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Old 01-04-2019, 11:55 AM
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I have a 1971 Charger Super Bee. What are the largest tires and wheels I can put in the rear that won't rub the frame or inner fender well?
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:20 PM
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15x8 wheel, 4.5" backspacing, 235/60R15 or 245/60R15 is what the ol google said to me.
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:28 PM
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Thanks, I'll take a closer look at those sizes.
 
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:48 AM
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I assuming you are talking about radials? I put non radials on my Charger many years ago but have to check to see tire size. I wanted wide tires on the rear. Keep in mind you can fit a wide tire in and it won't interfere but usually will hit the outer lip when driving. Some people used to bend it in a bit to squeeze in the largest tire. This link may be helpful...
https://www.turbinecar.com/tires.htm
 
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:04 PM
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Thank you very much for the link to the charts, this will be very helpful. I donít want to cut or bend anything like I did when I was in High School, but I do want to put 15x9 slotted US Mags Indy-U101 on the rear, so I was considering 275/60R15ís on the rear, thinking that they will tuck inside nicely. 235/70R15ís up front to finish it off.

What brand of tire are you using?
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:26 AM
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Aluminum slotted rims are my favorite! I used them with Pro Track tires(with white lettering). If i where to do it again today i would get a large diameter rim and put on a tire like this...



This is a Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R Radial. But can't go wrong with BFGoodrich radial t/a's either.
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:41 PM
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Thanks again, after more shopping Iíve decided on MT Sportsman S/T.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:43 AM
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Post a pic when you get them on. Like to see what they look like on slots.
 

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