Can’t find 245/60 14 tires. How does 225/70 14 look in comparison?

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    Trying to find new tires for my Duster with 14" ralleys. The market for 14" tires seems really slim (I'm in Sweden and that dosent really help either). I currently have 245/60 14 in the rear but they are soon worn out.

    I have found Cooper Cobra 225/70 14, but I have noot seen theese on a car. Is the 245/60 14 much wider? Cause I like the fat look of thoose and dont really want to go thinner, but I guess I might have too.

    Anyone running 225/70 14 on a Duster and have pics?
     
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    These will be taller and narrower than the 245/60R14 tire.
     
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    they look small
     
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    pic 205/75 front 225/70 rear

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    rear pic

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    Someone, Summit Racing? still sells Mickey thompson Indy Profile SS G60-14's (245-60-14) which look good and are pretty sticky and will last awhile if you don't burn them up.
     
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    BFGoodrich still offers a 245x60x14 in the TA. Good for the street but not for the track.
     
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    Nice Valiant, Doug.
     
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    I believe Les Schwab also has them. That is what I was running on the rear of my Barracuda till I wore them out and went with 15" and BBP on the rear. 225s are going to be 20mm narrower than 245s. (almost an inch).
     
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    thanks scott! :)
     
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    Thank you all for the help! I think the 225/70 14 look good, I kind of liked the tall look. But I’ll check the other links you gave me. I bet shipping to Sweden will cost a fortune though!

    What would you suggest for a front tire, I’m thinking of 205/70 14 or maybe 215/70 14. I’ve done some searches on here and they should clear everything and wont rub.

    I’d still like to see the 225/70 14 on a Duster if anyone is running them in the rear and wouldn’t mind posting a pic.
     
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    It just so happens I just got a set of 225/70/14's installed on some cragar ss rims yesterday, AND I have a set of 245/60/14's all around on my coronet. I'll take pictures for you today, have them up by evening.

    I am pretty pleased with the 225's, can't wait to get them on the car. Stupid left hand lugnuts...
     
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    I have always used 235-60-14's on all my A-bodies..
     
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    These pictures didn't come out as good as I hoped, next to the 245 they make the 225 look really skinny... in reality the 245 measures just under 8" at the tread while the 225 measures just over 7. About 5/8 to 3/4 inch difference. The 225/70 is a bit taller than the 245/60- nearly an inch.

    I might have the 225/70's mounted on the back of my duster today (have to switch out the studs on the left side), if so I will post pics of that too.

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    This forum is amazing and thank you Schneiderman for that comparison. I think your Cragars look great with the 225/70 14 tires. I'm sure now that I will be satisfied if I deside to go with them. Feel free to post the Duster pics if you have the time. I bet it will look great!
     
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    I didn't get the studs changed over today, so no new rims mounted. I have work the next two days. I might get to it on friday. Whenever I get to it I will post pics, 225/70/14 rear and 215/70/14 front.
     
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    Good luck man, your right the demand is in the 15 plus now. I don't think there are too many cars now adays that have anything below size 15 rims on them
     
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    Still having some setbacks but I was able to take pictures with the tires mounted.

    My rear springs and shocks are shot so the back end is sitting way low, and these rims also have an offset that brings them much closer to the lip, the 225/70/14s on the back are VERY close- but they do fit and I have not had a problem with them.

    However, on the front I have 215/70/14 and the one on the front right is hitting the fender due to poor bodywork by the previous owner. I would have gone smaller but this is the smallest that the firestone dealer could get me in the Indy 500's. I am sure I can make them work, the left side seems to be OK but even that side is very close. I would recommend going smaller in the front if you can- I really wish I could have.

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    Thanks for the photos Schneiderman. It looks really good and I hope you can make the front tires work without rubbing. I'm gonna go with 205/70 14 for the front tires just to be safe then. I like the rear tires a lot!
     
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    My old rims look great on that car!!! hope your happy with them... Mike

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