The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Model Specific Forum > General Automotive Technical Discussion
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Replacing Tires due to Age/RWL Tire Choices
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Replacing Tires due to Age/RWL Tire Choices

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
72 RS 351 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 04-September-2014
Location: Knoxville TN
Status: Offline
Points: 2282
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-August-2021 at 9:20AM
Originally posted by BadHabit351 BadHabit351 wrote:

I actually lucked out. Those wheels came on a parts car I paid $200 for. They're 15x8 with 4½" back space. Those 295's sit dead center of the wheel wells. About an inch clearance on either side.


How many wheels have you tried on the front? How well do you think that 15x8 and 4.5" BS would fit the front, with 255/60/15's? That's what I think I'd like for all four, on one of mine.
Don
73 Ranchero "Sport 72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 7000+ rpm 351-4V &4R70W
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V &4R70W for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE GTC, OBDII 347/4R70W
Back to Top
BadHabit351 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 21-June-2013
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 217
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote BadHabit351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-August-2021 at 9:41AM
Originally posted by 72 RS 351 72 RS 351 wrote:

Originally posted by BadHabit351 BadHabit351 wrote:

I actually lucked out. Those wheels came on a parts car I paid $200 for. They're 15x8 with 4½" back space. Those 295's sit dead center of the wheel wells. About an inch clearance on either side.


How many wheels have you tried on the front? How well do you think that 15x8 and 4.5" BS would fit the front, with 255/60/15's? That's what I think I'd like for all four, on one of mine.

My apoligies, sir...those fronts are 255/60-15 not 245/60-15. Brain fart. All 4 wheels are 15x8 with 4.5" back spacing. No rubs or interference in motion. I do have to jack the front up and let the suspension hang in order to get to the upper ball joints to grease. That's with the CVPI springs and 1/2 coil cut out.

I had 275/60-15's on the rear. I needed more meat on the rear, so I went with the 295's (1.2" wider each). That stroker puts down some torque. They are 1/4" shorter than the fronts; but I'll step down to 245's when I replace the fronts.
1973/72 Gran Torino Sport
1971 Torino GT convertilble
2013 Ford Fusion
2004 Ford SuperDuty
2013 Mustang GT
Back to Top
72 RS 351 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 04-September-2014
Location: Knoxville TN
Status: Offline
Points: 2282
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-August-2021 at 1:28PM
Thanks a bunch for that judgement of the 255/60/15's.

I plan to by four of the 15x8" Magnum wheels for one of my trucks, but the tire size and back spacing is tough to work out. The steel versions aren't in stock but those do have 4.5" BS, the aluminum  wheels by Drake are in stock, but the BS is 1/4" more, 4.75" I gather. Smaller tires could use different wheels(BS) and fit okay, the bigger tires have to be on just the right wheel size.
Don
73 Ranchero "Sport 72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 7000+ rpm 351-4V &4R70W
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V &4R70W for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE GTC, OBDII 347/4R70W
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.05
Copyright ©2001-2022 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.