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Old 07-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Wide Tires for 66 Mustang

Hey everybody I am looking into getting some new rims
and also some new tires for my 66 mustang coupe.
I want to put the most meaty wide tires I can on the back
without modifying the fenderwells or rear differential.
I want to know what would be a good rim and tire size
combo to go with.
also i am looking to put bf goodrich radial ta's on so i would like
to have the rim diameter be around 14" or 15"
so could someone please shed some light on the maximum width of
rim and tire without the tire sticking out the side of the car.

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Old 07-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There should be sticky on the top of the wheel/tire forum that list sizes.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anything over a 225/60/15 has the chance of rubbing, 235/60/15 on a 15x8 4.5" bs is going to be the widest on a 65-66 mustang.
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Anything over a 225/60/15 has the chance of rubbing, 235/60/15 on a 15x8 4.5" bs is going to be the widest on a 65-66 mustang.
I have Torq thrust 15x8 with 4.5" backspace with 235-60-15 on my 65 Mustang, with stock ride height It does not rub but my rear housing is narrowed 5/16" on each side. i think you could fit that combo with a stock length housing. If you can find the tires you like in a 245-50-16 you can get the TT 2.1 polished in a 16x8 with 4.89" basckspace and that will fit the rear. I have a set on our 64 Comet. WHEELSFORLESS has good prices on American Racing Wheels (now made in China). Stay away from the 14" rims go with at least the 15".
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you want to stay with USA made rims, American Eagle, has them in a similar design to AR T.T. rims.
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If you want to stay with USA made rims, American Eagle, has them in a similar design to AR T.T. rims.
+1 on Eagle. Check what backspace you can get there 8" rims in. 4.75" or 5" would be the most backspace you would want. in a 15" rim you are really stuck with a 235-60-15 or maybe a 245-60-15 but that tire starts to be a little tall on the 65/66 cars. In a 16" rim you can go with a 245-50-16 thats about as wide as you are going to get and keep it all tucked in the wheelwell.
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what part of iowa are you in im right outside of sioux city
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have 235/60/15 on the back of my 65 fast back , about as wide as you can go with out modification .
my fast back has been lowered .
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If you want to stay with USA made rims, American Eagle, has them in a similar design to AR T.T. rims.
+1 I've seen them at Carlisle. They look great I plan on buying them for my wife's 69.
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