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Back spacing on my 68 coronet. 15x8 inch with 4.5 back spacing with 255/70/15 on rear 29 tall tires. Also want to use 15x7x4.25 bs fronts.

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I am really confused so need some help. I want to put 15 magnum 500 wheels on my 68 coronet. I found an eccentric pkg deal but the front rims are 15x7 4.25 back spacing is that going to work. Rears are 15x8 4.5 back spacing. I am going to put a set of 255/69/15 tires I have on them. Is that going to work also what size front tire ? I hate rubbing and clearance issues. It’s a really nice driver not a race car. I have factory 14 inch magnum 500’s on it now. Putting disc brakes so they won’t work anymore

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Those wheels will fit your Coronet just fine. 275/60/15 on the rear and 225/70/15 on the front is a popular combo.
 
Your 255/60/15's will fit fine on back. I prefer 245/60/15 for fronts.

In BGF tires, the 225/70/15 is a little taller than the 255/60/15 ........ you don't want a taller tire in front than back.
 
In BGF tires, the 225/70/15 is a little taller than the 255/60/15 ........ you don't want a taller tire in front than back.
That's why most guys put 275's on the rear paired with the 225's.
 
That's why most guys put 275's on the rear paired with the 225's.

I would also put 275's in the rear, but 275's are not part of the equation here. The OP's question is in regards to using 255/60/15's that he already has on the rear, and what tire to match with that. I'm just trying to stay on point with his actual question, and at the same time make sure he does not read into this that he should match a 225/70 front with that tire.
 
I would also put 275's in the rear, but 275's are not part of the equation here. The OP's question is in regards to using 255/60/15's that he already has on the rear, and what tire to match with that. I'm just trying to stay on point with his actual question, and at the same time make sure he does not read into this that he should match a 225/70 front with that tire.
Gotcha, I missed the part where he already had a set of 255's.
 
Ok thx for the replies. So what was the final conclusion for the front tire size with my 255/60/15 rears lol. I seemed to have missed that part lol
 
Ok thx for the replies. So what was the final conclusion for the front tire size with my 255/60/15 rears lol. I seemed to have missed that part lol
You just want something shorter than your 27" tall 255's. Depends how wide you prefer. Could use 235/60, 245/60, 215/70, etc.
 
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