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    Quote Originally Posted by kookykrispy View Post
    I run a little rubber sticking out the side because I grew up with that 70's 'up in the rear' competition look, and personally I like it. To me its very nostalgic and just says "fun" and ultimately thats what my van is all about.

    Just my personal preference that I love huge meats out back, even if the tire is so wide that a little bit sticks past the fender lip I am ok with that. A 325/50r15 or an N50-15 is not going to tuck under the stock wheel well without sticking out a little bit no matter what you do, its just too massive of a tire to fit it all inside. That is cool with me.

    I think the 325/50 is something like 13" wide or so.
    Sounds about right, 295's are 12" wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    Just my $.02, but I like the wide whites better with Cragars than slots.
    Totally agree with you. I'm thinking of going with Mickey Thompson's for the slot mags. Those white walls were supposed to be skinny whites too but there was a mix up when ordering them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell View Post
    I bought new tires/wheels today, 15x8 fronts and 15x9.5 on rear. I think they are too big for me, I might go with lower profile tires or go with the 15x8's in the rear and find some 15x6 or15x7's for the front. No more lowrider look.
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    I bought a set of 15x7 wheels and tires, 225/60 and 235/60. Not quite aggressive as the others but they fit in the wheelwells better.
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    also tinted the windows. (harder than I thought)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookykrispy View Post
    I have never been hassled or pulled over for tires. I guess it depends on the state you live in.
    I've been pulled over for my tires before. I think it was just an excuse to run my license, as I didn't get a ticket for anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyP View Post
    Totally agree with you. I'm thinking of going with Mickey Thompson's for the slot mags. Those white walls were supposed to be skinny whites too but there was a mix up when ordering them.
    Did someone say Mickeys and slots? Very few things get my attention more than that.
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    There's a pair of Indy Profile N50's on the seattle craigslist right now $300



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    Quote Originally Posted by kookykrispy View Post
    There's a pair of Indy Profile N50's on the seattle craigslist right now $300
    Don't think N50's will work on 15x12's. At least that seems to be what I read anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyP View Post
    Don't think N50's will work on 15x12's. At least that seems to be what I read anyway.
    12" may be the max for N-50s. Visually, I like to keep the tire on the smaller wheel size. When the sidewalls flare to accommodate the bigger wheel, I feel you lose the look.
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    N50's would be fine on a 15x12. The most common use is N-50 on a 15x10



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    what is L 60 15 convert to these days? thanks,.frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65dream View Post
    what is L 60 15 convert to these days? thanks,.frank
    Conversion chart says a 235, but my L60s look much wider than any 235 I've ever seen.
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