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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-06-04 9:57 PM (#564553)
Subject: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge


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What size tires fit in the stock wheelwells of these cars with stock rear spring location and stock cans? Can a fair sized tire fit???



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lonesome mopar
Posted 2018-06-05 3:02 AM (#564575 - in reply to #564553)
Subject: Re: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-06-05 10:42 AM (#564592 - in reply to #564553)
Subject: RE: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge



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I have 275x60x15 tires on the back of my '58 Coronet. I didn't have to modify anything. I used a 0 offset wheel - or in other words - an 8" wheel with 4.5" backspace.



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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-06-05 3:36 PM (#564611 - in reply to #564592)
Subject: RE: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge


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Powerflite - 2018-06-05 10:42 AM

I have 275x60x15 tires on the back of my '58 Coronet. I didn't have to modify anything. I used a 0 offset wheel - or in other words - an 8" wheel with 4.5" backspace.



Holy!!! Well that looks promising!!!!!! Stock rear end or C body or?
Thanks for the reply!
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-06-05 3:40 PM (#564614 - in reply to #564553)
Subject: Re: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge



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Stock rear end on it, except with 12" drum brakes from a Chrysler. And this is about the widest tire that will fit. Because I use those Monroe overload shocks that don't extend very long, I have to disconnect them in order to remove or install the tires.

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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-06-05 6:13 PM (#564629 - in reply to #564614)
Subject: Re: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge


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Powerflite - 2018-06-05 3:40 PM

Stock rear end on it, except with 12" drum brakes from a Chrysler. And this is about the widest tire that will fit. Because I use those Monroe overload shocks that don't extend very long, I have to disconnect them in order to remove or install the tires.


Good deal. Dropping shocks a small price to pay IMO. Thanks!
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2018-06-06 4:42 PM (#564680 - in reply to #564553)
Subject: RE: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge



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275/60 is an easy fit on a '60 NewYorker too;




I'm currently running Mickey Thompson I-profile tires. Their size-markings are a bit different but I recall it's something around 295/60.
Very light/slight rubbing during sharp corners where some body-lean is present. Most likely won't be an issue with a better swaybar.



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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-06-06 7:58 PM (#564684 - in reply to #564553)
Subject: Re: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge


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Wow. I'm optimistic now!!! I would be happy with 275/60/15s or 295/50/15s for sure. Thanks for the replies!!!!
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