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    Question Sincerest Apologies for a New Tire Thread - But Need Assistance Please

    My Sincerest Apologies for a New Tire Thread - However i scanned allot of the posts and didn't see (or missed) my application question:

    So the last Cougars I owned spanned about 12 Years ago - but I never strayed from the Blue Oval - As luck would have it I landed a great Deal on a two Owner 1973 XR7 and need some assistance from the Veteran Owners. This is what I currently have mounted.

    I purchased (4) 15 x 8 Magnum 500's
    I currently have P215/60/15 on the front and P265/50/15 on Rear

    I want to purchase BF GR Radial T/A's but looks like I am limited on the Sizes
    I have confirmed that they carry the P215/60/15 for the Front so its actually the rear I am in a quandary over

    So whats the Max size I can fit on the back - I have two options with BF GR Radials
    1. 275/60/15
    2. 255/60/15

    I was hoping to go wider but thinking I may be a little maxed or close to it

    Any Assistance would be greatly appreciated
    Steve

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    Re: Sincerest Apologies for a New Tire Thread - But Need Assistance Please

    Just wondering, since your currently running 50's on the rear, is the back end jacked up (shackles/air shocks)? I had 50's on my old 72 and the only way they would clear was with one of those scenarios (I know bad owner ) I'm running 15x7's with p235 60r 15s on my 73 currently all the way around
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    Ex 1975 XR7

    I know I have the right to remain silent, sometimes I just don't have the ability

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    Re: Sincerest Apologies for a New Tire Thread - But Need Assistance Please

    CatsRock - From what I can see I have stander shocks on the back and there is no Issues with Rubbing
    But you raised an interesting question - Because I am running P215 60 15 on Front so it sounds like i can go P235 Forward - But I wanted a natural Canter to the rear so I am curious if 275 is too tall? As I mentioned I have 265 and there seems to be some clearance but not sure if 275 is too much - BF Goodrich does not make 50's in these sizes which is kinda of a bummer
    Steve

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    Re: Sincerest Apologies for a New Tire Thread - But Need Assistance Please

    Yea I can't answer if the 275 is to much, if it were me i'd go to a reputable tire place with the cat and ask them unless someone here chimes in. When I upgraded mine to 15's and the BFG's I checked in with the store I used back in the day with my 75, they said I could have gone 1 larger with no problem but I stuck with the 235s. 15s are getting harder to find as everyone goes bigger these days, I remember being in the shop surrounded by vehicles putting on 24s and such
    2008 Suburban Daily Driver
    1973 XR7 Vert 351Q
    Ex 1967 Coupe
    Ex 1972 XR7 Vert
    Ex 1975 XR7

    I know I have the right to remain silent, sometimes I just don't have the ability

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    Re: Sincerest Apologies for a New Tire Thread - But Need Assistance Please

    The 275/60 is a 28 inch tall tire, it would look massive. My vote is to the 255/60s...

    Andrew

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