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YoSteve78
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  8:01:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm currently running:

Front 195/60/15
Rear 235/60/15

All BF Goodrich White Letters--Love the look.

I have stock suspension/brakes with raised rear end.

Anyone have luck finding matching white letter tires?
Not sure I can go too much bigger in front without rubbing????

Please help. Tires are 12 years old. Thanks!

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Green78II
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USA
1672 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2017 :  06:18:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in the same boat. Tires are around 10 years old, and same size but with 14 " wheels, but I'm also thinking of upgrading my wheels this time around.

Mark
1978 Ford Mustang II Coupe
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YoSteve78
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  12:47:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark,

I went with 205/60/15 in front and it was fine. Went with 235/60/15 in rear. Slight rubbing but not bad. I had the rear size before. My tires were about 12 years old. I have the 15 Ansen Sprint wheels that are 4 lug. I liked the look of them since they look stock. Had them since 2006 from the Carlisle show. Hope this helps.

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Bobby Aldrich
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USA
4362 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2017 :  8:39:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 195/70R13's are getting old too. I just inspect them and keep tire dressing on them. I had a set of Dunlops that I got rid of because of cracks. I bought a set of Tiger Paws for my 1976 Cobra the same year as I bought a set of Tiger Paws for my Dad's 82 Mustang. I kept tire dressing in my tires and they still look good. My Dads tires had bad age cracks in them. So I do think the dressing helps. For white letter tires Tred Wear makes glue on letters. I went with the cheapest Sport Radial for my 1977 Mustang. When I have to replace my 195/70R13 tires I plan to get the glue on letters in one of the vintage brand names used on the Mustang II when new.

1974 Mustang Mach 1
1976 Mustang II Stallion 2.3L
1976 Cobra II 302
1977 Mustang II coupe 2.3L
1978 Cobra II 2.3L
1997 Ranger Splash 2.3L
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manny
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USA
558 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2017 :  08:38:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be putting 295-50-15 on a 8" on the rear, will post pics when done.

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minisho
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USA
102 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2017 :  12:40:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you squeeze that much tire in there? Can't wait to see it.


Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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manny
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USA
558 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2017 :  08:00:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm taking lots of measurements and it should fit. I do have the fender well lips neatly folded and hammered in. Makes for just a little over 2" more of clearance. They are almost the same size of tire that I am running now 275-40-17 on a 17x9 rim just a tick taller


Edited by - manny on 03/22/2017 08:02:25 AM
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minisho
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USA
102 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2017 :  12:58:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any reasons for going back down from the 17" rims? I like the look of the rims in your signature.


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SteelSteeds
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USA
3274 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2017 :  1:36:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by minisho

Can you squeeze that much tire in there? Can't wait to see it.


Somewhere on here there are pictures of Jon's (Blue Coyote) King Cobra with that size on the back. It did require the fender lips to be massaged a bit, but it sounds like Manny has that covered already.
The 295/50R15 has a mounted diameter of 26.8", and a width of 10.1"
I'm planning to go with a Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR in either a 26x10 or 26x12R15 size, so about 3/4" less diameter and 1.2" narrower for the 10" width or .5" wider mounted width for the 12" tire. I'll measure everything before I order, and go with the wider if I'm confident it won't rub or the narrower if I'm not.

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