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Tire/rim combination question 70 convert

Presently have P245/45ZR17 on the rear but trying to figure out what to put on the front. Anyone run this rear tire...if so what did u use for the front?
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Thanks for the chart...upon viewing the chart for 17inch it seems there is an abundance of front drum brakes with only one from SSBC. Strange it doesn't show more stock discs on the front. The suspension in this car is brand new albeit stock. No lowering springs etc.

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We need to know a lot more about the suspension and the backspacing of the wheel. I've got 17x8" wheels with 255/40/17 Falken tires at each corner.

You can stuff A LOT of tire underneath a '69/70 with the right offset.

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And that chart is more for the 67 and 68. Appears a lot bigger tire/rim combos can be stuffed under a 69/70 for sure.
Appreciate all the info.
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Presently have P245/45ZR17 on the rear but trying to figure out what to put on the front. Anyone run this rear tire...if so what did u use for the front?
Thanks..John
Does your rear wheel/tire combo fit at the front? If so, consider getting a wider rear wheel and going with a 275 width tire? Now my rear springs are gone with coil overs at all corners and I am going with 245/40-18 front and 285/35-18 rear on a 70 Mach 1. Now that I have the 285's, I see that 295's will fit and will be my choice the second time around.

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We're going to try that Boss50h. The rear tires are on an 8 inch rim while we have 7 inch rims for the front with no tires yet.We were considering a 255/40/17 for the rear on the 8 inch rims and put the 245's on the front on the 7 inch rim. Still have the leaf springs in the rear. Here are the rims we have: http://us-mags.com/standard-u104-w-5380.htm It shows a 1mm offset.
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