Wildcat Guys.....what size tire do you run?

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by enduro22, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. enduro22

    enduro22 WOT Canada prez 4 life

    Just about finished off spinning off the current set.....just wondering what size tires folks are running to see if I can more tire or not. Thanks!

    Dave
     
  2. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    On my convertible, I have Toyo Proxes ST2's:
    Front: 225/55R17
    Rear: 275/55R17
    It's a snug fit, but it's worked without problems.
     
  3. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    On a 65 Electra, I'm running 235 in front and 265 on a 10" rim in the back.. There's not much space left though..
     
  4. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Pretty much the modern equivalent of stock; - 225/70 R15.
    I'm going to be looking at radial red-walls from Coker next. Always wanted a set, and they'd look cool against the blue and chrome.
     
  5. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    225/75/15 recommended radial tire size in '68 owner's manual. With this size, you can get the back tires off without having to let some air out! Bigger sizes tend to get hung up in the rear wheel well. 235/70/15 fits well also.
     
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  6. 64 wildcat conv

    64 wildcat conv Silver Level contributor

    64 convertible, I am running 235/60R15 in the front and 255/60R15 in the rear. All on stock 6.5" wheels. No rubbing and looks muscular. I had to use a 45 tooth Speedo gear. It lowered the overall gearing by 10% over stock which helped performance a bit.
     
  7. enduro22

    enduro22 WOT Canada prez 4 life

    Thanks for the tips guys.
     
  8. bherbert

    bherbert Well-Known Member

    I didn't know you could go bigger than 235 with a 6" rim. Any issues? I have a 69 Riv and am looking at new tires and thinking 235/70 was the biggest I could go with stock rims.

    Bob
     
  9. 64 wildcat conv

    64 wildcat conv Silver Level contributor

    No problems after about 5k miles. Traction and wear are good. I rotate them from side to side every year. I think the BFG site said 6.5 inch wide rim was min for 255 tires. One day when I have the wheels restored I'll have them widened to 8 inches
     
  10. bherbert

    bherbert Well-Known Member

    Dumb question - are the Wildcat wheels different than the Riviera wheels? Aren't they 15 X 6? Is the actual measurement 6.5?
     
  11. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    "I'd tell ya but then I would haff tuh kill ya! Hisssssssssssss!" IMG_2779.jpg
    Will tell ya it is a G series as in "Gee'z!!!!!! Those suckers are SHARP!!!":eek:
     
  12. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

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    275/60/15 on back; had to find the 15 x 7 wheels that were available on mid 70 wagons and use a spacer. Fronts are 235/70/15.

    Wild Bill runs about the same set up on his '66:
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  13. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Man you guys are making me miss my 64 4 speed car. Beautiful Wildcats gentlemen!
     

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