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    69GT Well-Known Member

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    I need to get new tires for the front of my 68 Dart. I want to go with a 70 series tire and I am pretty sure a 215/70/14 will fit (currently have 205/60/14) but I would like to know if a 225/70/14 will fit without any rubbing issues. Does anyone here know if that size tire will work or will I have to go with the 215s?
     
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    215's tires are 25.9" in dia., 225 tires are 26.5". It will be very very close with the 225 tire depending on wheel offset. I think I would go 215. The tread width is the same for both the 215 and 225 (6.7")
     
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    I have 225/70/14 on 14x6 cragers on all corners. they fit but they do have a couple of places that are issues. Rears are real close and we trimmed the wheel well lip before painting the car.

    If changing them again I would go with 215/70/14

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      i ran 225/70/14's on all 4 on my 68 dart... it rubbed the inner fender braces (the one from the top of the arch to inner fender) but probably becasue i set mine up 1/2" off the lower bump stop lol...

      and you can get alot more than a 215/60 on the rear... was running 245/60/14's with no issues and 235/70/15's no issues... a 255/60-15 would be about the max
       
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      I have 215/70/15, no problems.
       
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      is anyone running 235 60 15 on the front
       
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      Read WildCat's reply. If he has issues w/225/70's, why would you even consider 235/60's
       
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      My 225/70/14 rub a little on the inner fender

      Car sits close to stock height, have 340 with big block torsion bars, large front sway bar

      if you get the right offset wheel, and a short 60 series tire you might be able to go to a 15

      a lot of guys run bigger tire combo than me, overall height is important
       
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      I had 215-70-14s on my 71, They fit nicely
       
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      BrianT Let's go!

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      I went with a 195/65/15 It has a 25 inch diameter. Fits great on my 67.

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      ........I run P205/60R15 on the front of mine....rear are P 225/70R15.............Kim...
       
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      we run 6.70-15's on the dart... like 28" tall...

      need to radius the front of the fender about a 1/2" though...
       

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      I have 235 60/14 BFG all the way around on Cragers. See thread:
      http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=101665

      For some reference, here are the specs on 60 series BF Goodrich TA:

      TIRE----Rim----Sec width---OA dia----Rev
      225.......6.9"........9"...........24.7".........8 42
      235........7"........9.5"..........25.1".........8 20
      245........7"........9.8"..........25.6".........8 13
       
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      hey,,is that the size you run on the front? iam trying to figure out what will work for the front of my 65 dart on a 15 in rim,,thanks for any input !!
       
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      Yup, that is the size.
       
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