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    like to increase tire and rim

    hello all I have a 55 Chevy belair convertible stock car, I have 215x75x15 tires, I would like to increase the tire size not to increase rim dimensions thinking of using wire wheels as well any ideas on that. would anyone suggest a tire wide white of course that would fit on my car without issue thanks for reading ..

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    anyone out there that ever changed the tire size for a 55 Chevy belair convertible to larger than I have 215x75x15 with out clearance issue I asking I have skirts I might want to use please get back to me ty.

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    I believe that 205/75 is the maximum that is recommended for stock 5 inch wide wheels. Many people run 215/75 on stock wheels but it is not recommended by tire manufacturers. Any larger tire could cause problems.

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    Tabasco is right. I checked the specs for a few different tires in the 205 to 215-75x15 sizes on Tire Rack and while the 205 is OK for a 5" rim, for the 215 size the minimum recommended rim width is 5.5" I think the 205 is probably the largest size that will fit in the stock spare tire well also...

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    tire size

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    Tabasco is right. I checked the specs for a few different tires in the 205 to 215-75x15 sizes on Tire Rack and while the 205 is OK for a 5" rim, for the 215 size the minimum recommended rim width is 5.5" I think the 205 is probably the largest size that will fit in the stock spare tire well also...
    get info guys thanks

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