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Thread: What tires are you running on??? Its been 8 yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceboyusa View Post
    The BFG Radial T/As are easy to find, usually in stock, and you can put the blackwalls out/not go RWL. They have the OEM back size in these, but the fronts need to be either smaller (185s) or bigger (the 215s which I went with). My Dad's a 37-year Firestone veteran so trust me when I say I did the same research you're doing and the choice is simple: Either compromise on the vendor/line of front/back and stay OEM sizes, or stay same vendor/line and go with a different size front, back, or front and back. That's it. I, of course, take no pleasure in saying what I just said as I so want there to be an easy-to-get OEM set from the same vendor in the same line. #aboycandream
    Rob,
    Did you go with P215/70R14 96S for the front BFG tires? Is there any issue with the tire rubbing with full turn?
    Ron

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    Spaceboy......
    Are you running stock or lowered?

    I have iirc Eibach all around and the fronts/rears are about as low as it gets. I have not looked the up the larger tire you suggested.
    Unlike most, my D sits mostly during the summer so I have lots of time. I actually need tired for 3 cars so within the next month going to be buying some rubber.

    BTW- Just 2 msc pics for those who stumble across.
    Pic 1 is how close the rear bolt/shock comes to the rear tire wall. I was always concerned if ran LOW it could scrape but assured it could not happen.

    2nd is a brand NEW front after only 200 miles!! Both were toed in really bad and ruined in 3 hrs. Driving this car with a light front, toed in and in rain was one of the most scary things I have ever done. If your front end "dances" and chatters in rain check alignment. Also imo the front "optional, no longer made iirc" ss bar that connects the front 2 shock towers really makes a difference in this car as does added weight.

    This is my new helper bred specifically for low cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-Ron View Post
    Rob,
    Did you go with P215/70R14 96S for the front BFG tires? Is there any issue with the tire rubbing with full turn?
    Ron
    I went with BFG Radial T/As P215/60R15 on the front, and yes, I have a little rubbing on the passenger side tie rod at a full 100% left turn as well as a little rubbing on the plastic black trim at the bottom of the front end that wraps around to the bottom front of the wheel well. I solved the latter by dremelling it down a bit from the inside so that from the outside, there's no impact to the cosmetic visible nature of the piece. As for the rubbing on the tie rod, I figure I have bigger problems to worry about if I'm cranked 100% left on the wheel with such force that the rubbing would cause damage to the tire. FWIW, the Discount Tire guy that mounted the tires, who has put tires on all my cars for the past 10 years, said my rubbing on the tie rod is nowhere near the rubbing he sees when guys put oversized tires on Jeeps. Not trying to justify anything; just telling you what I was told.
    -Rob
    #11749, '65 Vette, '65 'Stang

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMJAM View Post
    Spaceboy......
    Are you running stock or lowered?
    Stock.
    -Rob
    #11749, '65 Vette, '65 'Stang

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceboyusa View Post
    I went with BFG Radial T/As P215/60R15 on the front, and yes, I have a little rubbing on the passenger side tie rod at a full 100% left turn as well as a little rubbing on the plastic black trim at the bottom of the front end that wraps around to the bottom front of the wheel well. I solved the latter by dremelling it down a bit from the inside so that from the outside, there's no impact to the cosmetic visible nature of the piece. As for the rubbing on the tie rod, I figure I have bigger problems to worry about if I'm cranked 100% left on the wheel with such force that the rubbing would cause damage to the tire. FWIW, the Discount Tire guy that mounted the tires, who has put tires on all my cars for the past 10 years, said my rubbing on the tie rod is nowhere near the rubbing he sees when guys put oversized tires on Jeeps. Not trying to justify anything; just telling you what I was told.
    So you have 15 inch wheels in the front? Are you using rear DeLorean wheels for front rims?

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    Apologies, total typo in my post...will try to edit. I'm on stock rims so I meant/I'm on 215/60R14s in the front. Sorry for the confusion.
    -Rob
    #11749, '65 Vette, '65 'Stang

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