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Old 12-11-2010, 07:43 AM
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15x10 wheels clearance

Is anyone running 15x10 with 295/50 tires on a 56 ford with volare clip and 3 or 4 leafs removed? Do ya have clearance when turnin?
 
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bighalt56 View Post
Is anyone running 15x10 with 295/50 tires on a 56 ford with volare clip and 3 or 4 leafs removed? Do ya have clearance when turnin?
You aren't trying to run 10 inch wheels up front are you? If so, bad idea. It may look cool but the truck will not handle well at all. The 10 inch wheels out back are fine but up front I'd want 7 inch max. Those wide wheels and tires will make the truck try to steer itself when you hit those depressions in the pavement made by the 18 wheelers. My 48 has the Volare front but it was very close on clearance even with 15x6 wheels. The 56 will be a bit wider but still I doubt if there's room for 15x10s. Until I raised the T-bars a little I had a clearance issue with 225:75/R15s on 15x6 wheels up front.
 
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:52 AM
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No kiddin? I sure like the fat look. Thanks for replying
 
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The wheel well opening in the rear is 11 1/2 inchs. This is the distance from the bed side to the inside lip of the fender. A 295/50 r15 tire is 11.61 inches in width.To use the wider tire you will need wider fenders or recessed tubs on the bed sides. I am using 255/70r15 and 15x8 rims in the rear. They are 10 inches in width.
 
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:15 AM
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Ok thanx it has a 69 mustang rear end i will have measure the rearend to figure out my backspace.
 
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Originally Posted by GreatNorthWoods View Post
You aren't trying to run 10 inch wheels up front are you? If so, bad idea. It may look cool but the truck will not handle well at all. The 10 inch wheels out back are fine but up front I'd want 7 inch max. Those wide wheels and tires will make the truck try to steer itself when you hit those depressions in the pavement made by the 18 wheelers. My 48 has the Volare front but it was very close on clearance even with 15x6 wheels. The 56 will be a bit wider but still I doubt if there's room for 15x10s. Until I raised the T-bars a little I had a clearance issue with 225:75/R15s on 15x6 wheels up front.
I agree here! Back when I was a teenager we did the same on a buddies 55 Chevy...one drive down the road and we chaulked that up to a bad idea. Also those big fatties like to float on the smallest amount of water!
aka "hydroplane"
they are cool lookin just not made for the front!
 
 
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