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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter

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Rim & Tire size?

I am planing to use American Racing Torq Thrust 15x7 rims and 225x60R15 tires on my .67cal. Has anyone used this tire set up?
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I just picked up a new set of the American Racing Torq Thrust originals 15x7 that AR is producing again. Most Bullitt cars run the D's, but from what I can tell the movie car would have had the originals? Here is a comparison I threw together.
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Thank's for the comparison. I think the TTO's look the best. What make and size of tire are you going to use?

How's your '68 coming along? Hope all is going smoothly.
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Have not yet decided on tire size. I had read that the orig tires used would translate to a modern day 225/70R-15...not sure. In any case the car is coming along. Slowly but surely. My 390 just got rebuilt and everything is getting close. I am signed up to get it out to the Bullitt 45th in SF... so that's the goal! I will be posting more pics soon.
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I can wait t see both your cars completed!! Are both of you planning on attending the Bullitt 45th?
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Can't wait to see your '68 in June. I too am moving along with mine at a steady pace. Time and money thing.
Will be ready for SF in June or sooner.
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Sounds awesome. Can't wait for SF in June.
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I have been looking around at tire sizes a little more. I am thinking of going with a 215/65R15 Firestone tire. The movie car wore Firestones and they are pretty affordable. Tire is Firestone FR710. Any objections?
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I have been looking around at tire sizes a little more. I am thinking of going with a 215/65R15 Firestone tire. The movie car wore Firestones and they are pretty affordable. Tire is Firestone FR710. Any objections?
Those are the same exact tires & wheels (TTO) I'm running on my car!

This is where it got them!
http://www.treadsource.com/Firestone-FR710-with-UNI-T/

Ps..Movie car(s) had the "D's", but I like the TTO. I refinished the center sections with Eastwood's Charcoal Gray Wheel Paint.

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Nice Mike! You have a link to any pics with the set up? Also, is there some documentation somewhere saying the movie cars were the D's? I have never seen anything decisive and an appeal to the movie footage is pretty hard to tell.

Anyway, glad to hear someone else is running this size/set up. Some pics would be great! Thanks!
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Nice Mike! You have a link to any pics with the set up? Also, is there some documentation somewhere saying the movie cars were the D's? I have never seen anything decisive and an appeal to the movie footage is pretty hard to tell.

Anyway, glad to hear someone else is running this size/set up. Some pics would be great! Thanks!
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