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« on: March 27, 2014, 08:45:15 PM »

Anyone running 22560R15 in the front and 25560R15 out back? I need new tires on my Gold car and was thinking about mixing it up a bit. This would give me a tire out back that would be .7 inches higher than the front. That seems like alot?
Discount Tire says on their site that P20570R15 are the stock size, but I thought JohnZ said 22560R15 were the closest to stock? Anyone know?

Anyone have a requested setup?

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 09:25:15 PM »

Little rake looks good, I like more tire in the back--anyway my cars in the shop ,when I see it I'll send you the size. I too wanted the closest match to E 70 15's in the front but don't remember off hand what I purchased--long time ago.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 09:45:08 PM »

Not sure how it matches up to stock, but I've run 215 65 R15 on front and like the look.     Could do 225 65 R15 up front also. 
I think 255 60 and 245 60 both look good in back.  I like running the 65 series up front because it gives you a tire as tall as the rear without a chance of rubbing.
Just depends on how much of the wheel well you want filled.  Just my opinion.  Hope it helps.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 05:10:29 AM »

Thanks Guys.
I am running P21570R15 on all four corners now and the car looks a little too tall. I have had these tires since like 1993 so I need to get rid of them. My Silver car has 23560R15s on all four corners I love the look, but I do get an occasional rub on the left front when I turn just right. I too like the rake the 255's will give. The car has new Moog springs up front and I re-arched the rear springs five years ago. So it does sit a little higher than the Silver car. The idea of the 65's may be a good one. I have had the car looking all stock since 2005 when I got it so a little day two won't hurt anything. Just need to figure out the front size.

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 09:30:48 AM »

215/65-15 is exactly the same size as the original E70-15.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 05:51:43 PM »

I have P245/60R15's all the way around. Looks great. Handles well.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 08:08:59 AM »

I'm running 215 70 15 on my 68 and I love the look, but I like a stock skinny tire look.
I currently have some 235 60 15 on a 1979 Z28 and I think they look too short...Different car and body though for sure.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 06:33:29 PM »

215/65-15 is exactly the same size as the original E70-15.
Perfect thanks John
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 06:41:29 PM »

215/65-15 is exactly the same size as the original E70-15.
John aren't you running 22560R15's?
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 11:01:18 PM »

215/65 X 15  and  205/70 X 15 are virtually identical, and yes, same diameter as E70 X 15.   I am running 207/70 X 15's on 15 X 6 in. rims on the front on my 67.  Running 275/60 X 15 on 15 X 8 in. rrims on the back.
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 10:14:48 AM »

215/65-15 is exactly the same size as the original E70-15.
John aren't you running 22560R15's?

Nope - I have 215/65-15's all the way around. It came to me with the usual 235/60-15's, but they rubbed at 12 o'clock on the fronts (original springs).
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 07:33:20 PM »

I like the fatter tire look.  I've been happy with 235's on 7" rims up front and 255's with 8" rims out back.  I have #6320 front springs with no rubbing problems.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 11:33:46 AM »

Running 215/70 R15 with stock suspension  on Cragar SS rims.  No rubbing, etc.  but tires stick out a little further than stock.
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