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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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'70 Mach1 Tires size problem

I have a '70 Mach1, bought it with 245-60-15 Tires but because of the age, had a blow out. Now it seems almost impossible to find this size tire either in Mexico or the US.
I have the Magnum 500 15" wheels and the 245-60-15 seem to fit nicely. I can get 255-60-15 and would like to know if this size will not cause any problema like rubbing.
What do you think would be the ideal size for this car?.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 09:24 AM
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I have a 69 Mach-1 with 17x8's all the way around with 245/45R17's. My tires are Sumitomo's HTR 45Z's (9.6" wide x 25.7" tall). No issues, no fender rolling! Just keep in mind that not all tires are the same size. Also be aware that any performance tire now a a built in 'Rim Protector' which can stick pass the outer rim lip. Looks awkward in my opinion!
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Here's a shot of another 17" rim with a newer style tire 'Rim Protector'
This is a Sumitomo HTR P02 (all season tire) inexpensive, good looking but has side wall lip.
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Use the 245s up front and wider in the rear...you will have a spare 245 for later.

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