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Tire combination for my B Body #2796205
07/13/20 03:41 PM
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I've consulted my two build confidants and we tossed around some ideas, I want to get some more input on the subject.

My Roadrunner is nearing body work completion. It's on 10 year old tires that are rollers, and Mustang wheels the have been used as rollers. I'm not fond of their style, but they proved my fitment numbers. Time to sell them to a mustang guy.

I want to go with one of two options: an 18x8 or 9 front with a 255 to 275 front and 18x10 with 295/40-18 or an 18x10 square with a 285/35-18 or a 295/35-18 all around.

I dont have the budget for custom wheels. I want the ET Wheels LT-III but I can't spend $2200 on the tail end of a restoration. I would do an 18x10/18x12 since I've got the wider tubs in the rear now. That would be a 295 front and 315 rear.


I'm looking at the American Racing VN215 and VN510. Both come in 0, 6 and 12mm offset that is ideal as a bolt on wheel for a classic car like this.

My Mustang wheels confirm their numbers.I won't be drag racing, I plan on road trips and a lot of daily driving. The square set up has the potential to get max life out of a set of ties, while not rubbing anything at full lock and will be a set of supreme Summer tires like the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.

The staggered size wheels will be a set of Falken Azenis. Probably a little louder, maybe a 10,000 mile set of tires but they're also more affordable at no more than $280 each. They are a 200tw tire. My ride height will be able to be a little bit lower and tucked with this set up.

What is everyone's experience and input on these options?




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Re: Tire combination for my B Body [Re: AlexP] #2796288
07/13/20 07:57 PM
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Yes.


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Re: Tire combination for my B Body [Re: Hugh Jorgan] #2796327
07/13/20 10:08 PM
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I like the idea of 10” wide with 6” backspace

And running the 285’s up front

Is this car painted yet?

If not, lip the top front fender lips start. Roller style with baseball bat or tool.

I thought Dan with his blue 68 RR had over 275’s on his.

I think the Hotchkis 70 Taxicab had some wide tires up front.

Fit these tire and rims before paint.

I can fit 275/40/17 on my A-body Barracuda. I don’t have first hand info on a 68-70 RR, but you should be able to fit more than I can.

Re: Tire combination for my B Body [Re: autoxcuda] #2796344
07/13/20 11:26 PM
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Car isn't painted yet. It will be rust free with a driver paint job. It basically rotted from a vinyl top, was patched in the 80's and had another top put on. Took 20 years for it to bubble up.

Front and rear fenders will be rolled with a proper dolly. I'm also going to remove and try and form a better fender brace.

Dan had 295 up front, Ariel had 295 and then 315. I'll ask Kevin what he had on the taxi.

The square set up makes the most sense on paper, but


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Re: Tire combination for my B Body [Re: autoxcuda] #2796443
07/14/20 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
I like the idea of 10” wide with 6” backspace

And running the 285’s up front

Is this car painted yet?

If not, lip the top front fender lips start. Roller style with baseball bat or tool.

I thought Dan with his blue 68 RR had over 275’s on his.

I think the Hotchkis 70 Taxicab had some wide tires up front.

Fit these tire and rims before paint.

I can fit 275/40/17 on my A-body Barracuda. I don’t have first hand info on a 68-70 RR, but you should be able to fit more than I can.



I have 295's on all four corners with rolled lips and the brace cut out. No rubbing. Custom wheels.

I believe the Taxi is 275's on all four corners.

Re: Tire combination for my B Body [Re: 68rrunner] #2796453
07/14/20 11:27 AM
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Taxi had 275/35x18...at least for the Tire Rack testing it did.

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