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Eld3stang
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posted 02-05-2001 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eld3stang   Click Here to Email Eld3stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie,

I had 225/70's on my '72 Mustang Grande, on the 14" steelies, but will the same size tires fit on my '73 Maverick without rubbing like heck??? I'll be mounting them on "ET" Torque Thrust look-a-likes (14" x 6.75").

Thanks,

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cpmaverick
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posted 02-05-2001 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Bill!

Width-wise you will be fine. Depending on how low your front end is and what shape your shocks & springs are, it might rub a little over railroad tracks, etc. The Maverick was really meant for a smaller diameter tire. I've seen 215/70s on a 1970 and they looked okay, the owner told me they rubbed a bit but those would be a little taller than the 225/70s. So you should be fine. Post some pictures for us if you can!

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TomP
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posted 02-06-2001 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a 72 Mustang??

Those things have MASSIVE wheelwells, you just need the offset of the rim to be close to right.
I tried my centerline wheels in a customers 72 fastback, front 16 x 9" with 245/50-16 they fit easily ,rear 16 x 10" with 255/50-16 fit easy too... these rims/tires wont come close to fitting a 68 or earlier stang

Mavericks arent too far behind, a 10" wide rear wheel will fit, but front is limited to maybe 8" wide rims,and about a 245 section width tire,rim backspacing is critical, youll want a 4 1/2" to 4 3/4" backspace on a 8" wide rim,4" to 4 1/2" for a 7" rim

Those tall tires will be more of a problem than width, i'd limit fronts to 26" tall.

[This message has been edited by TomP (edited 02-06-2001).]

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Eld3stang
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posted 02-06-2001 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eld3stang   Click Here to Email Eld3stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've looked at Victoria Tire, Discount Tire Direct, and Tire Rack and cannot find a 225/65R14 or a 225/60R14.

Would either of these two sizes be a better fit? Or should I just sell the 14" rims and get some 15's so I can run a 225/60R15???

Thanks guys,

Bill

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cpmaverick
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posted 02-08-2001 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're pretty close to what I've seen with my front tires Tom.

I am running 225/60/R15s, which are 25.6" tall. 225/70/R15s are 26.4" tall. It would be very close. There is some extra room depending on the ride height of your car. I believe they would fit my car right now fine, but I recently installed some V8 springs. Before the V8 springs my front end was lower and they would have not worked.

If you want to calculate some sizes try this site:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/size.htm

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