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    40 Ford tire sizes

     



    Guys I'm having issues with tire size (mostly in my head ) My 40 Ford p/u is in need of tires and wheels all round . I want tires that will fit but want them to be as large as I can get under the fenders. I have air ride on all 4 corners, dropped 2" spindles on front.
    I guess my question to you 40 owners is what size tires are you running ?
    thanks

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    On mine, these pics are all mock up. I have wider rear fenders, but the front should be close to yours. I have MII with 5/8" narrower control arms. My front tires are 205/65R15 with 15x7 wheels. The rear tires are 255/50R17 with 17x9 wheels. The first couple of pics have the front wheels in the rear fender. I didn't have the rear wheels when I started doing mock up. Larger tires might fit up front, I'm not sure. I used the link in my signature to find tire dimensions and I measured to see what might work and fit nicely.
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    thanks Ryan for the input the link is just what I needed to get this figured out.

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    If you want a different wheel size but similar look.
    Fronts are 205/70/14
    Rears are 235/70/15
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    Scooting Thanks for the input I like lots of side wall and yours has that.I like the T6 Texan flew one it was a blast.
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    I got to ride in one at the EAA years ago. One resides in a hanger down from our shop at work. I love hearing it fire up to taxi out and then listen for it to take off.
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    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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