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I just got my new Magnums: 15x8 for the rear and 15x7 for front. I am wanting to go big on back and was wondering if 275/60R15 would tuck under the rear without any mods.. For the front, I was wanting to run 225/60R15's if possible. Has anybody tried this combo and could give me verification on if they will fit without rubbing. If not, what would be the best combo to get that Big/Little look. By the way they have to be BF goodrich. Thanks in Advance. Yarddog
 

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All depends on your wheels' backspacing. I had 245s on my '68 that hit the fenders hard because I had the wrong backspacing.
 

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The 15x8 have 4.5 inch backspacing and the front (15X7) are 4.25
 

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That's it. Nobody else know's about this on a '69
 

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I also run 15x8 with 4.5" backspacing on my 69 XR7. I run BFG 295/50/15's on my cat which leaves 3/4" of clearance on each side and does not rub.

Run a 50 aspect ratio rather than a 60 would be my suggestion though. A 60 series 275 would look like a truck tire. :)
 

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Logan, what do you run on the front, it looks like the front corner of the fender could be a problem for 15x7's, but that's the narrowiest (is that a word) I could get in the 15 inch Magnum's. By the way-- You got a Sharp car -- our taste is somewhat the same.
 

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Well...I wouldn't say that

Logan said:
I also run 15x8 with 4.5" backspacing on my 69 XR7. I run BFG 295/50/15's on my cat which leaves 3/4" of clearance on each side and does not rub.

Run a 50 aspect ratio rather than a 60 would be my suggestion though. A 60 series 275 would look like a truck tire. :)
I ran the 275/60/15 BFG Drag Radials on my '70. Looked major stud on the car. I then switched to the Radial TA (same size) and it looks really good. Not effeminate looking at all. And no it doesn't look like a truck.

Enjoy.
 

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Thanks dfwcatsclub,
Does anyone know what 60 will clear the front corners in the front on 15x7's
 

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I'm running 215/60/15's on the front, again with the same 15x7x4.25" backspacing... They turn fine lock to lock...

Hey Bill, I never paid much attention to your tires, but you're right, they didn't jump out and say, "I'm an off-roader"... :)
 

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Logan,
Do you think a 225/60/15 will work on the front, or will they hit the front corners.
 

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On my '69 I'm running 265-50-15 dunlops on a 15 x 8.5 Minilite wheel with 4.5 in back spacing. They rub up front on slow speed turns when the wheels are at their stops. the rear rubbed only when I had 4 adults in the car and where there were dips in the road.
 

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I'm running 275/60/15's in the back on 15x8's with 4.5 backspacing with no problems at all but I have removed the rubber insulators from the springs. I could go bigger. Up front I have 195/60/15's with no problems but they look a little small, also on 15x8's with 4.5" backspacing.
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I have put 275/60/15 BFG's on back on 15x8 Magnums w/ 4.5 backspacing, but i'm undecided on the front. I have 15x7 w/ 4.25 backspacing for front, and i would like to go 225/60/15's, but I believe they will rub in front corners. looks like 215's is as big as I can go.
 
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