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Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
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posted 06-15-2002 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys,

First off I am in need of 1 14" wheel for a spare on my Fairlane. See wanted if have something.

Second, I am looking for suggestions for tire size for my future tires. Right now I ordered some Dunlop Qualifiers to get me by until next year. I ordered 215/70-14 for the front and 225/70-14 for the rear. The car has 235/60-14 retreads on it now. They are over 12 years old and have at least 95% tread (good indication of how little the car was driven). Aside from being 12 years old and dry rotting, and being retreads, they are to wide. The front tires rub on the upper ball joint and also on the frame when at full lock. So I am set for this year.

This winter I am going to buy some new rims and tires. I am thinking about Weld wheels. I know I am going to go with 15's but don't know what tires sizes to run front and rear. I am looking for something fairly wide in the rear. So what would fit? How wide should I go in the rear and what should I do in the front?

B-loose

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dark7068
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posted 06-16-2002 03:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 215/70/14 on the back of my Fairlane now. I agree it needs size on the back. Im going to put 245/60/15's or so on there if I can afford the GT rims in 15inch, but they are chrome (yukkk). I just might get them powder coated Argent like my 14's, and put 215/70/14 on the front.

Rick

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Fastymz
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posted 06-16-2002 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That car seems like it would take at least 245-60-15 maybe even a 295-50-15 rears and 225-60-15 fronts.

SCOOP

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Bloose
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posted 06-16-2002 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
295's would be great.

B-loose

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dark7068
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posted 06-17-2002 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'd need about a 15x8.5 in. rim with 4.5 in. backspacing. I had a set of 15x7 with 295 and they hit. They were on my Cougar for awhile, (the tires were, I used 15x8 rims on it), but sold the rims but not the tires, and put them on my 15 Magnums, but they rubbed. Go to 275/50's and they will fit on 15x8 with 4 in. backspacing. Dont quote me though, every car sits differentm, so try it out first

Rick

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Fastymz
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posted 06-17-2002 03:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont quote me on the 295's either.I was just saying for that size car I think you could get them on.I'd love to put those on my 65 too.

SCOOP

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70spoiler
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posted 06-17-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 295/50/15 on 15X10s(5.5 backspace) in the back and 245/60/15 on 15X8s(4.5 backspace) in the front on my 70 cyclone. The 245/60s are the biggest i have seen most people put on the rear of the smaller chassis cars(mustang, cougar, early fairlanes etc). With the new frontend i put in my car i should be able to go to Viper tires(275/40/17 and 315/35/17) on 17X9.5(5.25 backspace) and 17X11(6 backspace) once i can afford the $1000 per corner.
some pics at... http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/sdf250mn/lst?&.dir=/Cyclone+project&.src=ph&.begin=9999&.view=t&.order=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/sdf250mn/lst%3f%26.dir=/Cyclone%2bproject %26.src=ph%26.view=t
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Fastymz
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posted 06-17-2002 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
70spoiler
Very cool car,looks like you've done lot's of work to it.

Ron

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Crager SS,Black Suede.

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Bloose
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posted 06-17-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
70spoiler,

VERY Sweet car!!!

B-loose

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70spoiler
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posted 06-21-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks guys

taking donations so I can finish it
I guess I will have to start selling all my parts now

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