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Tim O
11-24-2006, 03:22 PM
Any suggestions???

Looking to stuff the largest 16" wheel/tire combo on this car. Mustang 2 front clip, S10 rear end.
The current set up, is as follows (using a tape measure).

front, rear
size 205/70R15, 225/75R15
dia 25.5", 28"
tire width 8.75", 8.75"
tread width 7.5", 7.75"

rim size 15x6, 15x6

rim offset- from 3.875" , 4.125"
back of wheel

The rears have virtually no clearance left to the fenders & one is actually rubbing
-The wheels are marked "15x6 JJ dot ct&w" Does "JJ" denote bolt pattern?
-Lug nuts threads are different front to rear (marked metric???)


1954 Starliner Hardtop

1956 Hawk
11-24-2006, 04:30 PM
On my Hawk I fit 255/60R15s on the back with 15x8" wheels. You should have no problem fitting the comprable size tires with the correct offset 16" wheels.
Your best bet is to measure everything and make sure you have at least 1/2" clearance from everything. On the rears the leaf spring and the fender lip are the closest parts to check. I don't know about the mustang front end to say what will fit.