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Old 07-22-2007, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

Is anyone here running Magnum 500 wheels on their 1964 or 65 falcon with stock suspensions? I have bone stock suspension front & rear.
I'm thinking I want to go with repro magnum 500's in 15" but not sure what backspacing/tire combo I should go with?

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Old 07-22-2007, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

A 15x7 wheel with 4 1/2" of backspace will fit with a stock width rear. Use can use a 235/60/15 tire with no issues. A 245/60/15 will fit , but tends to rub on hard bumps. Hope this helps., Tim.
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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

Thanks for the info Tim. Do most people run the same width wheel & tire size on the front or do they just use the same wheel & a slightly smaller tire on the front?

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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

Alot of guys do run the same wheel size front and rear. I personally do not. I dont like that look. I put 15x3.5" wheels on all my toys. Now this is just my taste, even if I didnt go that small Id still have the front wheel at least a little smaller than the rear. I feel it helps give the car an aggressive look. A 235/60/15 would just look huge on the front of a Falcon. Tim.
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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

Can you please tell me what size magnums would fit on a 64 falcon without a stock suspension (coil overs in back and mustang 2 suspension in front) and oversized disc brake calipers I think 12 inch in rear and 11 inch front? Thank You!

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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

Four inch or less backspacing on the front to clear the control arms/ball joint. Three and three quarters works. Four and a half on rear. That's what I'm using with 11 inch rotors. I'm running 235/60/15 on the rear and they do rub the enter fender on bad bumps sometimes. Newer springs would probably solve that problem.
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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

Ok thanks. Now, can I use 4inch or 3 and three quarters backspacing all away around and what tire size can I use all away around without rubbing even over bumps? In other words, can you "kick it down a notch?" Thanks.

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Re: max wheel/tire size for a 64 magnum 500

If you are going with a 235/60/15 on the rear you will need the 4-1/2" back spacing to clear the outer fender. You may be able to fit a 215/60/15 on a 4 inch wheel and get by. I have 15X7 inch rims. If you go with a 15X6 it will give you more clearance.
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