on a 15X 7 rim would look absolutely sweet...

I will let another 65-66 owner comment on how big you can go..
HTH

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2bav8
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posted 09-29-2000 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2bav8   Click Here to Email 2bav8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm running a 245 60 R15 tire in the back.
I did have to cut the inner lip to avoid rubbing on the big bumps. I'd recommend a 8" wide rim, I'm using a 7" rim and coulda, shoulda gone wider.

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66351stang
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posted 09-30-2000 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey there 66302stang! on my 66 coupe i have
205x60x15 cragar s/s and on the rear i have
255x60x15 on 8" cragar s/s no problem scraping plenty of room..

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66351stang
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posted 09-30-2000 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ooooop's goofed 205x60x15 are on the front not the rear,,,front rim's are 6" wide

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66351stang
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posted 10-02-2000 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SORRY GAVE SOME WRONG INFO ON MY OWN CAR:CONFUSED: MY REAR TIRE'S ARE 225X60X15 ON 8" CRAGAR'S!!!! I SWEAR I BUILT AND OWN THE CAR!!!

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65hoss
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posted 10-02-2000 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65hoss   Click Here to Email 65hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had 225/60/15 on mine with 7" wheel and had plenty of room.

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