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Old 05-26-2010, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Ford falcon tires. 245/60R15

I have a 1964 2 door hard top just bought a new 9 inch narrowed 2 inches. I am putting a set of 15x7 pro stars with 3.5 Back Spacing on the back with bfg radials 245/60R15. Will these tires rub?
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First we need to know what the "now" measurement of the 9" is after the "shortening (ouch!) lol.

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry about that my housing is 49" 3/4" and from mounting surface to mounting surface is 55"1/4" and long side is 55"1/2".
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I doubt it. I had 225/60-15's on a 15x8 wheel on my car a few years ago and they rubbed. I also had my 9-inch but this was before it was narrowed. I forget the exact width but it was out of a Granada. Unless you mini-tub I beleive the fenders are just two narrow to fit anything wider than a 225 width. You might get lucky, but they'll be very tight.

I'm now running 295/50-15's on 15x10 wheels but the rearend was narrowed 6 inches and the car was mini-tubed to make that happen. Lot's of work!

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^yummy that looks good
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Ford falcon tires. 245/60R15

I narrowed my nine inch. I took one inch off each side. do u think it might work. 65falconlover.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Ford falcon tires. 245/60R15

I did some measuring yesterday on a stock 8" in a 64 falcon and came up with 50 1/8" backing plate to backing plate

what I came up with is a 15x7 would fit best in the rear with 4" backspacing on this car
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65falconlover- I sent you a pm
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I got my rims and tires yesterday. They fit perfect. 15x7 rim 3.5 back spacing. 245/60R15 tire in the back skinnies up front.

Thanks alot guys for the input.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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of course we all want to see a pic now...
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Nice, it looks great!

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so just to clarify, you stayed with 245/60/15?

looks good!

what are the fronts?(rim size,width,b/s,tire size)
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Thanks, here's the business end:

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Re: Ford falcon tires. 245/60R15

Nice! Did you make the shock tower brace or did you buy it? I need to do that to my car.
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