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Old 28-02-2015, 12:23 AM   #451
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I think I'm at the point of buying tyres now & was wondering what brand you went with for the 315's? & what brand you are looking at for the 335's?

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Dave not sure what its like now but a few years back when i got mine sumitomo htrZ was one of the few around that were affordable $425 each in around 2006. I think the 80s corvettes ran 315s on a 17 inch wheel so there arent many cars that run this size tyre, maybe porsches in the 90s i dunno. Unless you are importing you may have trouble finding them. I priced big pirelli and michelins as well and they were getting up around 800-1000 back then and that wasn't even at 315 wide. If you do find some let us know what they are where you found them and $
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:25 PM   #452
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Do most of you have drum of disc brake rear ends?
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Old 18-06-2015, 09:09 PM   #453
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Hey there just happened to come across this helpful thread .I have a xa coupe with 15' x10 rear and 15'x8 front simmons wheels . i currently have a 295x50x15 toyo rear and 245x50x15 bf goodridge front with both work very well with no scrubbing . Im now at the stage of replacing the front 245x50x15 tyres as they are geeting a bit worn but as most know these tyres are now not available . What is my option now the 225x50x15 or 225x60x15 or 235x50x15 or 235x60x15 and are these options all still available ? thanks
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Old 19-06-2015, 07:05 AM   #454
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Hey there just happened to come across this helpful thread .I have a xa coupe with 15' x10 rear and 15'x8 front simmons wheels . i currently have a 295x50x15 toyo rear and 245x50x15 bf goodridge front with both work very well with no scrubbing . Im now at the stage of replacing the front 245x50x15 tyres as they are geeting a bit worn but as most know these tyres are now not available . What is my option now the 225x50x15 or 225x60x15 or 235x50x15 or 235x60x15 and are these options all still available ? thanks
i use 265 on the front of my coupe : ) depending on your offset they fir n look lovely
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:22 PM   #455
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Hi guys, would a 16 x 11 Simmon wheel with 145mm (5.7 inch) backspace fit on a coupe?
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:15 AM   #456
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Not sure, probably but your measurements will need to be spot on. That backspace sounds like the inner edge of the rim will be very close to your rear leaf springs (assuming its a stock setup). The wheel arch lip may need a slight massage too. I think your biggest challenge for this rim is tyres. Have you identified which tyre you're planning to run?
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Zero off set will probably get you over the line. I've seen a few coupe builds on AFF and one in particular ran 11x17 with zero off set and they fit nicley - fitted a 315 tyre
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:52 PM   #458
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I don't have a coupe to put them on, just wanted to see if they were going to fit. If anyone in the Sydney area with a coupe is able to let me try them on the rear it would be greatly appreciated. Pete
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Old 22-02-2016, 12:08 AM   #459
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Anyone here running 325/30R19's on the back of their coupe and 245/40R19's on the front?

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Old 29-02-2016, 01:27 AM   #460
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Hi does anyone know of any suppliers that can supply Chrome 12 slotters 15 x 10 with 5 or 5.25 inch back space?
I would like original centres so that the small hubcaps can be fitted as well.
Will also require a matching set of 15 x 8 slotters as well. I haven`t worked our the back space on the front yet but have 15 x 8 Pro Stars on my sedan and will just measure them.
Back in the early 80`s I had a set made up by Bonnerup wheel works in Perth but they are no longer around.
When I had them made in the 80`s I bought a set of Standard GS rims from an XY which had the lugs to attach the Hubcaps.
Bonnerup wheel works cut out the centres, had them chromed and welded them onto chrome hoops at the Specified Back space.
Amazingly the chrome wasn`t damaged bu the welding.
I think I had to wait a while for the right Hoops to arrive,
I want to have some more made the same way.
I have worn my fingers out polishing alloy wheels.
Any ideas of who can do this or can supply the wheels already made?
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Old 29-02-2016, 03:45 PM   #461
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Google is going to be your friend in this instance. Ajax motor wheels in melbourne( the only guys I knew ) that did this has shut down. no need to souce genuine ROH centres with the lugs as you can buy an insert that alowas you to fit the caps. Best of luck with your search
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:29 PM   #462
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Hi does anyone know of any suppliers that can supply Chrome 12 slotters 15 x 10 with 5 or 5.25 inch back space?
I would like original centres so that the small hubcaps can be fitted as well.
Will also require a matching set of 15 x 8 slotters as well. I haven`t worked our the back space on the front yet but have 15 x 8 Pro Stars on my sedan and will just measure them.
Back in the early 80`s I had a set made up by Bonnerup wheel works in Perth but they are no longer around.
When I had them made in the 80`s I bought a set of Standard GS rims from an XY which had the lugs to attach the Hubcaps.
Bonnerup wheel works cut out the centres, had them chromed and welded them onto chrome hoops at the Specified Back space.
Amazingly the chrome wasn`t damaged bu the welding.
I think I had to wait a while for the right Hoops to arrive,
I want to have some more made the same way.
I have worn my fingers out polishing alloy wheels.
Any ideas of who can do this or can supply the wheels already made?
I'm also in Perth and about 2 years ago I had a pair of 15x8 12 slotters made by Summerfield Rim Conversions. They used to be in Kenwick and called Summerfield Engineering, been around for about 40 years but when I got mine I met him at his house which is in Kwinana. Tell him what offset you are after and he will make them up to suit. The guy's name is Rob and his number is 0400 801 204

I can't remember the price offhand but I do recall it was reasonable. I supplied 14 inch wheels for the centres and he put them in 15 inch rims. Had them powdercoated afterwards and looked great.
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Old 21-04-2016, 11:09 PM   #463
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Okay I have sourced some tyres for my Performance Industries Challengers.

I can get Hancock 225x50x15 tyres to suit 15x8 front wheels @ $150 each.

And for the rear 15x10 wheels a Sumatomo 265x60x15 tyres @ $260 each.

Anyone have any experience with these 2 tyres? Pricing sounds ok?

If I wanted the same brand of tyre front & rear this particular supplier can only offer Maxis brand in these sizes & the rears where about $350 each.

Any thoughts?
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Old 25-04-2016, 08:14 AM   #464
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Could you go 295 50 15.
Various brands from 170 on eBay with Hankooks starting from 195 for the bigger tyre.
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Old 18-05-2016, 12:51 AM   #465
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Tyres purchased & wheels fitted.....happy with them, will probably black out the white lettering.....I'm sure some wont like my Globe stickered caps but oh well

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Old 29-05-2016, 06:51 PM   #466
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Anybody have issues with 15x10 5" backspace with factory XC disc brakes?
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:08 PM   #467
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This is a post from my build thread, The new boots for the Coupe turned up, I’ve gone for 245/45ZR17 up front & 315/35ZR17 for the rears went with Nitto NT555's in the end & no, no tire in 315/35ZR17 is "cheap" but I didn't think these where too outrageous in the end



A quick test fit shows that Ford really did get the rear wheel wells right on this car, the rear suspension leaf springs are stock for now & the Guards are not rolled. As you see 315 fits easy





I know that there is no weight in the rear right now but there is plenty of clearance to play with, 20mm from the widest point of the sidewall to the spring (won’t matter to me as I’m removing the springs anyway)





The tire is still within the guard edge too & there will be no need to roll them if I don’t want to (might do it before I paint the car anyway in case I ever go fatter)









I reckon that 335’s would fit with no mods, they’d scrub slightly but they’d fit & I reckon that 345 would be possible with rolled guards
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Old 21-08-2016, 11:20 PM   #468
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This is a post from my build thread, The new boots for the Coupe turned up, Ive gone for 245/45ZR17 up front & 315/35ZR17 for the rears went with Nitto NT555's in the end & no, no tire in 315/35ZR17 is "cheap" but I didn't think these where too outrageous in the end

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A quick test fit shows that Ford really did get the rear wheel wells right on this car, the rear suspension leaf springs are stock for now & the Guards are not rolled. As you see 315 fits easy

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I know that there is no weight in the rear right now but there is plenty of clearance to play with, 20mm from the widest point of the sidewall to the spring (wont matter to me as Im removing the springs anyway)

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The tire is still within the guard edge too & there will be no need to roll them if I dont want to (might do it before I paint the car anyway in case I ever go fatter)

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I reckon that 335s would fit with no mods, theyd scrub slightly but theyd fit & I reckon that 345 would be possible with rolled guards
What size rims are you using and what offset are they
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Old 24-08-2016, 12:18 PM   #469
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I assume you just mean the rears?, they are 17x10.5" with a 6" backspace
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Hey Fellas, I want to get some of this 15x10 action for the back of my XA hardtop. Is there any chance of mickey thomson 28 or 29x12.5 15s fitting a standard length diff without guard mods? Any improvements if you go 10.5 tyres instead of 12.5s?
Im struggling a bit trying to decide between 15x10 magnums/jellybeans and convo pros

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Hey Fellas, I want to get some of this 15x10 action for the back of my XA hardtop. Is there any chance of mickey thomson 28 or 29x12.5 15s fitting a standard length diff without guard mods? Any improvements if you go 10.5 tyres instead of 12.5s?
Im struggling a bit trying to decide between 15x10 magnums/jellybeans and convo pros

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Ha ha, I assume you refer to the xb four door in the tv insurance ads? It was out of commission following the recent speedway debacle however it will return bigger, more wonderful and more powerful than ever! I have recently concocted a intake system of 8x 350 holley carburettors and 2x superchargers on an ingenious cross ram manifold of my own design ;), with which I will attempt to jump the main crocodile pool at Australia Zoo. While still negotiation the fine minuta with the Irwin family at the present, and working hard to tune out the massive holley dead spot, I am confident with the tremendous power from my new setup I will not fail!

On a more serious note I scored a pair of 15x10 sampsons in 5" backspace on the weekend, bought brand new by the seller 30 something yrs ago, never fitted to a car, in amazing condition they dont even need polishing! Ive read this thread start to finish several time, I noticed old mate with these rims on his cobra has 5 1/4 backspace.
Are my rims fine to use as is or should I machine the extra 1/4 in from them before the tyres get fitted?

Captain Risky eagerley awaits a reply....

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Awesome buying there, just love old Skool Sampson/Magnums. If I were you I'd fit up the tyres then try the wheels on the car. The tyres (295 I assume) will have sidewall bulge and some sidewall flex on cornering so you want to make sure you have enough clearance to the rear springs.

There would be nothing worse than taking material off the hub face of those wheels only to find you have tyre rub against the springs. Can't put that material back on!!!

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Old 19-11-2016, 01:56 AM   #474
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Thanks Bearman, i think they look awesome too. Now to find a pair of matching 15x8s or even 14s.
Was hoping to fit some of those Mickey Thompson sportsman or goodyear race tyres, pretty close to a 295 for width though,

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This is a post from my build thread, The new boots for the Coupe turned up, Ive gone for 245/45ZR17 up front & 315/35ZR17 for the rears went with Nitto NT555's in the end & no, no tire in 315/35ZR17 is "cheap" but I didn't think these where too outrageous in the end

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A quick test fit shows that Ford really did get the rear wheel wells right on this car, the rear suspension leaf springs are stock for now & the Guards are not rolled. As you see 315 fits easy

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I know that there is no weight in the rear right now but there is plenty of clearance to play with, 20mm from the widest point of the sidewall to the spring (wont matter to me as Im removing the springs anyway)

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The tire is still within the guard edge too & there will be no need to roll them if I dont want to (might do it before I paint the car anyway in case I ever go fatter)

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I reckon that 335s would fit with no mods, theyd scrub slightly but theyd fit & I reckon that 345 would be possible with rolled guards

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How did you go with front tyre clearance. I have the same size on mine and I am hitting the torque box with the outer edge of the tyre before I get to full lock. Also clips the trailing edge of the bottom of the front guard.
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Just changed the wheels on the coupe.
Bought a set of 15x8 & 15x7 "82 stamp globe bathurst last year and just had them restored.
Rears 295/50/15 & fronts 225/60/15.
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Hey Pink bits, it might be time for me to replace my old rubber, and maybe go a tad wider on the back. How did those 295's fare that you had fitted? And which brand is that?

I have 14" Hotwires which I presume are 8" (8JJ x14 stamped in the centre) currently wearing 215/65 rubber. Might stick with that size on the front as they already rub in extreme cases, or full lock, but maybe time to fill some of that space in the rear.

Anybody recommend a tyre joint preferably SE burbs?
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So looking to obtain the stance of the 1974 Goss/Bartlett XA beast.

Looks like the rims are 15" x 10" challengers front and rear - but the tyres i am struggling to make out - maybe a wider 40 series on the rear and slightly skinnier 50 series on the front?

Does anyone have any info as to the setup/spec on this vehicle - STD width diff? Suspension?













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