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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Another 66 15" fitment thread

I've searched and read many threads but still struggling with my wheel and tire option

I saw the fitment guide from Halibrand. Very helpful

My challenge is I want a Torq Thrust looking wheel in black spokes 15" and can't seem to find any front wheel with the right back space

I'm wondering if the following will work and if anyone sees any issue

Back = TTD 15x8 4.5 BS running 225/60 tires
Front = TTD 15x6 3.66 BS plus a 1/4 spacer running 205/60 tires

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PS can I sneak a 235/60 on the back?

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I have the 15X6, 3.66" BS TTD on the front of my '65 with 215/70R15 tires. Shelby drop, rolled fender lips and Granada discs. No rubbing. The 205/60 tire is going to be pretty small.
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215/60/15 on a 15x7 will work

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IMO 215/70/15 is pretty tall at almost 27" diameter I prefer to stay closer to 25"
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Thanks for the info. If I can't find 7" rims I like with the right backspacing, will a 6" with a BS of 3.66" and a 1/4" spacer be a good option for the fronts?
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Thanks for the info. If I can't find 7" rims I like with the right backspacing, will a 6" with a BS of 3.66" and a 1/4" spacer be a good option for the fronts?
The 15 x 7 on Husk's car are 3.75 bs less than ideal and he makes them work. 15 x7x4.25 is ideal . I ran some 15x7x4.50 Explorer wheels for a while with 225/60/15 but I had to " clearance" the UCA around the ball joint


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I was under the impression that a 7" with a BS of 3.75 would require rolling the front fenders. Is that incorrect?
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will a 6" with a BS of 3.66" and a 1/4" spacer be a good option for the fronts?

I don't have any spacer on my car with those wheels.
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I was under the impression that a 7" with a BS of 3.75 would require rolling the front fenders. Is that incorrect?
Not if you use 215ís in the front. 225ís will work in the rear...both with 3.75Ē BS. 225ís can work up front, but they will rub while turning and dipping if you donít roll the front fenders.

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^^ good to know thanks

So sounds like a 15x7 (3.75 bs) in the front with a 215/60 and a 15x8 (4.5 bs) in the rear with a 225/60 will work without any mods.

Will a 235 fit in the rear or am I pushing my luck?

Fitting wheels to my S197 sure was more straight forward....
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