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post #16 of 50 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

I was thinking these for the front. What do you guys think?


https://www.jegs.com/i/Coker+Tire/25...yABEgI74_D_BwE


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Rear something like this.




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I was thinking these for the front. What do you guys think?


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LOL...those look like motorcycle tires. Wow, they're pretty small.

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Rear something like this.




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Now I really like the way those rear meats fill up the wheel wells. Are those Coker tires too? They look pretty tall. What size are they? They look great on your car. Really nice looking tires for a car that isn't lowered. I never did like the lowered ride height look. Even those expensive aftermarket frames for our cars drop the ride height just from the shape of the frame rails. I'd rather be able to adjust the ride height using various coil springs than to have it permanently lowered by the contuors of the frame. but they don't tell you about that in their advertisements for those big dollar frames. They also don't tell you that you can no longer run the tail pipes over the axle tubes because the lowered aftermarket frames don't allow enough room for that. But I digress...back to your tires.

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I was thinking these for the front. What do you guys think?


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Thanks for the compliment on my car. To me a short tire in the front especially with a raised car just look to small for any car. Height wise they are pretty short and won't fill up the wheel well good. The 205-75-15 tires on my car are around 27 to 28" tall and almost the same height as the back 275-60-15's.
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I was thinking these for the front. What do you guys think?


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You need to weigh you car front end. Those 135 can only support 1560 lbs. The 165s can support 2300lbs.
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

The old rear end of my car is adjustable. I just snag on the old air compressor and fill up the high jackers.


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LOL...those look like motorcycle tires. Wow, they're pretty small.



Now I really like the way those rear meats fill up the wheel wells. Are those Coker tires too? They look pretty tall. What size are they? They look great on your car. Really nice looking tires for a car that isn't lowered. I never did like the lowered ride height look. Even those expensive aftermarket frames for our cars drop the ride height just from the shape of the frame rails. I'd rather be able to adjust the ride height using various coil springs than to have it permanently lowered by the contuors of the frame. but they don't tell you about that in their advertisements for those big dollar frames. They also don't tell you that you can no longer run the tail pipes over the axle tubes because the lowered aftermarket frames don't allow enough room for that. But I digress...back to your tires.


Thatís not my car but I like it too. Thatís the look Iím going for with my cragars. I think those slicks are towel city. It looks like my car though right?


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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

You can go this route for a whole lot less money. While I like the look, cheater slicks are expensive, suck in the rain, and do not last very long. Rears are 275/60-15 on an 8" wide wheel, fronts are 215/70-15 Coopers on a 6" wide wheel .
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15 X 7 American Torque Thrust D wheels with P235/60 Goodrich T/A rubber all around. Stock F41 suspension and springs, stock front spindles.
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You can go this route for a whole lot less money. While I like the look, cheater slicks are expensive, suck in the rain, and do not last very long. Rears are 275/60-15 on an 8" wide wheel, fronts are 215/70-15 Coopers on a 6" wide wheel .


I like that! I may do that with the rears but my fronts are one 4Ē wide so there would be some swell if I went that size in the front.


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I like that! I may do that with the rears but my fronts are one 4Ē wide so there would be some swell if I went that size in the front.


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I agree, you need front tires with close to the same tread width as the wheel width. Some good suggestions in previous posts for that.

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Rear something like this.




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This car is responsible for my T/C handle, 67since67. Today it looks EXACTLY like it did in 1969, when shiny wheels came to the top of my priority list.
Without going to the garage to look, the rears are Towel City retreads cheaters, 265x15 IIRC, on 15x8 old school chrome reverse. Fronts are 185 or 195x15 Coker with the lettering shaved off the sidewalls on 15x6 old school round spoke Cragars with non-trademark "R" center caps. Rear is stock springs with Air/Lift bags. Front is stock with rubber spacers. I am considering swapping the fronts for 6.70x15s.

There are different interpretations of "Old School" posted on this thread. My car is old school late 1960s, where to some old school is 80s-90s. If ride and handling have any importance, 60s is not for you, it comes with a price. Those cheaters are heavy and add unsprung weight and heavy mass to get spinning, but do hook up fairly well. You would need an overall low gear ratio of at least 10-1, 11-12 would be better.

Some will scoff at my "Only a 396!", but this warmed over H/R L78 will punish any non-slick street tire through first and second gear, rides rough and it's a handful to drive, but when I fire it up it's 1969 all over again.
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hi
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235/60/15 all round on 15 x 7
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I ran 275/60R15 GT Qualifiers and Mickey Thompson 8 ply skinnyís on Centerline Convo Pros. Love all the 67 Red Chevelles.
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7.50 x 26x15 front
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cant post pics here. Looks old school to me?
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