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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Install of 63 wide tire vs 64 wide tire

I was wanting to go with a 255-70-15 tire on the rear of my 63 1/2 and I see where they are a lot of trouble to get on a 64 from a post by gearheads78. I am wanting to drive this when I get done on a trip across the states and I want it to look good with some meat on the rear, but I also do not want to have 2 or three jacks involved on side of road to change a flat.
What is the widest tire you have installed on your 63 Gal that has been easy to get on without undoing shocks and using bottle jacks on rear suspension. I also am wanting to go with a 28" or taller to help with my low gear on the highway.
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Re: Install of 63 wide tire vs 64 wide tire

Mine was 235/70xr14 on a 6" rim with 4" of backspace but mine is lowered
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275 60 15 on mine. Biggest I could get in without issues. Rubs a bit on occasion when loaded down on long trips with kids in the back. Its tight all the way around but centered in the well on a 7" wide Weld. Backspacing unknown.

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F Johnson, you got the 275 on your 63 without letting air out and just jacking the body so the rear axle is hanging? That sounds like what I am after, must be more room on 63 than 64 I guess

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Its tight, but it works. 255 70 is gonna be in inch taller and a half inch more narrow than what ive got but should fit in there.

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I have a 2door post sedan. Wouldnt think its any different in the rear wells than the 63 1/2 but it could be I guess.

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Its tight, but it works. 255 70 is gonna be in inch taller and a half inch more narrow than what ive got but should fit in there.

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You say it is tight but works, but do you have to use the bottle jack or let air out or anything, i am just trying to imagine myself out in the middle of nowhere changing a tire because i am going to have my spare the same size

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No. Small floor jack to the frame only.

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15 x 7 wheels with 4" back space and 255-70-15 tires on a 63 Country Sedan with no rubbing. Going to put them on my 63 tudor post sedan as I put Torque Thrusts on the wagon.

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