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front tires opinion wanted
#1
ok I am going with M/T sportsman S/T P275/60R15 in the rear. But not sure of the front.

what do you think for the front
P235/60R15 section width 9.2 tread width 7.6 overall dia 26.1 or
P245/60R15 9.5 8.0 26.6

they are going on 15 x 7.5 rims
And will I have clearance issues with these tires

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#2
The 235's will clear fine from personal experience.

the 245's would likely be okay too. but I can't say for sure as the upper ball joint, at full suspension travel, does make things a little tight with a stock front suspension and oversized tires.

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#3
The back spacing needs to be correct. This wheel (4.25 back spacing) http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WVI-54-5712044/ with 235x60x15 clear fine, stock ride height or lowered 1.5 inches. Same wheel with 245x60x15, the tire just barely touches the steering box bolt heads at full lock on my 72 Mustang. Chuck
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#4
I would not go any smaller than 235/60s on the front.
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mach71351c;79034 Wrote:I would not go any smaller than 235/60s on the front.

did you mean smaller or bigger I actually ordered the 245's

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c9zx;79027 Wrote:The back spacing needs to be correct. This wheel (4.25 back spacing) http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WVI-54-5712044/ with 235x60x15 clear fine, stock ride height or lowered 1.5 inches. Same wheel with 245x60x15, the tire just barely touches the steering box bolt heads at full lock on my 72 Mustang. Chuck

I'm curious if you have a picture
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#7
If they let us try on shoes, why not tires?

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marks73;106546 Wrote:If they let us try on shoes, why not tires?

I have taken back 2 sets of tires, but none in the past 12 years.

Here in SoCal, all the roads are grooved. Some tires handle/ignore the grooves better than others. Size matters also.

After a week of driving around with the "I think I got a flat", I took them back. Had to pay for mounting/balancing, but at least I got tires I could drive.

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#9
I know a 245 with a 4.5" BS will fit on a 17" wheel. Not sure about a 15". I rber someone posted a "tire/wheel fitment chart" at some point.
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#10
I'm not sure that that's helpful information. A 245 can be stuck onto pretty much everything from a 7"-9" wide rim, on a 7" wide rim 4.5"BS is offset 1/2" in, where on a 9" rim it will be 1/2 out, which pretty much puts the tire 1" further in or out.
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