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Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

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boroop

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Location: Middleville, MI
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Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by boroop on Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:17 am

Any ideas?

14" x 6" - 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern is stock.

Is there room to go taller or wider without cutting or major work? No rubbing is key.

Anyone else gone through this? I found a set of 15 x 8 chrome rims for a great price, but I'm doubtful they will fit.


Thanks,
Bo

66 PGE PU

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Re: Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by 66 PGE PU on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:36 pm

I have a set of old American Racing 200-s 15x7 front and rear with no problem on my '64 Van-up and a set of 15x8's Hildebrand magnesium vintage wheels on my '66 Van-up front and rear, sorry but I don't know the back spacing. Hope this may help, Glenn

econorat

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Re: Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by econorat on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:39 pm

Just for fun I test fitted my friends 17x7.5 w 245/40 Hoosier tires today.

Tucked nicely in my lowered '67 Smile ...might have to roll up the fenders a little.

sasktrini

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Re: Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by sasktrini on Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:37 pm

That might be what I have for the rears... the tires on there looked like they would rub. They're bad anyway (came with the rims used). Maybe if I get a narrower rear tire, I'll be okay...

This feedback is helping me out too... gotta know what I'm shopping for.

kmarque

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Re: Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by kmarque on Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:49 am

I have : on the rear 15x8 P255/60/15
on the front 15x7 P225/60/15

The rears are a little tight but I rolled the edge a little.

fmc56

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Re: Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by fmc56 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:47 pm

I have 15X8 Chrysler police car wheels front and back with Cooper Cobra P215/60/15 tires. They don't rub but I couldn't get a bigger tire in the front or rear.


Fred

61econoline

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Post by 61econoline on Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:54 pm

I have 15x8 cragars n the front and 15x10s on the rear of my 61 pick up 4 1/2 backspaceing 185s on the front 265s on the rear no problems

61econoline

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Post by 61econoline on Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:00 pm

15x10s on the rear

crazee

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Re: Largest wheel for an easy swap on 63 Falcon Van / Econoline

Post by crazee on Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:57 pm

Wide rubber looks cool on vans..............but on wet roads you'll learn what the the phrase "HYDRO-PLANE" means................

BE AWARE.

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