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Torque Thrust II's on a Sport Fury
« on: June 16, 2009, 07:28:45 PM »

Howdy,
 
I know, two posts in one night...in a year!  I've been looking for new tires and have given up on the 8x14's.  I've looked and looked for the past two years and I've decided on the AR TT II's.  15x8's would be a little bigger than OEM steel, but I'm asking if anyone has put these on their C or even a Sport Fury?
 
Million dollar question, will they fit over the drums?  If not, how big would I need to go.  I don't want wagon wheels.  Also not certain how they'd look with the drum vs. discs.  May look to swap out in the future.  I need rubber on the ground!  The Bias ply's on it are OEM and weather checked and cracked like you wouldn't believe (ok 41 years old...you'd believe and the valve stems are rotting on two.
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 08:30:28 PM »

Hello GAry.
 
I beleive 15x8s would clear your drums easilly.  I have 15x7 slotted mags on my car and there is no clearance problem. 
 
There was an exception!  My car is a '70 and the front drums had a large ridge on them.  This made mounting a huge problem; I had to use spacers.  NOT A GOOD IDEA.  When I swapped to front disks I was able to dump the spacers.
 
Concerning drums vs. disks.  TT II (Os) were designed for drum application.  TT Ds were designed for disks - thus the D.  I have seen many cars using these wheels - my favorites by the way - on drum cars and they look fine.  Many people paint their drums to make them stand out.  As is most issues of wheels, it's all a matter of taste.
 
Now, would they clear if they were 8" rims?  I don't know since you did not state what year your car is.  However, most Chrysler products of the late 60's t0 early 70's were designed with wide wheels in mind.  I have 15x7 with 60R235 TAs on them.  I could have gone two sizes larger with no problems.
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 08:51:00 PM »

Howdy Snotty,
 
It's a 1968 fastback.  I want to keep the rear skirts but also want to go up in tire size too.
 
I want it all dang it.
 
Thanks for the feedback.
 
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 09:02:37 PM »

Ooooo, with rear skirts I don't know.  Someone else will have to pipe in here.  You can see my car in the avitar; those tires fit well.  I'll try to post the picture here in a larger format:
 
 
 
I could have gone with a much larger tire, and perhaps a bigger wheel too - diameter-wise
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 06:07:08 PM »

The backspacing on the 15X8's is 4.50 inches.
The wheels will fit but not with the skirts.
If you want to run skirts,run 15X7 wheels with a 4 or 4.25 inch backspace with zero offset.
On my car,15X7 factory alloy wheels I have only 1-1/2" clearance between the tire and the skirt with a 2357015 tire.
Any wider wheel and/or tire it will be very close or rub.
Personally,why cover up a custom wheel??
Some tire sizes to consider;
15X7 rim:2357015 all around
15X8:2556015 all around or 2756015 rear and 2257015 front
 
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 06:49:35 PM »


Not Torq Thrusts, but they are 15x7 with the same 235/75-15 tire and 4" back spacing as I recall.

Note the rear skirt, plenty of clearance too.



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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 07:02:38 PM »

Boy Moe. . .That sucker looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 07:12:02 PM »

I think that every time I see it ...even though it needs a wash now.

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 05:51:50 AM »

Hey Moe, that thing needs a wash!!!  :-)
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