I hate my rims

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by John Roman, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. John Roman

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    I do not like the rims that the previous owner put on the Ranchero, I also prefer the same size tires all around not larger in back. What is a good rim width for a 70 Ranchero? 2015-05-08 08.14.16.jpg
     
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    It all depends are on what >look< you are going for
     
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    I hate them too. How about big and lowered?

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    I want a 65 or 70 that won't rub if I had a small load. I am looking at some 8x15 rims but if that is to wide I won't get them.
     
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    IMHO 8s would be too wide for for a 65 or 70 series tire 6 would be better and 7 max
     
  7. John Roman

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    OK, thanks for the info right now with my ugly back rims rub it if I have a load in it.
     
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    you cant go wrong with Magnum 500's.
    you could probably get a 7" rear without problems. 235 tire?
    someone should chime in with that.
     
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    I think that 70 - 71 may have a bit less fender clearance than some other years. I have 7" wide rims with 235-60 tires on mine, and they clear by about 5/8". These are zero backspace offset wheels. 8" rims might work but it would be close.
     
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    I know this suggestion doesn't deal with wheels, but a late friend of mine (the one who had the '70 Squire) had air shocks on his to keep the tires from rubbing, and he had the correct diameter tires (close to factory size) on his. I also have air shocks, and in addition to keeping the @$$ end from dragging under load, it gives more stability to my rig during driving.
     
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    I have air shocks on my Ranchero, right now I have 245/60. I am burninbush is right 235 would fit perfect if I want to keep the narrow tires up front and wider in the back. I was looking at some early Torq Thrust on Craigslist but missed out on them because I was out of town. I going to a swap meet Saturday I hope I find something there.
     
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    Sacramento? Going to head up tomorrow buy a spot or 2 and check it out
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  13. bscottie

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    I am running 255/60/15s 8" rim in the back and 235/60/15s 7" rim in the front, rears are very close but fit the rear well good, the passenger side rubbed until I figured out it was because it was bent, also have airshocks on the back to give the car a little rake, just because that's how it was done back in the day. LOL


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