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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 am 
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Ok - ready for radial and wheel change Will keep stock or sell 4 orig w white walls and full hubcaps
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Cragar 61c ss 15 7 front w 215/65r tires AND 15 8 back with 235/60r

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Cragar 61c ss 15 8 all round w 235/60r tires

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Black tires or raised letter - know I can run raised inside and have both but prefer one or the other

any comments forseen problems, recommendations and suggestions?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:51 am 
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These are for cruising with my new 289 and AOD combo which I LOVE.

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15" x 8" is too wide for the rear of a '54 Ford, I think you will fine 235's are also to wide.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:52 pm 
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hotrodprimer wrote:
15" x 8" is too wide for the rear of a '54 Ford, I think you will fine 235's are also to wide.

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I have 195-75 on the front (14 x 6 wheel) and 225-70 on the rear (15 x 7 wheel) and it looks good. On Cragar SS's. I think you will like a smaller tire on the front especially if you don't have power steering.


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hotrodprimer wrote:
15" x 8" is too wide for the rear of a '54 Ford, I think you will fine 235's are also to wide.
Because of the offset of the wheels the 17" X 8" Mustang Bullit wheels and short sidewall profile 245/45/17 tires that are 9 1/2" wide will fit under the rear of 1952-56 Fords to use these on the front requires a spacer for A-arm clearance.

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Jeff B wrote:
hotrodprimer wrote:
15" x 8" is too wide for the rear of a '54 Ford, I think you will fine 235's are also to wide.
Because of the offset of the wheels the 17" X 8" Mustang Bullit wheels and short sidewall profile 245/45/17 tires that are 9 1/2" wide will fit under the rear of 1952-56 Fords to use these on the front requires a spacer for A-arm clearance.

I used 15 7 cragar 61c all around with 215 65 works well

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:58 am 
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Because of the shallow rear wheel wells in 1952-56 Fords what is critical is the wheel's offset this guide will help you how to know before you put down the $$$ https://www.racingjunk.com/news/2015/03 ... e-fitment/

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