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Hipo67
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From: Sioux City, IA, USA
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posted 02-12-2003 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hipo67   Click Here to Email Hipo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Getting the ole '89 LX in the home stretch for a debut this spring on the track. (Man I gotta keep going or I'll blow another year!).

The car is not tubbed and I have a custom 9" rear end setup with adjustable upper and lower control arms. The housing width is same as the Ford 8.8.

I am wondering what is the tallest and widest tire I can hope to run on this pony (without more than 4 lb hammer modifications)? I believe I have read somewhere that the largest is a 28" x 10.5" x 15".

Is anyone running a 29" tall tire?

I'm open to your experiences and comments.

thanks
Gene

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-12-2003 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
9.0 x 30 Hoosier radials on a 15 x 8.5 wheel will fit with a bit of minor pounding.
The 10.5 x 28.0 M/T will also fit with the correct back spacing but stick out of the wheel well.

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Hipo67
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posted 02-12-2003 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hipo67   Click Here to Email Hipo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again Alex.

U da man!

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1964 Falcon Ranchero (in the works)
1965 Sunbeam Tiger (in the works)
92 Mustang 5.0 LX Convertible
89 Mustang Coupe (Drag car ... just about done)
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