1966 Plymouth Satellite 17" tire size

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. Boydsdodge

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    Hello, I had a look for tire sizes that fit a 1966 Plymouth Satellite with 17" wheels.
    I found lots of great photos but no sizes listed.
    Could you guys with 66/67 Plymouth B bodies running 17" wheels help me out with photo and sizes?
    The car original had 235/60r15 and 255/60r15 and look/fit great, can't find 17" tires in those dimensions, so this leads me here for help. I could go a little taller but don't want shorter side wall. I posted a pic of the 17" wheels, the 235/45r17 and 255/40r17 rear is shorter then front, not looking good.
    Thanks for help.

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  2. BeepBeepRR

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    Ask @Jerry Hall he has a 67 with 17s.. Nice looking combo.
     
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    • chrgr340

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      I don't have any pics for you, but if you're planning to leave the 235/45s up front, maybe take a look at a 255/50R17 for the rear. It'd be *roughly* 3/4" shorter and narrower than your average 275/60R15, so pending your wheel specs, should fit a 66-7 B body. The chart below is for Federal 595 tires, which I have not personally run, but have heard good things about for the cost. 5th column below is overall diameter in inches, 7th column is section width in inches.

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      • 33 IMP

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        I put 255/50x17s nitto g2 on a 8.5x17 knockoff tt2 on the back of my 57 bad word sedan delivery. It has a very similar size and shape wheelwell to a 66 b body. I was very happy with look and fit. They are 27" tall and fill the wheelwell pretty good. 10" section, 9" on the ground.
        I have 7x17 for the front, but haven't bought tires yet. Probably 215/60x17.Also 27" (roughly) tall.
        Edit: you might look at 255/55x17. An inch taller, same width. I bought the 255x50 nittos cause they were on a clearance shelf, and I got a monstrous discount.
         
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        • Jerry Hall

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          215/55 17 front 235/55 17 rear 17X8 all 4 corners. Don't remember the back spacing.
           
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          • Blake67GTX

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            I dunno but jhalls wheel combo looks awesome on that body style. I would copy. I’ve always rocked the traditional 15” wheel but that look is quite appealing.
             
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            • BeepBeepRR

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              Now that he finally posted his tire size I will be doing the same on the 66...
               
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