Need advice for GT tyres/ rims

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GT 351 V8
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Need advice for GT tyres/ rims

Post by GT 351 V8 » Wed 07 Jul 2010, 22:22

Hi, I have to finally change tyres on my Fairmont GT. Have 235/ 60/ 14 at present with original rims/ chrome caps. It seems the original rims are too narrow for 235 width. One supplier has suggested a 14" mag rim on a 205/ 70 tyre (foreign brand). very reluctant to change original chrome caps for mag rim.

What can any of you suggest as a good performance tyre that is also comfortable for regular driving?
thanks
Ahmed
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'71 Fairmont GT
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Re: Need advice for GT tyres/ rims

Post by maxman » Fri 09 Jul 2010, 07:25

Hi Ahmed

I have 17" TSW Apex rims on my XW Fairmont GT , I will get some pics this weekend and post them.
I had to make up some quite radical whell adaptor to fit tho . :!:
Here is a teaser tho'
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'71 XW Fairmont GT (silver fox)
'96 Yamaha Vmax (muscle bike)

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Re: Need advice for GT tyres/ rims

Post by mustang460 » Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:40

personally i'd slap a set of 14" torq trust D wheels on ... somehow a GT dont look halaal with anything bigger . 15 "is pushing it . Fairlane on the other hand look drop dead gorgeous with 17 "ers on
All boils down to personal taste i guess :mrgreen:
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