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I have the mustang 16 inch wheels on my 68, running 255/50/16's on the back, and 225/55/16 up front, using one inch spacers on all four corners, and they fit fine, and have no issues to date.

I got a deal on a pair of 225 60 16's, that I want to put on the same wheel/spacer combo on my 69. Is anybody else running a 225 60 16 up front? I read thru the "wheel and tire thread" but found no mention one way or the other. I was planning on a 255 50 16 on the rear of the 69 as well, even though I will have to fly them in...
 

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Which Mustnag 16s??? What year??? You can also use 94-02 16x7 Crown Vic HPP



or other -02 Crown Vic/Marquis/Ranger/Explorer wheels... Lots of styles to choose from!

(pay no attention to the HUGE gap - this pic was taken with car off the suspension...)
 

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These ones....
 

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Ahh, '05-up Mustang 16x7s. I have a set of those for 'winter wheels' on my wife's 04 Crown Vic Sport. '03-up CV/GM/TC use the same wheel offset as '05-up Mustangs.
 

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the 215 65's just rub the RF fender. I think I will be oK with the 225 60 16's on the front. I found a pair of 255 50's on ebay for like 240 shipped, so that should be a good looking combo. THe 69 is almost ready to head in for the roof replacement, and I put the bench seat in my 68 last night. Progress is being made, but not nearly as fast as I want. I am looking for one more TDY, and then a move to Colorado about this time next year...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380372895685&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
 

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Perhaps not helpful to your exact question but I am running 245/45-17 on the front with 17 x 8, 4.5" BS and 285/40-17 on the rear with 17 x 9, 5.25" BS on my '69. Point being you really can run some fairly radical wheel/tires if you get the important dimensions right.

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Bob
 

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So the 255/50-225/60 should look/fit OK?
 

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Does anyone have an actual measured height difference between a 50 and 60 series tire?
I will hate to buy, mount and then not like a 255-50-16/ 225/60/16 tire the look...
 

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The height differences between 50 and 60 series tires varies quite a bit depending on width and manufacturer of the tire.

225/50X16 225= width, 225mm = 22,5 cm, the 50 or 60 is the profile, witch stands for the height of the sidewall, 50 = 50 % of the width of the tire, 60 = 60 % of the width.
The width as mentioned can vary a bit between different manufacturers, due to they can measure the width at different places on the tire, some measure it on the sidewall, and some measure the width on the thread, making the thread 225, and then the sidewall/bulge comes in addition
 
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