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Ok my new rims just came in. :mrgreen: 15 by 8 in rear 15 by 7 for the front both at 4.50 backspacing. What size tires do ya'll recommend. 70 vert.
67 XR 7 Gray 289 auto
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Ruffrider wrote: 16 Nov 2021, 21:01 Ok my new rims just came in. :mrgreen: 15 by 8 in rear 15 by 7 for the front both at 4.50 backspacing. What size tires do ya'll recommend. 70 vert.
On my White XR-7 hardtop i am running the same size wheels with I have 225/60R15 front and 255/15R60s rear. You may be able to fit bigger on the rear, Mine looks like 265/60s would fit.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior (For Sale)
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Thank you very much. Gonna call ti=e place tomorrow.
Be Safe. Ralph
67 XR 7 Gray 289 auto
70 Orange / Black Vert 351 5 speed
74 International Scout II total renovation (sold) :D
78 Scout II torn down to frame getin there
97 2500 4x4 Suburban
2015 Ford 4x4 350 dually Desel
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Well tried to get 265s but nobody makes them anymore 8-) so gonna try 235 60s 15 0n frt and 255 60s on rear. Hope it sets right. Will see in am, oh yea Cooper white letters.
Be Safe. Ralph

Then on to a new rear pumpkin with 3.20 gear set.
67 XR 7 Gray 289 auto
70 Orange / Black Vert 351 5 speed
74 International Scout II total renovation (sold) :D
78 Scout II torn down to frame getin there
97 2500 4x4 Suburban
2015 Ford 4x4 350 dually Desel
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Michelin still offers massive meats that are sized using centimeters for width instead of millimeters for some reason so they may not show up on searches. Not inexpensive......

https://www.cokertire.com/tires/29-61-1 ... ourse.html





Ruffrider wrote: 17 Nov 2021, 18:26 Well tried to get 265s but nobody makes them anymore 8-) so gonna try 235 60s 15 0n frt and 255 60s on rear. Hope it sets right. Will see in am, oh yea Cooper white letters.
Be Safe. Ralph

Then on to a new rear pumpkin with 3.20 gear set.
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1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
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Wow cokertire does have some serious meats for sure.
Be Safe. Ralph
67 XR 7 Gray 289 auto
70 Orange / Black Vert 351 5 speed
74 International Scout II total renovation (sold) :D
78 Scout II torn down to frame getin there
97 2500 4x4 Suburban
2015 Ford 4x4 350 dually Desel
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I'm finding Radial T.As in 275/60, 15's and 295/60 15, 60's.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior (For Sale)
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
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- Mark Twain -
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I'm really liking the Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/Ts I got to replace my T/As. They come in some big sizes too.
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