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    I was wondering what the largest size wheel & tire combo that will fit under my 72 Dart Swinger without any mods.

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    Jeremy
     
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    on the back Kory Liss has 255-60-15s on his 70 Dart. No mods at all.
     
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    Would that same size also fit in the front or would it rub when turning?
     
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    i wanna know that answer
     
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    Not that tall, unless it was riding like a 4x4. A 255/60/15 is 27" tall

    A 26" tall or less tire works on the front. I have 255/35/18 (25.9")on the front and they clear.
     
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    I used to have 215's on the front of my car with no rubbing issues. Now I'm running a 195 65 R14.

    I just put a pair of 225 70 R14's on the back (today) on 5.5" rallye rims. They look pretty good, but now I'm thinking I should have gone with 235's...
     
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    That's pretty impressive! On my former 1970 Australian VG Valiant hardtop (basically a 67-69 Dart and exactly same sheet metal and wheel wells as any 67 up dart or scamp) the best I could do was 245/60 x 15s (BFG TA's) with the rims sitting in close to the springs and they still rubbed the wheel lip a little. I would have said 235/60 x 15s would be the largest to fit on these cars without interference.

    I would however say that there is no way 255/60s would fit on the front, with rubbing on the wheel lip a real problem especially when turning at slow speeds and negotiating any little bump in the road .... even 225/60 x 15s would be pushing it in my experience. 215/60s or smaller for mine.
     
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    I run 225/60-15's on 15x7 cop car rallies (4.25 BS) on the front of my 71. I lowered it a little with the t bars and have no rubbing issues. I have 245/60-15's on the back with the same rims. After a lot of measuring I figure I could run a 255/60-15 if my rim had another .25" of BS. Maybe someday but the 245's look pretty good back there for now.
     
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