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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Best size tires for an old school look???

I have some 15x4 cragars and some 15x8 cragars. The old tires I pulled off the fronts were a 5.60-15 Kelly Springfield and a 5.60-15 Dayton Thorobread. Not sure what translates to that size in todayís sizes but Iím looking for something similar. On the rears Iíd like a cheater slick pie crust style. Any thoughts in that direction for the 15x8? Thanks in advance!


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

Check my Garage and my Videos (link in my signature). Rears are BFG 275/60R15. I think they look decent for a mild street car.

I'd go with a 15x7 rim on the front, with 235/60R15s.
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

Those fronts are OLD VW sized tires. Same look today is a 155/80/15 or 165/80 15.
Are you really sure about the Pie Crust slicks??
If you are here some choices...https://www.towelcityracingtires.com...Cheater-Slicks
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Rears are BFG 275/60R15. I think they look decent for a mild street car.

I'd go with a 15x7 rim on the front, with 235/60R15s.
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

I have wheels on my car already, see picture below. But, Iíd like to have another set to play around with. Maybe they will be my track tires If I ever take the car to the local strip.





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I have wheels on my car already, see picture below. But, Iíd like to have another set to play around with. Maybe they will be my track tires If I ever take the car to the local strip.





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I really like the look of those wheels. They look kinda like Torque thrust D wheels, but what about those knock-off centers? Are those real knock-off centers that you have to use a rubber mallet to tighten and loosen them? Or are they just fake knock-offs for show? BTW I believe those tires that you were asking about,(pie crust slicks) are still made and available from Coker Tire

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

If I had your car I'd lower it down about 2" all around. On my car I run a 275-60-15 tire on a 15x8" wheel out back. In front I run a 205-75-15 on 15x4" wheels.
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

Tall tires with slightly shorter in the front. Wide as heck in the back and skinny as possible in the front. Personally, Iíd maximize the rear and adapt in the front.
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

Look on HAMB for photos.. Nobody has more old school picts then HAMB...

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/

You could get Coopers from Diamond Back and have then shave all the writing off the sidewalls. They will look like the old tires and you will have the performance of a modern radial..

I like to look of chrome reverse wheels. Summit sells them there from wheel Vintiques..
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

I cant post pics here for some reason. Have 275/50/15 on my 67 they tuck in nicely on 8s

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

15x7 rims and 235/60/15 tires. Maybe a 245 on the back on a 7 inch rim. If you want larger you will need a 15x8 rim
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post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 12:04 PM
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

i believe old school look was f70/15 front and g60 15 rears don't know what that translates to todays sizes anybody else run these sizes?
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Re: Best size tires for an old school look???

Hey guys, the knock off spinners are threaded on. Hand tightened and then a couple of whacks with a mallet. The fronts currently on my car in that pick are 15x7 and rears are 15x9. The cragars are 15x4 and 15x8. Here is a before pic off one of the 15x4 cragars.


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If I had your car I'd lower it down about 2" all around. On my car I run a 275-60-15 tire on a 15x8" wheel out back. In front I run a 205-75-15 on 15x4" wheels.


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