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Rims and Tires for a 1971 Lemans Sport

TGasparolo

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All,

I need a wider tire for my Lemans Sport. I have been told I can put P255/60R15's on it and even 275/60R15's. Has anyone had any experience with this? I don't want to modify my fender wells for tires.

I'm not a gear head so please keep to the KISS method.

Thank you!

Tom G
 

melsg5

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I have 235/60x15 in the front and 245/60x15 in the rear. You make no mention of what you have now but if you have 235/60x15 the 255 is almost 1" wider and the 275 is almost 2" wider.
 

TGasparolo

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Thank you, I'm in Dallas right now and will be home on Thursday and will check what I currently have.
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TGasparolo

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I have 235/60x15 in the front and 245/60x15 in the rear. You make no mention of what you have now but if you have 235/60x15 the 255 is almost 1" wider and the 275 is almost 2" wider.
Melsg5,

I have P235/60's all around and my rims are 15 x 7 with a 6mm offset. The difference between 235's and 275's is only about 1.6" wider correct?

Thank you for all your input!
 

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just remember to check your speedometer accuracy with a phone app.
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Slartibartfast

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Of no use to the OP but of possible use for future generations, the 255/60 is 3.3% larger in diameter and will make the speedo read a little over 2 mph slower. 255/55-15 is almost exact same diameter as the 235/60-15. Now, I have no idea if that size is available.
 
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