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Hey everyone. Just got me my first A body and it happens to have received a cajone transplant- a 67 440. Me likey! You'll see me ask stupid questions as I'm new to this. Bear with me. First Q; will a BFG 275/60-15 tire fit in the rear? And with a 15x8" rim with a 3-3/4" backspace? I want ARE Outlaw I's and they no longer make them with Mopar (4-1/4"  backspacing). Thx

 

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Re: New to All -Tire Questions

Check out my pics in the post about Super Stock springs sagging on the right. They are 275/60-15's on 15x8 factory wheels with 4 1/4 backspacing. I think the 3 3/4 backspacing would be OK since I have only about 1/2 to 3/4 inch clearance between the tire sidewall and the leaf springs, so you would end up with better clearance. I believe the Cuda and Duster wheelwells are about the same size. Depending on how low your car sits you may have to trim or roll the wheel lips a bit.
 

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I have 275/60/15's on 15X8 Torq Thrust II's with 4.5 BS wth the stock spring location. You mat need to trim the wheel well lip a little but there should be room under there.
 

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Wheel & Tire combo

I know this was on rhe old forum, but is now gone. Any chance we could start that info again? Soon will be trying to figure that for the demon, was pretty informative. Thanks Steve
 
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Just put some 15x8 dragstars with P275x60x15 drag radials under a 69 dart.
 

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Mine has Torq-Thrust II's 15X8 with 4 1/2 BS and 275/60/15's in a untouched wheel well on a '73 Dart Sport. My fronts are 215/65 15's on Torq-Thrust II's 15X7's with 3 1/2 BS. My headers are TTI so I don't have a problem with clearance. Tom 
 

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I have 225/70/14 on 14X6 Crager s/s on my 67 Dart. The rear on a Demon is much larger than the Dart, but the fronts should be the same and I would NOT put 225 70's on the front of an A Body again. they rub on the inner fender spalsh shield and I have to be real careful about turning and hitting bumps since it will hit on the top of the fender

I had a 70 Duster years ago and had G 60 14 on 7" deepdish on the rear, without air shocks, without a problem. I think that is a 235/60/14 in todays size.
 

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I was wondering if this could made a sticky topic for a while to keep on top. Don't know what criteria is for that. Thanks Steve
 

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1968 Dart GT

BF Goodrich T/A radials on Cragar SS mags.

Front: 215-60/15..... Standard offset on Cragar Wheel (lotsa room)

Rear: 255-60/15...... 5" back offset on Cragar wheel (kinda tight,but prolly coulda fit a 275)

Rear spring hangers moved inward 7/8" with Spring Offset Mount kit. No tubbing.
 

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72 Demon, mini-tubbed, springs moved in, wheel well lips in back trimmed...

Back-M/T ET Street Radials 325/50/15's on 15x10 Weld Pro-stars, 6.5" backspacing

Front-195/70/15's on 15x5 Weld Pro-stars
 

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Ryan (Strange246) said:
72 Demon, mini-tubbed, springs moved in, wheel well lips in back trimmed...

Back-M/T ET Street Radials 325/50/15's on 15x10 Weld Pro-stars, 6.5" backspacing

Front-195/70/15's on 15x5 Weld Pro-stars 
Sounds like a great setup. Ya got any pics????
 

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MY 64 VALIANT HAS 9 1/2 STEEL COP RIMS AT THE REAR WITH B F G DRAG RADIAL 275 - 60 15 , FRONT HAS 15 X 4 STEEL COP WHEELS WITH 185 - 15 TIRES , DART HAS 15 X 10 WITH M T 28 X 12 : 50 15 SPORTSMAN ( REAR ) FRONT HAS 15 X 5 - 205 - 65 ON FRONT

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6469mopar, did you have to do any trimming to get your tires to fit in the 64?
 

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mopowers said:
Ryan (Strange246) said:
72 Demon, mini-tubbed, springs moved in, wheel well lips in back trimmed...

Back-M/T ET Street Radials 325/50/15's on 15x10 Weld Pro-stars, 6.5" backspacing

Front-195/70/15's on 15x5 Weld Pro-stars 
Sounds like a great setup.  Ya got any pics????
I'll see if I can dig up a pic or two...
 

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Well, after a trial fitment of a friend's set of 15x8 Mopar rims with 255/60-15 tires, I decided that those tires would work best. The new rims are 3-3/4" BS versus Mopar's 4-1/4". The new rims would bring the tires past the body line and that looks like crap. BTW, fronts will be 215/70-15 for a bit more narrow look.
 

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My 70 Duster has 15X12's with 29.5X15.5's in the rear with full tubs, the springs into the frame rails and I trimed the wheel opening just a bit. My 67 Valiant has 17X8's front and back with 235/45 17's up front and 245/45/17's in the back with the springs on the stock hangers.
 
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15X10 Drag Lites with 325/50/15 MT drag radials.MIni-tub,spring relo,stock width rear. %)
 
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