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    Tires

    Ok so my 55 came with American Racing Wheels 15"x8"x4" BS and I am trying to put the widest tire I can on the rear, the car has the stock rear on it I am thinking a 255/60R15 will work ?

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    That is the size tire I have on my "55 only I have 4 1/2" back space on they fit fine.

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    If the rearend is stock it's about 60" wide at the wheel mounting surfaces. An 8" wheel with 4" of backspacing has a -1/2" offset so it moves the center of the tire outboard. That makes the tire track about 61". A 255 is about 10" wide so the outside of the tires would be at 71". Most of these cars are 71 1/2 to 72" across the wheelwell lips so that would be pretty tight but tires should fit if everything is centered. A little more backspacing would be better.
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    Thanks so much for the replies, going to measure the rear tomorrow and make sure everything is set to stock and go from their.

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