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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-11 7:22 AM (#568230 - in reply to #564553)
Subject: Re: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge


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Great info as Im looking at 275 on my New Yorker.
Whats the biggest front tyre choice?
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-13 12:01 AM (#568333 - in reply to #564553)
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I am running 255x60x15 tires on the front of my Dodge. They seem to be about the widest you can go without hitting things. The raised lettering on the inside of the tire will occasionally rub the upper control arm.

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-13 5:04 PM (#568378 - in reply to #568333)
Subject: Re: Rear tire sizes 1957/1958 Plymouth/Dodge


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Powerflite - 2018-08-13 3:01 PM

I am running 255x60x15 tires on the front of my Dodge. They seem to be about the widest you can go without hitting things. The raised lettering on the inside of the tire will occasionally rub the upper control arm.


Thanks for that.
Think Ill try the 275 rears and 255 fronts on my New Yorker.
Cheers
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