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Has anyone moved up from 14" to 15" tires on a 1965 Coupe? wondering if there is issues as rubbing, or bad fit. Let me know if it can be done and what I need to look out for (tire size/ width) or if I should just stick with 14". Thank you in advance.

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I'm running 16" Torque Thrusts in BFGs. Don't recall the tire size from memory but I'll post up when I'm next to the car. I have minimal rubbing in the rear but only on big dips when I have someone in the back seat.

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I'm running 15x7 wheels in back and 15x6 in front with 225/60s and 205/60s respectively. Fit perfectly.

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Thanks for the input it looked like the 15's would fit
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It all will depend on the wheels you choose together with the tire size. As an example, when I bought my car it had 15" AR Torque Thrust wheels on 226/60 15" tires. I was having rubbing issues on the back, despite having the original cars height. turned out the 15" wheels were not the correct offset for my car.

I changed them for a combo of 15x7" front and 15 x 8" rear Torque Thrust II wheels BUT with the correct offset for my car, with 215/60 15" BFG tires. They now fit correctly inside the wheel wells, I have no rubbing issues.

If you want to run "trouble free" wheel / tire combos I seriously recommend you research well before jumping and buying the wheels.

As a general rule, 15x 6 and 15 x7 should fit with no rubbing issues (with a 4" wheel backspace) with 215/60 tires or lower.

Also consider if your car is lowered of course...

This how the car currently looks (Im planning a 1" drop since I now have some space)


These are wheels and tires before mounting. I like having tall tires on this car to keep its vintage look, but you can install lower profile tires as well, Ive seen 225/50 15" tires on lowered cars and they look awesome.

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I used ford 15" steel wheels, I think they are 15"x6.5" . I put a set of Avon CR6ZZ racing tires on them, DOT approved for street use. unbelievable traction, they should be for $350 each.






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Thanks car looks great, thank you for all the input, Konabluev6 that's about the look I want, "Old school Cragar SS 5 spoke Rim", or maybe American Racing Torq Thrust II, not sure.
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I have 225/60/15 7 inch wide up front and 235/60/15 8 inch wide wheel in the rear. We had rub issues before putting new leaf springs in the rear that were sagging really bad. Afterwards no problems at all.
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Just put on my new rims and rubber yesterday, 215(6")/225(7") 15" all around and what a difference! Everything went smoothly on the rear but on the front i had to replace the wheels studs with longer ones. I have pads in the front with half and inch spacers and the original studs were far to short for the new rims nothing Napa couldnt solve. I should also mention there was a bit of rubbing towards the bottom front of the fenders but i fixed that issue pretty quick with pliers just bent the inside fender lip and problem solved so no rolling of fenders like i feared at first..


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I have 225/60/15 7 inch wide up front and 235/60/15 8 inch wide wheel in the rear. We had rub issues before putting new leaf springs in the rear that were sagging really bad. Afterwards no problems at all.
I just ordered New leaf springs I have basically the same set up as you (225 front 235 back), mine looks like it sags and is springy when I push down on the rear deck, going from a 4 leaf to a 5 leaf spring. Hoping the new springs will stiffen and bring the height back up to stock. If there are people in your back seat still no rub? I like your car.
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Just put on my new rims and rubber yesterday, 215(6")/225(7") 15" all around and what a difference! Everything went smoothly on the rear but on the front i had to replace the wheels studs with longer ones. I have pads in the front with half and inch spacers and the original studs were far to short for the new rims nothing Napa couldnt solve. I should also mention there was a bit of rubbing towards the bottom front of the fenders but i fixed that issue pretty quick with pliers just bent the inside fender lip and problem solved so no rolling of fenders like i feared at first..


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Looks great. What is the backspacing on those wheels?
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just a friendly FYI, wheel spacers and longer studs and NOT as safe as using wheel adapters w/ their dual stud arrangement. If your car is a cruiser that is driven sedately, then it might not matter. But I would certainly keep an eye on your wheels and avoid ANY spirited driving.


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Just put on my new rims and rubber yesterday, 215(6")/225(7") 15" all around and what a difference! Everything went smoothly on the rear but on the front i had to replace the wheels studs with longer ones. I have pads in the front with half and inch spacers and the original studs were far to short for the new rims nothing Napa couldnt solve. I should also mention there was a bit of rubbing towards the bottom front of the fenders but i fixed that issue pretty quick with pliers just bent the inside fender lip and problem solved so no rolling of fenders like i feared at first..


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Looks great. What is the backspacing on those wheels?
I'll get back to you tonite on the measurement. BTW i loved the rims the first time i saw them and 2 years later im still in love with them. I got a good deal on Ebay for the whole kit.



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just a friendly FYI, wheel spacers and longer studs and NOT as safe as using wheel adapters w/ their dual stud arrangement. If your car is a cruiser that is driven sedately, then it might not matter. But I would certainly keep an eye on your wheels and avoid ANY spirited driving.

Thats an update ive been meaning to do for over a year now but replacing engine set me back in a bunch of things i wanted to finish. I was never too happy with the longer bolts but these have impressed me so far.. But ill get me a set of adapters soon. Thanks for reminding me sir!


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