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Best tire size for stock 15" rims with dog dish & rings
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So my back tires are balding on the M-code. :d I'm running the original rims, dog dishes & trim rings. Current size is 245/60R15 in an off brand. I can go with this size again but is this the best size? What else can I run? I want to use the same size for front & rear.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Don65Stang;84561 Wrote:So my back tires are balding on the M-code. :d I'm running the original rims, dog dishes & trim rings. Current size is 245/60R15 in an off brand. I can go with this size again but is this the best size? What else can I run? I want to use the same size for front & rear.

I am running 235/60-15 Radial TAs on all 4. They seem to be the perfect size for me. I was told that it is equal to the F60-15 that it came with.
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Thanks. That's the size tirerack.com said was the correct size. The 245/60s look slightly tall but the width is good. The speedo is dead on accurate too with the 245s. I may give the 235s a try since that would be the most original size. I saw the side shot of your car in your garage. Looks great! Could you please post a pic showing the rear of your car to see what the width looks like?

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#4
There's a bunch of brands and styles in 245's.
One site:
http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehicle/...rands.html

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'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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15x7?
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#6
I have 245/60R15 on all four corners on Magnum 500 15x7
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Don if you have the small center hole 15 inch steel wheels, they are worth some decent money

The M code would not have come with them, it would have had 14's

The 15 inch steel ones were on 70 and 71 Boss cars , 71 429 mustangs.
Hard to find them
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OMS;84636 Wrote:Don if you have the small center hole 15 inch steel wheels, they are worth some decent money

The M code would not have come with them, it would have had 14's

The 15 inch steel ones were on 70 and 71 Boss cars , 71 429 mustangs.
Hard to find them
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Don65Stang;84594 Wrote:Thanks. That's the size tirerack.com said was the correct size. The 245/60s look slightly tall but the width is good. The speedo is dead on accurate too with the 245s. I may give the 235s a try since that would be the most original size. I saw the side shot of your car in your garage. Looks great! Could you please post a pic showing the rear of your car to see what the width looks like?

Here is a rear shot. See what you think. There is room for bigger, but I wanted to stay with original sizes and wanted the same size on all 4.


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My opinion 235/60s fit well on 67-70s. On 71-73s the 245/60s just fill the wheel wells up a little better. I put 235s on my Grandé and was disappointed with the look. Then I stepped up to the 245s and thought it look just right.Cool I got a good deal on a used set of 235 BFGs for my Mach 1 which I let my brother use on his Ranchero. I think they look fine on that big car/truck.Big Grin Here is a pic of my brothers 70 Boss 302 it has 235s up front and 245s on the back for now. He plans on buying a new set of 235 BFG T/As when it hits the street. I would not go any smaller than 235s.


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