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BAD67FUN
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posted 11-14-2002 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody running the BFG drag radial on their 67/68? What size and does it stick out past the fender lip?

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-14-2002 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Consider 235's if you want them to fit without rolling the wheel opening. The tread on the 235 Drag Radial is 8"s wide(much wider than 235 Radial TA). The 235 will save some ratating mass over the 275.

All depends on how much power you have to put down.

Alton

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bluestreek
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posted 11-14-2002 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sizes mentioned should fit fine. The 275 has more tread. Only thing that bothers me is gravel tends to stick to the compound and gets slung around inside the fenderwells and gets noisy. I love the difference they make in traction and G-force though!

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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FloJoe
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posted 11-14-2002 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard that you can get about 10k-12k miles out of a Nitto 555R and the BFG's are good for 7k-10k miles.

BFG's hook better and the Nittos last longer, both are still good tires.

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Joe Fields
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BAD67FUN
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posted 11-15-2002 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holy crap.... I guess I didn't realize how tall a 28" tire is!!! I currently have 255-45's on the back of my car. They are a little over 25" tall. I know I need new springs... but wow, that car would get some major altitude with 275-60's. I really hope I can get the 275-50 tire to fit. Under or in line with the fender lip. 15x8 w/4.5 backspaced rim. Anybody have this combo on their 67/8?

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blown 351
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posted 11-15-2002 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blown 351   Click Here to Email blown 351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should fit.
275-50 on 16x8 4.5" backspace fits with rolling the lip.

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Toronado3800
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posted 11-15-2002 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Badfun, I'm interested in the tire sizing myself since my 68 is finally coming together. Are those 255/45's you got right now on 15 inch rims or 14's? and you have to shave or bend the inside fold of the rear axle bumpstop to make it fit?

351, by rolling the lip do you mean pulling it outwards or folding in the inside crease? Silly me, I've already had the car painted so I don't want to be too adventurous bending metal.

Thanks,
Marc

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BAD67FUN
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posted 11-18-2002 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those tires I currently have are on 17" rims. Torque Thrust II's to be exact. They look great and I have no complaints. But I'm going in a different directions with the car now. I was considering autocrossing like my old 5.0. But realize I don't have the time and money to give. So I'm going pretty and fast straight. Want the Weld Draglites. So the TTII's are out there... hint, hint....

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65darkhorse
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posted 11-18-2002 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BAD67FUN:
So the TTII's are out there... hint, hint....


hmmm ... how far out there are we talking about ? And where are you located ? email me at [email protected], Nic.

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BAD67FUN
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posted 11-18-2002 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm in Milwaukee, WI. What do you mean by "how far out there"?

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BAD67FUN
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posted 11-18-2002 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oops... sorry, read my own email!! Well, they are practically new. I'll send an email to your other address.....

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65darkhorse
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posted 11-18-2002 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry, this is what I meant to type:

(saw that I'd asked you the same Q twice, went to edit, and go figure, my (HP) 'puter crashed)

quote:
Originally posted by 65darkhorse:
hmmm ... how far out there are we talking about (where are you located ?) And do they fit w/o any mods? email me at [email protected], Nic.

anyhow, you've got mail ...

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Toronado3800
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posted 11-20-2002 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
17's huh. I was looking to go easier on my pocket book with how heavy my right foot is sometimes. I was thinking about 265/50/15s out back and "hopefully" 215/55/15's upfront. I still need to do the math though to make sure the front is just a tad lower that the back.

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