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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at the legendary wheels in 15x7 and trying to figure out what the best all around tire is going to be. Looks like I can fit 225's all around (front fenders are rolled and has tubular UCA's)

It won't see autocross or a track, just local cruising, some road trips through the mountains and the occasional burnout. It can get wet here, but I don't purposely go looking to drive in the rain. I also spent a good chunk of time on the highway with it. I know the Radial T/A's are garbage. What else is worth considering??
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Depends mostly on the backspacing of the wheel. If in the 4-4.25 range they will probably work. If in the 3.75 range like AR TTD’s they will probably rub the front fenders.

This assumes a conservative front alignment. If aggressive for something like road racing, they will probably also be ok at a lower backspacing.
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Good luck! Not much available. Avons are good from what I hear:
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What control arms do you have?
I’m about to buy a set of legendary wheels also. I have global west control arms, which they advise to put 17x8 with 4.5 BS and 245/45-17. I want the 15x7 look also but I am afraid it’ll rub the upper control arm. I don’t have any racing tendency’s in my older self and would likely enjoy the cushion of 15” tires. Wish I knew the 15x7 would work without spacers or such, I’d get my order in ASAP
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I've got Street Or Tracks front end. I'm looking at 4.25 backspace

I don't care if the tires look 'period'. I just want decent daily driver rubber for it. I can slap my 14x5 styled steel wheels with repop bias look radials on if needed..
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For routine tires, Tire Rack still has some in this size.

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I ended up ordering Cooper tires for my '68 with 15x7 torque thrusts.

At 620 treadwear, they're definitely not performance or autocross tires. BUT with that being said, they should *hopefully* last longer than the 200 treadwear Falken's on my '69

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I was looking at the coopers! I know you're a ways off from driving the '68.. but they look pretty decent on it!

I checked the falkens and some yokos but I'd burn through them pretty quickly with that tread wear rating. I can't decide if I want to keep my styled steels or sell them to help fund the 15x7's from legendary. Guess I'll wait for our stock match in the spring
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I now have some legendary 15x7's sitting in my garage. Awaiting my tire decision.

I've seen a couple people running 235 and 245's in the rear, but It looks like 225's are the widest that will work up front.
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Cooper Cobras and BFG T/As seem to be the ones to supply the 225/235/245-60r15s. I was running 225/60 front and 245/60 rear with rolled fenders and lowered about 2 all around. 225/235 should be a good combo.

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Funny but for width vs. rubbing I think you can do better with 14" than 15".
You can always buy them two at a time and try. I thought I had 235's fitting up front, they fit for about 200 miles then all my new stuff settled in(dropped and chopped) and they started rubbing more and more, luckily they rubbed before I bought 2 more in that size.

..and if you can wear out ~300TW tires(15-20Kmiles) before they get old and hard you should consider that a win
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Funny but for width vs. rubbing I think you can do better with 14" than 15".
You can always buy them two at a time and try. I thought I had 235's fitting up front, they fit for about 200 miles then all my new stuff settled in(dropped and chopped) and they started rubbing more and more, luckily they rubbed before I bought 2 more in that size.

..and if you can wear out ~300TW tires(15-20Kmiles) before they get old and hard you should consider that a win
I'm doing HRPT 2019. Driving from Vancouver Canada. I'll easily have that 10k miles on in about a month this season. I'd hate to have to replace my tires after one year!
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I ended up ordering Cooper tires for my '68 with 15x7 torque thrusts.

At 620 treadwear, they're definitely not performance or autocross tires. BUT with that being said, they should *hopefully* last longer than the 200 treadwear Falken's on my '69

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...0134/overview/
I just put these on the new wheels I got for my 68, they look great so far, but I can't speak to performance or durability since so far the car is still up on stands.

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I just changed out BFG 235/60x15s for Cooper Cobras and they are much smoother. They are on AR 7x15s w/4.0 BS. The front fenders are rolled. I think 225s in the front would fit better.
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I just put these on the new wheels I got for my 68, they look great so far, but I can't speak to performance or durability since so far the car is still up on stands.
I managed to get around 200 miles on the Cooper tires before one of the rod bearings had other ideas. I took the car up a rather windy mountain road, the tires seem fine. They're nowhere near the performance of the Falken tires, but they do the job and don't seem to have much road noise. I like them MUCH better than the BFG tires I've used in the past. I'll likely get the same tires in the future, although I love the look of the Coker bias ply Wide Oval tires (RIP handling).

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