can someone explain this to me..

none67

New Member
Oct 19, 2003
352
0
0
i want to use something like a 275, or a 295 15 inch tire on my 67 coupe.
now the 295s are about 10inchs wide, but on ALL the charts they say i can only fit 235s on.

The wheel well is just about 13 inches wide, with the right backspacing shouldn't i beable to do this?
 
  • Sponsors(?)


68stang351

Founding Member
May 16, 2002
850
8
39
38
Savoy TX
Visit site
none67 said:
i want to use something like a 275, or a 295 15 inch tire on my 67 coupe.
now the 295s are about 10inchs wide, but on ALL the charts they say i can only fit 235s on.

The wheel well is just about 13 inches wide, with the right backspacing shouldn't i beable to do this?

I've seen several sources say that 235 was the widest you can go, but I know for a fact that they are wrong. I have IMCA tires on the back of my 68 coupe, they don't have a width size in mm's on them (only G60-15) but the tread width that's touching the ground is 10 inches. With the sidewall sticking out its probably 10.5-11 wide, and I still have probably a good inch between the inside of the wheelwells and the sidewall.

They are on 8 inch wheels, and they do not stick out from the back fender, they sit even with the fender lip. Hope this helps any.
 

BAD67FUN

Founding Member
Oct 31, 2001
589
0
0
Wisconsin
Visit site
I would suggest you find a tire of the size you want mounted on a wheel the size you want.... then measure them carefully. After you have those sizes clear in your brain, lay on your back under the rear wheel well (tire off) and start staring and measuring. If you've noticed, tire and wheel fitment is probably the number one asked topic around here. And it's real tough trying to get the most out of what you want or need without putting in the time to analyse it. Personally, I went a round with ideas I got from in here with the first set of wheels I bought. It worked out okay, but I had room for more. So I measured what I had and tried to envision what I could do yet. Luckily colt65 bought my set and I was able to get what I really wanted. The problem lies in the the variations of wheels and tires. There are other things to consider besides backspacing and tire widths. Wheel lips, actual tire mounting surfaces, sidewalls for different series of tires, etc. Actually when my tires came in, 275-40's, I propped them up in the well and I thought I screwd up because I didn't think they'd fit. The wheels scared me too. With the lips they measured 10.5 wide with a lip diameter of almost 19"! So things do change alot when the stuff gets mounted. Just take the time and do the leg work. And remember one persons opinion of clearance may be different from anothers.... Sorry for the long answer... :)
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
derek2079 Could someone explain how to make my windshield nozzles spray on my 67? 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 2
C Can Someone Explain In Layman Terms These Obdii Codes? SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 3
nicholasm617 someone just explain the importance of these basic mods? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 14
9 Fuel leak? Can someone explain an efi fuel tank to me? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 2
Stumbaugh PTVC question. Someone please try and explain SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
KillaKev702 Can someone explain altitude change to me? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 13
9 can someone explain runner volume plz 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 20
R Can someone explain/verify this for me? 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 15
BK_CAULEY can someone explain the advantage of coil overs? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 10
spirockp Can someone explain my 1/4 times to me in English? Classic Mustang Specific Tech 16
Mustang5L5 Can someone explain the hydroboost setup for me? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 0
Boostedpimp someone please explain the difference between "draw-thru" and "blow-thru" meters Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 5
deftsound Someone please explain this to me SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 14
Cruizer67 Can someone explain? Classic Mustang Specific Tech 6
1987Rock I know the main differences, but can someone explain..... 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 18
2Tone5.0 Can someone explain this? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 7
N Can someone explain to me about an aftercooler? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 5
oz Can someone explain 'Drifting' to me? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 25
hotstang_46 can someone explain 87-93 strut, not same old?'s SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 9
kingc Someone please explain this to me 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 7
carbed87 Blowby, can someone explain... Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 22
95Vert Can someone explain the whole higher octane gas is not better thing? 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 19
P Can someone please explain how Ford/SVT just keeps ****ing up? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 21
Foxfan88 firewall adjuster... can someone explain?? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 9
InMyPrimeSVT Can someone explain to me LCAs? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 15
L Someone explain to a Brit about Trick or Treat... 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 21
chobracobra Someone explain timing to me Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 19
W Can someone explain this to me? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 9
G Can someone explain to me what's wrong? (Clutch) 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
darthcual TPS can someone explain what i'm looking at Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 15
hersheyman Could someone explain the difference in gear sizes? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 4
S Can Someone Please Explain A Pushrod Engine. SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 18
R Can someone explain this car to me Classic Mustang Specific Tech 11
1105 can someone explain this to me... 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 15
N8Miller Can someone explain to me a Lightning MAF on a fox body? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
Jekyl Supercharger noob. Someone please explain.. Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 2
Must-Be-A-Stang Can someone explain.... Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 31
OrangeMustangGt Can someone explain runner length on intakes? 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 2
D Can someone explain to me suspension? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 7
S Can someone please explain Classic Mustang Specific Tech 1
Kdubslugga Can Someone Explain Lower Control Arms for me? How do they work? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
S Can someone explain why this happens????? 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 8
MustangMatt1966 Can someone please explain these specs on my camshaft? Classic Mustang Specific Tech 8
1 Can someone explain to me how my car is still alive after 2-->1 shift??? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 27
M PLEASE SOMEONE EXPLAIN... Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
M Someone please explain pinion angle adjust. Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
R Can someone PLEASE explain.... Classic Mustang Specific Tech 8
9 Someone Explain FMU Hookup For Me Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
washMO66 Can someone explain the power valve Classic Mustang Specific Tech 14
D Someone please explain this!!!1 Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 5
Similar threads