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Thud
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posted 04-03-2003 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Asking for a friend....

What is the largest 60-series tire that will fit all four corners of a '73 Torino on 15"x7" American Torq-Thrust D's??

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posted 04-03-2003 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are limited by the wheels more than the car. I think 255/60/15s are the biggest I'd put on 15x7s.

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Thud
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posted 04-03-2003 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve.

BTW; What does Mike have on his '72?

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posted 04-03-2003 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
His wheels are 14x7s, and I think he has 235/70 in front and 245/70 in the rear.

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Thud
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posted 04-03-2003 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve.

Just remembered! I know of some 15"x8" Magnums in the area... What would be the largest on those? (He likes the Torq-Thrusts though...)

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posted 04-03-2003 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 15x8s on the back of my truck and my 275/60s fit perfect on them, and I bet I could even use 295/60s.

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Thud
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posted 04-03-2003 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! I'll pass all this along.

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MLariviere
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posted 04-03-2003 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My tires are 235/60/14 front,245/60/14 rear. I have a mile of room on the back.

According to a Torino handling book I've got,255/60/15 is the biggest you can go in front. He says anything bigger will rub inside at full turn. As for the rear,the sky is the limit. I've see a car with 295/50/15's on the back on a 10" rim,fit perfect under the wheelwell! You may even get away with 325's.

I do want to get some 15x8 Magnums and put some tire under it.

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tomslo
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posted 04-04-2003 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My brother has a 73 Torino. He is running 245/60's in front with 275/60's in back. Wheel sizes are 15x8 in front and 15x10 in back. Looks tough!


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posted 04-04-2003 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 245/60s front and 295/50s rear on my 70 Cyclone with lots of room left.

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posted 04-05-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen our Torinos{72-76} with 325/50's on them. They stick out about 1".

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