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Scott
05-06-2001, 04:16 PM
I'm looking for the stock tire recomended size range for my '66. It came with 225/75R14's and 215/75R14's.

Can someone please let me know what the orignal recomended sizes are?

tonye66
05-06-2001, 08:11 PM
I have all four steelie wheels and two steelie spares that are color matched that are P205/75R14's. I hope I helped.

Tony

ahighdiver
05-06-2001, 09:32 PM
Tony;
Those are all radial tires. If you want to you can have a look at the page from the manual that lists the stock tire sizes for 64 to 66's at this site. http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/ahighdiver/lst?.dir=/Vanual&.view=t&.last=1
I think I'll put the entire manual (supplement) on a site like this.

tonye66
05-06-2001, 09:45 PM
Hey, they seem to work for me. I have the original owners manual plus the special optinal features booklet and the protection plan booklet. It was bought from George Irwin chevrolet in Westminster, Colorado. Anyways, it gives those old style listings for the tires. Oh yeah, ahighdiver, the photo of the tire sizes is messed up again.

tony

Vanner68
05-07-2001, 04:24 PM
Unless you are really wanting a total resto, I'd go with some modern rubber. The ride and handling are much superior with radials. By the way, my 70 had 205/70-14's, and I just put some 235/60-14's on 8" slot mags in the rear, and 185/70-14's on 8" slots up front. Yes, I know the 185's are stretched a bit, but I got them free from a friend who had em on the back of a Dart!

ahighdiver
05-09-2001, 07:09 PM
Go have a look at that tires page now.Yahoo was having trouble

tony blanco
05-09-2001, 10:50 PM
does anyone run 15" tires?? can they fit?? what sizes??

BudVanBeer1
05-10-2001, 06:39 AM
hey guys, this site may help you with tire size selection.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

It's great for comparing tread width, tire height, and circumference.

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Vanner68
05-10-2001, 09:13 PM
According to my owner's manual, 16" wheels were available! I run 295/50-15's on the rear of my 68 and 225/60-15's on the front. The rears are a little "Stickie-Outie" but with 1 ton springs nothing rubs.

vannman67
05-10-2001, 10:15 PM
I have BF Goodrich Mud Terrains on my van. 235/75-15. Still have ample room, but had to adjust out the steering stops on the backing plates to keep them from rubbing in turns. No it didn't decrease the turning radius by any noticable amount.