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235/70/15 how will they look....

on a bird at stock height. I have aftermarket wheels that are the same size, if not a little bit wider than the fan blade ones that came stock. I need to know if it will look ok or not, if you got pics that would be nice.

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great. it's a very nice match to the size of our fenderwells. I had a set on my 91. 6.5" wide wheels will be fine, and 7" even better.

your speedo will read low though. it will trick you into traveling faster.




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I had 225/70/R15 on my 96' V8 Tbird. They were BFG T/A radials mounted on Eagle alloy series 119 wheels. They were a perfect match. I can't see the 235/70/R15 being much bigger.

I can send you a picture of the car with the wheels on if you like. Just drop me an email to [email protected]

PS: I no longer have the car so the wheels are now for sale. Tires, however, are already gone.

Let me know if you would like some pictures...
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Why not go to the 245/60-15? They're almost exactly the same height as stock tires and will give you a wider footprint and better handling. Many on the site have used them including me with excellent results.

I personally had the Dunlop GT Qualifiers and was extremely pleased with them for the money. But others have run Firestone Firehawks, various Goodyear tires, etc.

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i would go with the 60 series instead of the 70 due to that they are taller which means more sidewall and more flex. plus the 60's wont screw up you speedo

245-60-15 or 235-60-15

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I had a set of 235/60/15 - General XP 2000 II's. Problem with them was they were too low. Didn't look right on the car due to the fenderwell space that was left. The footprint they left was nice, but I wasn't happy with the height. They are only 26" tall and 9" wide.

The 245/60/15 is a better choice than the 235, but still only 26.5" overall height and 9.5" wide.

The 225/70/15 gave me the height I was looking for - 27.4" tall and a footprint of 9" wide. It was the best compromise I could come up with. Fenderwell clearance was perfect and the width was good too.

I guess the choice is up to you. Whatever you choose is also going to depend on the terrain you drive on.

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guess i never thought about the fender gap since mine is lowered and there isnt much there now

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i have 235 - 70 - 15 on my bird and i think they look great expecially with the raised white letters... and they are great in the snow as well... unfortunately dont have any pics of the bird on the comp yet, but they definately fill the wells pretty nice

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Thanks for all the advise. I did not know that 245's would fit well on a 7 in wide wheel, if so that is prob what I will get with a 70 ratio. I am hopefully gonna get the tires on tirerack.com so it will be cheaper on me. What is the best brand for the buck (no coopers sorry)?

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well the tirerack only lists 4 tires in 245/70-15. However, it lists 34 in 235/70-15.

One of them is the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 formerly known as the SS20. It's fairly cheap and is rated #1 in it's category. I had these in 235/70-15s and loved them....they filled the fenderwells, not just vertically but also horizontally.




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I had a set of BFG T/A radial. Classic performance looking tire with raised white lettering. I'd go with either the 225 or 235 70/15. The 235 is about 1/2" taller (28") and 1/2" wider (9.5) than the 225.

Either one will work great...
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27"+ tires are too tall for our cars. The 245/60-15 is ideal. Listen to people who know for a change.

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Hey will...sorry to jump off the subject but i need some help finding something and i figured you oculd help me out..

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27"+ tires are too tall for our cars. The 245/60-15 is ideal. Listen to people who know for a change.
Those were on the stock fan wheels right? Just triple checkin before I send out this order.

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Yup. On the stock 15" x 6.5" wheels.

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all right thanks for the quick reply Sir W. Be a great change from those stock Firestones

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27"+ tires are too tall for our cars.
That's an opinion. There there are no issues with using taller tires.




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How bout some 255/60/15 BFG Radial T/A's, would they fit?

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Not on a standard width rim. You would need an 8" wide rim to fit that tire properly.
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If memory serves, isn't a 245 series the widest tire we "should" put on our stock rims? (9.5 inch wide tire on a 7.5 inch rim)

And just my opinion from experience, I would never by a BFG Radial T/A. A set left me sliding sideways at 80 mph. Firehawks have never given me doubt as to whether they would break loose or not. They may not be the best tire out there but at $74 a tire, you can't go wrong with a set of Firehawk Indy 500's.

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Here's a picture of a girl in my chapter with 235/70/15 tires. They look way to big to me, they buldge a lot over the edge and just look too big on a 15 inch rim. Look more likie truck wheels.


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