13 Guests, 0 Users

Author Topic: Tire/wheel(rim) size recommendations-15 inch diameter  (Read 461 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline russosborne

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2406
  • FeedBack: +47/-1
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Poll Voter Mobile User Topic Starter Signature 1000 Posts
Tire/wheel(rim) size recommendations-15 inch diameter
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:58:26 AM »
Looking probably at either 7 or 8 inch wide rims, but that is part of my question.
I don't want skinny tires. I would even go up to 10 inch wide in the rear. But I won't do air shocks anymore to clear wide tires.  :o And I don't want to be rubbing the fenders all the time. Or even part of the time. Rolling the rear wheel lips is possible, but I may be going with fiberglas at some point in front, can't roll that too well.  ::)
The front of the car is pretty open. No fender wells/inner fenders.
I will be converting to 5lug if that makes any difference and will be going with 4 wheel disc brakes.
So 15 is the smallest I can go.

I could maybe be talked into going with 16 inch rims, maybe. Not thrilled about the thought though. I'm an old guy  :-X with old school (1970's) ideas on what a car should look like. I've seen some 16 inch tires that don't look horrible, but I hate the rubber band look that most bigger ones have.

So after all that,  ;D does anyone have any recommendation s for what has worked for them?

Thanks,
Russ
In Glendale, Arizona

RIP Casey, Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you.

79 Pinto ESS fully caged fun car. In progress. 8inch 4.10 gears. 351C and a T5 waiting to go in.

Offline pinto_one

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1001
  • FeedBack: +70/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Pinto-One

  • Total Badges: 10
    Badges: (View All)
    1000 Posts Photographer Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Apple User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Tire/wheel(rim) size recommendations-15 inch diameter
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 04:52:12 PM »
You can put ten inch wide tires in the rear without hitting anything, had L60/14s on the back of my pinto wagon back in the mid 70s , they are what you call 265/60/14 today , pintos came with huge fenders and skinny 13s look s small on them , I have 205/60/15s all around and are 8.1 wide , clears the front well but still have plenty of room in the reat for more , I like the old school slots , but make sure you choose the right wheel back spacing for the tire to fit well in the center of the rear wheel well ,
76 Pinto sedan V6 , 79 pinto cruiser wagon V6 soon to be diesel or 4.0

Offline russosborne

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2406
  • FeedBack: +47/-1
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Poll Voter Mobile User Topic Starter Signature 1000 Posts
Re: Tire/wheel(rim) size recommendations-15 inch diameter
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 08:00:00 PM »
Thanks.
I've just been doing some research on determining the size you can use, and I guess I had better wait until I get the new brakes on, as I think that will change the numbers a bit.
I had L60 15s on my 69 Mustang in 76/77. I also had to use air shocks and shackles. Oh, well, I was only 16/17.
Russ
In Glendale, Arizona

RIP Casey, Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you.

79 Pinto ESS fully caged fun car. In progress. 8inch 4.10 gears. 351C and a T5 waiting to go in.