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whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« on: July 02, 2012, 09:35:08 AM »
Whats the widest 15" tire that will fit a 80 Pinto rear, also need size rim with what backspacing

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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 10:06:18 AM »
275/60/15 on a 8.5 wheel.
Can check back spacing for you.

Car does have a 9 in. Versailles rearend.

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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 11:05:17 AM »
same here with 5.5 backspacing on a 8.8 lincoln mk7 rear with mustang axles and drum brakes..
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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 02:53:38 PM »
Now,the entire tire is under the car when viewed from
above but approx. 50 percent of the tire isnt covered at the
front (rocker panel) edge of the wheelhouse.

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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 05:35:35 PM »
My car has a 8" Mustang II rear in it, does a 8.8 rear fit? Just curoius on that, wouldn't mind going to a 8.8 rear, is it hard to make that rear work

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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 09:24:30 PM »
i cut the control arm mounts off the rear, matched the pinion angle of the stock rear and welded on a 22 dollar set of spring perches and bolted it up.....i did have a drive shaft made for mine but iirc a mustang shaft fits if you have a t5 swap done or a c4...also the rear from a thunderbird or lincoln is 1.5 inches wider than a fox mustang, i used mustang axles as said earlier to keep the wheels inside the fender..
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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 09:55:33 PM »
My wagon has 295/50/15s on a 15x7 10 hole
Mustang wheel.I did use a .250 spacer to get the
tire off the leaf spring.

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Re: whats the widest 15" tire that will fit
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 10:31:18 PM »
I.m runnin 265-50-15 on15x8.no interference problems but I am also using .250 spacers to center more in the wheel well.
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