thoughts on my wheel size

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wgreggking
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thoughts on my wheel size

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64 Hardtop,all new front suspension , 65 manual conversion, A arms, new springs,roller idler, shocks,moog parts, lots of castor. stock rear diff. Going to a road track car look. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-3425712p
Current wheel and tire combo, 14x6 wheels 215/70-14 with 3.5 BS all 4 with curled fender lips in the rear. replacing lower quarter's currently and measuring for wheel and tire combo. Want all four tires the same size and rims if possible. Using this calc,https://tiresize.com/wheel-offset-calculator/ I think 15x7 with 4.25 BS (6mm offset) and 215/60 -15will clear the leaf spring and fender lip in the rear. Front I cant tell yet, until I get at least the rims. looks real close. Going from 215/70-14 with 14x6 3.5 BS, to 215/70 -15 with 15x7 4.25 BS. should fir in the rear. What about the front? I could go to front rims 15x7 with 4.0 ( 0 mm offset) BS not the (4.25) in the same rim. I might buy two 4.25 BS rims from summit an see how they fit rear, and wait to see how they fit on the front.and go with 4.0 BS if needed. Thoughts ?
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wgreggking
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Re: thoughts on my wheel size

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anybody?
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I like the idea of buying 2 & checking front & back with them. shipping would not be higher for 2 orders I dont think. I have 215/60/15 for fronts with 3.75 bs. right rubs a little on the opening but I'm pretty sure it is from pulling too much caster with adj strutrods because they aren't real tall.
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347, 4sp, 9'' 215-60-15 - 29-15.0-15

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I have 215/65x15's on the front with 7" rims with 3.75 BS. I occasionally get scrubbing on the front bottom edge of the fender. I would have probably been better off with 205/60x15's on the front. I have 235/60x15's on the rear with 7" 3.75BS rims with stock fender lips that work just fine. No scrubbing.

Jim
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15x7x3.75BS TTII's all around
215/65/15 front, 235/60/15 rear

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