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    Roadster Rear Tires

    I need new rear tires to replace my Radial TA 275/50R15s which are no longer available. Will the larger 295/50R15s fit? Have 10” x 15” Halibrands with stock 8.8 rear end and 4” rear frame height. Any +/- input appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptstew View Post
    I need new rear tires to replace my Radial TA 275/50R15s which are no longer available. Will the larger 295/50R15s fit? Have 10” x 15” Halibrands with stock 8.8 rear end and 4” rear frame height. Any +/- input appreciated.
    The 295's should fit just fine; however, if you want a stickier 275/50-15 then you may want to consider the Nitto Drag or Mickey T Radials.
    I'm running 285/40-17, but I've seen more than a few F-5 Roadsters sporting 295/50-15's out back.

    Shown below is the link to a vendor that I've been using for years:

    https://www.discounttiredirect.com/f...size/275-50-15
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 02-08-2019 at 08:24 PM.

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    Great suggestion re Mickey Ts. I will check them out at the local Discount Tire.

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    I went with MT’s, 295’s in back.
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    Complete Kit pickup 09/05/2015, 351w, QF680, 3.55, 3-Link, 15" Halibrands with MT's, Painted Viking blue with Wimbledon white stripes on 03/15/2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    The 295's should fit just fine....
    Not necessarilly---There's more to this than is being asked. What vintage is the car and what offset to the rims? Mk1 or 2 have less room than Mk3 which has less than Mk4. 295/50-15 on the FFR 9" rims fit a Mk4 perfectly however the same tire on a wider 10" rim mounted on a Mk3 or earlier could be problematic and may require raising the rear ride height &/or cutting back the 2X3 tube at the rear of the cockpit to avoid rubs.

    So....tell us more.

    Jeff

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    You’re right, Jeff. My car, FFR312, is a Mk 1 1/2, that I built in 2002. I have crawled underneath the car and there is only about 1/2 “ between the rear Quadra shock and the 275’s on the car now. I am definitely not comfortable thinking I could run a 20mm wider tire. FFR is recommending 255/60’s but I am leaning toward the 275/50 MT’s. Thanks for all the input.

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    [QUOTE=ptstew;356957]I need new rear tires to replace my Radial TA 275/50R15s which are no longer available. Will the larger 295/50R15s fit? Have 10” x 15” Halibrands with stock 8.8 rear end and 4” rear frame height. Any +/- input appreciated.[/QUOte



    I have the 295/50 15 s but mine is a mk4 with irs
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    [QUOTE=mcwho;357185]
    Quote Originally Posted by ptstew View Post
    I need new rear tires to replace my Radial TA 275/50R15s which are no longer available. Will the larger 295/50R15s fit? Have 10” x 15” Halibrands with stock 8.8 rear end and 4” rear frame height. Any +/- input appreciated.[/QUOte



    I have the 295/50 15 s but mine is a mk4 with irs
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    Complete Kit ordered Feb 2009, Delivered July 2010, serial @ 7287, Power Brakes, Power Steering w HEIDTS Valve, Hydralic clutch, 15" Wheels, BFG Tires, 331 stroker w Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Edelbrock Performer Air Gap Intake and Quick Fuel 650 carb. IRS w 3.27, TKO-600. FFMETAL Firewall Forward, FFMETAL Dropped Battery Box in Trunk, Enlarged Passenger footbox, Breeze Cubby storage, Breeze Seat Brackets, Herbs Door Panels.

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