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Anyone running ss cragers on there nova wanting to put the largest tire & wheel with out folding up the rear quarter lip needing to go with 15 inch tires 15x8 rear 15x 7 front thanks
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15x8 with a 275/60 will fit with 5 1/2 backspace, I don't know if cragar will custom make or not. I have 15x7 with 4" backspace and L60's
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Don't you have to roll the lips when fitting 15 x 8 rims and 275/60 tires on a nova?
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Don't you have to roll the lips when fitting 15 x 8 rims and 275/60 tires on a nova?
Nope,but I did have to run 1/4 spacer on one side to keep tire off shock.
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H70 I used to run on the back in the early 70's with a 7" rim. No issues. I like 7" wheels in the back and 6" wheels up front. 7's in the front are to wide for me. JMO
Not sure an L60 will fit without a wheel well wrap up because you may have to run a spacer to keep tire off the shock.
Air shocks would help.

I have also run 6" Cragars on the back with L60's and spacers with no issues anywhere on a camaro. Trial and error.
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Didn't want to start a new post and thought this was close,

I have a '69 Nova and want to go to bias tires. Firestone 6.70/15 in the front, the rears I would like to have a bias but want to keep my tail pipes and don't want to raise the rear. Was looking at the Coker L78-15 with a 7" wheel. What do you guys think ? Also saw Camaro in Muscle Car review running the new MT sportsmans and looked at those, but would like a more vintage tire tread if I could. Also looked at the MH 275/60 but they say to use an 8" rim minimum. Would like to run the Pro Tracs but they say the same thing.

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Didn't want to start a new post and thought this was close,

I have a '69 Nova and want to go to bias tires. Firestone 6.70/15 in the front, the rears I would like to have a bias but want to keep my tail pipes and don't want to raise the rear. Was looking at the Coker L78-15 with a 7" wheel. What do you guys think ? Also saw Camaro in Muscle Car review running the new MT sportsmans and looked at those, but would like a more vintage tire tread if I could. Also looked at the MH 275/60 but they say to use an 8" rim minimum. Would like to run the Pro Tracs but they say the same thing.

Thanks for any and all help/pictures.
I'm running the M&H 275/60's on a 7"Cragar with out any issues, actually look real good !
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I had the vintage Keystone modified to a 15x8 and am running the M&H on my sister's 69 Nova. It is tight but if you want to make them work, you can.

To stay off the shock, there are options with relocating the lower shock mount, via a traction bar or simply using a shock that doesn't have a tin dust shield.

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Didn't want to start a new post and thought this was close,

I have a '69 Nova and want to go to bias tires. Firestone 6.70/15 in the front, the rears I would like to have a bias but want to keep my tail pipes and don't want to raise the rear. Was looking at the Coker L78-15 with a 7" wheel. What do you guys think ? Also saw Camaro in Muscle Car review running the new MT sportsmans and looked at those, but would like a more vintage tire tread if I could. Also looked at the MH 275/60 but they say to use an 8" rim minimum. Would like to run the Pro Tracs but they say the same thing.

Thanks for any and all help/pictures.
I run 6.40 on my 15x4 and love how they fit
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