Tires For A 66

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    AEM66coupe New Member

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    Hey, I am new here, and new toMustangs. My wife and I just bought our first and its a 1966 coupe. the first thing I would like to dois put wheelsand tires on it but I dont know what size to go with. I like big side wall and wide width, but not to big. I like old looking mag wheels and was thinking American Racing with Good Year Eagles. Any help would be appreciated. Oh and the little reading I have done so far brings up spacing. At this point I want be able tobolt them on with out having todoanything difficult.

    1966 coupe 289

    Thanks Andy
     
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    personally i would go with something like a 15x7 wheel, and a 205/65-15 tire, brand is up to you. that will make for a really nice wheel and tire package for your stang.
     
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    Depends on the back spacing of the wheel but I did 215/60/15 on 15 x 7 rims. They fill the wheel well just about perfect and no rubbing issues. If you want o go bigger try 17 x 8 rims with 4.75 BS then 235/45/17 tires fit perfect with no rubbing. That's about max without body or suspension mods.
     
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    I have 15x7 Magnum 500's and 215 60 15 Yokohama tires. They fit perfect.
     
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    One thing to consider: If you think you will upgrade the brakes to a 12" or 13" disc, then you should take that into consideration now. A 12" disc will require a min. of 16" wheel; the 13" brake needs a 17" wheel. I have 16"x7" up front with 205/55-16s and 16"x8" on the rear with 225/50-16. These tires have different widths, but the same diameter, which simplifies the spare tire issue. If will you never upgrade the brakes, then just get whatever you think looks best.
     
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    with the right backspacing u can fit upwards of a 255 or 265 width tire

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    I am using 16x8 American Racing rims with 4.5 inch back spacing on the front and back with no rubs or issues. Tires are 225VR16.
    +1 on the Dodgestang site for what will work. Nick put a lot of work into the spreadsheet.
     
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    Thanks for all of the feedback. Looks like 15x7 is the way to go. I was thinking 14x7 but it does not look like cragar or torque thrust come in that size. I like a nice fat black sidewall and so I haven't decided what tire size to go with. I'm going to go check that spreadsheet if I can find it.
     
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    I found Torq Thrus D comesina 14x6. Has anyone tried a 225/70 R14 tire. I found the spreadsheet and see somehave used sizes close but not exactly.
     
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    I think that 225 is a bit wide for a 6 inch wheel.
     
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