67 Special/Skylark tire size question

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by Ant Legrand, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Ant Legrand

    Ant Legrand Well-Known Member

    I am considering using 15 x 7 wheels with 4 1/4" backspace. I am assuming 215/70/15 tires (26.9" diameter) will fit front and back without rubbing? What about 225/70/15? (27.4" diameter). I don't think I can go any wider due to the clearance at the rear fender lip.
     
  2. Im running a 20x9 +14 offset in the back with a 245/35/zr20 tire front & back. Super close fit.
     
  3. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    I've got 235/60/15x7 on all 4 corners with no rubbing issues.
     
  4. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    Hi Nick, could you go 245 without rubbing?
     
  5. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I've got 255/60-15 on 15x7 Buick rallys with 4-3/8" backspace. It might rub at times on cars where the rear isn't perfectly centered.
     
  6. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    Nice to know Walt.
     
  7. Ant Legrand

    Ant Legrand Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for the info.
     
  8. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    I don't really know, I've never tried it. I think it would be really tight in the rear with the wheels i'm running.
     
  9. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

    I currently run a 255 50 17 on the rear of my 67. 10.5 wide wheels. I did have to trim the outer wheelwells a lil bit.
    Note that car sits down low on the setup all tucked under the fender.
     
  10. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Widest tires I've been able to put on my '67 is a P255/60-15 which are mounted on 15x8 Weld wheels with over 5" backspacin. One side would occasionally rub under certain circumstances like hitting a bump while turning into a parking lot. To go any wider than P255 of my car would require some modifications or cutting.
     

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