72 Fury wheels and tires

Brakes, Suspension, Rims and Tires

  1. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Is anyone running 235 70 15 on a 15x7 rim on all 4 corners without it rubbing? Or do you have to use a 15x6 on the front? Thanks
     
  2. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    15 x 7 is fine!
     
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  3. CBODY67

    CBODY67 Senior Member

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    15x7 with a 4.0" or 4.25" backspacing should be the key to "no rub". The issue usually is not the sheet metal per se, but the inner tie rod end/tire sidewall clearance, up front. In the rear, it's the inner tire sidewall and leaf spring clearance, plus the outer quarter panel/wheel opening with fender skirts.

    P235/70R-15 is equivalent to the original H70-15 size which came on the earlier Sport Fury GTs. FWIW, Chrysler C-body wagons were spec'd with 15x6.5" steel wheels.

    End result, your desired tire size is not much different than prior C-body tire sizes. If using an aftermarket 15x7 wheel, then the "backspacing" spec becomes operative. IF using a factory Chrysler 15x7 wheel, steel or alloy, I suspect everything should be fine, at stock ride height. Perhaps some others have more experience in this area?

    Just some thoughts,
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  4. Mr C

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    I'm running 15x7 235-75 15...no rubbing. You're good.