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Need help with tire size

Old 11-14-2018, 12:30 PM
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Hi All,
I am just starting to restore my 68 FHC and need to put some tires on it to roll it around the shop. Locally I can find 195-65-15 and 205-70-15 tires.
The 195s will be 1.5" shorter than Michelin red line tires on the car now. The 205s I am not sure if they will fit and clear in the rear. Can someone confirm which of the two choices would be better?
I do not plan on driving on these tires. These are just to roll the car around the shop.
Old 11-14-2018, 12:58 PM
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Hi Daytona,
The bump stop sometime interferes with the 205-70-15 tires. Since you are only going to roll it around I would go with the 205's and if you need to remove the rear bump stop(s).
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