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Big_blocker
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posted 06-26-2001 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big_blocker   Click Here to Email Big_blocker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What tire size would be the Widest and tallest that I could use on my 68 mustang without it bulging out *meaning wanting it tuck under*? How much Offset on rim? Stock fender Size, Wells, and rear end length.
Thank you Very much for your reply

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Fastback68
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posted 06-27-2001 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the June issue of Mustang Monthly, the "recommended maximum tire and wheel" combos for a '68 are:

18x8 wheel size
4.5 inch backspacing
P245/40ZR18 to P265/35ZR18 tires

It doesn't say whether it would bulge though.

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Rustang1
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posted 06-27-2001 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang1   Click Here to Email Rustang1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're talking about slicks or similar, I'd say the max you can go is 28" tall, 9" wide. 15x8 rim with 4.5" backspace. I'm currently running Hoosier 29x10's on my '68, but I had to trim about 1/2" from the rocker and also sectioned/widened the wheelwell. With 15x10 rims w/5.5" backspace, the tires fit with about 3/8" of clearance to the stock location leaf springs. The tread tucks in under the top of the fender lip about 1/2", but the sidewall hangs out a good bit.

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T5owner
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posted 06-27-2001 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had 255/60VR15 Goodyear on 10x15", but they could be used with higher shackles only and still rubbed while jumping over the hills .
I measured from my current 225/70HR14 and probably 235 are the maximum. Height ratio and rims accordingly. I would go with a 235/40 and 17" diameter rim or 235/50 and 16" or 235/60 and 15" max..

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Big_blocker
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posted 06-27-2001 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big_blocker   Click Here to Email Big_blocker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info guys. One last wired question though. Do any of you have a picture of your mustang?
First Ford and trying to get the right look
Thanks
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Originally posted by Rustang1:
If you're talking about slicks or similar, I'd say the max you can go is 28" tall, 9" wide. 15x8 rim with 4.5" backspace. I'm currently running Hoosier 29x10's on my '68, but I had to trim about 1/2" from the rocker and also sectioned/widened the wheelwell. With 15x10 rims w/5.5" backspace, the tires fit with about 3/8" of clearance to the stock location leaf springs. The tread tucks in under the top of the fender lip about 1/2", but the sidewall hangs out a good bit.


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67resto-coupe
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posted 07-01-2001 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
there's a '67 custom coupe out here in nor.cal thats running 18x8 in the back and 17x8 in the front. looks kinds strange with the 18's. didn't get a note of the tire size although i believe he's running a 235/40/17 in front. the back wheel just looks a bit too tall and the tire a bit too thin/low profile. i personally like the 17x8 look with 245/40/17 tires. enough hi-tech, yet still able to look somewhat vintage.

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mustangs68
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posted 07-01-2001 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Big Blocker I have an album of 68 Mustangs Visitors have upLoaded to my site and other photos of Mustangs at shows at you wanta look

www.1968mustang.org

any 68 owner is welcome to upload a photo of their Mustang also there.

sam

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68F100
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posted 07-02-2001 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
any 68 owner is welcome to upload a photo of their Mustang also there.

sam


Hehe...does this apply to me too Sam? I got a 68.

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T5owner
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posted 07-12-2001 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found a pic with the 255/60VR15 on 10x15" QUICK TRICK rims on my car, when I bought it.
The backspacing of the rim left at least 3/4" space left to the inner fender, but the fender lip cut into the tire while driving over bumps.
While looking at it, I always wanted to know how the car would look like with those tail lights duplicated over the rear panel.
I think it was good that the previous owner did not even think of this mod.

[This message has been edited by T5owner (edited 07-12-2001).]

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68 S-code GT
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posted 07-12-2001 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey T5owner, that?s one of those special Canadian models isn?t it?

Big_blocker my 68 fastback has 15X8 rims with a 4.5? backspace and 235/60 radial TA?s on them in the back. The rims fit fine under the wells with no rubbing and a stock suspension other than KYB shocks. I can?t seem to find the height of the tires though. I?ll see if I can dig up a good picture of them on the car.

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68 S-code FB GT 4spd/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code Cp Sprint"B" C4/3.00 PDB PS AC
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T5owner
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posted 07-14-2001 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, its just the Photoshop edition.
Would like to see your car with 235/60. Are these the BF tires 235/60 TR (allowed for 110 miles/h)?
I need those allowed for 130mp/h. (HR)
Autobahn is the keyword

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67coupe
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posted 07-14-2001 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im runninga245/50/zr16 on a 16 by 7 rim in the 67 with a granada axle its tight but they hardly ever rub

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87 bronco II on 33's(now has blown motor:(
30 model A currently rustbucket
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T5owner
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posted 07-16-2001 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one had 235/60HR15 on Torque Thrust D. Although the fender lips were rolled, they apparently had often contact.

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unklshu
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posted 07-19-2001 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm also running 235/60 x 15 on Torque thrust D's on the rear of my 68 fastback they sit real well but I am considering going to 245/60 x 15 when I burn these tires up. on the front I' running 205/60x 15 and even though my car is lowered a bit they fit just fine

joe

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unklshu
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posted 07-19-2001 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
also, I have made no changes to my wheel wells and have no rubbing anywhere I guess I just got lucky

joe

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