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What is the largest size tire that will fit on the rear of my 69 VW Karmann Ghia? Also, what size will go with it and fit on the front? I am putting them on polished 5.5+15 Empi 5 spokes. I am putting on a new disc brake system with rotors drilled to fit the 5 spokes. I hope you can help me out with this question. Thank you.

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Julie Scroggins, Vice President, CFO at Waukegan Tire and Supply Company Inc. Hi James, What an awesome car you have but unfortunately there is no plus size guide that covers the 69 Ghia. What you will need to do is find an independent tire dealer near you that deals with classics and hot rods and have them measure the car with the new wheel for clearance. The vehicle came with a 600-15 or 155R15 on a 4.5” rim and tires for this vehicle are getting hard to come by. I would have your tire dealer start with a P185/65R15 which is 24.5” tall and 30mm wider than the OE tire. This car is going to be a mount the tire check it on the car and if it doesn’t work go to the next size. Hope this helps! Julie

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