14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2004, 10:41   #1 (permalink)
Death by Ford
 
CLEVELAND JUNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: S.A.
Posts: 315
14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Anyone know what is the largest size tyres you can fit on 14 x 8 and 15 x 10 Inch rims?
I currently run 245's on 14 x 8 rims, but im not sure how much more i can go up before changing to a 10 inch wide rim?
CLEVELAND JUNKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:13   #2 (permalink)
ignorance is bliss
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: warrnambool
Posts: 281
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Have run 265 Eagers on 8 inch and reckon 275 would be alright too. On 15 x 10, 325 or slightly bigger shouldnt be a problem
clevokid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2004, 15:07   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Oz
Age: 34
Posts: 2,631
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

I'll check at work what's the widest legal fit.
MrPlow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2004, 20:38   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Oz
Age: 34
Posts: 2,631
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

The widest fitment I could find on an 8" rim is 295!! As for 10", I didn't check, but you'd be safe to go as wide as you want. Well, how wide can you go!
MrPlow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 03:51   #5 (permalink)
Death by Ford
 
CLEVELAND JUNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: S.A.
Posts: 315
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Thanks guys, wow 295's i didn't think i would get away with that!!!
The wheels im fitting the tyres to are 14 x 8" Cheviot/CSA Armalites. I will go with the 275's i think, any bigger and i would lose the "spinning the wheels" option . I guess i should have asked the min tyre size for a 15 x 10" rim, not the max tyre size .
CLEVELAND JUNKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 04:18   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
TruBlu351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,398
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

295's would fit but they would look like a fat guy with his belt real tight! The sidewalls start to bulge out too much and it looks weird. I'd only put 295's on a 10" rim.

I had some 295's on some 11" rims!!...........but they won't necessarily give you more traction. My 265 Yokies grip heaps better. All depends on tread pattern/contact area and rubber compound.
__________________
XE Falcon
393 Tremec TKO 9"
TruBlu351 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 04:41   #7 (permalink)
Death by Ford
 
CLEVELAND JUNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: S.A.
Posts: 315
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Yeah that's what i thought, the 295's might also give a bit of tyre roll around corners aswell. Im eventually going to upgrade to centrelines or welds 15 x 8 & 15 x 10" and do the job properly. I just have to convince my conscience that spending $1000+ dollars on wheels is ok .
CLEVELAND JUNKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 06:10   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
TruBlu351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,398
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

It will make your car look real nice! I went for convo pros. These are 8.5" rears and 7" on front with 245's and 265's.

This will make you puke.........I got the wheels for $165 each new. Yes it was US bucks but when you live there for a while, its like a big lollie shop for your car!
__________________
XE Falcon
393 Tremec TKO 9"
TruBlu351 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 06:16   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Oz
Age: 34
Posts: 2,631
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Try Yokohama Y352. I've heard good things about them! 265/50R14 sounds about right, plus it's the widest tyre you can get in 14". Also, you might want to look at running something like 245/50R14 on the front. The car would sit about 10mm lower at the front which would give it a nice rake, and the "beefy tyre" look on the back.

Just a personal suggestion...
MrPlow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 13:29   #10 (permalink)
Death by Ford
 
CLEVELAND JUNKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: S.A.
Posts: 315
Re: 14 x 8 & 15 x 10 Rims

Thanks Mrplow, the rear tyre size sounds about right, should keep the speedo about the same as original. I might wait till i change to power steering before going the 245's on the front, the 225's are bad enough lol.

Trublu351, Wow those wheels look great, nice car too. Damn even with the US dollar thing thats still cheap. If i went on holiday in the US, customs would find all sorts of stuff taped to me :s6:, cams conrods maybe even a crank or 2, i would be like, hell yeah i weigh 300 kilos honest .
CLEVELAND JUNKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
United States: Flashy rims call out to thieves Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 07-23-2003 07:17

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:36.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.