1. mike2

    mike2 Well-Known Member

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    i put these on one side to check fit, after all the measuring and reading they do fit and don't hit. raised car a llittle bit too. just have to decide to order two more or drop a size. what do you think? first pics are 14" ralleys .Rims are 15x8 4" backspace, tires are bf goodrich 255/60/15

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    I like it! Nice choice of wheels too. Funny, I used to have 14" Rally wheels with 205/70R14 and went to 255/60R15 also (on the rear only though). Front's are 225/60R15 and wish I'd gone with a taller tire up there.

    JMO, a slightly shorter tire on the front would look good, give it just a little bit of the "big and little's" look. As I said, JMO.
     
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    BEEFY! 8" wide @ 4" backspacing (zero offset) is just the best square fitment for F bodies. Wide but just shy of the fenders.

    But beware of full lock turns over big bumps. Factory soft torsion bars and weak anti-roll bars won't stop you from squishing your fenders if you get too aggressive.
     
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    Thanks, i did bouce it quite a bit but your right it might hit,in a rare instance , i may go with a 235/60/15 up front thats just under an inch shorter and .7" narrower a 245/60/15 is 1/2" shorter and .4" narrower ,i like the idea of better handling with same size tires. Tire pricing is minor difference in sizes,
     
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    Nah you did it right. Keep it square. You need all the contact patch you can get up front.

    The real solution to the dive is a set of Firm Feel HD torsion bars and beefy anti-sway bars so it stops articulating like a Jeep.
     
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    Looks great Mike.Real nice upgrade.
     
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    I like the look. Mt R/T has larger rear tires than the front. It gives it a little rake. On my Volare the tire diameters are the same just different widths. Each looks good to me. It just comes down to what you like.
     
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    0E93EFEB-DCB4-49F5-B5FD-CE97DFB7A20B.jpeg F4B5CF6F-42C7-4734-B806-195FEE4E3B0C.jpeg 737CB729-B920-419A-8157-460D43B4EB0D.jpeg 74BC925E-D02B-4D81-97DA-4C921FF7621E.jpeg Some night photos of new tires on. Finally pulled trigger. 255/60/15 on 15x8 out back 4” backspace. Fronts 235/60/15 on 15x8 4” backspace. No rubs anywhere any time but did have to move wheel weights inside rim for clearance from top A arm by ball joint. Tire place put weights that stuck out a quater inch past rim . Drives great big change in ride.

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    Meaty. Lookin like a brawler.
     
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    Thanks Opticon77, i liked the old school look a little better , the 15x8 made the 235 nice and fat up front and gave it a little rake. Just about an inch difference . Forgot i had a pic of you leaving show. Car looked great 8199A2B6-B4FA-4741-80D2-3B037BB1E861.jpeg
     
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    Your 80 looks great!
     
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    Nice tires and rims make all the difference in the world on these older cars.