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today I bought four 15 by 8 rally wheels for my 64 parisienne.my question is will 245 by60 bfgoodrich tires work on this car especially on the front without rubbing when turning the wheel.



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YES   if car is not sagging...  with normal ride height they will turn fine    probably touch at back inner at full lock (don't turn full lock) 



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I have run some bigger tires on the front on several of my cars-8" rims etc..When I finish my next car with new rims etc.. it will have 7" front rims and narrower tires up front-unless you live in a warm climate with super nice streets the wider tires grab the road to much( ruts from semis etc)-just my opinion from experience

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It seems to me if anything they might rub on the front sway bar on a full turn but I'm going by memory here.

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If it's any help I have the Corvette wheels on my 64cs and have lots of clearance for the tires.
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Hello all,
New to this forum and am considering purchasing a set of Cragar SS Super Sports for my 1964 Pontiac Parisienne CS. I'm wondering a couple of things, right now I've got 14 inch original steal rims.

The bolt pattern size is it 5 x 4.75? The other thing, I am wondering is rim width, what is best suited for my car, 14x 6 width or 7 inch?

Thanks for your advice.

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I did that to a 63 , i once had. It drove great but I have a feeling that the offset and tire size put an awfull load on those old ball joints- till one gave out, and I was sitting on the ground.

 



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Kelowna64 wrote:

Hello all,
New to this forum and am considering purchasing a set of Cragar SS Super Sports for my 1964 Pontiac Parisienne CS. I'm wondering a couple of things, right now I've got 14 inch original steal rims.

The bolt pattern size is it 5 x 4.75? The other thing, I am wondering is rim width, what is best suited for my car, 14x 6 width or 7 inch?

Thanks for your advice.


 Go with 15 x 7 and  15 x 8 .. 235/ 60/15 255/60/15 

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Very nice, what do you have for wheels, size etc.  I am running 14's right now, but would like to put some RallyII or some Cragars, just unsure what would be best size and fit.

 

Thanks.



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rabbit64cs wrote:
Kelowna64 wrote:

Hello all,
New to this forum and am considering purchasing a set of Cragar SS Super Sports for my 1964 Pontiac Parisienne CS. I'm wondering a couple of things, right now I've got 14 inch original steal rims.

The bolt pattern size is it 5 x 4.75? The other thing, I am wondering is rim width, what is best suited for my car, 14x 6 width or 7 inch?

Thanks for your advice.


 Go with 15 x 7 and  15 x 8 .. 235/ 60/15 255/60/15 

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Thank you for your suggestion...looks great on yours. What are the make of your wheels?

 



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......JMO.....15" wheels look "clunky"....on x-frame cars...(58-64)....

If you are going racing....or off-roading...they will prolly work better....but just don't look right... AND front end parts and wheel/axle bearing life will be reduced,...if you actually plan on driving your car...


Also....a taller tire/wheel combo will give you slightly lower (numericaly) gear ratio.....which will allow a higher cruising speed......but decrease your off the line acceleration.....and if your engine/trans is stock....you will notice the difference...

I run a set of vintage American Racing 5 spokes on one of my 64's....(14 x 6's)...and they look just right...to me...



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I'm rolling 15 inch rally II's with BFG Radial TA's and love how they look on my '63.  Plus, there's a lot more options for tires than if you're shopping for 14's.



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