I'm retarded and I have BFG P225/60/R15 TA's... Help!!! :)

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by RJ Amort, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. RJ Amort

    RJ Amort New Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    I just got my 79 inspected for the first time since I bought it in March, and it just needs two tires to pass...
    My issue is that I have BF Goodrich p225/60/r15 TA's now, and since I'm replacing the back tires I wanted to keep the same kind, but they are apparently back ordered nationally.
    So, I know I have to stick with a 15in tire, and I know I can't get BF Goodrich's to match..., but is there a bigger (taller/wider) bfg tire that I could buy that would still fit?
    I don't know anything about tires, and the guys at sears said they only dealt with new tire sizes and couldn't help me with a 15inch rim. .
  2. 81BirdMan

    81BirdMan Veteran Member

    Jan 31, 2004
  3. Rene Melten

    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Blind Bay, B.C.
    Strange, 15" is not that old, is it them or us?
  4. wayback

    wayback Veteran Member

    If you haven't had any contact issues with your current tires, 235/60/15 should work well. Shop around on the web for the best price.

    There's nothing wrong with us, apparently the guys at Sears don't know much about tires.
  5. Me_n_my_z

    Me_n_my_z Veteran Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The answer is yes. you can fit 255-60-15 on the rear with no fitment problems... Thats what I run all around.... I run Firestones though same height and with though...

  6. 80-z28

    80-z28 Veteran Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    New Orleans, La
    I had 245/60/15 on mine with no problem. They fit very good, not too wide or too tall.
  7. fast12

    fast12 Veteran Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    275/60/15's will fit on the rear with no problems.
  8. my24ktrat

    my24ktrat Veteran Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Roch., NY
    ...Go with 255 60 15's rear , you won't be sorry, and also 245 60 15 for fronts,that's what I have on factory Z 5 spokes, just my .02, DC:bowtie:
  9. F-Bodypilot

    F-Bodypilot Veteran Member

    I run 255/60 15's on the rear as well, on a stock 7" five spoke rim.
  10. wayback

    wayback Veteran Member

    245/60/15 or larger tires on the front could rub. On some cars they don't and on others they do.

    If you try one of the larger sizes and they scrub the inner fenders, move them to the back. 235/60/15 would be a safer size if you prefer to rotate your tires in the future.

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