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1965 Galaxie

 
klandin
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Posted: 02/09/09 12:29 AM

I'm getting a '65 Galaxie and would like to put Keystone Klassics and some white letter radial tires on it.  How wide can I go without hitting the rear fender wells?
I guess I need the wheel width (6, 7 or 8 inch) and tire width (225, 265).  I like the 60 profile, so that's the only thing I have figured out.....  

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shipfitter_sjd
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Posted: 02/09/09 05:06 PM

You did not mention what size rim you wanted to go with. This is a listing of the maximum size wheel / tire you could use on your Galaxie in a staggered format from 15" - 19" rims.

OEM tires:  205/75-14 (662x205mm).
Bolt pattern: 5x114.3 (5x4.5).
Offset: -10 to 10 mm.

15"

Front: 215/65R15 95S (661x215mm)
Rear:  235/60R15 98S (663x235mm)

16"

Front: P215/60R16 94H (664x215mm)
Rear:  P235/55R16 96H (664x235mm)

17"

Front: 205/55ZR17 91W (658x205mm)
Rear:  225/50ZR17 94W (658x225mm)

18"

Front: 225/45ZR18 91W (659x225mm)  
Rear:  285/35ZR18 101W (657x285mm)

19"

Front: 225/40ZR19 (663x225mm)
Rear:  255/35ZR19 (661x255mm)

Cut and paste this into your browser:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

To use this tire / wheel size calculator to see what happens to your speedometer reading when you change the size of your tires and wheels. The graphic shows your stock tire selection in an outline overlaid on your new tire selection.  
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klandin
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Posted: 02/09/09 05:25 PM

Wow, thank you.  I'm thinking of sticking with 15", but with all this additional info......

Thanks again.  Looks like I have some work to do.  

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shipfitter_sjd
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Posted: 02/09/09 08:02 PM

You are welcome!  
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klandin
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Posted: 02/25/09 03:12 AM

I ordered the 15" rims, 7" wide with tire spcs you furnished.  Can't wait to see how they look.  

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shipfitter_sjd
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Posted: 02/25/09 01:06 PM

Sweet. What kind of rims and what kind of tires? You'll have to post some pics of your car.

Steve  
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klandin
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Posted: 03/02/09 04:19 AM

Keystone Klassic 7" rims.  215/65's for the front and 235/60's for the back.  The car is candy apple red with black interior.  Needs a little TLC but the car is from Texas, straight and has 60,000 miles.  I'll be getting it as soon as I can fly cross country and drive it back.  

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jefcar
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Posted: 06/10/12 11:17 AM

Hi - New '65 Galaxie convertible owner here. Follow-up question on tire/wheel fitment here.  I'm taking off wheels that measure 15x7, 4 inch backspace, 13mm+ offset.  Tires are 225/70/R15.  Would like to add wheels that are 15x7, 4.125 backspace, 4mm+ offset and tires that are 205/75/R15.  

My math tells me this will work but does anyone else think otherwise before I drop the $$?  Thanks.  

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