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Wheel & Tire Combo for 64 2Dr Hardtop

64Orange

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Hello FBBO!

I'm at an important part of the build process. The wheels and tires.
I wanted to go for the 64 Ramcharger style with 5 spoke wheels in the front and solid steelies in the back.

I have a 14x6 5 spoke for the front and 15x7 solid steelies for the rear.
For the tires, I'm looking for confirmation that this is an adequate set up.

Front tires: I was thinking of BF Goodrich Radial T/A 205/70R/14 (no white letters, black wall only)
BF Goodrich 23353: Radial T/A Tire P205/70R14 - JEGS
Rear: I was thinking of Mickey Thompson tires MTT-6640, 28X10.00R15LT
Mickey Thompson 255634 Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R Tires | Summit Racing

Let me know what you all think.
And here are 2 pics of my wheels for reference.

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If you are contemplating it for a future upgrade on the brakes, 14" wheel will only allow a 10.75" diameter rotor. 15's will let you do 11.75. Otherwise, I like what you're after on looks.
 
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I don't remember exact tire sizes, but I did something similar on my 62
 
205 Front tires too small, try 215/70R14

Do you love radial t/A tires so much to spend $171 each on a 205/70r14? That's insane pricing.
 
If you are contemplating it for a future upgrade on the brakes, 14" wheel will only allow a 10.75" diameter rotor. 15's will let you do 11.75. Otherwise, I like what you're after on looks.
I did upgrade the front brakes to 73/74 A body disc brakes. The 14 inch wheels clear it, but just barely maybe a centimeter or two. I do have one 15x7 American Racing torq thrust wheel but only one.
 
205 Front tires too small, try 215/70R14

Do you love radial t/A tires so much to spend $171 each on a 205/70r14? That's insane pricing.
Ok I'll look into 215/70R14
And I don't really love the radial T/A that I absolutely must have them but I believe they are a good tire. I'm looking to use this car as a daily driver.
If there is a good tire at a better price point, I'm happy to learn
 
I've had both of these wheels/tires on the back of a few cars:
M/T L60-15 15x8 4.25 backspace
Cooper 275/60/15 15x8 4.5 backspace

64 Belvedere with a later 8 3/4 - both fit no issues
62 Dart with the stock 62 8 3/4 - both fit no issues
64 Fury wagon with stock 8 3/4 - neither fit, not even close, hit the quarter

64 rear is the widest, 62 the narrowest.

Wagon wheelwells are the same size as the Belvedere.

I put the later rear under the wagon and the MTs fit now, Coopers were questionable which is strange as those wheels have a larger offset and the tires are not squared off like the MTs.

I'd go 15s on the front, on my Dart they're 15x6, iirc 215/70/15.
Cooper Cobra Radial GTs are great reasonably priced tires, imo.

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Street car or racecar? The 15" on the front offer a wider range of tire choices. The 14" would be OK on the street. The M/T tire would really like a 8"-10" wheel. Unless you have big power. On the street a 275/60x15 will work fine on the 7"
Doug
 
Street car or racecar? The 15" on the front offer a wider range of tire choices. The 14" would be OK on the street. The M/T tire would really like a 8"-10" wheel. Unless you have big power. On the street a 275/60x15 will work fine on the 7"
Doug
Street car.
My 383 makes 440 torque and 420 horsepower so it's not too crazy.
The 275/60x16 sounds good
 
I've had both of these wheels/tires on the back of a few cars:
M/T L60-15 15x8 4.25 backspace
Cooper 275/60/15 15x8 4.5 backspace

64 Belvedere with a later 8 3/4 - both fit no issues
62 Dart with the stock 62 8 3/4 - both fit no issues
64 Fury wagon with stock 8 3/4 - neither fit, not even close, hit the quarter

64 rear is the widest, 62 the narrowest.

Wagon wheelwells are the same size as the Belvedere.

I put the later rear under the wagon and the MTs fit now, Coopers were questionable which is strange as those wheels have a larger offset and the tires are not squared off like the MTs.

I'd go 15s on the front, on my Dart they're 15x6, iirc 215/70/15.
Cooper Cobra Radial GTs are great reasonably priced tires, imo.

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Really cool cars! I have a 65 rear end for my 64 and I think that the 65 rear end is smaller than the 64.
 
I tried my 15x8 ramcharger wheels with 4 1/4 backspace (that fit my 62 Savoy fine) on another member's here 64 Polara. As Matthon said, they didn't come close to fitting. He still had the stock wiiiide 64 rearend under it (tapered axle style)
We decided he needed AT LEAST 5" backspace on an 8/8.5 rim to get decent tire under it.
If you still have a 64 rear under your car, be aware. Doing your own measurements,is important. Your car isn't here.....
 
Really cool cars! I have a 65 rear end for my 64 and I think that the 65 rear end is smaller than the 64.
64 would still have tapered axles. 65 rear would not have the big nut on the end of the axle.... and would be close to two inches narrower than your 64.
Without knowing EXACTLY what rear you are using, any advice we have would just be a wild-*** guess.
 
I tried my 15x8 ramcharger wheels with 4 1/4 backspace (that fit my 62 Savoy fine) on another member's here 64 Polara. As Matthon said, they didn't come close to fitting. He still had the stock wiiiide 64 rearend under it (tapered axle style)
We decided he needed AT LEAST 5" backspace on an 8/8.5 rim to get decent tire under it.
If you still have a 64 rear under your car, be aware. Doing your own measurements,is important. Your car isn't here.....
I'll do some measurements tonight and post the pics as soon as I can.
 
My 64 with a 66 8-3/4, 15x7 cop rims and m/t et drag 28.1050s. Tight to the spring but works
 
I took some measurements of the driver and passenger wheel wells. I also took pics of the end of the axles.
Driver side first

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