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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Tire sizes for 1986 Thunderbird?

Hey I was hoping someone would know if these tires fit on my car. I have a 15x8 rim on the rear and I want to put 275/50 Mickey Thompson tires on it? From what I see online they should fit, but I just want to make sure. Thanks!
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Should be good, that's stock height for a Foxbody, 275 is pushing it on an 8" wheel but it works

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Alright thanks! Do you think a 255/60 would be better and look better? I just want to be sure I won't have to do anything to the car to get them to fit. And do you have any recommendations for front tires? I have 15x7 wheels in the front but I want to have thin tires in the front, to give it a real drag/aggressive look. Any suggestions would be super useful, Thanks again.
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IMO, a 275/50-15 at 25.7" is too short for the car, and too wide for an 8" rim. But many people have run them.

A 7" rim in the front is too wide for a skinny look, but you could go for height instead. A 275/60-15, which is 28" tall would work. But the rim offset would have to be ideal, and the speedo would read too low.


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