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I know this topic is SO over done. Thing is there is a million tire wheel size combos, and everyone wants that perfect look, so I guess its understandable that this topic always comes up.

I did an even trade today, my wheels and tires I had (15x8.5, 15x10 torq thrusts bad tires) for a set of magnum 500s. 15x7 front and 15x8 rear. I really wanted 15x7's on all 4s but the 8's will do. I want the car to look more level and "stockish" and have been looking at 235/60/15 for the front and 245/60/15's for the rear. If I had the cash, Id spring for coker Firestone Wide Ovals, but BFG's, Firestone, or even Coopers will work.

Im fairly confident that the 235's up front will work/look fine. But Im also considering a narrower 215/65 tire for the front. The rear, im torn between an even 234, 245, or even a 255/60/15. I dont want a too wide of tire on the back, Id rather all 4's look about the same as far as height and width go.

Any photos of 15x7 front 15x8 rear magnums on 69/70 cougars? And what tire size is on it.

Here is what I got for trade :) pretty good shape, almost perfect, will add a new coat of black to the windows and probably get the black cougar caps. These are steelies but have the aluminum american racing caps with it...




Need to get tires soon! not sure how much the neighbors will like this...The coog looks kinda sad, but anxious for new shoes. I dont know I kinda like the steelies! ;)


Say by by to the 80's rack stagger look it had, thank god.
 

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I am running the same wheels on my 1969. 225 60 in the front and 245 60 in the rear. If you go wider than 225 60 in the front the tires will rub the upper control arms. Hope this helps.
 

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I am running the same wheels on my 1969. 225 60 in the front and 245 60 in the rear. If you go wider than 225 60 in the front the tires will rub the upper control arms. Hope this helps.
Helps very much. Thank you for letting me know...The 225 does seem narrower, but is only 25.6" tall. The 215/65/15 tire is a 26" tall tire and bit narrower than a 225, a 245/60 is 26.6" tall. I wonder how that combo would work.
 

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The rubbing really depends on your back spacing. I have wide all the way around on my 69 and no rubbing what so ever.
 

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The rubbing really depends on your back spacing. I have wide all the way around on my 69 and no rubbing what so ever.
Looks like these are your standard backspacing, 15x7 are 4.25" and rears are 4.5" Anybody think the 215/65 up front will look too tall or rub?
 

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I have 215/65/15 on the front and 235/60/15 on the rear on magnum 500's. I think the 215/65/15 tires full the front wheelwell better than the 215/60/15. Some people have had a problem with the 225/60/15 rubbing at the front when the wheel is turned to lock.

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Thanks Polanskys, do you by any chance have a photo? So is it a safe bet that 235/60 will rub?
 

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Looks great...So you are running 15x7's and 15x8's as well? No rubbing issues? Thanks for the photos, beautiful car.
 

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Went with Cooper Cobra 235/60 fronts and 245/60 rear. The size difference on the 215/65 vs the 235 was less than a inch wider up front and the 215/65 in Cooper and BFG we're hard to find. The 235s and 245s are plentiful and the cost of the coopers were good as this car will be driven alot.

Never had coopers, had firestone 500's and BFG before. I prefer the firestones but man they are hard to find since they discontinued the Indy 500's
 
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